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Merger Information

Woodbury Soccer Club and REV Soccer Club Announce Merger

The new Club will create expanded opportunities for soccer players and their
families within their respective communities and at the highest levels of
competitive soccer.

St. Paul, Minnesota: Responding to a growing soccer community, Woodbury Soccer Club and REV Soccer Club have joined forces to provide opportunities across all age groups and skill levels from Woodbury to Apple Valley, West St. Paul and Mendota Heights to Farmington and surrounding communities.

The structure allows for localized support of each individual community while maximizing development with greater options for individual players, regardless of level of engagement.

“This will provide opportunities for families to participate at the level and quality they deserve,” said Peter Rivard, Director of Coaching from Woodbury Soccer Club. “We will improve every aspect of what we do, from the recreational player to top players in the older age groups with quality on and off-field staff.”

This new organization will begin the transition this fall by creating an elite players program across the entire club geography offering those interested players the opportunity to play competitively at the highest level.

“Our opportunity to pull two great clubs together further enhances our ability to provide the best in development for players at all ages. Merging expertise and experience will elevate the merged club to new heights.” said Lisa Wolf, Executive Director at REV Soccer Club.

Additionally, this new organization will continue its tradition of partnering with local athletic associations, including its 20+ year partnership with the Woodbury Athletic Association. The new organization and WAA will continue to bring residents outstanding local programming with a mix of trained volunteer staff, former professional players, college and high school coaches. While fostering the relationships that already exist in our local communities, additional opportunities will be pursued to continue improving the soccer experience by enhancing the resources dedicated to player development.

“Recreational Soccer Program with WAA will allow for the new merged entity to continue training opportunities within the community,” said Gene Johnson, Executive Director of WAA.  “With the assistance of the current soccer club staff members and support provided by WAA the new entity will continue to have one of the best Recreational Soccer programs in the state.”

A phased integration of the clubs is designed with transparency and minimal change to the players and their families. Changes will begin in the elite program as we roll

out the 2018/2019 programming. All other programs will see limited changes in the first year.

In the immediate future, the organizations will be scheduling meetings and town halls to share information to ensure a smooth transition for all families.

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Last updated

April 15


What will change this summer?
NOTHING

Where do I register for soccer?
Register where you always have - www.revsoccer.org, www.woodburysoccer.com, www.waawoodbury.sportngin.com 

Will there be a Board?  
YES the Board will consist of members from each of our current Boards​

Will recreation soccer still be in Woodbury?  
YES all recreation programming is LOCAL!!!​

Will we have the same coaches?  
YES it will be like a normal year we will have some of the same and some new​

Will I still have the same teammates?  
YES it will be like a normal year we will have some of the same and some new​

Will fees go up?  
We do NOT know, these will be addressed at upcoming meetings​

Will we practice where we live?  
YES practices will be in very similar places with the exception of the Top Top(13-19) teams​

Will Lisa still be in charge?  
YES, Lisa Wolf, the Executive Director of REV, will lead the business side of the club​

Will Peter still be in charge?  
YES, Peter Rivard, the Director of Coaching of WSC, will lead the soccer side of the club​

Will we do Player ID/Team Formation (tryouts) together?  
YES​ and NO - our Top Top(13-19) teams will have a shared Player ID/Team Formation (tryouts).  Everyone else will stay local.  People new to our club should pick the location that fits their family

Do we have a new logo?
NO the club is working with a marketing group to design this

Do we have a new name?
NO the club is working with a marketing group to design this

Will we have a new logo?
YES but there will be a transition period.  REV and Woodbury Soccer Club logos will continue to have a presence in our club

Will we wear the same uniform?  
YES through 2019 with the exception of the Top Top(13-19) teams​

Will we be Nike or Adidas?  
REV and Top Top(13-19) teams will be Nike, Woodbury will transition to Nike after the current uniform cycle is complete

Will we still have tournaments?  
YES​