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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the soccer season?
Practices start in August. Games start the weekend after Labor Day and generally go through late October. Spring practices resume in early April. Games begin mid-April and go through early June.

 

What does that U mean?
Soccer uses “U” groupings for age guidelines meaning “Under” to determine playing level. Players are placed in groups based on their birth year.

 

What about special requests?
Children will be placed on teams according to their age group. Requests to play on the same team with another player are only granted if parents of each player volunteer to be the head and assistant coaches for that team.

PSU attempts to place players together from the same school, but this is not guaranteed. Note that WYSA policy states that “Recreational teams may have no more than half of the team returning from the previous year.” Teams must rotate at least 50% of the roster from registration year to registration year.

 

When and where are practices?
We use most of the parks in Pewaukee and Sussex. Please reference our fields page. Coaches choose practice times and days depending on their own schedules and the availability of practice fields.

 

What equipment does my child need to play soccer?
For every practice and game, each player should bring soccer cleats (no toe cleat, unlike baseball/football cleats), shin guards, socks (knee length to cover shin guards), inflated ball (proper size), and water bottle. A mouth guard is recommended for dental & concussion protection.

What Size Ball?
U5-U8:   Size 3 (23-24” in circumference and weigh between 11-12 oz.)
U9-U12: Size 4 (25-26” in circumference and weigh between 12-13 oz.)
U13+:     Size 5 (27-28” in circumference and weigh between 14-16 oz.)

 

Do I need coaching experience to coach my child?
Not at all. Volunteer coaches are essential to team creation at the recreational level. New coaches are not required to have sport-specific knowledge and will attend clinics offered by our Directors of Coaching who are available to help you. Club curriculum materials will be provided to all volunteer coaches. We encourage parents, even those without soccer experience, to utilize the ample Club resources and become a coach!

 

Am I guaranteed placement when I register during open registration?
PSU rarely encounters a situation where we cannot place every registering player, but you will receive a full refund if we cannot place your player.

 

I haven’t heard from my coach yet, but other teams are practicing. What should I do?
Email the registrar@pewaukeesussexunited.com

 

What about indoor soccer?
Indoor soccer leagues are available at Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex. Some coaches and/or parents decide on their own to form indoor soccer teams to keep their players’ skills sharp. Ask your coach for further information.

 

What are the expectations for attendance for players?
For players participating in recreational teams, it is understood that other activities may occasionally conflict with soccer. However, in fairness to players who attend and participate in practices, it is expected that rec players attend at least 50% of practices to participate in games. It is strongly encouraged that all players, whether recreational, academy or select, honor their commitment to their team and participate as fully as possible in all games and practices.

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.