YES! We are home to straight players who identify as allies to the lgbt community. Our club is very inclusive of different orientations, gender identities, races, ethnicities, and even religions and non-religions. If you believe racism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia and misogyny do not belong in soccer or society, you are a good fit for our team.
It is highly recommended you have reliable transportation if you are playing 7v7 in CSC, or in the MWSL (women's league). To play in a more accessible league for transportation, you will want to keep in mind the MPRB opportunities typically only May through October. Ways around this is to join with a friend and get a ride. We're not able to help arrange rides with existing players, though if you're on a team and make friends that want to give you a ride that is not a problem.
Our teams currently play in recreation leagues, typically ones that do not permit slide tackling. We strive to place players on teams based on their merit. So highest level of players would play together and those at an intermediate level would play together. We do not presently have beginner level teams for coed or men's however we do for womxn.
If you identify as female, we do have beginner level teams in the MWSL. However we do not have beginner level league teams for coed or men's league. We instead host open soccer throughout the summer and at times other parts of the year as an opportunity for persons seeking to try out soccer or learn the game to play. Leagues by nature are competitive, especially in the inner ring of the metro. Suburban leagues are often better opportunities for beginners, but we are not presently fielding teams in the suburbs.
Our teams vary in every way, including age except ALL players must be age 18 or older due to liability and safe sport legislation. Our teams with younger players tend to also have younger players, and we also have introduced a Legends playing level to help corral players in age groups of 30/40/50/60 in hopes that provides some more opportunities. We eventually will field teams in the MSSL, and in the meantime there are leagues for coed set up as over 30 for women, and over 35 for men. For womxn's soccer, the lowest levels do tend to have older womxn in it, but due to the size of the league there is not an age specific level.
We have a plethora of options to reach us:
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- text or call 651.317.9262
- Message us on Facebook or Instagram @grayducks
While our website is usually up to date, the best way to engage in our soccer adventures is to join our Facebook Group. We play year round, with teams forming and reforming every 8-10 weeks.