What level of play can my child expect?
Our club plays in the CWSL (Central Wisconsin Soccer League) http://www.cwslweb.org/ Clubs are located in cities across Central Wisconsin (Wausau, Point, Rapids, Rhinelander, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Price County, and Eagle River). Teams are generally comprised of players with skill levels on the higher end of your typical recreational player or those that simply learn how to play the game at a higher level. Practices are generally held more often than a WAYSA or EYS team and the teams will also travel to a few tournaments to compete against other teams across the state.
When does the season start and end?
Generally, teams will start outdoor practice in mid-April, weather depending. Indoor practices will start even earlier with practice time at the Boys and Girls Club. Practices are usually on average twice a week with days and times determined by the team’s coach. Games start in late April to early May on the weekends and on weekdays in June after school gets out either on a Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday combination. Tournaments are held on the weekends throughout the season. League games usually end in late June to early July.
When will I know what team my child is on?
Hopefully, our rosters will be set by the end of March. Team league schedules will follow in early April.
How are team rosters filled?
When there are more than two teams for any given age level, every effort will be taken to balance the teams. Teams will be formed by simple player evaluations and divided as best we can determine by this method. If your child has a friend/sibling that is age appropriate to play on the same team every effort will taken to place those kids together whenever possible.
Our club fee for U11 and above is $129 and $79 for U8 – U10 and covers all field maintenance, WYSA player fees, CWSL team fees, club equipment and referee fees. Uniforms will cost approximately $50 for two jerseys, shorts and two pair of socks. Tournament fees are extra (see below).
How many tournaments will my child’s team play in during the year?
That decision is left up to the individual teams to decide. Some teams will play 1-2 tournaments at age U-9 or U-10, some choose to not participate until the players are older. Older teams, depending on the teams desire for out-of-league competition, can choose from many tournaments in Wisconsin or Minnesota. Costs generally average to about $30-$40/per player.
Why are there two soccer clubs in town?
We at Wausau United feel there is room for two clubs in Wausau. Competition drives both clubs to be better at getting more kids playing. We offer excellent coaching and balanced teams with no tryouts. We also will always offer low club fees and maintain an unlimited supply of scholarships for families that can’t afford even our lower fees. See our mission, too.