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Thank You Coaches

By Joe Ulm

Thank you coaches for:

  • Coaching the same tactic for the 13th time
  • Picking up the 3 hoodies, 2 water bottles, left cleat, backpack, hat, and 23 soccer balls your players left behind after practice
  • Spending 15 minutes when you get home from practice letting parents know you picked up 3 hoodies, 2 water bottles, left cleat, backpack, hat, and 23 soccer balls
  • Spending another 30 minutes texting parents back about what color the ball, hoodie, water bottle, etc. is.
  • Spending 10 minutes a week later wondering why no one ever asked about the left cleat
  • Leaving work early. Again.
  • Washing all the pinnies all the time
  • Creating that feeling in young athletes
  • Repeating yourself again…and again
  • Teaching our kids so much more than just soccer
  • Supporting all the COVID protocols, procedures, and requirements
  • Those 267 hours of time no one knows about that you spent preparing for practices and games
  • All those times you stayed after practice to help our kids learn that new skill
  • Believing in our kids when they don’t always believe in themselves
  • Making that tough decision in the last minute of the game
  • Igniting the passion in so many kids
  • The special magic you bring to 8, 12, or 18 players that transforms them from individuals into a team
  • The thousands of memories you created for so many players and families this year

Thank you, coaches. From family to family and from player to player, you are the ones who create lifelong memories. You are the ones who create the bonds that unite.

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.