Blackhawks is the oldest soccer club in the state of Minnesota. Our immigrant roots are strong and continue to be an important part of our soccer club. Blackhawks is an urban club, committed to inclusiveness and to the development of players who have the skills and desire to play soccer at the highest level.
The three cornerstones of training are technical, tactical, and character development. Our players learn leadership skills, how to play as a team, and to respect all players, coaches, and refs involved in every game. Most teams have a core group of players, comprising more than half the team, who have played together since they were 9 years old. By the time they are 18 years old, they will have grown up together, likely traveled to Sweden/Denmark and out of town tournaments together, and developed deep friendships. At the same time new players and families join every year and are welcomed and embraced by the teams. In our club culture our teams both celebrate together and support each other through the tough times, on and off the field.
The Blackhawks Player & Parent Experience
As a player, you will experience a community of players who are dedicated to soccer and their teammates. Many of our players started at U9 or with Little Hawks. They have grown up with the club and have strong friendships throughout the age group. We train all year round starting at U11 and start traveling to out of town tournaments by U13.
We hope you will join our Blackhawks community, bringing with you both family members and friends.
Traveling soccer families find themselves volunteering, driving players to games, and cheering from the sideline. Being a soccer parent means washing uniforms, having family dinners at odd hours, and helping out when other players need rides. Summer weekends include tournaments, and summer vacations can end up revolving around games as players become older and more serious about the sport.
Blackhawks rely on volunteers to perform tasks essential to delivering a quality soccer experience. Serving on the board of directors, managing a team, maintaining fields, assisting coaches at younger ages groups are a few of the ways you can make a difference in the club. Some tasks require a fair amount of time, others do not. The important thing is to volunteer at a level that is comfortable for you.
Blackhawks Soccer – Testimonials
“Blackhawk parents have become our friends after years of cheering on the team together and traveling to out of town tournaments. We have as much fun as the players!” ~ BHK Parent
“My favorite part about playing for the BlackHawks is the balance between the fun and competitiveness.” ~ BHK Player
“What I have appreciated about Blackhawks is how my daughter has learned how to bounce back from a tough loss and bring focus and intensity to the next game. She is much more resilient, has developed a sense of responsibility, and has gained independence from traveling with the team and sharing a room with 3 other players.” ~ BHK Parent
“My favorite part of playing for Blackhawks is playing with kids from different schools.” ~ BHK Player