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The Science of Youth Sports

By now I think we’re all aware that youth sports help kids physically and mentally. But many don’t know how much youth sports helps kids in these areas – and even fewer know that participation in youth sports significantly increases the possibility kids will stay physically active as a young adult. Nor do many know the educational, social, and emotional benefits youth sports provides.

This fascinating article from The Aspen Institute details all of it – even including a comparison of the difference youth sports makes before and after COVID. Take a moment to read through it and then bask in the awesomeness of your parenting skills. Because having your kids play soccer truly is setting them up for success. Go you! 😊

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!


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


  • 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