United Rec League (URL)
At Oshkosh United our philosophy has always placed player development first. As a result, in the spring/summer of 2016 we started a program in Oshkosh that follows the recommended guidelines developed by the US Youth Soccer Association for youth soccer players.
The guidelines follow the principle that children are not little adults!!!!! Young children lack most of the physical, social, and psychological abilities needed to play adult soccer. US Youth Soccer consulted experts in the fields of physical education, sociology, and psychology to figure out exactly what children are cable of at different ages. Then, they built the "best practice" soccer model off of those age characteristics. The recommendation is for U6 and U8 soccer players play 4v4 on a smaller field. Having less players on a field (and playing on smaller fields) increases the amount each player touches the ball which leads to a higher level of engagement, skill acquisition, and most importantly FUN!!! It just makes sense!!!!!!!
Our URL program runs in the spring of the year. The program is designed for beginning soccer players or for any soccer player looking for a great skill development program that doesn't involve travel to other communities. We seek parent volunteers to be coaches and we provide training to those volunteers including access to WI Youth Soccer coaching education courses, club provided practice plans that follow US Youth Soccer guidelines, and ongoing coaching support via our experienced coaching directors. If you are interested in coaching please mark down that interest when registering or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Age Group Information
|Age Group||Age Eligibility||Cost||Program Days|
|6U||Born in 2013 and 2014||$60||Thursday night (part practice and part game)|
|8U||Born in 2011 and 2012||$75||Monday practices and Wednesday games|
** To ensure we are providing a safe environment that has an appropriate amount of challenge for all players we are not able to make accommodations to a player's age eligibility.
6U Program Dates (2019)
|8U Program Dates (2019)
Perry Tipler Middle School
6:00 - 7:00 PM
May 1st: Practice
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).
Depending upon the age of your child and the time of the year, 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.
Below is a video that was created before the URL launched. While the program is no longer "coming soon" the video still explains how the program will run.