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Balancing "New" with "Consistent"

By Joe Ulm

By now, it’s no secret that we’re going to try new things. We want to provide a truly great experience to our players and families, and to do so, we need to innovate. Change too much too quickly though, and the experience doesn’t improve – it becomes something different (and possibly worse). It’s a delicate balance, but it’s one we work hard to hit. Here are just a few of those “New / Consistent” items for this fall…

ConsistencyNew
Every Select and Academy coach from last year will be coaching with us again this year (woohoo!)We added 4 new Select and Academy coaches and dozens of new Juniors and Recreational coaches
Player Excellence kicks off its second full season!We streamlined the Player Excellence registration process and reserved Wednesdays for Player Excellence activities, club-wide
TeamSnap returns!We’ve refined how we communicate via TeamSnap and we’ve made it easier for coaches and team managers to use
Lati, Cari, Erin, Daniel, Adam and I are all for another great year together!We’ve adjusted some of the roles and responsibilities of the team to better align with everyone’s skills and strengths
Over half of our I-Mentors have chosen to participate in the program again this yearWe are excited to have a number of new players join us this year
We’ll have fields at the Sports Complex, Balmer Park, Wagner Park, and Armory Park again this year.Armory, Wagner, and the Sports Complex will have new field layouts

 

And there are many more we could have added to the list…but it’s not volume we’re after – it’s balance.

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.