Recreation

We're thrilled about your interest in our club and the opportunities it presents for your family and athletes. Our soccer approach integrates diverse skill training and competitive games, fostering individual growth and teamwork for ages U4-U16.

Our dedicated volunteer coaches are prepared to introduce your child to soccer, ensuring a fun and secure environment. Many participants in our recreational program start with minimal or no soccer experience, so there's no need to feel intimidated. We tailor our approach to their skill level, offering a positive program that facilitates learning and skill improvement.

Teams are organized based on the number of players in each age group, taking into account location, friend requests, and skill levels. Throughout the season, players may be repositioned at the coach's discretion.

Upcoming Rec Season

2024 Spring Season

Our Rec registration opens December 15th, 2023 and will remain open until 2/3/2024 or when the maximum number of spots are filled, whichever comes first.

We have limited space per age group. Once the limit is reached you will automatically be placed on a waiting list.

Wilson United Soccer Club is now partnering with TeamSnap for registration and team management. Please visit this link to download the mobile application.

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Costs and Details

Season registration cost is $120. Registration after February 3rd will be on a wait list and an additional $25.

Multiple player discount: 3+ players in a family, $20 off.

Season will have 8 games scheduled and 6 games guaranteed.

Games are on Saturdays, with practice times and dates determined by the coach.

Coachs are volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time.

Coach Registration Assistant Coach Registration
Important Dates
Last In-Person Registration Mount Juliet
February 3rd 10am-2pm: DICK's Sporting Goods
Rec Registration Ends
February 3rd at 6pm
Waitlist starts - $25 fee added
February 4th
Coaches meetings
Feb 28: U10 and Older Rec Coaches Meeting @ Jones Brummett @ 6pm - 7:30p
Feb 29: U8 and younger Rec Coaches Meeting @ Jones Brummett @ 6pm - 7:30p
Parent meetings
March 5: Rec Lebanon Parent Meeting, Cleat Exchange & Meet your coach College Hills
March 7: Rec Mt Juliet Parent Meeting, Cleat Exchange & Meet your coach Green Hill HS
Rec Coaches Training
March 2nd: 9AM - 11AM
Practices can begin
March 11th
Field Set Up
Mar 17 - Lebanon Field Setup: 2PM-4PM
Mar 17 - Mt Juliet Field Setup: 4PM-5PM
First games
March 23rd
Season ends
May 25th
Age Group Details
Birth Year Boys Girls Size Ball
2020 U04 Coed U04 Coed 3
2019 U5 U5 3
2018 U6 U6 3
2017 U7 U7 3
2016 U8 U8 3
2015 U10 U10 4
2014 U10 U10 4
2013 U12 U12 5
2012 U12 U12 5
2011 U15 U15 5
2010 U15 U15 5
2009 U16 U16 5
2008 U16 U16 5

These groups are based on the previous number of participants and are subject to change.

Game Schedule
Date Youth Games
3/23/2024 Rec Game 1

3/30/2024

Rec - Rain Makeup Day
4/6/2024 Rec Game 2
4/13/2024 Rec Game 3
4/20/2024 Rec Game 4
4/27/2024 Rec Game 5
5/4/2024 Rec Game 6 - Picture Day
5/11/2024 Rec Game 7
5/18/2024 Rec Game 8 - Sponsor Day
5/25/2024 Rec - Rain Makeup Day

Development Center

WUSC Development Center is an invite only, free program that runs during Spring and Fall Rec seasons. The program is for players ages 8U to U16 that are interested in participating or learning more about our select program. The program is directed by James Branch and other select coaches.

FAQs

When and where do you play games?

Most games will be played on Saturdays with occasional games on Thursdays & Fridays. Games will be played at Vulcan Soccer Complex in Lebanon.

When and where are practices?

Practice will either be at our Lebanon Location or Mt Juliet Location. This depends on what you select on your registration form. Practices typically occur once per week for about an hour, Monday-Friday, depending on which day the coach chooses. Some teams, typically older ones, choose to host an additional practice.

