To all visitors:
Over this past summer, the City of Sturgis and surrounding areas experienced a lot of damage from heavy rainstorms, including the grounds of our beloved soccer complex. The City of Sturgis has completed many works and renovations over the past several months to rebuild this area; as a result, you will see barricades, ropes and more obstructions blocking the grassy areas surrounding all sidewalks from vehicle access. We ask that all attendees park at the Woodle Field Parking area, just North of the Soccer Complex (500 feet).
Please make certain to not cross or remove any barriers at any time, or attempt to park on new sidewalks or recently repaired landscaped areas. If the area isn't paved and marked with parking lines, then you are advised to avoid parking there.
Please also avoid parking in the area directly in front of the concessions stand this weekend as that is reserved for the tournament staff and referees; their attendance lends to the timely start of every match!
Thank you for your efforts and understanding!
Sturgis Soccer Association is strictly a volunteer non-profit organization whose purpose is to serve our children and community. Our mission is to provide a safe, healthy, and competitive alternative to the youth of our community. We also offer adult programs.
We have won the award for the largest increase in registrations for the state of South Dakota and remain extremely competitive throughout each season. We host two major tournaments every year.
Drive for excellence, teach for passion, grow with pride.
From the desk of the Sturgis Soccer Executive Committee:
We hope you all are enjoying your Summer break, and the 79th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally! Summer is moving fast and registration has now closed, meaning school and fall outdoor soccer are quickly approaching! Your SSA Board has been hard at work over the Summer. Following is a short list of the action items we have been working on:
The Board has coordinated and worked closely with the City Manager to take steps in upgrading our facility. A bidding process will start very soon to upgrade our fields/playing surfaces; this is a project that will take place in either late Fall or next Spring.
We are also currently in the process of obtaining quotes on the cost of a new fence to outline our facility. One that will not only make the facility look better, but will help provide safety for all players while at the fields.
The Executive Committee has worked very closely with the SBHS Athletic Director to expand our Spring and Fall tournaments. Permission was granted to use the new practice fields at the high school, allowing the association to open U-14 divisions in our tournaments for the 1st time.
Our new Director of Coaching has been working diligently on a new handbook to better assist new and veteran coaches. Along with spearheading our new Coaches Appreciation night (more info to come).
These are just a few of the Summer projects we have been working on. Please remember that SSA Monthly Board meetings are always on the 3rd Monday of each month inside the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce, beginning at 7pm. The next meeting will be held on Monday, August 19th, 2019, and we still have the position of scheduler open; if you are interested is serving on the SSA, please email your information and request to Kelli Cermak, SSA Secretrary, at firstname.lastname@example.org (*Note: your attendance is required at this meeting if you wish to apply!)
We would like to once again thank all the awesome volunteers who arrived to offer your help in cleaning our fields after the devastating July rains and the resulting floods. We truly are a "community united through soccer"!
Your Executive Committee,
Don Wolkenhauer, President
Paul Smith, Vice President
Kelli Cermak, Secretary
Meghan Fugle, Treasurer