by PSUnited U10B Cobras, 2018-08-14T19:42:53.000-07:00August 14 2018, at 07:42 PM PDT
Welcome to 2018/19 PSU U10 Soccer!
We’ve included everything you need to know about the upcoming season below and we’re looking forward to getting started. Here’s the scoop:
All team communications will be provided via our team website: (https://teampages.com/teams/841387-PSUnited-U10B-Cobras-soccer-team-website).
The team site will include information such as the practice schedule, game schedule, contact information, snack schedule, and more.
Please note you will need create a login to get into the site. A link to log into the site will be e-mailed to you later today. Once you receive the link you’ll need to create your login and click the site link; or you can go to the site and search for our team. Our team name on the site is: PSUNITED U10B COBRAS
Please save this site into your browser as much of the information below will be available to you there, but also, team and league updates will be posted on the site, as well.
And please know that as convenient as a website may be, I realize there are times when it’s important to have conversation with one of the coaches. Should that ever be the case, please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone (262-227-5400) or e-mail (email@example.com).
With all that…here is what our fall season looks like:
Me (Joe Ulm)
Jesse, Jeff, Chad, and I will handle the coaching duties while Jennifer will handle all communications, volunteer coordination, and website management (thank you, Jennifer!).
Approach and Coaching Philosophy
Our approach is based on the following (in order):
Make soccer an enjoyable experience and help players learn some positive life skills
Build soccer skills and instill a love of the game in the players
Create opportunities for each player to experience personal and team success
Every player gets lots of playing time and we’ll do all we can to help the players have a great experience. We’ll definitely ask the players to work hard, but we’ll also build an extremely positive environment for everyone.
We will also try to give players as much experience doing different things as possible (offense, defense, goalie, etc.), but we start by having players get to know one position. Once the players get comfortable with one position, we’ll begin moving them into other positions.
Ultimately, we’ll always default to where players are most comfortable and can experience the greatest enjoyment of the game.
Our practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30PM to 7:00PM.
Our first practice will be next Tuesday, 8/21.
Our practices will be at Wagner park (N31W23320 Green Rd, Pewaukee, WI 53072) on field W5.
Note that as it starts to get dark earlier (October) we’ll end practices a bit earlier than 7:00, but we’ll send a separate e-mail on that as the season progresses.
Things Players Should Have for Practice:
Water – bring plenty, the players will do lots of running
Size 4 ball – the size of the ball is important so please check the size before the first practice (if your son is coming from U8, the ball size will have changed as U8 uses a size 3 ball).
Proper clothing (shorts/T-shirt, etc.)
Practice will be cancelled if:
The fields are closed. Field information will be posted on the home page of PSU’s website by approximately 3:00 pm during the week, and 8:00 am weekends. Field closures could be determined after this time, if the weather makes a significant change. Note that I’ll try to post to the team site as soon as I find out whether the fields are open or not, but you can always check the PSU website if you’re unsure.
Weather. If weather is bad, or it’s looking like it will be bad for a significant portion of practice, I will cancel practice. Please go to the team site to see the status of practice.
Games will start on September 8th and run through the end of October (final game date TBD). The schedule isn’t published yet, but is expected to come out in late August. I’ll post the schedule to the team site as soon as it’s published.
It is expected that all spectators, whether family or friends, contribute to a positive environment and a great experience for the players. Please remember that these expectations extend to the referees, as well.
There are only two ways games are cancelled:
Fields are closed
Referee cancels the game
Please note that as coaches, we’re not able to cancel a game. I’ll update the team site as soon as I have game information so please check the site regularly for game information.
The basic rules of Soccer all apply (goals, dribbling, passing, etc.) however, there are a number of rule differences at the U10 level:
We play small-sided games (field and goals are a little smaller than regulation)
Each team plays with seven players on the field (including the Goalie)
Games are played in two, 25-minute halves
There is a fall-back line approximately half way between the goalie box and the midfield line. Offsides is called when players are past this line. Additionally, players need to be behind the line for goal kicks.
If we could have someone bring snacks for each game, I’d appreciate it. Jen Buth (our team manager) will coordinate.
There are many volunteer opportunities and you can reach out to any of the Pewaukee-Sussex United staff to coordinate your volunteer contribution. 4 hours of volunteer time earns you $100 back off your payment (you receive a $100 check from PSU). You keep track of your own hours.
To receive your volunteer payment, you’ll need to submit a volunteer form. You can find the form and all the volunteer information on PSU’s website here: http://psu.pewaukeesussexunited.com/organizations/1655/pages/87302
The one volunteer opportunity coaches coordinate is relining the fields. Our team will need to reline our field approximately five times throughout the year.
Field relining takes about 30 minutes. If 1 person could sign up for each of the relining dates, I’d really appreciate it. To do so, please click on the “Availability” tab on the site and sign up for a date (or dates). Alternatively, you can reach out to our team manager, Jen Buth, coordinate a date to reline the field.
For the last practice we play a “players vs. parents” game. The kids always find this fun and we’ve found parents often find it fun, as well. Once we have all our game information, we’ll designate the final practice as the parents vs. players practice and we hope many of you will consider joining us.
We’re looking forward to a great season. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail or call me.