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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.