The Grand Rapids Area Soccer Club offers opportunities to play recreational, competitive and developmental play soccer.
Recreational Soccer (organized through AYSA)
Three different seasons:
Session 1 (Spring Upper Division): Season begins late May with tentatively two practices and games per week. The season ends with playoffs during the last two weeks of July. Ages U10-U17 Registration is in February.
Session 2 (Lower Division): Season begins early August and ends in late September or early October. Team levels U12 and U14. Games played one or two nights a week. Registration in May.
Session 3 (Fall Upper Division): Season begins early September and ends in October. Team level U16. Games played on weekends. Registration mid-late August.
Player evaluations may be required.
Games played in the Arrowhead region (Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor, Esko, Cloquet, Hibbing, Eveleth/Gilbert, Two Harbors, etc).
Minimum playing time requirement of half of the game.
Competitive Soccer (organized through MYSA)
Competitive soccer offers local players the opportunity to compete against skilled teams from outside our region.
Competitive soccer in MN includes 4 competitive divisions at each age group. These are (in order from most to least competitive) Premier, Classic 1, Classic 2 and Classic 3. While GRASC offers options at many age and competitive divisions, there will not be opportunities at every age and competitive level.
Competitive soccer usually includes more practice and development work and requires more committment from both players and parents.
Competitive leagues include teams from the Twin Cities.
Teams can play 5-7 away games in the Twin Cities on weekday evenings. Some may occur on school nights during the month of May.
Tryouts or selection may be used to determine which players participate.
There is no minimum playing time requirement.
Season begins early May and runs through July.
Registration in February.
Developmental Play(Future Stars)
A development program for players ages 8-12.
No travel outside of Grand Rapids required.
Small-sided game philosophy, allowing players active involvement and more touches on the ball.