Sartell Soccer Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Central Minnesota, just minutes north of St. Cloud, Minnesota. The purpose of this organization is to promote and grow the game of soccer in Sartell and the surrounding communities. Our goal is to have a community centered youth soccer organization that meets the unique needs of the Sartell and surrounding communities. The Sartell Soccer Association is dedicated to the idea that character, leadership, and healthy active lifestyles can be promoted through youth sports and the game of soccer in particular. The Association is committed to providing an organized, efficient, affordable and meaningful soccer experience for the youth of the Sartell and surrounding communities.
Even though we are able to enter Phase 2 (return-to-play process) on June 1, the virus continues to spread making it less and less likely we will be able to provide a safe league while upholding the integrity of the game and league itself. We are sorry to announce that Minnesota League One, Black & Blue Leagues, Futures League, and Summer State Championships are canceled for the summer.
Additional details regarding this update and the soccer season can be found at:
Below is a summary of the plan. Click here for MYSA's detailed return-to-play plan.
First and foremost, we will continue to abide by all guidelines and restrictions set forth by the government. These phases are designed to ease our way back into soccer, allowing children to resume some activities outdoors in a safe manner. We will determine which phase is appropriate based on guidance from governmental authorities.
Phase 1 (Current): “Internet-only” soccer, where players do individual sessions at home guided by their club.
Typically teams begin training in early April with a majority of their season taking place between May-July. A month-and-a-half into this Phase, players are yearning for a gradual return to soccer.
Phase 2 (June 1st): this phase allows for outdoor, 10-person trainings, with specific protocols in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Phase 3: This phase allows for the resumption of full team trainings, with specific protocols in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Phase 4: This phase allows for the resumption of League matches, with specific player and spectator protocols.
Phase 5: This phase allows for resumption of youth soccer as we knew it prior to COVID-19. This includes tournaments.
These Phases are fluid and will always follow government restrictions and guidelines as well as governing body guidance. The Phases are not linear as both the federal and state governments have indicated that varied levels of mitigation restrictions may be imposed to slow the transmission of the virus.
We welcome input from the medical authorities and are currently seeking their advice.
Matthew Madeira, CAE
Executive Director - Integrator
Details for tryouts for the 2021 summer travel season are being developed at this time. We hope to be able to provide more information soon.
Plans for our fall rec program are being developed at this time. We hope to be able to provide more information soon.