U13-U18 Evaluations MOVED!!!
Tonight’s evaluation session for U13-U18 @ 6pm HAS BEEN MOVED to the Seneca High School soccer field. OUSA extends a HUGE thank you to Seneca High School Athletics for allowing us to use their field.
U13-U18 Evaluation Info and Registration
Evaluations begin tonight for U13-U18@6pm – Seneca Middle School Field!!!
What are Evaluations and why are they important?
Evaluations are the lifeblood of a small club, they are a very important indicator of the next season’s success. They help identify the number of teams we will have and lets us know what kind of staffing we are going to need.
U12 and under Evaluations are NO-CUT, but we could run into a situation that leaves us short on creating a team. If that’s the case, we as a board, (coaching staff) would have to make a decision on what to do with that player or players. We have several options, including assigning them to our Turbo program, if necessary.
The opposite could also happen. What if we have 25 U12’s show up? Most clubs either create a A & B team or we could create a pool. The pool still has a an A and B group but they practice and learn together and B players could be promoted to the A group.
So as you can see Evaluations are about numbers, knowing where each group stands and knowing up front if we have enough to create a team. We could also be close in an age group, like 6-7 under 10’s, or 10 under 12’s, in that case we may ask the players/parents, coaches and the OUSA Board to seek out additional players over the summer.
Evaluations are also important in gathering a year’s worth of paperwork. We will need Medical Release Forms, Birth Certificates, Out of Country Forms, photos of players and more. We have to have these before our first practices begin in August. Select teams close the first week of August, so we need the information NOW!
So, in an nutshell, we need to hold evaluations for the gathering our paperwork and to gauge the interest in each age group. Is it necessary to come to both night of the evaluations? NO, but we still need to gather all of the paperwork on one of the nights, Players older than 13 might want to be at both nights to show commitment and to put their best foot forward, because rosters are full at 18 players. Every year is a new year.
Now…for the registration details….
Furman United Soccer Club has agreed to help us with the logistics of registration into the SCYSA at the competitive level, and league play for the younger players. Other than that, OUSA will have the look and feel of an independent organization. We are working toward being an independent club with help from Furman United.
Click here to REGISTER for OUSA evaluations
- For Academy players ages U8-U12, select the Program Name: Academy Evaluation U8-U12 – Oconee
- For Select players ages U13-U18, select the Program Name: Select Tryout U13-U18 – Oconee
All evaluations will be held from 6:00-9:00pm at the Seneca Middle School Field. Find your age group below for specific dates. There is a $15 fee. IF you plan on playing for Oconee United next season, you MUST complete the OUSA evaluation. U12 evaluations begin tonight!
- U8-U12 Jr Academy Boys and Girls – May 18-19
- U13-U18 Select Boys and Girls – May 21-22
*Note – Coach Estes WILL be heavily involved in the 2015-2016 OUSA Evaluations.
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Coach Mike Estes
Oconee United is proud to announce that Coach Mike Estes has joined Oconee United as an active Board member and Coaching Consultant. Welcome Coach Estes!
What parents can expect from their first soccer experience
Check out this link for a great article for everyone, veteran and beginner parents alike.
**Make sure you and your players are signed up for Rainedout it is the only way to make sure everyone gets notification.
We have created an Oconee United Youtube page. Currently there are videos for the Aiken tournament and for the Greenville September 7th game. (Or there should be by the end of the day). Thank you to Gaspar for recording everything and making the videos available for us all to enjoy.
Click here for the OUSA Youtube Page