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What Are You Going To Do About It?

By Joe Ulm

I believe there are few more helpful lessons we can teach our kids than “What are you going to do about it?”  Here’s why:

 

  • It establishes a framework of empowerment; that there is almost always something we can do individually to address a situation
  • It teaches that action is the answer (or part of the answer) to most of our problems
  • It teaches creativity of thought.  Difficult situations often require new and creative solutions
  • It helps us learn from our past actions, and how we can take different actions to help avoid the same situation in the future
  • It teaches personal responsibility and accountability
  • It creates a way of thinking that is applicable to solving most problems, regardless of age or circumstance

 

Research has shown that if we want our kids to grow up to be successful adults, two of the best things we can do for them is give them a stable home and lots of love. But I think there’s a strong case to be made that both stability and love are even more valuable when we do so within a framework of self-empowerment. 

Stay United, everyone.

 

 

street soccer

In our Street Soccer program, players have the opportunity to create their own teams, make their own calls, and unconsciously develop their technical and tactical awareness–all while expressing themselves with the ball at their feet. We believe players should be able to manage themselves and have the freedom to play, interact, problem-solve, innovate, and take ownership of their participation in the game. Teams are created the day of to promote diversity, and games are played without referees to reinforce positive conflict resolution techniques. Our I-Mentor coaches will supervise each field making sure that players and facilities are safe while maintaining a fun and challenging environment.

PSU’s Street Soccer is open to all 9U to 19U players. Our Old School Street Soccer is open to any parent, soccer coach, and their significant others. Bring the whole family!

Sign up required for waiver completion. But then just lace up and show up!

 

Fall Details

  • Fridays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8
  • Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
  • Location: Pewaukee Sports Complex

Rules

  • Games are 7 minutes long
  • Players must play within their age range
  • Sliding or going to ground is not allowed
  • There is no offsides, but all other soccer rules apply
  • There are no referees – players call their own fouls
  • Profanity of any kind is not allowed

Important Information

  • Games will be played by gender (girls vs. girls / boys vs. boys) whenever possible.
  • Players may be required to wear provided pennies (pinnies are washed in between sessions).
  • Cleats, shin guards, socks (covering the shin guards) shorts, and shirts are required.
  • Players may be asked to conform to specific guidelines (using hand-sanitizer, etc.) to support the safest possible environment for everyone.
  • Teams may be adjusted by PSU team members multiple times during each session, including during games.
  • Players are expected to play with great sportsmanship and consideration for their fellow players at all times.
  • PSU reserves the right to disallow the participation of a player (or players) in PSU’s Street Soccer program for any reason. Players who are disallowed from play may not participate in future Summer Street Soccer sessions.
  • Participants are highly encouraged to check the website for the field status prior to traveling to participate.
  • Signed waiver is required.