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50th Anniversary of ESA~

"My ESA Story" - Hear from our community in our 50 Year Celebration Video (produced by C Vision Productions)

A Tribute to ESA

The Edina Soccer Association began in 1974, primarily as a boys program offering leagues for 3rd and 4th graders, 5th and 6th graders, 7th and 8th graders and 9th through 12 graders.  The few girls that played then were simply added to the boys’ teams.

The traveling program (now known as ESC) began in the early 1980’s and consisted of two girls’ teams and two boys’ teams.

Original families organizing the ESA were the Kapsali’s and the Grauze’s.

We are now one of the largest youth recreational soccer associations in the country with over 5,000 athletes participating in our year round programs; 400+ parent volunteers; 14 Board of Directors, 70 youth referees and numerous local partners.  

We've successfully reached our 50th Year milestone and strive to keep the momentum growing another 50 years!

Donate to ESA!

We've successfully reached our 50th Year milestone and strive to keep the momentum growing another 50 years.   We invite anyone in our community to help ensure our sustainability another 50 years by contributing to our Donor Campaign anytime in 2024.  Your donation is tax deductible and any contribution goes a long way towards inclusion of all youth and ensuring ESA continues to be affordable, accessible, welcoming and encouraging to all. 

Way to Donate:

  • Mail a check to:  
    Edina Soccer Association
    4801 W 50th St
    Edina, MN 55424

  • ZELLE 

Look for many events in 2024 recognizing our significant milestone!

  • Membership Giveaways every season
  • 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Soccer Balls
  • New Apparel Store (coming March)
  • Donor Campaign:  Providing Sustainability for ESA into the future
  • Golden Passport Recognition Event (gathering of past board members and ambassadors)
  • Everyone is encouraged to submit memories, photos and messages to: