Due to COVID-19 and Safer at Home order, the start of the season has been changed to start the week of May 26.
Recreational Registration for the Spring 2020 season for ages 4-19 (age group is based on age player will be in 2020) is open!
Girls - U14 Girls
Boys - U10 Boys, U12 Boys
*To be placed on the waiting list for closed age groups, please register and use the pay by check option. If an opening occurs, you will be notified and able to send payment in or log in to complete payment by credit card.
**Limited spaces available in U8 Boys and U10 Girls
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 early May and will go into June
*** U4, U5 and U6 meet on Wednesday.
U4 and U5 at 5:15 PM and U6 at 6:15 PM Click for additional details
NEW United SC Recreational Team
for ages 7-19. Players are placed on an a team and play a league game once a week. Teams have an assigned volunteer coach.
For U8-U14: Starting early May thru mid July, no games week of July 4th;
For U16-U19: Starting mid May thru mid July, no games week of July 4th;
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.
Interested in sponsoring a recreational team or putting a banner on the fence as players enter the complex? Below are the team sponsorship form and the fence banner form. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the NEW United office 882-1240.
Dick's Sporting Goods Appreciation Day
Cancelled for April 18, 2020
New date tba
New date to be announced for rec player uniform handout and to meet their coaches:
Coaches please arrive 10 minutes early
Requirements for all Recreational Players
In addition, recreational players are required to perform three(3) hours of Club Service Hours or buyout for $50.
April 18th - Dick's Sporting Goods Appreciation Day and Team Shirt Handout
NEW United Administrator
RECREATIONAL PLAYER DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM
The NEW United Soccer Club provides the AppleSeed Academy for 4 - 6 year olds. For 7-10 year old players, NEW United offers two different programs, the NEW United Receational Team or the NEW United 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?
All registration is done online. You will find the registration buttons on the program pages.
NEW United 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 NEW United?
NEW United 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 NEW United 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 NEW United coaches meeting in late February or very early March. NEW United 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 NEW United Soccer Club have on playing time?
In the recreational soccer division, it is the policy of the NEW United Soccer Club that all players must play a minimum of 50% of each game.
J. Why does NEW United not form teams based on requests? There are a number of reasons why NEW United has gone to randomized teams. Among them are:
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.