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-- New Parents --

Cottage Grove United plays soccer within the Twin Cities Soccer League.  TCSL offers competitive soccer for all levels of play against similar sized and skilled clubs within the Twin Cities’ geography.  TCSL works closely with clubs to ensure that teams are in the best possible level for development.  Play levels are as follows.

Age Players Levels
U9 & U10 7v7 (6 + Goalie) Red, White, Blue
U11 & U12 9v9 (8 + Goalie) National, Regional, State, Cities
U13-U19 11v11 (10 + Goalie) National, Regional, State, Cities

What to Expect?

  • ​Tryouts for our competitive Traveling teams are held in late July and teams for the next year are formed based on Tryout results and coach evaluations.
  • Most of our players play in BOTH our Fall and Spring/Summer Programs.
  • Fall Traveling Season starts early-September and runs thru mid-October
  • Indoor Team Training starts in November (or December) and runs thru mid-April (only for Spring/Summer players).
  • Spring/Summer Traveling Teams start to practice outdoors in April with their teams.
  • Games start in late April
  • Regular Season ends Late June
  • TCSL Summer Cup is in mid July
  • Each family is required to volunteer 4 hours each season
     

What else we offer?

  • The most affordable, fun, and professional youth soccer club in the East Metro.
  • Experienced Training Staff to work with teams and players
  • Coaching Education - free clinics, resources, and team support
  • We aim to provide EVERY player with a team to play for - at all levels and ages (from within and outside the Cottage Grove Community).
  • Annual Runnin' With The Wolves Tournament
  • Tournaments
  • Summer Camps & Winter Clinics (Club discount for ALL CG United players!)

COMMITMENT

U9 & U10

Tryouts are held for these ages, but mostly it is a playing opportunity to ensure your spot on one of our teams. Players are divided by their level.  This allows the kids to work on the fundamentals of how the game works, dribbling, passing and shooting, with an emphasis on teamwork.  

They normally practice/play 2-3 days a week and will participate in our Runnin' with the Wolves tournament and one other in the Summer.

U11 & U12

Players have to try out for U11 & U12 teams and ranking along with coach evaluations will determine which team level they are accepted to.

The Offsides Rule goes into effect, and now players start to work on strategy along with the fundamentals of the game.  The field gets larger, with another two players joining the field for a total of 9.

They normally practice/play 3 or 4 days a week, and have the option of other tournaments on the weekends.  

U14+ 

Players have to try out for U14+ teams and ranking along with coach evaluations will determine which team level they are accepted to.  Players should have a strong grasp of the fundamentals of the game.  The field gets larger, with another two players joining the field for a total of  11.

They normally practice/play 3-4 days a week, and have the option of other tournaments on the weekends.  

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