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 click: here
Board of Directors
East Select Soccer is run by a volunteer group of people dedicated to working on improving the soccer experience in the Duluth area.
Club President: Heidi Guenther
Heidi has two daughters in the club and has been president since 2015.
Past-President: Natalie Hoff
Natalie has a daughter Callie, who played ESS for 9 years. Natalie was the President of East Select Soccer for four years.
Vice President: Josh Friday
Josh has been on the ESS board since 2008 and has had 5 kids participate in ESS.
Tournament Director: Toni Christensen
Toni has two kids in ESS and has been the LSO Tournament Director since 2016.
Manager of Mangers/Club Secretary: Cindy Rourke
Cindy has one daughter who plays ESS, she has served in multiple positions within ESS since 2014.
Member at Large: Jermey Downs
Jeremy has one son that plays ESS, Jeremy has been a manager since 2011 and a board member since 2012.
Member at Large: Trish Johnson
Trish has been involved with ESS and the LSO in many capacities since 2013, she has a daughter that plays ESS.
Member at Large: Emily Nothacker
Emily has been a board member since 2012 and her daughter Gracie played ESS her entire career. Gracie is a current ESS coach.
Member at Large: Alina Heydt
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.
Member at Large: Jodi Nelson-
Our long time tournament director has been a board member since 2012. Her daughter McKenzie played her entire career with ESS and is currently a coach for ESS.
Member at Large: Tracy Ricketts-
Tracey has been a board member since 2017 and is also involved in the LSO as the volunteer coordinator. Her daughter plays ESS.
Member at Large: Eric Beyer-
Eric joined the ESS board in 2017, his son plays ESS.
– 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 – Yearlong 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 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.
PO Box 3272
Duluth MN 55803-3272
Annual General Meeting Presentation- Click Here
ESS Board Meeting Minutes- Click Here