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East Ridge Soccer Club


The East Ridge Soccer Club (ERSC) serves the communities of Afton, Cottage Grove, Newport, Woodbury and surrounding areas.  Our purpose, goal and philosophy is to develop and grow teams and players together through the sport of soccer.

Registration for Fall Recreational Soccer is Now Open...

Please go to the Recreational Soccer Page for more Information and the Link to register.

Registration for Fall and Spring 2020/2021 Competitive Soccer Tryouts is now Open...

Tryouts for Fall and Spring 2020/2021 Competitive Teams

Tryouts for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Competitive Teams will start on July 20th and the 21st for U9, U10 and U11 players. Tryouts for U12 - U18 will be July 26th - July 30th, 2020.  Registration will open June 10th, 2020.   This could change due to the current Covid-19 epidemic, so please check back as we get closer to July.

Tryouts will be held at the HealthEast Soccer Complex or other local Woodbury fields.  
Address for HealthEast Fields is: 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury MN 55129

Schedule for Boys and Girls is as follows:  

Tryout Schedules for U9 - U18  to be determined as we get closer to July. 


Birth Year/Level First Session Second Session 

2012 & 2013 - U9

July 20  from 5:00pm to 6:15pm. July 21 (Only if Session one is cancelled due to weather).
2011 - U10 July 20  from 5:00pm to 6:15pm. July 21 (Only if Session one is cancelled due to weather).
2010 - U11 July 20  from 6:15pm to 7:45pm. July 21 (5:00pm to 6:30pm).
2009 - U12 TBD  from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. TBD  from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.
2008 - U13 TBD  from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. TBD  from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.
2007 - U14 TBD  from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.  TBD  from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. 
2006 - U15 TBD  TBD
2005 - U16 TBD TBD
2004 - U17 TBD TBD
2003 - U18 TBD TBD


All players will be contacted by ERSC Coaches or Trainers no later than 48 hours after try-outs have concluded for their age group.

Fall training for U14 and under will begin on August 10, 2020 or when coaches set their training schedule. U15 and higher will begin after the Fall High School soccer season has been completed. See your coach for more information.

Team formations will be posted on the web site once formed.

Registration will open for the Fall Competitive Season once teams are formed.


East Ridge Soccer Club Announces Partnership

The East Ridge Soccer Club and St. Croix Soccer Club are excited to announce a Partnership starting Fall 2018-2019 season.

This partnership will provide a pathway for our players to continue to improve while also providing opportunities to train and play at the highest levels while accessing both clubs outstanding facilities and coaches that these clubs have to offer in the Eastern part of MN as well as Western part of Wisconsin.

East Ridge Soccer will still continue to be a separate community based club. The mission is to create a positive culture among two local clubs by creating an inclusive platform to grow the game of soccer.

"We feel with the new age of soccer that working together for the same goal is something that we want to do and working with John Cater and the East Ridge coaching staff and board will be something that would be great for all the players that are in both organizations" Nathan Klonecki, Sporting St. Croix Coaching Director. 


John Cater

Director of Coaching

Recent Club News

Back on the Field

The club began training again for the first time in several months on June 1st due to Covid-19.  Even though games and tournaments have been cancelled for the Summer season, most of our players participated in training this past week.  We are excited to get back on the field and continue where we left off.  We look forward to when we can play games again and enjoy the great game of soccer. 

John Cater
Director of Coaching

Welcome TRIA

Welcome TRIA as a new Sponsor for the East Ridge Soccer Club

USA Cup 2019

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the USA Cup this year.  The U12 Girls Gold team took home the Championship in the U12 Silver bracket and the U11 Girls team finished as Runner-ups in the U11 Silver bracket.  Way to go Raptors.

2019 USA Cup Runners-up - U11 Girls Regional Team

2019 USA Cup Champions - U12 Girls State Team

2019 Spring Cup Champions - U11 Girls Regional Team


‚ÄčERSC also offers Lil Raptor Academy 

See the Lil Raptor page for more info.

HealthEast and East Ridge HS Field Maps

Click here to see the specific field locations at the Bielenberg and East Ridge HS Site -- Blue, Green, and Red Soccer Fields