Port Washington Soccer Club’s (PWSC) select soccer is a program is which allows players to advance their soccer skills and further develop their athletic abilities. Each Select team is coached by professionally trained coaches who have obtained an “E” license or higher. PWSC provides a positive model for the player regarding their role within the team and community.
PWSC is a member of the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) whose program is part of the Southeast Classic League and Boys State League.
Who is eligible?
All U11 through U19 players are encouraged to tryout regardless of their ability.
How are Select teams formed?
Tryouts for PWSC Select are held annually in mid-June as set by WYSA. The specific dates and times are posted on the Port Soccer website at portsoccer.org. The tryouts take place at the Ozaukee County Justice Center Fields and last approximately 60-90 minutes. Players must participate in a tryout or have a recommendation from a PWSC coach. All players trying out must complete a PWSC Breakers Select Player Tryout Registration form prior to participating on the field. The Registration form can be found online at www.portsoccer.org/selecttryouts.
Select coaches will evaluate each player’s strengths and weaknesses and make a determination on the abilities for fit for a well-rounded team. Some of the skills evaluated include technical ability (ball control, passing, tackling, dribbling, heading, shooting, shielding), physical ability (coordination, speed, agility, endurance, power, reaction, flexibility), tactical ability (awareness, position, communication, decisions, use of space, support, vision) and psychological ability (attitude, concentration, confidence, motivation, courage, toughness, temperament).
Well rounded teams with a variety of player skills (i.e. offensive vs defensive) will be formed depending upon the number of players in each age group. The roster maximum for U11-U12 is 14 players. The roster maximum for U13-U19 is 22 players. For the 2019/2020 season, player birth year determines age level of team as follows: U11 (2009), U12 (2008), U13 (2007), U14 (2006), U15 (2005), U16 (2004), U17 (2003), U18 (2002), U19 (2001).
Offer dates are set by WYSA and no club can make offers or accept registrations prior to those dates. A written invitation to play on a PWSC Select Breakers team will be sent via email to the parent/guardian listed on the Registration form. Each player invited to play will have 24 hours to accept or decline the offer. In the event of a decline, the next player on the list will be invited to be on the team. After all offers have been accepted, all other players who have tried out will be notified in writing that the team has been formed.
After team formation, a mandatory parent/guardian meeting will be held with the coach at the end of June/beginning of July. Issues discussed at the parent/guardian meeting include:
Season and Practices:
Select soccer is not recreational soccer. A higher level of commitment is expected by players and families. Players are expected to attend all practices, games and play in tournaments and winter league. If there are questions about the expectations of PWSC Select Soccer, please contact our DOC Jason Braaten, at email@example.com.
Dates, times and location of training sessions are determined by the PWSC Coach. All players are expected to attend all outdoor and indoor practices.
WYSA has no rules outlining how many minutes each player should play in a given match. The PWSC Coach will adjust playing time depending on player attendance at practice, effort and attitude.
PWSC Teams will select tournaments from a recommended list and will participate in two Fall tournaments and two Spring tournaments. Location and participation is decided with input from the PWSC Coach and parents. Participation requires additional player fees.
Home games are played at the Ozaukee County Justice Center Fields in Port Washington.
Away games involve short travel distances - i.e. North (Fond du Lac), West (Oconomowoc), South (Kenosha).
PWSC is a volunteer organization. Volunteer requirements will be discussed at the mandatory team meeting.
Uniform costs are NOT included in the Select Player Fees. Uniforms are ordered separately through Stefan’s Soccer. The cost is approximately $100 per player for two jerseys, one pair of shorts and socks.
Tournaments are NOT included in the Select Player Fees. Tournament costs will vary depending on the tournament team registration fee and the number of tournaments a team participates in. An additional $30-$45 per tournament will be required. Advance notice will be given for these types of fees.
Winter League is NOT included in the Select Player Fees. A winter session at InBounds or Uihlein is approximately $50-$60 per player.
Additional team apparel and accessories may be purchased on an individual basis.
If there are any questions regarding the Select information above, please contact:
Director of Coaching: Jason Braaten- firstname.lastname@example.org
President of PWSC: Justin Myers - email@example.com
*Fee includes $50 refundable volunteer credit (refunded after 4 hours of volunteering)
The Select Player Fees include registration, coaching fees, all training sessions, referee fees and insurance.
|U12 Boys||Jason Braaten|
|U13 Girls||Rich Currie/Kurt Blum|
|U14 Boys||John Dohrwardt|
|U15 Girls||Ted Neitzke / Natalie Birrittieri|
|U16 Boys||Zach Papanikolau|
|U19 Boys||Jason Braaten|