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“Busy” Doing What?

I love the holidays. As I’ve gotten older, the thing I like most about this time of year is the time with friends and family; the way we all take a little break from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives and slow down to enjoy some time together. Then I realized that for the past few years, I haven’t really spent more time with friends and family around the holidays. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve spent less time with friends and family. Why? Because I’ve been incredibly busy.

I noticed the same thing in a handful of recent conversations I’ve had over the past week. They all included some version of:

“How are the holidays treating you?”

“Oh, good – just busy.” (then following “just busy” with a lengthy list of activities and commitments)

On any given day, I can be the guy asking the question or answering it, and it made me think about what the heck I’m so “busy” doing? So I took a look at things and came to the following conclusions:

  1. I am spending a good amount of time doing truly valuable things…husband and father things, club-related things, etc.
  2. I’m spending too much time doing things “because that’s the way I’ve always done them” instead of focusing on the things that actually matter
  3. Almost none of what I’m doing is as important as the time I’m missing with friends and family

So let me ask you…what are you doing this holiday season that’s more valuable than connecting with friends and family? Is that one extra gift worth the time? Will formatting your work report perfectly really move the needle? Will making that second appetizer for the party truly make things better for anyone? If not, maybe this is the year you set those things aside for a little more time connect with others. And maybe you’ll find being just a little less busy is a lot more rewarding.

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!

Details

  • Fridays : April 15 through June 3
  • Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Location: Pewaukee Sports Complex

Rules

  • Games are 7 minutes long
  • 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

  • Cleats, shin guards, socks (covering the shin guards) are required
  • Teams may be adjusted by PSU team members multiple times during each session, including during games
  • PSU reserves the right to disallow the participation of players in the program for any reason
  • Signed waiver is required