Oshkosh United Academy Program
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Academy/United Rec League Fest on Saturday, February 16th.
Come to the UW-Oshkosh Rec Plex on Saturday, February 16th to learn more about the United Rec League (U6 and U8 program for new soccer players) and the Oshkosh United Academy (U8, U9 and U10 program for players looking for more challenge).
This event is open to prospective Oshkosh United players and current Oshkosh United players and is free of charge. Please help spread the word about this event! Players need to register for this event (link is above).
Players will participate in fun practice activities and some scrimmage games. Parents can check out the program and attend a short question and answer session to learn more about the programs.
6:00 - 7:00 PM: U5-U8 (born in 2014 - 2011)
7:00 - 8:00 PM: U9-U10 (born in 2010-2009)
The event will take place at the UW-Oshkosh Rec Plex which is a full sized turf field with an inflatable dome over it (58 degrees inside the dome). Players can wear cleats if they have them and should wear shin guards.
Bring the family, bring a friend, and come see what we are all about!
The Oshkosh United Academy is a program open to boys and girls in the 8U and 10U age groups (8U encompasses 7U and 8U players while U10 encompasses 9U and 10U players). Academy programs focus on player development as opposed to winning. We seek parent coaches that have soccer experience for the program and our professional coaching staff provides training and ongoing support to the parent coaches to help create the best possible environment. All coaches are provided with a club provided coaching curriculum which follows US Soccer skill development guidelines.
Our Academy has a fall season and a spring season. Players can elect to play in one season or both seasons.
Check out the program information below to register online and to see the age eligibility chart. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Academy registration is open until March 17th! Please CLICK HERE to register for the spring season. If your child played this fall please remember to use the discount code sent via email to avoid paying the registration fee again.
What is an Academy?
Age Group Chart
Check out the age group chart below to see what the "soccer age" of your child is. The soccer year runs from August 1st through July 31st. On August 1st a player will move from being the age group they are in to the next age group. At Oshkosh United, we make every effort to have a player play in their age group against other teams near the same skill level. Playing against competition that is too hard or too easy is not good for skill development or enjoyment.
|Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Age Groups|
Academy Overview Table
|Ages||Players born in 2011 and 2012||Players born in 2009 and 2010|
|Practices||Twice a week in August/September on Monday and Wednesday, then once a week on Wednesday only starting in October||Twice a week on Monday and Wednesday for the entire season|
|Games||Saturday mornings||Saturday mornings|
|Game Format||4 v 4 no goalkeepers||7 v 7 with goalkeepers|
|Tournaments||Fall = 1 (Copia Cup in Neenah), Spring = 1 (Oshkosh on the Water)||Fall = 1 (Copia Cup in Neenah), Spring = 1 (Oshkosh on the Water)|
Fall: Practice start in mid August with games beginning after Labor Day. The fall season concludes in late October.
Spring: Practices start in mid April with games begininng in late April. The spring season wraps up in late June.
Spring 2019 Academy Logistics (Tentative)
Registration Deadline: March 17th, 2019 (11:59 PM)
Academy players have the option of playing fall soccer, spring soccer, or both. When players join the Academy they pay a registration fee when registering online. The registration fee covers the player insurance, jersey cost, league membership fees, etc. The registration fee is only charged once per "soccer year" which runs August 1st to July 31st. If a player plays fall and spring they would only pay the registration fee in the fall. In addition to the registration fee players pay a season fee for whichever season(s) they participate in. The season fee covers costs associated with playing in a season such as coaching costs, tournaments entry fees, field lining, equipment, etc. The season fee is due on the first day of practice at check-in and can be paid with check or cash.
Since the fall of 2017 season, the Academy jersey kit now includes matching shorts and socks. The club will purchase the shorts and socks to get a bulk discount and will sell them to the families at the first practice. Families do not need to purchase shorts and socks every year, only when needed. The shorts used by our Academy are also the shorts used by the Select (11U and older) teams so the shorts can be used for the Select program as player get older, if desired. Players will receive a new jersey shirt (no cost to the player) each year (the soccer year is fall and spring so if a player plays fall soccer their jersey shirt would be used fall and spring).
Registration fee = $50
Jersey fee, when needed = $25 (shorts, socks)
Fall season fee = $80 for 8U and $85 for 9U/10U (tournament fee included)
Spring season fee = $60 for 8U and $65 for 9U/10U (tournament fee included)
All WI Youth Soccer Association clubs utilize the same registration program, Demosphere. When you click to register you will be taken to the Oshkosh United component of the state's registration system. The registration system will have you create an account that will be used when registering for any soccer program for any child (so keep that log-in information). If you already have a child in the Demosphere program, you should not create a new household, rather add to your household for a new child.
Depending upon the age of your child, when you go to add a program to your cart you may have multiple options. If you have any questions about which program to select feel free to email email@example.com with any questions or to request a phone call.