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Recreational Leagues Information

Sign up for NEW United SC Recreational Program for Summer 2017

Find the program which fits your needs
To REGISTER click Button below  

NEW United Appleseed Academy 
for ages 4-6 (player must be 4 by Aug 1).  Program all about learning to love the game.  Players will be placed on teams lead by a volunteer coach.  Each week there will be a very short warm-up introducing a certain aspect of the game and he remainder time devoted to a scrimmage.  Activities will be conducted in an age appropriate atmosphere to learn skills and the game of soccer.  Each player will receive a NEW United uniform shirt.
Start week of April 25  thru June 24 
Cost:  $50 
 
***  U5 and U6 meet on Monday or Wednesday. 
     Either at 5:15 PM or 6:30 PM, depends on numbers.  Click for additional details

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NEW United SC Recreational Team 
for ages 7-19.  Players are placed on an ASC team and play a league game once a week.   Teams have an assigned volunteer coach.  

For U8-U14: Start week of May 2 thru week of July 15, no games week of July 4th; 
Cost:  $80 

For U16-U19: Start week of May 16 thru week of July 15 no games week of July 4th; 
Cost:  $95 

New United SC Momentum Academy ---  for ages 7-10.  Looking for more training for your young soccer player?  This may be the program for you.  Training takes place twice a week with events/games on Saturdays.  This progarm offered by NEW United SC is lead by qualifed hired coach along with his assistant coaches.  Click on program name highlighted for more details.

For Adult League: Start week of June 8 thru end of July, games on Sundays; For all details and to register, click here. 

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Requirements for all Recreational Players

All Recreational Players are required to sell Raffle Tickets, for U8-U19 Recreational player the requirement is $50; for Appleseed Academy the requirement is $25.  
Sell all your tickets and you make your money back.  More details will follow. 
 

In addition, recreational players are required to perform three(3) hours of Service Hours or buyout for $35.

East Central Jamboree Tournament - Date TBA.  No cost for NEW United teams - U8-U19.  See Tournament page to the left.
 
Raffle Tickets will be distributed by Team Managers
 
NEW United SC Picture Day at USA Youth Complex - TBA
Turn in Raffle Tickets by Team Manager - TBA
After this time, raffle tickets can be dropped off during open hours at USA
Youth Complex. 
 
 

Vicki King

ASC Administrator

Phone: 920-205-7116

RECREATIONAL PLAYER DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM

The Appleton Soccer Club provides the AppleSeed Academy for 4 - 6 year olds.  For 7-10 year old players, ASC offers two different programs, the ASC Receational Team or the ASC Momentum Academy.  These development programs are for boys and girls age 5 - 10.  It is designed to provide a solid technical soccer foundation for aspiring players. These programs will run for the length of the season and allow the players to work on their soccer skills over a longer period of time. The program will be conducted by skilled trainers who have years of experience both as players and coaches.  They work with the volunteer coaches of the team. 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Recreational Program

A. How do I sign up my child?
After Labor Day, registration forms are available at Soccer Plus, Player Choice and Soccer Heaven. All registration is done online.  You will find the registration buttons on the program pages.

ASC accepts registrations for recreational soccer until the start of the season in May.  Late registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis until each team in an age group is filled.  Once an age group is filled, all roster spots have been filled in the league, a waiting list is started. 

B.  How are recreational teams formed by ASC?
ASC wants to provide the best possible experience for its youth players. Parents are asked to be sure to include which school your child attends on the registration form.
Age divisions U5-U8 will use this information as a starting point to put at least 2-3 players from the same school on the same team. Teams are randomly formed together by the school they attend and as a second priority the area they live in.  As part of our charter from the start, we are not to have more than 5 players on the same recreational team from year to year. We have chosen to randomize teams as our method of complying with this rule.

D. I and a friend would like to coach together. Is this possible?
This is possible and encouraged. This is one of the valid requests listed. This request is only for adults who want to coach a team. Players can be placed on the same team if their parents would like to coach together. Please indicate when registering your child online.  

E. I have two children in the same age group; can they be on the same team?
Yes, in all cases ASC places siblings on the same team, including stepbrothers and sisters, if requested.

There are no other valid requests. 

F. What nights are games on?
Games are played on Monday through Thursday nights. Game times are normally at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm, however in the older age groups the time is 5:15 pm and 6:30 pm in May due to early darkness.
Teams all play in the East Central District League, chick to see what day your child's age group will play.

G. How much and when do teams practice?
This is the prerogative of the coach. When rosters are given to the coaches we encourage the coach to meet with the parents to set up a practice schedule. Normally teams practice once per week (in the evenings) in addition to the game. Prior to the season, practices may occur more often.

H. When and how will I find out what team my child is playing on?
Rosters are given to the coaches, at the annual ASC coaches meeting in late February or very early March. ASC asks coaches to contact players within 1 week of receiving the rosters, to set up a team and parent meeting.

I. What guidelines does the Appleton Soccer Club have on playing time?
In the recreational soccer division, it is the policy of the Appleton Soccer Club that all players must play a minimum of 50% of each game.

