EAGAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION AND WAVE SOCCER CLUB FINALIZE
PLANS TO SPLIT COMPETITIVE AND RECREATIONAL SOCCER
Wave Soccer Club established as stand-alone 501(c)(3) non-profit club under new plan
Eagan, MN. (May 21, 2021) The Eagan Athletic Association (EAA) Board of Directors met last night, Thursday, May 20, and approved a jointly developed plan to split the popular Wave Soccer Club from the EAA organization. The split would go into effect in late July and provides an opportunity for the competitive program to grow beyond the Eagan community. Wave Soccer Club will operate independently of EAA beginning with the Fall 2021/Summer 2022 season. EAA will continue to provide recreational soccer beginning July 31, 2021. EAA recreational soccer will continue to provide community-led supervision, instruction, uniforms, and equipment.
“EAA and Wave Soccer Club leadership teams have spent the last six months ironing out a plan that would benefit the Eagan community as well as the families of Wave Soccer Club. We believe this plan will create more opportunities for players to thrive as well as give them options,” said Trudy Kenney, President, Eagan Athletic Association.
EAA is a 50+ year old community led non-profit organization dedicated to the development of the community's young people through athletics. Our programs are planned, promoted, and directed by unpaid volunteers who work together to strengthen the community.
“Our goal is to provide a seamless transition for our existing and new players, families and the community while creating an opportunity to build and enhance a high-quality, top-notch competitive soccer program” said Lori Wohletz, President, Wave Soccer Club. “We look forward to continuing to provide a great community-based soccer experience for our families in Eagan and the surrounding communities.”
Wave Soccer Club will transition its current leadership to a stand-alone entity and EAA is in the process of creating a new Recreational Soccer board of directors. Look for additional information soon on upcoming seasons, registration, and tryouts on EAA’s and Wave Soccer Club’s respective websites.
For More Information Contact
Kathy Jalivay (651-248-2270)
On Wednesday, March 10th the EAA Board met and thoughtfully reviewed the EWSC proposal to separate the Eagan Wave Soccer club from EAA. After thoughtful conversation among the Board, review of the recent survey and other pertinent details the EAA Board voted on a path forward that would be mutually beneficial to both entities and more importantly, the youth they represent in the Eagan Community. Over the course of the next few weeks, both parties will work in earnest to iron out the details to continue the Recreation Soccer program under the EAA banner and move forward and work with the competitive and youth academy programs to form a new program separate from EAA leadership. Once the details are formalized a statement will be released and all soccer participants, at all levels, will be notified of their soccer options in the community. The current season and upcoming youth academy season will continue as planned; the new agreement is proposed to begin in July 2021.
We are encouraged by the stewardship of both parties on behalf of the Soccer families we mutually represent in these negotiations and we are looking forward to an agreement that supports all our Eagan community soccer families.