Recreation Program

We are excited you are interested in our club and what we have to offer your family and your athlete(s).

Our volunteer coaches are ready to help your child be introduced to soccer, provide a fun and safe environment. Many athletes join our recreational program have minimal or with no soccer experience, so please don’t be intimidated and count your child out. We meet them at their skill level and provide a positive program that helps the learn and improve their play.

Our approach to soccer combines various skill training, with competitive games, allowing players to develop not only as individuals, but together as a team for ages U4-U16.

Depending on the number of players in an age group, athletes will be placed on teams based on their location, friend request and then skill level.  Players can/will be moved around during a season at the coach's discretion and no player is guaranteed a spot on any level team for an entire season.

If you are interested in Volunteering to Coach please sign up here

Please download the TeamSnap mobile application for registration and team management.

WUSC is affiliated with TSSA 

 

Recreation Rules

U5 B U6 B/G U7 B/G U8 B/G U10 B/G U12 + B/G
Field Size (LxW yds) 30x20 35x25 55x40 70x50
# of Players (Incl GK) 4v4 7v7 9v9
Goalkeeper no Throw Only yes (punt or throw out)
Playing Time (min) 3x8 4x10 2x25 2x30
Ball Size 3 4 5
Goal Size 4x6 6x12 6x18
Offside no Yes, per build up Yes
Build Up Lines no Yes no
Throw-in pass-in Yes
Headers no Yes
Referee coach or parent Yes
Corner Kick Yes
Goal Area none Yes
Goal Kick yes (2-3 yrd from the goal line) yes (goal area)
Penalty Area/ Kick none Yes
Substitutions at any stoppage and unlimited Modified FIFA
Free kicks all direct ** Modified FIFA
Playing Time all players shall play a minimum of 50% of the total playing time
Scoring no score keeping

* Field sizes subject to change due to limitations in space and layout
* No Slide Tackels at any Age Level
** Fouls, corner kicks, goal kicks, pass-in and kick-offs are all direct for U8 and younger.

 

Recreation FAQ

The registration fee for youth rec soccer is $100 + Credit card processing fees. After July 30th 2022, a $25 late fee will apply. Click here to register for Rec 2022 Fall Soccer The youth soccer registration fee includes: Soccer jersey Participation medal at the end of the season Secondary Insurance and Registration through the Tennessee State Soccer Association Please note: The insurance through the Tennessee State Soccer Association is a secondary medical insurance that covers injuries incurred during a Wilson United Soccer Club practice or game. This insurance covers approved costs after your primary medical insurance has paid and after you have paid a deductible. This insurance is not intended to be a primary medical insurance policy. The insurance does not cover COVID.

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Expected Age Levels and Game Dates:

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If you have 3 or more siblings registering for youth soccer each player’s registration fee will be $80 instead of $100.

Yes, the Board of Directors provides for a limited number of scholarships each season for those who find themselves in financial difficulties. Applicants should contact the league to discuss their proof of financial hardship. The Board will verify the information and make a decision on the request. If approved, the applicant must agree to work at the fields (in areas such as concessions, field clean up, field maintenance, etc.) a specified number of hours.

You will need to provide the following items for your player(s):
Soccer cleats (no toe cleat – such as what is found on baseball and football cleats)
Shin guards
Black soccer shorts
Black soccer socks
Soccer ball. Soccer ball size is based on the player’s age group:

U4-U8 use a size 3 ball
U9-U11 use a size 4 ball
U12 and up use a size 5 ball

You will also need to provide rides to practices and games. Please remember to bring your child something to drink at each practice and game. The concession stand will be open on Saturdays and will have drinks for sale. Lastly, you will need to provide love, support and a positive attitude for your soccer star!

We have decided to not allow for requests anymore. This has caused many unbalanced teams and at times this has not been for the best interest of the players.

