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Academy Program

Coaching, Training, & Environment

Build a Rock-solid Foundation

Join us for our 2022-23
Academy Open House

Friday, June 3 or Wednesday, June 8
5:30-7:00 pm

Players in our Academy program experience a balance of structured training and competitive game-play, led by PSU’s licensed and experienced coaches. In this program, players develop strong individual skills and learn team concepts, preparing them for Select Soccer and beyond, including:

  • Key concepts of the associative game (recognizing their roles based on different elements of the game such as the position of ball, teammates, opponents, goal, time, and space
  • Game tactics that help them gain advantage over their opponents
  • Fundamentals of all team sports (communication, sportsmanship, leadership, effort, etc.)

Additionally, the concepts of Passion, Skill, and Character are taught throughout PSU’s Academy Program, and it is through these concepts that we help players become great teammates, skilled players, and resilient people in their efforts both on and off the field.

As such, players in PSU’s Academy program are held to high standards, but also reap great reward for their effort. Players in our Academy program are expected to: 1.) Exhibit a desire to improve their soccer skills, abilities, and overall knowledge of the game, 2.) Engage actively, positively, and respectfully with their coaches, teammates, referees, opponents, and parents, and 3.) Put in significant effort during practices and games.

PSU’s Academy program isn’t for everyone, but it is an incredibly fun and rewarding experience that will set players up great for wherever their soccer journey may take them.

Academy Program Details 
Program managementLati Ziba, Director of Coaching
Program structureTeam training w/games & tournaments, gender-based teams
Program seasons Fall, Winter, & Spring
Program length**One x 12 week session in the fall, one 6 week session in the winter, & one x 10 week session in the spring
Registration optionsFull-year
Ages served8U to 10U (players born in 2013 – 2015)
Fall dates8/15 through 11/6
Spring dates4/10 through 6/18
Games*Generally, 6 to 8 games each spring & fall season, 5 to 8 games in winter
Game days & times*Generally Saturdays between 8AM and 5PM. Occasional Sunday and weekday games.
Tournaments****1 fall tournament & 1 spring tournament. TOURNAMENT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION and require additional $60 fee which is collected during registration.
Camps included*PSU’s Fall Preseason Camp
Camps dates/timesAugust 10 – 12: 10AM – 12PM for 8U, 4PM to 6PM for 9U & 10U
TryoutsNone
Training structureTwo-to-three x 90-minute sessions each week
Training days & timesDetermined by coach – generally between 4:30PM and 8PM, M-Th
CoachingPSU coaches with parent team managers
LocationPewaukee, Sussex, or Hartland-area park
Full season fee8U ($795) / 9U & 10U ($995)
Uniforms***Uniforms are NOT included with registration fee. Uniforms costs are approximately $80-$100 every two years.
Uniforms specificationsAdidas-brand home jersey, away jersey, shorts, & socks
Player ExcellenceAvailable with additional fee
OtherCoaching fees, player cards, field rental & maintenance fees, insurance, referee fees, WYSA player, league, & team fees, winter facility & training fees, winter futsal league fees, and two coach/player/parent detailed player evaluations are also included with registration fee

*The number and/or duration of practices, games, camps, tournaments, and other PSU events are not guaranteed. Weather, field conditions, and unforeseen circumstances will require the cancellation of these events from time to time. When this happens, PSU will do all we can to reschedule the cancelled event, but it may not be feasible to do so for every event. 

**Actual season length depends on game schedule

***PSU changes jersey designs every two years. Players who have a current jersey design from the previous season may use the same jersey, effectively eliminating the uniform fee. Individual uniform components may also be purchased during non-design change seasons. The full Uniform Policy can be found on the Policies page of PSU’s website.

****Tournaments are coordinated by PSU. However, from time to time, weather, field conditions, and unforeseen circumstances can cause tournaments to be cancelled. When this happens, PSU will make every attempt to reschedule a different tournament later that same season or, in the case of a fall tournament that can’t be rescheduled, reschedule a spring tournament in its place. In the event PSU cannot reschedule a tournament by the conclusion of the spring season, parents will be provided a prorated refund of the tournament fees charged. No refunds are provided for “incomplete” tournaments or tournaments cancelled after any games have been played

Contact registrar@pewaukeesussexunited.com for questions.

Determining "U" Level

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