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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 ERSC Spring Competitive Soccer is currently closed...

Please contact John Cater, Director of Coaching if you have any questions.

Tryouts for Fall and Spring 2019/2020 Competitive Teams

Tryouts for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Competitive Teams will start on July 22 for U9, U10 and U11 players. Tryouts for U12 - U18 will be July 28 - July 31, 2019.  Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start of your tryout session.

Tryouts will be held at the HealthEast Soccer Complex - Blue Fields (1-5). These are the fields closest to the Main Building.
Check-in will be at the Pavilion next to the soccer fields. If you need to register at the field, please bring a check or exact cash for the registration fee of $50.00 if you did not pre-register online.
Address of Tryouts is: 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury MN 55129

Schedule for Boys and Girls is as follows:  

Tryout Schedules for U9 - U18.  Tryout Schedule was updated on 7/25/2019.  Please check back prior to tryouts in case there are any last minute changes.

We are watching the weather this Sunday, July 28 and will put something out on the web Site  if todays Tryouts are cancelled due to weather or poor field conditions. Please check back here prior to leaving for tryouts.

Birth Year/Level First Session Second Session 

2011 & 2012 - U9

July 22 from 5:00pm to 6:15pm. Only if Session one is cancelled due to weather.
2010 - U10 July 22 from 5:00pm to 6:15pm. Only if Session one is cancelled due to weather.
2009 - U11 July 22 from 6:15pm to 7:45pm. July 23 from 5:30pm to 6:45pm.
2008 - U12 July 28 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. July 29 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.
2007 - U13 July 28 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. July 29 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.
2006 - U14 July 28 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. *new time U14's July 29 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. *new time U14's
2005 - U15 Cancelled  Cancelled
2004 - U16 Cancelled Cancelled
2003 - U17 Cancelled Cancelled
2002 - U18 Cancelled Cancelled


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 12, 2019 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

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