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Karlie Mueller talks about fighting for Quinn.

We got to have a visit with one of our favorite soccer players, Karlie Mueller, about her involvement in the Go Fight Quinn! movement.  Watch the interview here and then

Growing The Game: SD Champions League

South Dakota Champions League

April 15, 2015 at AO Watch Party, Sioux Falls, SD – Dale Weiler, Director of Competitive Soccer for Dakota Alliance Soccer Club and Director for the SD Soccer Association’s Champions

Growing The Game: Soccer Sprouts

soccer sprouts

April 15, 2015 at AO Watch Party, Sioux Falls, SD – It has often been said that for soccer to grow and for US soccer to gain prominence on the

Growing The Game: AO Sioux Falls

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April 15, 2015 at Gateway, Sioux Falls – Soccer605 caught up with Clint Krahn, President of Sioux Falls Chapter of the American Outlaws, at the Watch Party for the US

SDU Independence U17G bring home top honors from Southern California showcase.

It was just a little over a year ago that coach Mike Greco got out of his car in Watertown during one of the coldest parts of the year.  The

Karlie Mueller talks about fighting for Quinn.

We got to have a visit with one of our favorite soccer players, Karlie Mueller, about her involvement in the Go Fight Quinn! movement.  Watch the interview here and then look below the video player to find links to the Go Fight Quinn! website and Facebook page.

Thanks to the folks at the Sanford Field House for giving us the conference room.

Go Fight Quinn! website

Go Fight Quinn! Facebook page

Growing The Game: SD Champions League

South Dakota Champions League

April 15, 2015 at AO Watch Party, Sioux Falls, SD – Dale Weiler, Director of Competitive Soccer for Dakota Alliance Soccer Club and Director for the SD Soccer Association’s Champions League, took a few minutes before the #USAvMEX game on Wednesday night to update Soccer605 on the 2015 Spring SDSSA Champions League.

We also visited about what is happening for Dakota Alliance’s competitive teams and the tournaments and leagues they are participating, as well as the upcoming DASC Summer Invitational, June 12-14th in Sioux Falls.

We are sure you’ll enjoy our interview with Dale Weiler (below) as much as we did! For more information about the SDSSA Champions League, check out this PDF and visit this link. To learn more about the 2015 DASC Summer Invitational or register a team, or to learn more about Dakota Alliance Soccer Club, click here.

Growing The Game: Soccer Sprouts

soccer sprouts

April 15, 2015 at AO Watch Party, Sioux Falls, SD – It has often been said that for soccer to grow and for US soccer to gain prominence on the world stage, we have to focus on kids at a younger age. To have them growing up with a ball at their feet, as they do in most of South & Central America, in Europe and in nearly every country except the United States. Perhaps no one understands this better than the Sioux Empire’s own Becky Janssen. Soccer605 visited with Becky at the American Outlaws Watch Party for the #USAvMEX game to get caught up on her growing Soccer Sprouts program.

Soccer has been a part of Janssen’s life since she was 4 years old. With 25+ years of playing experience – 17 of those also spent coaching players ages 3-23 – she has developed a true passion for the game that comes through loud & clear when you visit with her. After finishing her college soccer career, Becky moved from the Chicagoland Area to South Dakota to enter the world of coaching at the collegiate level, while pursuing her Masters in Sports Administration. Her path in life took a “slight left” when she met her husband Josh, and married in 2007.

No longer focusing on coaching at the college level, Becky decided to work with an age group at the other end of the soccer spectrum – players under 10 years old. And this is where she found her calling. Since 2005, Becky has worked with youth soccer players, and she has never looked back. Her background in both soccer and education, as well as her love of children, played a major role in her decision to launch “Soccer Sprouts” in September 2013. The concept was unique – create a traveling program taken to daycare centers throughout the Sioux Empire, giving preschool aged children fine & gross motor skills development through playing soccer.

Originally focused on 3-5 year olds, Becky’s Soccer Sprouts has been so successful in spreading the love of soccer that the program soon expanded to afterschool programs at daycare centers. And this year, Soccer Sprouts has added sessions at the Avera Sportsdome, where kids of all ages get together and play.  Janssen is, as she puts it, “living the dream” ad fulfilling her hope to spread her love of soccer throughout the Sioux Empire, so that children of all ages can experience the world’s most beautiful game!

Check out our interview with Becky Janssen below! You can learn more about Soccer Sprouts on their website here and on the Soccer Sprouts Facebook page.

Growing The Game: AO Sioux Falls

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April 15, 2015 at Gateway, Sioux Falls – Soccer605 caught up with Clint Krahn, President of Sioux Falls Chapter of the American Outlaws, at the Watch Party for the US Men’s National Team game against Mexico. Clint brought us up to speed on what the local AO chapter has been doing and will be doing this summer, and filled us in on plans for the bus trip to Canada for Women’s World Cup. Participating AO Members will take in the US Women’s National Team vs Sweden game on June 16th! There are still a few seats left on the bus. Check out our interview with Clint below. To reserve your seat on the bus, contact Clint on the AO Sioux Falls Facebook page here.

SDU Independence U17G bring home top honors from Southern California showcase.

SDU Independence

It was just a little over a year ago that coach Mike Greco got out of his car in Watertown during one of the coldest parts of the year.  The drastic change in temperature was roughly equal to the change in culture and the way soccer gets taught in South Dakota.

Last week, Greco took his SDU Independence team back to California to compete in the CPL College Showcase in his former Orange County area.  The trip, planned for months by team manager Paula Clary, turned out to be rewarding in more ways than one.  Naturally, traveling so far to one of the country’s soccer hotbeds and bringing home a championship trophy is fun, but Greco said the girls got to experience a lot of new things. » Read more..