To the families of Plymouth Soccer Association and Wayzata Soccer Club,
The Board of Directors of both clubs would like to communicate that we have each passed resolutions to finalize an agreement to merge Plymouth Soccer Association and Wayzata Soccer Club into an entirely new club to better serve our community.
While we acknowledge that our two clubs have historically had a healthy rivalry, discussions between us over the last nine months have increasingly revolved around the question of “How can we better serve our players and families?” The question has led us to working together on several policies across both clubs, such as reducing the number of player transfers/releases and improving dome time transitions between the two clubs, working together to lease and share the 101 practice fields, and sharing the expense of new goals for the site. Ultimately, these seemingly small successes in working together have led to serious discussion centered on fusing the two clubs into one.
PSA and WSC currently compete for players, teams and coaches. We share referees, fields and facilities. Most importantly, we share the same community of families with soccer-playing children. Together, our clubs serve Plymouth, Wayzata and surrounding communities, with players feeding into over 30 different high schools. Combining these two long-standing, highly-successful clubs into one club is in the best interest of our players, our families, our community, and the sport of soccer as a whole.
In the end, we believe that one club will make for a stronger, more sustainable soccer entity and, ultimately, one more able to serve our community today and into the future.
Tryouts for 2015 Competitive teams will be held jointly by PSA+WSC at the end of July and teams will be formed for the new club. Jon Lowery will be Director of Coach & Player Development for the new club, and will direct the tryout process with the help of staff from each of the current clubs. There will be more information coming soon regarding Tryouts.
We know that our families will have many questions about this news, and we respect and welcome questions and feedback. While there are still many details to work through, we have established an FAQ page which will be posted on the website of each existing club within the next 24 hours to reply the questions we can answer now. We will keep you updated with details on progress and new information as it becomes available.
Please direct all questions to the following email address, and we will post answers on the website, or reply directly. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued patronage and support!
Maureen Brick, President, Plymouth Soccer Association
Brian Carlson, President, Wayzata Soccer Club