The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching.

- Anson Dorrance

Duluth East Soccer & East Select Soccer

Duluth East Youth Soccer

East Select Soccer


Our Mission: To provide competitive options for players in the East attendance district. The teams will be entered into competitive MYSA leagues, play in summer tournaments, and be entered into indoor tournaments at the highest levels possible. The main goal is to develop each player's individual skills to the fullest potential on and off the field, while promoting team play, sportsmanship, and the enjoyment of playing soccer. Every player who plays summer with East Select Soccer is eligible and encouraged to continue to play soccer in a fall program (ex. fall rec, high school)

The ESS program will provide another option for players to play at a higher level of soccer. Note: All funds stay in the East Select Soccer program and none are given to the Duluth East High School program.What is Competitive Soccer?

Competitive soccer offers local players the opportunity to compete against skilled teams from inside and outside the area.

Competitive soccer includes more practice and development work, and requires more commitment from both players and parents.

Teams could play between 5 and 7 away games in the Twin Cities on weekday evenings.

ESS competitive programs use tryouts or selections to determine which players will participate.

ESS teams may travel to one or more tournaments in the twin cities in addition to the Lake Superior Open hosted by Ess.

All teams involved in this program will recieve foreign professional coaching as a supplement to our own licensed and trained team coaches.

In Memory of bob pratt

Bob Pratt was an active member of the soccer community and died of cancer May 2011 at the age of 58. Bob was active in coordinating various soccer clubs, a member of Arrowhead Youth Soccer Association Board of Directors, a founding and active member of Fields for Duluth, a co-founder of East Select Soccer Club, helpe establish the Lake Superior Open Soccer Tournament, coached many teams, and vounteered in many other soccer projects. Bob was instrumental in establishing everal soccer fields in Duluth and was arguably the primary force behind the establishment of the Jean Duluth Soccer Complex. The new pavilion will provide much needed weather shelter, storage, and a permanent concessions facility at the Jean Duluth Soccer Complex for thousands of players from the Duluth area, as well as the Twin Cities and beyond, who play every summer. 


Read More: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication of Bob Pratt Pavilion August 8th.


Duluth East Youth Soccer