News and Announcements
Pewaukee Sussex United Awarded four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors this year. Our selection was based on the following: academic achievement, soccer involvement, leadership, and school/community involvement. To apply all players must be or have been a member of Pewaukee Sussex United which began in the fall of 2012. Students were also asked to write an essay on how soccer has impacted their life. Please help us congratulate –
Elise Rades –majoring in mathematics at Colorado State University
Zach Wilcox – majoring in engineering at UW- Madison
Emma George – majoring in pre-dental Hygiene at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Adam Samuel – majoring in biology at UW-Madison
Good luck to them all.
We hosted our sixth annual in-house mixed age group U9-U15 Winter Futsal tournament on March 9 (boys) and March 16 (girls). This year’s theme was Passion 4 Possession with a focus on growing passion, developing skill, and building character. The days were filled with smiles, skill, sportsmanship, and lots of close games. For the first time this year we awarded a special Passion 4 Possession trophy to one individual player from each age group who showed the most passion, skill, and character with the ball at their feet. Great job players! Thanks to all of our families and volunteers for participating and to Ridgewood Baptist Church for allowing us to use their space!
Pewaukee Sussex United Soccer Club Annual Membership Meeting
March 12 (Tuesday), 6:30pm
Sussex Library (Quad Graphics Room)
Interested in hearing about club initiatives and programming? Wondering about survey results? Curious what’s going on at the state soccer level (WYSA)? Looking to learn more about fields at the Pewaukee Sports Complex? How about club finances and fee structure? We’ll cover all this and more at our annual membership meeting. Members will also have the opportunity to meet current and vote-in new/renewing Board members. Most importantly, we’ll open the floor for your questions and comments. We hope you can make it!
The U12 Girls Rec Team, PSU Marlins, participated in the Elmbrook United 18th Annual Great Pumpkin Tournament, and won their division. Two victories (including a shut-out) and another close game gave them the points edge and a first place finish. The shut-out came courtesy of some ferocious defense by Liliana Levas, Alyssa Wallner and Amanda Zehelein and the stellar play of keeper Amara Trotier. The offense started strong and played fast and smart all day long. Every last one of the girls displayed tough, unselfish team play throughout the entire tournament.
The Marlins are coached by Michael Levas and Chris Trotier
PSU is pleased to host classroom training for both new and existing referees (both certification and recertification sessions offered). This classroom training is one of two components of the curriculum offered through the Wisconsin Soccer Referee Development Program. The other component is online training that must be successfully completed prior to the classroom sessions.
PSU-hosted recertification for EXISTING Referees
• January 5, 9am-1pm, Wagner Park*
• Register HERE for Recertification
PSU-hosted certification for NEW Referees
• February 23, 8am-4pm, Wagner Park*
• Register HERE for Certification – Participants must be 12 or older at the time of registration.
*Register early to allow time to successfully complete the online component that is required prior to attending the classroom session.
Why become a referee or continue on your refereeing journey?
Being a referee can be a fun and enjoyable way to earn money (at just 12 years old!), to become even more engaged in the great game of soccer, and to help fulfill a need in the soccer community. Read on for some of the primary benefits!
- EXERCISE – Refereeing provides the opportunity to be outside and run around, enjoy exciting games, and make a few dollars. It can keep you in shape, help you lose weight, or just provide an opportunity to have some fun.
- FILLING A NEED – The game needs referees – there continues to be a shortage of referees to cover all available games. Referees are there to make sure the game is fair, fun, and safe. You are doing a service to the community and to the players, coaches, and fans by serving as a referee.
- CHALLENGE / LEADERSHIP – Life is full of challenges and being a referee is a perfect way to learn how to meet them head-on and know that you can handle them. Learning how to cope with the emotions of players, parents and coaches while keeping yours in check will serve you well throughout your life. Other challenges are pushing yourself to learn more, run longer and faster, and to work better with your partners.
- MONEY – You can work a few hours and make pretty good money. As you improve and work higher-level games, the money improves.
- KNOWLEDGE – Knowledge is a great thing. The more you know, the more you can do and see. With a complete knowledge of the Laws of the Game, you are better referee, a better player, a better coach, and a better fan.*
Thank you to all of our PSU players that serve as referees! We hope you continue on your journey and we are looking forward to bringing on more PSU players to join the referee community.