Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2018-11-14T11:38:48+00:00

East Select Soccer – Board of Directors

Governed By

East Select Soccer is governed by the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) as part of US Youth Soccer (USYS), for a complete list of rules and bylaws of those organizations please visit the MYSA Bylaws Manual»


East Select Soccer is run by a volunteer group of people dedicated to working on improving the soccer experience in the Duluth area.

Heidi Guenther
Heidi GuentherClub President
Heidi has two daughters in the club and has been president since 2015.
Natalie Hoff
Natalie HoffPast-President
Natalie has a daughter Callie, who played ESS for 9 years. Natalie was the President of East Select Soccer for four years.
TBDVice President
Deb FredricksonTreasurer/Club Secretary
Deb’s daughter Sammy played for ESS for her youth career, she is currently playing college soccer at Concordia of St.Paul.
Jermey DownsMember at Large
Jeremy has one son that plays ESS, Jeremy has been a manager since 2011 and a board member since 2012.
Alina HeydtMember at Large
Alina has been on the ESS board since 2014 and became the ref assigner for the LSO in 2017. She has a son and a daughter involved in ESS.
Eric BeyerMember at Large
Eric joined the ESS board in 2017, his son plays ESS.
Toni ChristensenTournament Director
Toni has two kids in ESS and has been the LSO Tournament Director since 2016.
Trish JohnsonMember at Large
Trish has been involved with ESS and the LSO in many capacities since 2013, she has a daughter that plays ESS..
Cindy RourkeMember at Large
Cindy has been a part of the ESS board since 2012 and has a daughter who plays ESS. She has had many positions within ESS including Manager of Manager and Registration Coordinator of the LSO.
Britt SkoglundMember at Large
Britt has three daughters who participate in ESS, she joined the board in 2018.
Kathy GoreManager of Mangers
Kathy has had three daughters play in ESS, her youngest is on our U11 girls team. Kathy took on this position in 2017.
Emily NothackerMember at Large
Emily has been a board member since 2012 and her daughter Gracie played ESS her entire career. Gracie is a current ESS coach.
Tracy Ricketts Member at Large
Tracey has been a board member since 2017 and is also involved in the LSO as the volunteer coordinator. Her daughter plays ESS.

ESS Registar

Act as the main contact during try-outs, put initial rosters together, work with coaches

  • Verify and Submit player information to AYSA
  • Receive players passes from AYSA, distribute to team managers to be signed
  • Get signed passes back from team managers, laminate, distribute.
  • Other tasks as necessary (contact MYSA if a player drops out or joins)
  • Update website – Attend Board meetings and update website on a monthly and as needed basis

Board Member – Year-long commitment

This is not your run-of-the-mill Board. Serving on the Board is a Great way to meet other parents and become more involved in ESS!

Tryout Committee

Help organize and be involved during tryouts. 1-month time commitment

  • Distribute Flyers and recruit new players
  • Reserve Sites
  • Help with Field Set-up and registration the days of tryouts

Tournament Committee

Help organize/run the Lake Superior Open. 4-month time commitment

Tournament Registrar

Be the contact for registering teams for the LSO. 4-month time commitment

House a coach

If you have an extra room in your home, have an English Coach stay with you! 3-months

Team Manager

Season-long commitment. Please ask for more information.

ESS Address:

PO Box 3272
Duluth MN 55803-3272