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What it Means to be United: #StacyStrong

By Joe Ulm

If you’ve been part of our club for any length of time, you know the term “United” is far more than just our club name. United is the cornerstone of our belief that youth sports is about far more than just “sports;” it’s about how people come together to make a positive impact on our kids and community. In other words, United is something we do. And now is one of the times we get to show what doing United means.

One of our members, Stacy Landgraf-Riedel, was recently diagnosed with a difficult form of breast cancer. Stacy is a mom of 3 young children and she is just beginning the cancer-journey. It’s a story we’ve all heard too many times, and it’s one so many of us have personally experienced through friends and family. Here at PSU, however, we already have people stepping in to make a difference for Stacy and her family; people who are doing United. I’m asking for your support.

On May 22nd PSU will host a charity soccer match for Stacy at the Pewaukee Sports Complex (StacyStrong Soccer Match). Help is needed for the event in a number of areas and there are still spots open to coach, referee, or participate in the game. Additionally, a GoFundMe effort has been created to help with the many financial challenges that the family will face in the coming days. Please take a moment and look at both and consider helping as you’re able.

Although I’m sure there are many others who are helping Stacy and her family during this difficult time, I would like to personally thank Amy Martin for bringing this to my attention, and for all her effort putting the GoFundMe page and the #StacyStrong soccer match together. It is because of her that PSU is able to come together around Stacy and her family, and to show what it means to do United here at PSU. Thank you, Amy.

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