LUFC Mission Statement:
Lakes United Futbol Club is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the physical, mental, and emotional development of area youth through the sport of soccer.
The Lakes United Board of Directors currently has 3 openings that will be filled at the December 21st Board Meeting.
Nominations will be accepted and voted on at the next Board meeting - Sunday, December 21st at 6 pm at the Chisago Lakes Library.
LUFC will also be looking for a new Treasurer in September 2015. If you are interested in learning about this upcoming opportunity, please send an email to email@example.com.
We are very fortunate to have partnered with Coerver this year in order to offer our members additional opportunities to develop their individual technical skills. We offered the 7 week package and it appears only a few people took advantage of this great soccer educational tool. I would like to offer you the opportunity to attend this Saturday (November 15th) for free and see if this is something your son or daughter would benefit from. U9/10/11 from noon – 1:00pm and U12/13 and older from 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ the NSC in Blaine.
Update 11/20/14 - Due to poor turnout, the remainder of the Saturday Coerver sessions in Blaine have been canceled.
We also begin our free training at Lakes Free Church Gym on Saturday. This will be more of a free play opportunity for players to learn through small sided games. U9/10 – 9:00-10:00am, U11/12 – 10:00 – 11:00am & U13 and older from 11:00 – noon.
Please do your best to take advantage of these opportunities as these are big steps on the road to your child’s soccer development journey and will always pay off in later days.
Thank you all for your continued support of LUFC.
Chris Haggerty, LUFC Director of Coaching
At our annual meeting in September, president Tom Hallberg laid out a vision of the next six years as LUFC continues to grow. The following points highlight that vision such that by the summer season on 2021 Lakes United will have:
- Volunteering builds community! There is much work to be done; please consider joining one of the two LUFC committees we have made priority of establishing this upcoming year - the Competitive Play Committee and the Communications/PR Committee. LOOK AT THE DIB PAGE!!
As we go from season to season, it is vital to evaluate and, when necessary, adjust the way LUFC operates. One significant way we do this is by listening to what we members have to say through a member survey. Responses are taken seriously by the board and we value them very much. Below are this year's results. If you have difficulty opening the file and want the results emailed to you, please email Tom Hallberg who will send one out to you. The board wishes to thank Joe Lefto for creating and mailing the survey and compiling the results.
The U14 C3 girls coached by Josh Kopp, completed a successful fall season by earning a trip to the State Tournament. The girls played great defense all season long, only allowing 3 goals. At state, the girls advanced to the championship game, where they eventually lost in a PK shootout! Congratulations girls on an Awesome season!!!
Check out the Lakes United FC DIBS page for all the current opportunities and get signed up today! Please use the link below or click on the DIBS tab on the upper right hand side of this page.
~~LUFC Members!!! Who do you know who has the ability and possible desire to gift Lakes United $5000 a year of appreciated stock?
Parents!!! Who do you know that is PERHAPS A GRANDPARENT to your beautiful soccer star(s) who isn't spending the distribution they are required to take from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) once they have turned 70 1/2?
Please help these special people get in touch with the club leadership. We are actively seeking TWENTY donors, both loud ones and anonymous ones, to pledge a gift of at least $5000 per year indefinitely in the form of appreciated investments or cash. These gifts should be tax deductible, but one ought to check with their tax advisor to be sure it would be for them.
These annual funds will be used in three primary ways: new soccer facility/complex, additional staff, and club operations.