Fall 2022 Youth Rec Soccer will only be played this season for players born in the years: 2018 to 2007

Playing up in the next league level is allowed but will be very limited. All play-up requests will be reviewed by the Director of Coaching and must have the approval of the Registration Manager.

Playing down in a younger league is allowed only for medical reasons, requires a doctor’s letter, and the approval of the Registration Manager.

WUSC will combine age groups to accommodate team sizes and coaching.

We do our best to accommodate friend requests.

You will meet your coach at our Rec Club organizational meeting and on the TeamSnap App

Wilson United Soccer Club games are played at the Vulcan Materials Soccer Complex in Lebanon. Most of the time games are on Saturday.

No, instead we let you communicate a day that you cannot practice. We will try to accommodate that request. As for practice most teams practice once or twice during the week and we ask that they be after 5pm. Practices are held in Mt Juliet, Lebanon and hopefully Gladeville and Watertown (pending if we get enough players for that area). Your coach will decide on practice days and time.

U5 to U6 – about 8 we play 4v4
U7 to U8 – about 10 we play 4v4
U9 to U10 – about 12 we play 7v7
U11 to U14 – about 15 we play 9v9
U16 – about 18 we try to play 11v11

Most of our teams are separated into boys and girls teams.

Wilson United Soccer Club would like parents to strongly consider volunteering to help out.

Because Wilson United Soccer Club (Rec) is an all-volunteer organization (there are no paid positions on the Board), volunteers are absolutely vital to the success and growth of Wilson United Soccer. It also doesn’t matter how old you are: we have volunteers as young as seven years old as well as grandparents helping on game days, collecting trash, field setup and take down, bathroom supply maintenance, registration, etc.

No refunds will be granted to those who break the rules or the policies of Wilson United Soccer League.
Refunds are usually processed within a few weeks after the season begins.
Refunds will be allowed up until the beginning of the rec season.

We don’t let a little rain keep us from playing soccer. We will only cancel games in the event of a thunderstorm or if there is standing water on the fields. We also do not cancel games due to cold weather. If it’s cold outside, players are encouraged to wear sweatpants, a sweatshirt or jacket (MUST be worn under their soccer jersey), and even a hat and gloves.

The Field Commissioner Team will make the decision to cancel games due to weather. If the decision is made to cancel games, we will post a notice on the front page of our website, facebook and send out a text message to the league. So that we can provide as much notice as possible to all of our coaches, referees, players, and their families, every attempt is made to have the decision made and the notices out by 7:00 am on practice and game mornings.

If the weather is questionable and you don’t see a notice on the web site, assume that all practices and games will be played as scheduled.

Wilson United follows rules of FIFA and modifies them for our various age groups.

Yes. For your child’s safety, the Tennessee State Soccer Association recommends that all coaches complete a Volunteer Disclosure statement and background check.

Volunteering helps keep our registration cost down, so please volunteer!
Please contact info@wilsounited.org

We have many different levels of volunteers.
– Head Coach: leader, adviser and other various activities for the team ($20 Gift Card for head coaches)
– Assistant Coach: leader, adviser and other various activities for the team
– Field Marshal: Assist with field and game management
– Game Day Set-up / Game Day Take-down / Field Maintenance: Field set ups, setting out goals, setting out flags and other misc. field work day events.
– Team Parent: Assists the coach in creating a snack schedule for your team, assisting the coach in contacting parents in the event of rain outs, and arranging for team party and anything else the coach needs help with.
– Referee: You must be certified but classes are offered at various times through the year. Contact a Board Member for more information on the certification.
– Board Member: Various positions become open throughout the seasons. Check at the board building or email us to see what is currently vacant and to express your interest.
– Field Clean Up; Help pick up trash and empty trash cans

Certification courses are held throughout the year in various locations in middle Tennessee. The easiest way to find out where classes are being held is to go to the Soccer Officials of Tennessee web page at https://www.tnsoccer.org/tn-referee-program

October 2nd.  Cost will be $30 and will including tailgating a food.

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