Notes from the Galaxy

USC vs WDDOA

The youth soccer system is a little confusing, to say the least. We don’t have the space here to try to explain it all, but we did want to address one or two aspects that pertain to Galaxy. All of our teams this season will be playing at the equivalent of “D1” soccer, which is the 3rd level of Select soccer (above D2 and S2). This level of Select soccer is further divided into various brackets or “flights”, and what these flights are called depends on which league you are playing in. There are two primary leagues for D1 soccer where we are: Western District Division One Association, or WDDOA; and US Club Soccer, or USC. In WDDOA, there are 3 competition flights for D1, with the lowest lev

Tax Exemption Status

At the start of June, we filed an application with the IRS to become established as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. At the end of June, we received a letter from the IRS stating that our application was approved! This is great news as it means that any donation to the club, including past donations, are tax deductible. This will go a long way in helping us obtain business sponsors, which in turn will help raise money for equipment, field rentals, scholarships, and tournament fees

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