About TC Jacks

ABOUT US

Founded in 2007, the Twin Cities Jacks is the only LGBT soccer club in Minnesota. We field teams in local, national, and international tournaments, host social outings for LGBT soccer fans, promote the sport of soccer to the LGBT community, and educate other soccer organizations about homophobia in sports.

Participating in TC Jacks activities is easy and open to everyone! We proudly welcome Allies to the LGBT community to join our team. A good place to start is by signing up for our email list. In the spring, summer and fall, we host pickup soccer at a local park. Pickup soccer is for players of all skill levels. Whether you’ve never kicked a soccer ball or played all you life, pickup soccer will have something for you. It’s free the first two times you attend. After that, we ask for a minimal fee to cover the field rental. Or, you can attend pickup for free if you are a TC Jacks Member.

For more experienced players, we field teams in the local leagues. And we travel around the world competing in tournaments. To see some of the fun we’ve had, check out the Jacks in Action page.

MEET THE BOARD

The TC Jacks are lead by a dedicated 11 person volunteer board in conjunction with regular volunteers, advisors, and the IGLFA.

Click here to meet the 2016 Board of Directors

MISSION AND VALUES

Sport is a universal language

TC Jacks Soccer is a 501c-3 with the MISSION to use sport as a vehicle for positive change, providing public awareness, educational programming and tools, and the opportunity to play soccer to foster a more inclusive sports community. We mobilize Jacks to foster “allyship” and inclusiveness of others in their everyday and athletic endeavors.

FIND US IN THE MEDIA

tc-jacks-scene-mag-coverWe made the cover on 10/5/2016 with a multipage interview within. Check it out!

www.TwinCitiesGayScene.com/SCENEWebEdition072

 

Compete Magazine covers TC Jacks leadership and introduction of US compete-magazine-coverLGBT Soccer during their August 2016 issue.

http://competenetwork.com/ryan-adams-starting-a-new-u-s-lgbt-soccer-league/

 

 

 

 

AP lgbt soccer minnesotaAmerican Pyramid Blog (9/1/16) – One of soccer’s premier blogs focusing on all levels of the soccer pyramid in the US.

http://www.americanpyramidblog.com/interviews/soccer-for-social-change-ryan-adams-of-tc-jacks 

 

55.1 fifty five point one takes on lgbt soccer minneapolis

55.1 is the “voice of soccer’s north” and has reached out to the Jacks to learn more about our work to bring soccer to the LGBT community. (6/21/2016)

http://fiftyfive.one/2016/06/tc-jacks-promotes-lgbt-equality-soccer/

tc jacks nbc news gay soccer minneapolisNBC News London (10 June 2016) – NBC takes on the thought of whether a gay problem still persists in soccer. FIFA’s notioned there is no longer a concern. We beg to differ, though there’s been progress certainly.

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/pride-pitch-does-soccer-have-gay-problem-n588521 

 

Colu.mn – 22 January 2012

Minneapolis gay soccer team headed to Germany

TC JACKS HISTORY 

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