BENTFIELD SPORTS COMPLEX CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Due to the wet conditions, the City of Buffalo has shut down the fields at Bentfield for the season. Please use Northwinds or other locations for practices/games.
Wright County Soccer Club is a traveling soccer club for girls and boys ages 9-18. We serve the cities of Buffalo, Delano, Hanover, Rockford, as well as other surrounding communities. Our aim is to provide a quality competitive soccer experience for our local soccer players. WRC is a member of the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA). WRC competes in the West District within the MYSA league structure, which covers the areas west of the Twin Cities metro.
WHEN IS THE SUMMER SOCCER SEASON? The playing season begins early May and runs through July. Practices generally begin early spring before the season starts, sometimes as early as November, depending on the competitive level of the team.
WHEN IS THE FALL SOCCER SEASON? The playing season begins early September and runs through mid October. Practices generally begin mid August.
WHERE ARE GAMES PLAYED? Wright County Soccer competes in the West District, which includes the western suburbs and neighboring cities such as St Michael, Monticello and Waconia. Our home fields are located in Buffalo, Hanover, Rockford and Delano.
WHAT NIGHTS ARE GAMES PLAYED ON? League games for summer soccer are played on a Mon-Wed or Tue-Thu schedule. Usually only Tournament games are played on Fridays and weekends. League games for fall are all played on Sat-Sun.
WHAT AGE LEVEL TEAM WILL MY SON/DAUGHTER BE ON? The MYSA switched over to the calendar birth-year team formation system. This means that your son or daughter is grouped with other players in the same birth-year (example, all players born in the year 2004 play on same team). Please refer to the LEAGUE PLAY page to determine what age level your son or daughter qualifies for. Click the link for the MYSA Birth-year Guide to determine appropriate team.
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN TOURNAMENTS? Yes, for the summer season, most teams select 2 or 3 tournaments to compete in. Each team is responsible for selecting and registering for tournaments. For the fall season, they may elect to play in a tournament as well.
HOW MANY GAMES ARE PLAYED IN A SEASON? For Summer, a team will generally play 10-12 league games, depending on age and division. Playoffs are single elimination format. Tournament play is determined by each individual team. A team will usually play a minimum of about 12 games and a maximum of about 25 games in a season.
For Fall, a team will play a total of six regular season games, and depending upon their division, they may qualify for the Fall State Tournament.
WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT LEVEL? Wright County Soccer Traveling Program is intended to provide a competitive soccer experience. Players and coaches are expected to attend all games and practices. By signing up to play, you are acknowledging that you understand the importance of consistent attendance in the overall success of the team. Expect between 3 to 5 games and/or practices per week. Games and practices are generally held in the evening hours.
DO YOU HAVE TRYOUTS? Yes – Wright County Soccer requires all players who wish to play on one of our higher level teams (C2 and up) to attend tryouts. Tryouts are held in late July / early August each year in order to effectively place players on the correct team for the following season. Please refer to TEAM FORMATION page for more detailed tryout information.
HOW ARE COACHES SELECTED? Wright County Soccer requires all coaches to be licensed and pass background checks. The MYSA (Minnesota Youth Soccer Association) provides specialized coaching courses which provide our coaches with adequate training and preparation. Wright County Soccer pays for this training. Trained and licensed coaches are then assigned to our competitive teams by our Director of Coaching and Player Development.
At Wright County Soccer, we take coaching seriously. Our aim is to provide our players with quality, age appropriate training so they can grow as players and as young men and women. To that end, our approach has been to rotate coaches between teams as best we can, to ensure a balanced experience.
Ideally, we would like to assign a coach to a team for 2 or 3 seasons. Each coach offers a unique perspective on the game and, like players, each coach has specific strengths. We believe it is healthy for our players to be exposed to a variety of approaches within the scope of our club philosophy. This will allow our kids to develop into more complete soccer players with a broader understanding of the game.
This approach is also best for our coaches. Coaches tend to “settle in” and need new challenges to help hone their coaching skills. We promote and encourage coach training for all our coaches, and in most cases, this training is paid for by the club.
If you have any questions about our coaches or are interested in becoming a coach for Wright County Soccer Club, please contact our Director of Coaching and Player Development.
Back row: Coach Menk, Chloe Tesmer, Grace Panek, Annika Gibson, Abby Menk, Leah Halderson, Julia Gibson, Elyse Branger
Front Row: Izzy Rautiola, Julia Anderson, Nadia Slavec, Victoria Viteri, Lucy Paul, Celia Zrust, Peyton Anderson
Missing: Jamie Porter, Gigi Slavec, Hannah Williams, Emma Grover
The BU11 C2, coached by Jason Scott, outlasted Rochester in the final game on PKs. They reached the final by beating a tough Hudson team in the semi finals 6-5.
Back Row: Charlie Georges, Andrew Menk, Brandon Rodenwald, Coach Scott, Hunter Seijdel, Jacob Hahessy, Asher Faatz, Elijah Soukup
Front Row: Evan Phillips, Gavyn Towne, Hunter Scott, Brady Schultz
Missing: Jacob Barta
The GU11 C2, coached by Erika Doimer, beat Rochester 2-0 in the final. The GU11s had a perfect record in bracket play, beating Hudson 3-0 and Rochester 2-1 to reach the final.
Back Row: Coach Reineck, Katherine Donlan, Aubrey Barton, Hayden Arvola, Eva Viteri, Ryelee Ash, Cedar Otto, Coach Doimer
Front Row: Kamryn Moser, Catherine Reineck, Audyn Molesky, Maren Brockopp, Kennedy Herrboldt
Missing: Kendra Harris