WUSC Select Soccer
We are excited you are interested in our club and what we have to offer your family and your athlete(s).
Wilson United Soccer Club provides a positive environment for youth soccer players; guiding and inspiring them to reach their full potential as athletes, students and productive citizens.
We believe that the overall level of training will improve, therefore creating a more challenging playing environment for each player, regardless of their placement within the club. We believe that when a player is placed at the appropriate level, they have more fun and learn the game better.
Select Program FAQ’s
What is Select soccer? Select soccer provides qualified players with the skill set and soccer knowledge to compete at higher levels. Our Select coaches and trainers are licensed, professional coaches with many years of experience. Select soccer does require additional time and financial commitments from parents and players. Playing at the Select level requires players to place more emphasis on skill development, fitness, and an overall commitment to the game.
When are Tryouts? Tryouts are typically held in May/June, depending on TSSA requirements. Wilson United reserves the right to hold midseason tryouts as needed (Jan/Feb).
Do I have to try out with my age group? Yes. All players will try out with their specific age group, regardless of the current team they play. We feel it is essential to evaluate players of the same age together to fully gauge their skills. Players who currently "play up," will be evaluated by their current coach prior to tryouts, and that evaluation will be sent to the DOC to be considered when making team placement decisions.
I will be out of town on both days of tryouts. What are my options? Please register for tryouts, note that you will be out of town, and then reach out to us: at firstname.lastname@example.org
How long will it take to find out if my player made a team? Notification of selection to the Club will be made shortly after completion of the tryout by email. Acceptance of that selection will indicate parents’ willingness to fulfill the commitments required of you and your child as members of the club as dictated by the policies, procedures and by-laws which can be found elsewhere on this website. Ideally, initial player notification will take place no later than the Friday proceeding the tryout week. Where multiple teams are being formed in each age group the process will take longer.
Why aren't parents allowed to sit on the field during tryouts? Tryouts can be very stressful for both players and parents! We believe players perform best without the added pressure of performing before a crowd, where they can solely focus on their coaches and instruction. You will still be able to observe sessions from a distance. To maintain the integrity of the tryout process, please reserve any questions during tryouts to the operations staff, and not the coaches.
How long is the commitment? Commitment depends on age group, as follows:
- U14 & below play for a 10-month season (fall and spring with optional winter offerings)
- U15 & above play for a 4 - 5 month season (Boys in the fall and Girls in the spring)
How are the games scheduled? The coaches and managers work with other clubs to schedule games and tournaments at the beginning of each season (August/January). Please note that these schedules are subject to change due to field and referee availability, etc.
Where are games played? Home games are held at our field locations in Lebanon and Mount Juliet. Away games are typically played throughout Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.
Do teams participate in league play? Yes. Depending on age, teams may participate in State League (U12+) or the Junior’s Development League (JDL) for U10 and U11. Both State League and JDL allow teams to compete in a skill-based league with other clubs in the state of Tennessee. More information about these programs can be found at tnsoccer.org
Will my team participate in tournaments? Yes. Teams typically participate in 1 to 2 tournaments per season, but this varies by team based on schedules and budget considerations.
How much playing time will my son/daughter get? Playing time is at the coach’s discretion and is based on performance, effort, attendance, attitude, and commitment, both at training sessions and in games. Playing time may vary from game to game, but players will get as much time on the field as possible for their development.
Are players expected to attend every training session and every game? Yes. Select soccer requires a high level of commitment to your team. While we understand that life events may occasionally conflict with training schedules and games, it is our expectation that players attend all team functions.
What nights and times are training sessions? This varies by team and is dependent on coach and field availability. Typically, Select teams will train 2x per week on weekday evenings after 5:00 pm.
Select Manager List
Select Soccer Fees
There is both a financial and time commitment to Select Soccer. We encourage players to stay active throughout the year. Get out in the yard with a ball, invite teammates over to play 2v2 or 3v3. Please make every effort to attend our soccer camp in late June/early July.
Teams typically practice two evenings per week with games on the weekend. The season typically starts in late July/early August. You will receive our schedule with practice nights and locations as well as games and tournaments towards the start of the season.
While every team's cost might be slightly different due to the number of friendlies and tournaments. The below shows an example cost for the club fees and possible costs for many of the travel teams. Please don't let the costs below stop you from playing travel. If you are interested we have payment options, work options, and payment installments that can help.
Estimated Program Fees
|AGE GROUP||BIRTH YEAR||GENDER||SEASON||CLUB FEE *||PAYMENT SCHEDULE||TEAM FEES|
|U8 - U14||2016-2009||M & F||Fall & Spring||$835||Monthly Pmts for Club Fees// Team Fees by team||$200-$300 per Fall & Spring|
|U14 - U19||2009-2005||M||Fall||$435||Monthly Pmts for Club Fees// Team Fees by team||$200-$300 Fall only|
|U14 - U19||2009-2005||F||Spring||$435 or $635**||Monthly Pmts for Club Fees// Team Fees by team||$200-$300 Spring only|
* credit card fees are not included
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**Additional Club Fees may be added for teams that start prior to the winter break.
|TEAM FEES - WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Team Fee Payment Schedule
How do I join?
WUSC has both boys and girls teams ranging in birth years 2016-2005, and anyone is eligible to try out for any available positions on applicable select teams. Players must meet state mandated age restrictions for the team they are trying out for, and must be invited to join the team by the Head Coach based on the try out evaluations. Existing WUSC recreational players are granted additional access to the travel teams by being invited to the Development Center. This is an additional practice and development activity to help mature players into this competitive level.
Financial Assistance is available for players who complete the application and submit the required documents. Scholarship applications may be approved as “FULL” which will cover a player’s full Club Fee, or as “PARTIAL” which will cover a portion of a player’s Club Fee only. Parents or guardians of the approved financial aid/scholarship player will still be responsible for the cost of uniform, Team Fees, and other individual costs that are associated with playing competitive soccer. Financial Aid/Scholarship recipients must also be in good standing with WUSC. This includes responsibilities associated with WUSC’s Code of Conduct, Team Fees, regular attendance to training sessions, games, and other team activities. Please contact email@example.com to apply.