May 12, 2020
RE: Fargo / West Fargo / Moorhead Soccer
Soccer Families of the Tri-City area,
Approximately one year ago the board of directors from Red River Valley United and Tri-City Storm Soccer Clubs sat down to discuss the future of soccer in the Tri-City area, a meeting inspired by the continued growth of RRV United, the evolution of Tri-City Soccer Club, and our shared vision of creating a collaborative soccer community in the Red River Valley.
For the past many months, the RRV United and Tri-City Soccer Boards of Directors have been meeting to better understand each other and determine if there is a path forward, together as one club. These conversations have resulted in an understanding that our shared philosophies are greater than our differences. That initial understanding led to numerous meetings and discussions reviewing all aspects of both clubs including competitive philosophy, recreational programs, charitable actions, and the desire to serve; both boards reviewed the materials and both boards unanimously voted to unite the two clubs.
The mission of this merger is to unite soccer in the Tri-City area. Based on that mission the clubs will unite as Tri-City United, effective August 1st, 2020. Until that date both clubs will continue to operate independently but will be cooperating on key initiatives including relaunching soccer during COVID-19.
This merger will allow us to improve the quality of soccer, improve the development of players and coaches and leverage the resources to offer a great experience including;
Improving soccer programs
Improving player development
Leverage the experience and resources of both organizations to improve
We understand that some may have mixed feelings about this and that is to be expected. For several years the soccer landscape in the Tri-City area has been turbulent and it is our hope and mission to end the turbulence and enter the next chapter of soccer in the area.
We understand that this announcement could create questions or concerns, and to address those the board has created the following email address for you to submit your thoughts: email@example.com. We will make every effort to address questions and concerns in a FAQ that we intend on publishing by June 1st.
When we are able, we will hold a public meeting regarding the merger to share information and answer questions. In the meantime, we ask for patience and understanding as we work simultaneously through navigating the Spring/Summer season impacted by Covid-19, and the planning of a new era starting August 1st. We would ask that you not call the soccer offices at this time due to minimal staffing that is in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Boards of Directors of Tri-City Storm and Red River Valley United
The Tri-City Storm Academy Program allows the dedicated young soccer player to train with professional coaches in preparation for travel soccer. Join the Academy to experience the joy of playing soccer while training in a more structured manner.
The Tri-City Storm Recreational Program focuses on enjoyment, active participation and education of the game of soccer. Ignite the passion that will stay with you for a lifetime and see why soccer is called the world's game.
The Tri-City Storm Competitive Program focuses on the long-term development of the individual player through the guidance of professional coaches. This program helps prepare passionate and committed athletes for playing soccer beyond high school.
Our Sanford Power Clinic offers young players (U14 and younger) the opportunity to work with Sanford Power coaches to help improve speed and agility. Along with TC Storm coaches to maximize touches and work on ball control.
Our NEW Tri-City Technical skills program (TC Tech) offers players small group sessions (6-8 players) and individual training to improve their soccer skills. Session topics include footskills, ball striking, finishing, and 1v1 skills.
Open to players: Ages 8 to 19 years old
New Academy Session during the Day! 4 week session for 3-5 year olds on Tuesdays or Thursdays!
Taters and Tots is for 18 months to 3 year-olds who are interested in exploring and learning soccer skills!
For Daycare providers in the community looking for a program to offer to their parents and kids.