Winter 2018

Information on this page relates to Winter 2018 program, which has ended. Information for Winter 2019 will be coming soon.

Age Groups

Our Winter 2018 season is desgined for the following age groups:

  • Boys born in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
  • Girls born in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

Winter 2018 Program Overview

Our Winter season runs 10 weeks from early January to mid-March, with sessions twice per week and optional tournament opportunities.

Structure

Sunday afternoons are technical/ skill training at Davies High School Gym

Thursday evenings are scrimmage games at the Metro Rec Center

Dates & Times

First Sunday session is January 7th, final session is March 11th

First Thursday session is January11th, final session is March 15th

  • Sundays
    • 12 – 1pm Boys 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
    • 1 – 2pm Girls 2005, 2004, 2003
    • 2 – 3pm Girls 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006    Boys 2009, 2008, 2007
  • Thursdays
    • 6 – 7pm Girls 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006    Boys 2009, 2008, 2007
    • 7 – 8pm Girls 2005, 2004, 2003
    • 8 – 9pm Boys 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

Playing Time

During practice sessions, playing time should be equal for all players.

For any tournament games:

U12 & below age groups: all players should get roughly equal playing time, and should start some games on the field and some on the bench.
U13 & older age groups: playing time may not be equal, but players will play no less than 25% of each game

Team Formation

We don't have set teams for the Winter season. Practice sessions are structured based on gender & age group.

Potential tournaments for each age group will be communicated via teamsnap to obtain 'availability' of players.

Tournament Possibilities

Tournaments will all be 'pay-as-you-play'. Some age groups may not travel to any tournaments, others may do one or more. Some tournament possibilities include:

Jan 26 - 28             Tri City Winter Snowdown

Feb 9 - 11                Frosty’s Cup, Bismarck, ND

Feb 9 - 11                DASC Winter Games (Girls only), Sioux Falls, SD

Feb 17 – 18             NDSL Jamboree, Jamestown, ND

Feb 23 – 25            Futsal Flurry, Watertown, SD

Mar 9 - 11                NDSA State Indoor Cup, Minot, ND

Fees

‘Pay-as-you-play’ is $10 per session (no cash taken, billed by club retrospectively)

Registration up front for all 20 sessions is $150, a savings of 25% (no refund given for missed sessions)

Players who did not play Fall 2017 with either WFSC or FMU have $30 registration fee before being eligible to play.

Any tournaments voluntary and are on a ‘pay-as-you-play’ basis. The cost per player is calculated by (Tournament fee + coach travel + coach hotel) / (number of players). Typically this is in the region of $85 per player.

Registration

Existing players: players who played competitive soccer for FMU or WFSC in Fall 2017 – no registration is required.

‘Pay-as-you-play’ – No action is required - your child just shows up to whichever sessions they can attend!

 

 

New players to 2017-18 season: Players who did NOT play competitive soccer for FMU or WFSC in Fall 2017 need to register to be able to take part in Winter sessions.

  • You will need:
    • $30 registration fee via credit card
    • USYS Medical Waiver
    • Photo (electronic image, school photo style)
    • Electronic image/ copy of Birth Certificate (not needed if player has previously played competitive with FM United or West Fargo)

Online registration is closed - if you still wish to register, please email us at club@unitedscrrv.org

Winter Program Philosophy

  • Player enjoyment and development are our top priorities
  • We will focus on personal development in addition to soccer development. This involves development of character, sportsmanship, leadership and more.
  • Player development is more important than team results
    • We will not evaluate ourselves on wins or losses. We will evaluate ourselves on player and team development. To do this, we must realize the importance that failure plays in the equation of player and team development. Our goal is to create environments focused on long term growth versus immediate results.
  • We will aim to find competitive environments appropriate for players & teams, for example:
    • Entering teams in ‘high’/‘lower’ brackets (as appropriate)
    • Using NDSA and in-club games for developmental benefit
    • Placing more emphasis on competitiveness at tournaments
    • Seeking higher/less competitive tournaments (as appropriate)
  • We will strive to challenge, motivate, and provide very competitive environments for our most driven players. Examples include:
    • Potential play in Regional tournaments
    • Potential play in Minnesota State Championships
    • Potential play in Twin Cities Soccer League
    • Active involvement in USYS Dakota OPD
    • Active involvement in ND11 Sate team program
  • We will strive to challenge, motivate, and provide competitive training environments for our most driven players
  • We will provide players with instruction on how to improve & develop outside of practices. Development is in proportion to effort and touches on a ball – players need to practice outside of/in addition to club practices
  • United SC encourages all of its coaches to a teach possession based soccer. To do this effectively, coaches teach their players to be comfortable on the ball technically while also introducing age appropriate tactical sessions

Scheels Soccer Complex:

1010 13th Ave W,

West Fargo, ND 58078

Mailing address:

PO Box 38,

West Fargo, ND 58078

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