► The U12 Team played the FUSC U-12 team today Sunday, September 21, and came away with a victory with a score of 5-1. Congrads gentlemen!
► The U13 Team had a 1-2 weekend giving up only one goal for the entire weekend. They lost 1-0 versus SCU/MP. Games two and 3 went much better with Oconee United putting on a show winning 7-0 and 5-0, dominating the overall play. Great Job!
► The U15 Team went 1-2 in this weekend’s tournament. In game one, we lost to Palmetto United 3-2. In game two, we won against CESA 1-0. In game three, we lost to Beach United 3-1. Palmetto and CESA both play Classic 1, so the win is more than just a regular game win this time. Great work guys!!!
► REMINDER!!!! We will be having a meeting September 25 at 6pm in the Planet Kidz auditorium at Foothills Community Church. We need everyone there to address the issues outlined in the note from Danny. We will try to post a meeting agenda prior to the meeting for your review. Thank you.
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
Our U12 team is excited to be going to the Furman United Soccer Club Invitational October 25 & 26 in Greenville. Each player will need to pay $25 to Danny Marcengill, Jennifer Marsengill, or on-line for the tournament fee as soon as you can.
If you already know that your child will not be able to play in this tournament on October 25 & 26, please let Jennifer know this week. Otherwise, I will assume you are coming and that you are going to pay the $25. If you decide a week before the tournament that your child will not be able to go, you will still have to pay the $25 (unless your child is injured and physically can not play).
(We still have a few players that need to pay the $50 fee for the Aiken tournament, so please do this as soon as possible. Hopefully Danny has already contacted those with outstanding payments.)
Hello parents and players,
First a little sad news, Ryan and Christy Raab have decided to step down from the board. Ryan and Christy have been on the board since it formed (reformed) in 2012 and Chuck Giordano turned over the operations of the club to Jessica Duke, Ryan, Christy, Jeanne LePere, Bridget Sutton and myself. I appreciate all the Ryan and Christy have done and I am sure will do, and I wish them all the luck and I hope they change their mind, and continue to serve in some function. (:
In some ways OUSA is going great,
Most of the player payments is up to date, with a few strays here and there. Many players have turned in money for coupon books and that has been a OK success, most everyone has participated in at least some of the fundraising. We have grown from 12 academy players and hanging on for dear life in Fall of 2013 to 11 academy players and 32 Select players in the Fall of 2014. Poor old coach Steele has been practicing players like crazy! Coach Steel will run something like 180 practices by the end of the fall season, plus roughly 30 Select games and I don’t know how many Academy games.. That is a man on a soccer mission.
In other ways OUSA is not so well,
First we need to address our board. Currently, with Ryan and Christy stepping down, that leaves Jeanne, Elry Hodge, and myself. We need some of the current parents to step into roles as board members, we need new leadership and fresh blood in the leadership roles, new ideas, with a push towards overall growth and success of the club.
Second, our club has to make a huge decision in May of 2015. Do we continue our relationship with CASA, do we attempt to go on our own (that would require a huge effort in our Recreation program in the Spring), do we align with another club, or do we forge a new alliance with American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO.org)? Do we continue to keep every player, train them and work with them to make them better players, or do we begin to cut players who are less experienced? Those are decisions that need to be made by a much larger board, and a group of people who are willing to put in a great deal of effort.
We will be having a meeting in the very near future, (most likely September 25 at 6pm in the Planet Kidz auditorium at Foothills Community Church but that is NOT FIRM). I hope to see everyone there and hopefully we can address some of if not all of these issues. Thank you for allowing your player to play with Oconee United Soccer and much success.
OUSA and CASA member
Acting President of OUSA
See page tab above or click HERE
Also here is the current practice schedule for each team. The schedule doesn’t change each week unless we have cancellations or make up dates.
|U12||Tuesday||6:00-7:15 pm||Seneca Middle School Field|
|U12||Friday||6:00-7:15 pm||Seneca Middle School Field|
|U13||Monday||6:00-7:15 pm||Seneca Middle School Field||U13||Tuesday||7:15-9:00 pm||Seneca Middle School Field|
|U13||Thursday||6:00-7:15 pm||Seneca Middle School Field|
|U15||Monday||7:15-9:00 pm||Seneca Middle School Field||U15||Wednesday||6:00-7:15 pm||Seneca Middle School Field|
|U15||Thursday||7:15-9:00 pm||Seneca Middle School Field|