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Player Excellence

Creating Opportunities

For Players to Excel

Our Player Excellence Program was inspired by the belief that empowered, well-rounded individuals are advantaged on the soccer field and in life. It’s why the program provides players with opportunities to improve both their soccer skills and their leadership abilities. 

Soccer Excellence

Our immersive, next-level training provides each player with the opportunity to improve their game outside of their team activities. For players who are serious about maximizing their on-field potential, Soccer Excellence is a bridge between where they are and where they want to be. 

Our optional spring and fall Soccer Excellence programs are included with registration, and we also offer optional winter and summer options for an additional fee. Soccer Excellence is available to all our 9U to 19U players, and includes our signature Street Soccer, Skilz Performance Training, and Velocity Training options. 

 

I-Mentor

I-Mentor provides current and former players 14 years old or older with an opportunity to mentor our younger players while also being mentored by a senior coach, themselves.  I-Mentor opportunities vary by team and role, but all mentorships are designed to help players learn foundational leadership concepts.  As such, players who participate in I-Mentor create practice plans, lead drills, help with elements of team management, and perform other coaching activities instrumental to their success.

I-Mentor players are paid $12/hr. (or provided with certification of volunteer hours as participant prefers), depending on role. However, every I-Mentor role IS challenging and, given many of our I-Mentor participants work directly with our younger players, we are highly selective about who we accept into the program. As such, participation is contingent upon a number of factors, including passing a background check, having a good GPA, and attending our Coaching Excellence Fundamentals course. 

Current I-Mentoring opportunities coming soon

Skilz Performance Training

Open to all our 9U-15U full season players, PSU’s Skilz Training provides players with the opportunity to develop their individual skills in a game-like environment while working with our highly experienced and licensed coaches. Players commit to five weeks of training on Wednesdays.

Skilz participants can choose to work on areas of need and/or strength such as ball mastery, first touch, control pass, 1-on-1 moves, finishing all executed in a game like environment with high degree of decision making. Players are grouped first by gender and then by playing ability to allow for more efficient and effective training.

In addition to developing each player’s technical skills and tactical understanding of the game, we believe cognitive training is equally important.

 

Summer Details
Our summer programming is available at an additional fee and open to the public. More details on Skilz and other summer trainings can be found on our Summer Player Excellence page

 

Fall Details
Session 1: Wednesdays, August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8

  • Time: 5:00-6:00 pm OR 6:00-7:00 pm (times assigned when registration closes)
  • Location: Pewaukee Sports Complex
  • Total Number of Sessions: 5
  • Registration closes Saturday, July 31, 11:55 PM

Session 2: Wednesdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13

  • Time: 5:00-6:00 pm OR 6:00-7:00 pm (times assigned when registration closes)
  • Location: Pewaukee Sports Complex
  • Total Number of Sessions: 5
  • Registration closes Friday, September 10, 11:55 PM

Goalkeeper Training

At Pewaukee Sussex United, we believe in empowering our players to achieve lifelong success through the game of soccer. Our goalkeeping philosophy is no different. Our 9U-19U goalkeepers, like outfield players, will enjoy the same specific training encapsulating key elements of any good program including technical, tactical, physical, psychological, and social. With our younger groups, we will provide a fun, safe environment where improvement of goalkeeping techniques is emphasized. For our older age groups, we will rely more on our cognitive ability and soccer IQ in decision making and other aspects of the mental game.

Fall Details
Session 1: Wednesdays, August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8

  • Time: 5:00-6:00 pm OR 6:00-7:00 pm (times assigned when registration closes)
  • Location: Pewaukee Sports Complex
  • Total Number of Sessions: 5
  • Registration closes Saturday, July 31, 11:55 PM

Session 2: Wednesdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13

  • Time: 5:00-6:00 pm OR 6:00-7:00 pm (times assigned when registration closes)
  • Location: Pewaukee Sports Complex
  • Total Number of Sessions: 5
  • Registration closes Friday, September 10, 11:55 PM

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.

Velocity Training

Our Velocity Training is a holistic approach to performance training that increases player speed, agility, mental focus, and recovery. Training is provided by certified instructors in either a group setting, or in a one-on-one format. Velocity Training session includes an informational component to help players continue to improve their physical and mental abilities beyond their time in the Club, thereby enabling players how to apply their skills and knowledge in all aspects of life, and beyond their time at PSU.