J. Why does ASC not form teams based on requests? There are a number of reasons why ASC has gone to randomized teams. Among them are:

  • Fairness of competition. We have found some coaches try to "load" teams to assure a winning record. This practice resulted in many lopsided scores and discouraged many young players.
  • Players who play with the same coach and players tend to become more narrow in their ability to play the game, as they almost always end up playing the same position. It is our experience as players play with different coaches and players they are exposed to more of the game.
  • This presents opportunities to players (and parents) to meet new friends and develop relationships which will help each of them as they go forward into junior high and high school.
  • It is hoped players and parents will take the good experiences from each team and coach to build on to assure a good experience for more and more players each year.
  • As part of our charter from the state, ASC is not to have more that 5 players on the same recreational team from year to year. ASC has chosen to randomize teams as our method of complying with this rule.

Basic ideas when coaching young soccer players.

 Ideas to Consider When Coaching Youth Soccer

”Individual development comes before team success.”

 

The most fundamental skill in soccer is individual mastery of the ball and the creativity that comes with it. This should be a priority in training and games, especially in the early years. As this skill is mastered, the rest of the game becomes easy - both to teach and to learn. Practices should be built around facilitating the development of the skills necessary to move and control the ball well. As these individual skills and the creativity to make them come alive in the game are developed to a level of competence, the finer points, first of passing skill and later of team organization can be taught.

The trainers who work with our youth players on a daily basis play a fundamental role in the development of soccer players within the academy. ASC will place experienced coaches who have a clear understanding of the value of teaching technique at the youth and academy levels. Equally important is the coaches personality and character. Working with 6- to 14-year-old children requires patience, kindness and respect.

Coaching soccer can be confusing at times because the game changes dramatically as the players improve in both skill and physical ability. When coaching young, developing players, as well as the adolescent players, U.S. Soccer and Appleton Soccer Club feels it is helpful to keep the following ideas at the forefront of your mind:

1) Set up situations where the players can learn by playing the game. The game is the best teacher for young players.

2) Coaches can often be more helpful to a young player's development by organizing less, saying less and allowing the players to do more. Set up a game and let the kids play. Keep most of your comments for before and after practice and during water breaks. Comments should be kept short and simple.

3) Teaching and learning the game of soccer is a process: make your goals seasonal, as well as daily and weekly. Often, at the younger ages, the developmental efforts of one season are not noticeable in children until sometime in the next season.

4) Set age-appropriate goals i.e., know what the child is able to do at that age. (Will be discussed at coach training sessions)0

5) From a developmental standpoint, the young ages are the best ones for learning skills. Spend the time now encouraging this growth. By the age of 17 the capacity to pick up new motor skills begins to wane, while the ability to conceptualize team organization, tactics and strategy increases. As a coach, work with these strengths, not against them.

6) Recognize and understand how the skills learned at each age are connected to preparing the player to move into the next phase of his or her development. Know what the next level of play is, and the general tools that your players should carry with them as they move on. Help them to be prepared.

7) Allow your players to develop these requisite skills in an environment where the main goal is to have fun with the ball.

8) The value of matches is that they provide youngsters with an opportunity to showcase their newly acquired skill and creativity. It is always nice to win, however that should not be your focus at the younger age groups (through 14 years).

9) Have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish at practice. Create exercises/games that replicate and repeat the movements and situations that are found in soccer and that allow the player to grow comfortable and confident with the ball at his or her feet. Encourage players to move with the ball at his or her feet and deal with boundaries, opponents, teammates and goals. Keep in mind that soccer is a pretty simple game. As long as the parameters that you have established in your exercises/small-sided games are true to soccer ( goals for scoring and defending), creates the problems that you want the kids to solve (protecting the ball while dribbling, etc.), and allows your players to be challenged and find some success, you're on the right track.

10) Remember that the game is the best teacher for the players. Coaches and parents should think of themselves more as facilitators, monitors, guides or even participants, to provide a rich environment for the kids to learn from and enjoy.

11) Teams, including players and coaches are expected and encouraged to attend training sessions set up by Appleseed academy. Additional practices agreed upon by coaches, players and parents  would be in addition to what is set up by Apple Seed Academy.

12) Coaches are expected to attend coaching education training sessions set up by the Director of Coaching. Coaches are encouraged to attend any courses run by Wisconsin Youth Soccer.

 


Special Event which happens only once in Spring

 

For all Appleton Soccer Club members

at Dicks Sporting Goods in Appleton

Saturday April 16th
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

With 20% off all Soccer Supplies (and all your other purchases) 
Now is the time to buy!

Coupons will be available at the store

Recreational Teams meet your coach during the times listed below and PICK UP YOUR UNIFORM. 

Schedule
Time                    Age Groups                        
10:30 AM               U12 Girls   U12 Boys
11:00 AM               U6 Coed    U14 Girls
11:30 AM               U8 Girls     U14 Boys
12:00 PM               U8 Boys
  1:00 PM               U10 Boys   U16 Coed
  1:30 PM               U5 Coed