Player Development Curriculum
The primary goals of North Shore United are player development and creating an environment that encourages our players to remain with the club as they progress to higher, more competitive levels. The coaches will emphasize player development, while teaching strategy and tactics that lead to winning. We want them to learn soccer skills and develop the stamina, self-discipline, and confidence to play soccer at a high level.
What is expected of my child?
Soccer is a team sport and requires a commitment from all players on the team to attend practices and games, and work hard together to improve both the individual and team level of play. Your child will be expected to attend practices and games regularly - missing either only occasionally. He/she should also be able to follow instructions from the coaching staff and work hard during practices and games. Players need to be responsible for bringing all appropriate equipment and uniforms to practices and games, including soccer shoes, shin guards, water bottles, soccer ball, all parts of the standard uniform, etc. Players also need to let their coach know when they will miss a practice or game, as far in advance as possible.
Select Teams are together all year from August 1 to June 15.
Fall Season: August 1st -early November
Winter Training: November - March
Spring Season: April 1 through June 15
Competitive teams practice 1-1/2 hours, 3 times per week on usually on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Practices are held at the Airport Fields.
Teams play 7 to 9 league games in the Wisconsin Developmental Academy during both Fall and Spring Seasons. Most games are in the Metro-Milwaukee area. Teams will play 1 to 2 league games in the Madison, Appleton or Racine areas. If you are placed on an MRL team, there is regional play. Ask for more details please.
Teams will select tournaments from a list recommended by the Director of Coaching. They will participate in 3 tournaments in the Fall Season and 3 tournaments in the Spring Season. Teams could travel to tournaments during spring break and/or holiday weekends.
Club-wide designated tournaments will be attended by all appropriate competitive teams. One tournament each season will likely involve weekend overnight travel. All teams are required to participate in the North Shore United Classic Tournament usually held in the third week of September.
Samples will be available at tryouts. Details on ordering will be emailed to you after an offer is extended. Additional gear like backpacks and warmups can be ordered at: Stefan's Soccer Supply: http://www.stefanssoccer.com/
Tryouts are generally held in June. See the TRYOUTS page for details. Pre-registration is done online. We suggest your player attend both sessions for their age group, so the coaches are able to fully evaluate each player.
Team selections will be posted on the website on the dates detailed on the TRYOUTS page. These offer dates are mandated by Wisconsin Youth Soccer so NO clubs should be making offers and accepting registrations before these dates.
Parents will then register their child online, and a mandatory parent meeting will be held shorty after tryouts are over.
|FULL YEAR TEAMS||TOTAL FEES|
|2010-2009 (11U-12U) BLUE||$1740|
|2008 (13U) BLUE/MRL||$1875|
|2007 (14U) BLUE/MRL||$1950|
|PART YEAR TEAMS||TOTAL FEES|
|2006 (15U) BLUE/MRL||$1700*|
|2005-2002 (16U-19U) BLUE/MRL||$1700**|
|2006-2002 (15U-19U) WHITE||$1100|
*For a year round 15U girls team, fees are $2100. For 8th grade players on non-year teams, training is an additional $200 (spring for boys, fall for girls).
**For year round 15U-19U teams, fees are $2100.