In November 11th, Bayside Soccer hosted its inaugural soccer tournament at the Hannahville Ice and Turf sports complex in Wells. The tournament featured three divisions of play for 12U, 14U, and 16U, with teams from Iron Mountain’s 906 FC, Houghton FC, and Bayside Soccer and its affiliate Delta United Soccer Academy participating.
The goal of the tournament was to create a fun and competitive event for players while raising funds for the high school team. Organizer Amy Blahnik said, “This is our first time hosting a tournament, and we look forward to having more in the spring and next fall.”
The games were played in a round-robin style, with three-on-three matches. The top two teams at the end of group play had a playoff for first place. The winners of each group were as follows: 906 FC won the 12U group, Houghton FC Red won the 14U group, and the 16U winners were from Bayside – Delta United Soccer Academy.
Bayside Soccer was established in 1996 to provide recreational soccer for the region. Their programs include summer recreation soccer and a High School Club program that competes regionally. They focus on providing a great sports experience for families that emphasizes player development, teamwork, and positive coaching.
Delta United Soccer Academy operates under the Bayside Soccer umbrella and has both fall and winter/spring seasons with almost 60 players aged ten years old or older. They compete with other clubs in the UP region and attend tournaments in Wisconsin. Their primary focus is on providing high-quality training for players interested in improving their skills at soccer. To learn more about Bayside Soccer or Delta United Soccer Academy, visit baysidesoccer.net.