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And….We’re OFF!

Soccer fields across the state were busy today as the state’s high school programs move into tryout week. It’s very fortunate that the state is in a cooler weather pattern,

Sioux Falls CVB outshines competition in current issue of Sports Destination Management magazine.

We got our July/August issue of Sports Destination Management magazine today and were happy to get it, just like very other issue we have received. You can’t imagine our joy

Dakota ODP Teams in Region II Showcase Tournament this week.

Many of the top players across the Midwest will be showing their stuff to college coaches from around the country this week in Rockford, IL. The annual Region II Showcase

Soccer605 teams up with Dakota Lettering & Dakota Sports on apparel

Soccer605 is thrilled to announce our newest venture – Soccer605 apparel – through an agreement with South Dakota sporting goods and apparel store, Dakota Lettering and Dakota Sports. “As more

Day Three results at US Club Regionals

South Dakota United Galaxy 17B missed a trip to the semifinals at the US Club Soccer Regionals by only one goal on differential Sunday.  Undefeated in pool play, Galaxy led

And….We’re OFF!

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Soccer fields across the state were busy today as the state’s high school programs move into tryout week. It’s very fortunate that the state is in a cooler weather pattern, which will give all the athletes a better opportunity to show their stuff.

Mid-seventies are the forecast highs for much of the state and even some of the higher forecast temperatures are only into the low eighties.

We are very excited about this season at Soccer605. Our plan is to bring live games to you each week during the season on Soccer605 and to make viewing some of the other live streamed games easier for you to find and view – all right on Soccer605!

Watch Soccer605 for several upcoming stories – NEW coaches and the preseason reports on every high school team.

Sioux Falls CVB outshines competition in current issue of Sports Destination Management magazine.

We got our July/August issue of Sports Destination Management magazine today and were happy to get it, just like very other issue we have received.

You can’t imagine our joy when we took the new issue out of its plastic wrapper and the magazine automatically opened up to a fantastic marketing piece from the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The piece included a full-page ad, with a ten-panel pullout.  Very professionally-presented, with clean language.

We gave Teri Schmidt, the Executive Director of the CVB a call to congratulate her on winning the marketing contest in the issue and she was delighted to hear that someone locally had seen their work there.  Teri said they have developed two of those ten-panel pullouts – one for sports and one for conventions – and they have both worked incredibly well. No kidding. When the placement of the full-page ad, with the addition of the pullout makes the magazine automatically open to your page first, that is a win.

We wanted you all to know about this because South Dakota is known for tourism, but the Sioux Falls CVB is taking full advantage over the development of some of the best sports venues in the country and this is going to help develop sports even more as time goes by and more venues are developed. We want to mention a great full-page ad by the Rapid City CVB, too.

It’s great to see two South Dakota cities working hard to get our state noticed in the sports market!  Well done and keep up the excellent work!

Click here to see the full-page ads and read the current issue of Sports Destination Management magazine online.

July August Cover July/August Cover of Sports Destination Management magazine.

Sioux Falls Ad The Sioux Falls ad with ten-panel pullout

Rapid City Ad Rapid City CVB ad.

Dakota ODP Teams in Region II Showcase Tournament this week.

Many of the top players across the Midwest will be showing their stuff to college coaches from around the country this week in Rockford, IL. The annual Region II Showcase Tournament gets underway today – Thursday, with nine teams represented from the combined North/South Dakota area.  Buses loaded Wednesday morning and headed to Rockford. Here are the schedules and results from the Showcase.

Girls

’99 Girls

7-9 Thursday 6:30 pm Dakota 99 G  1 Ohio South  2
7-10 Friday 10:30 am Dakota 99 G  0 Illinois  2
7-11 Saturday 8:30 am Dakota 99 G  2 Missouri  6
7-12 Sunday 9:15 am Dakota 99 G   TBA  

’00   Girls

7-9 Thursday 6:30 pm Dakota 00 G  0 Ohio South  5
7-10 Friday 8:30 am Dakota 00 G  1 Iowa  4
7-11 Saturday 10:30 am Dakota 00 G  3 Illinois  3
7-12 Sunday 10:30 am Dakota 00 G   TBA  

’01 Girls

7-9 Thursday 6:30 pm Dakota 01 G  1 Nebraska  0
7-10 Friday 12:30 pm Dakota 01 G  0 Wisconsin  3
7-11 Saturday 12:30 pm Dakota 01 G  1 Indiana  1
7-12 Sunday TBA Dakota 01 G   TBA  

’02 Girls

7-9 Thursday 6:30 pm Dakota 01 G  1 Kentucky  2
7-10 Friday 8:30 am Dakota 01 G  0 Wisconsin  4
7-11 Saturday 12:30 pm Dakota 01 G  0 Nebraska  6
7-12 Sunday TBA Dakota 01 G   TBA  

Boys

’98 Boys

    Score Opponent Score
7-9 Thursday 6:30 pm Dakota 98 B  3 Missouri  4
7-10 Friday 10:30 am Dakota 98 B  0 Wisconsin  2
7-11 Saturday 8:30 am Dakota 98 B  0 Club Team TBA  2
7-12 Sunday 8:00 am Dakota 98 B   TBA  

’99 Boys

7-9 Thursday 6:30 pm

Dakota 99 B  2 Ohio South  3
7-10 Friday 8:30 am Dakota 99 B  0 Illinois  2
7-11 Saturday 12:30 pm Dakota 99 B  2 Minnesota  6
7-12 Sunday 9:15 am Dakota 99 B   TBA  

’00   Boys

7-9 Thursday 6:30 pm Dakota 00 B  2 Illinois  4
7-10 Friday 10:30 am Dakota 00 B  3 Ohio South  3
7-11 Saturday 8:30 am Dakota 00 B  2 Iowa  6
7-12 Sunday 10:30 am Dakota 00 B   TBA  

’01 Boys

7-9 Thursday 6:30 pm Dakota 01 B  0 Nebraska  3
7-10 Friday 10:30 am Dakota 01 B  1 Wisconsin  5
7-11 Saturday 8:30 am Dakota 01 B  1 Club Team TBA  5
7-12 Sunday 8:00 am Dakota 01 B   TBA  

’02 Boys

7-9 Thursday 6:30 pm Dakota 01 B  1 Kansas  11
7-10 Friday 12:30 pm Dakota 01 B  6 Missouri  0
7-11 Saturday 12:30 pm Dakota 01 B  1 Club Team TBA  5
7-12 Sunday 10:30 am Dakota 01 B   TBA  

 

Soccer605 teams up with Dakota Lettering & Dakota Sports on apparel

Example of a Soccer605 women's t-shirt at the Sports605 Web Store.

Example of a Soccer605 women’s t-shirt at the Sports605 Web Store.

Soccer605 is thrilled to announce our newest venture – Soccer605 apparel – through an agreement with South Dakota sporting goods and apparel store, Dakota Lettering and Dakota Sports.

“As more and more soccer fans began asking about ‘Soccer605 gear’ we decided it was time to choose an official apparel marketing partner. We are in the business of sharing the stories of South Dakota soccer - not making shirts, jackets and caps. But that is the business of Dakota Lettering and Dakota Sports, and they are our ideal partner – they represent quality and their operations are right here in South Dakota, as are the owners and key personnel,” said Carol McKee, founder of Soccer605′s parent company, Sports605. “Dakota Lettering not only has the expertise we needed, but they also have the ability to make 605 apparel available to the public, both online and through their Dakota Sports stores in Sioux Falls and Rapid City.”

“We have been following the Sports605 group since they started,” said Curt Hauff of Dakota Lettering, “and we love the exposure, excitement and joy they are bringing to youth sports in the 605. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Sports605 team.”

 

Example of a Soccer605 men's quarter-zip jacket at the Sports605 Web Store.

Example of a Soccer605 men’s quarter-zip jacket at the Sports605 Web Store.

“Curt at Dakota Lettering has been great to work with as we build our store concept,” said McKee. “He has helped us select some perfect Under Armour & Nike pieces, as well as other options that are all very affordable. Keeping with our core values, we wanted to focus on companies that started right here in the USA. Both Under Armour and Nike definitely fit that bill. And if a fan doesn’t see something they like, they can stop in at Dakota Lettering in Sioux Falls and pick out their own style!”

Soccer605 apparel is currently available online, with a limited line of long- and short-sleeved t-shirts, quarter-zips and ball caps. Other items will be available soon. Currently, shoppers can go to the Sports605 Web Store online to choose the 605 logo, style, and color, then place their order to be picked up at Dakota Sports in Sioux Falls or Rapid City, or shipped directly to them (additional fees apply).

Dakota Lettering and Dakota Sports are currently offering apparel for six sport-specific brands – Baseball605, Hockey605, Lacrosse605, Softball605, Soccer605, Tennis605, and of course, Sports605. As seasons arrive, they will also offer other 605 brands – Basketball605, Bowling605, Curling605, Football605, Skating605 & Volleyball605. “With our large selection of brands and styles, combined with our in-house production abilities, we are confident we will be able to create a piece for all the 605 sports fans that they’ll love,” said Hauff.

“We would love to see lots of fans showing their passion for their favorite sport and proudly reppin’ the 605 with their custom apparel,” said McKee. “People may play for or support different teams across South Dakota, but are all united by our geography and a common love of the sport!”

Day Three results at US Club Regionals

South Dakota United Galaxy 17B missed a trip to the semifinals at the US Club Soccer Regionals by only one goal on differential Sunday.  Undefeated in pool play, Galaxy led the South Dakota contingent in record.

12B Tempo Cyclones 0 Campton United Navy (IL)  5
15B SDU Gunners  4 Dakota Rev Devils (MN)  3
16B SDU Copa  2 FC United Fusion (IA)  1
17B SDU Galaxy  3 Maplebrook Soccer Club (MN)  3

Final Records

Tempo Cyclones 1 Win 2 Losses Tournament goal differential: -4

SDU Gunners 1 Win 2 Losses Tournament goal differential: -2

SDU Copa 1 Win 2 Losses Tournament goal differential: -6

SDU Galaxy 1 Win 2 Draws – miss making semifinals by only 1 goal differential.  Tournament goal differential: -1