Gitchi Gummi Soccer Club in Duluth – Minnesota’s Best Youth Soccer Program

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Club Details

Duluth, Minnesota

Club Description

Gitchi Gummi Soccer Club in Duluth, Minnesota combines soccer coupled with a passion—a passion to teach young boys and girls skills that they will use the rest of their lives. Our passion creates dedication. Dedication that will help our players compete at the highest levels of youth soccer. Dedication that will provide our players a welcoming and fun environment with elite coaching from professional experts that know the game.

We’re the athletes and their families from all around the Northeast region of Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. We’re also the long-lasting bonds, friendships, and memories created by teaming with otherwise crosstown rivals.

Gitchi Gummi S.C. is Duluth’s oldest and most respected competitive youth soccer organization serving all of the Northland. It is made up of professional coaches and supporters who offer the youth of our region an opportunity to experience soccer at all levels – from developmental stages to Division One colleges and universities, and maybe beyond.


“Gitchi Gummi Soccer Club strives to be the Northland’s premier youth soccer program, driven to educate players and coaches about the game of soccer. The Club aspires to develop players capable of competing at the highest level of play. Throughout this process we aim to teach understanding, sportsmanship and the skills of soccer.”


It’s simple!

Our club is based in Duluth, MN and includes players from all around NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin. We’ve had players from cities across the Arrowhead, North Shore, and the Iron Range regions, and from Ashland, Washburn, Bayfield, Superior, and all points between.

Registration for league play (U13-U17, player assessment based) and tournament-only teams (U9-U12) will open in August, through this website. Go to our homepage to find a link to register. If you happen to find registration is closed, you can email us at to let us know that you are interested. Please include the age and birthdate of your son or daughter in the message. We’ll contact you with more information.

Player assessments for league teams take place in the fall of each year, after the previous playing season. League and tournament play is the following spring and summer. Our teams either play in the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) league with the northern suburbs of Mpls/St. Paul, play in tournaments around the state, or both. Some older teams may choose tournaments that are held out of state.

Families looking to register for our Juniors or Lil’ Kickers summer programs can register via the Player Development tab above.

“Our son entered Gitch when he was 10. It’s tough to describe the pride we felt when he played his first college game. We credit the excellent coaching he got from 8 years of Gitchi Soccer.” – Wayne and Debbie Peterson


Gitchi Gummi Soccer Club is the Northland’s oldest and most respected competitive youth soccer organization. It is comprised of professional coaches, players, and supporters who want to offer the youth of our region an opportunity to experience and participate in premier soccer at all levels—from developmental to collegiate Division I, and everything in-between.

Those who participate in our programs realize very quickly why our organization is unique; we provide a proven, skills-based program, in partnership with the West Ham United Football (Soccer) International Academy, that will allow your son or daughter to develop at a rate which will help them play soccer at the highest levels, while forming friendships and developing relationships in a welcoming and healthy environment.

We aren’t a feeder program for any particular school. We are, however, an organization that is proud of the fact that our players are the majority of local High School rosters and play in colleges all over the country. We welcome everyone, and we don’t discriminate by city or state lines.

We are proud of our history and even more proud of our kids’ accomplishments (see the Alumni page, above!). If you have a young son or daughter that is thinking about getting involved with soccer, we welcome you to contact us for more information. If you’re a player and aren’t satisfied with your current rate of development and you want to learn how we can help—contact us and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you might have.

If you want to get the satisfaction that comes with volunteering for the Northland’s premier soccer club—contact us. We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved with youth athletic development and would love to have