When will the team appear in the TeamSnap App?

You will see your player's team appear in TeamSnap the day before the Rec Kick-Off Event**

When will I receive my player's jersey?

If you ordered one during your registration, you will pick it up from your coach at the rec kick-off event. Please see the calendar for those dates.

2/27/2023 Rec Lebanon Player & Parent Meeting, Cleat Exchange & Meet your coach Location TBA

2/29/2023 Rec Mt Juliet Player & Parent Meeting, Cleat Exchange & Meet your coach Location TBA

Can I pay in cash or check?

Yes, only at our in-person registration events. Please see the calendar for those dates.

Is there a discount for multiple children in the same family?

If you have 3 or more siblings registering for youth soccer each player’s registration fee will be $20 off.

Are there any scholarships available for those who can’t afford the registration fees?

Yes, the Board of Directors provides for a limited number of scholarships each season for those who find themselves in financial difficulties. Applicants should contact the league to discuss their proof of financial hardship. The Board will verify the information and make a decision on the request. If approved, the applicant must agree to work at the fields (in areas such as concessions, field clean up, field maintenance, etc.) a specified number of hours.

What equipment am I responsible for providing?

You will need to provide the following items for your player(s):

  • Soccer cleats (no toe cleat – such as what is found on baseball and football cleats)
  • Shin guards
  • Black soccer shorts
  • Black soccer socks
  • Soccer ball. Soccer ball size is based on the player’s age group:
  • U4-U8 use a size 3 ball
  • U9-U11 use a size 4 ball
  • U12 and up use a size 5 ball

You will also need to provide rides to practices and games. Please remember to bring your child something to drink at each practice and game. The concession stand will be open on Saturdays and will have drinks for sale. Lastly, you will need to provide love, support and a positive attitude for your soccer star!

Can I request a specific coach?

We have decided to not allow for requests anymore. This has caused many unbalanced teams and at times this has not been for the best interest of the players.

How do I know if my child is too young or too old to play? In what age division would my child play?

See the above age groups for this season. Playing up in the next league level is allowed but will be very limited. All play-up requests will be reviewed by the Director of Coaching and Soccer Ops. Playing down in a younger league is allowed only for medical reasons, and requires a doctor’s letter, and the approval of the Registration Manager. Wilson United SC will combine age groups to accommodate team sizes and coaching.

Can I request that my child be placed on the same team as another player?

We do our best to accommodate friend requests.

When will I hear from a coach to know when my child has practice?

You will meet your coach at our Rec Club organizational meeting and on the TeamSnap App

Can I request that my child be placed on a team that practices on a specific day?

No, instead we let you communicate a day that you cannot practice. We will try to accommodate that request. As for practice most teams practice once or twice during the week and we ask that they be after 5pm. Practices are held in Mt Juliet, Lebanon and hopefully Gladeville and Watertown (pending if we get enough players for that area). Your coach will decide on practice days and time.

How many players are on a team?

U5 to U6 – about 8 we play 4v4 U7 to U8 – about 10 we play 4v4 U9 to U10 – about 12 we play 7v7 U11 to U14 – about 15 we play 9v9 U16 – about 18 we try to play 11v11

Are the teams co-ed, or are there all girls teams and all boys teams?

Most of our teams are separated into boys and girls teams.

The registration form includes a section about volunteering. Do I *have to* volunteer?

Wilson United Soccer Club would like parents to strongly consider volunteering to help out. Because Wilson United Soccer Club (Rec) is an all-volunteer organization (there are no paid positions on the Board), volunteers are absolutely vital to the success and growth of Wilson United Soccer. It also doesn’t matter how old you are: we have volunteers as young as seven years old as well as grandparents helping on game days, collecting trash, field setup and take down, bathroom supply maintenance, registration, etc.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

No refunds will be granted to those who break the rules or the policies of Wilson United SC. Refunds are usually processed within a few weeks after the season begins. Refunds will be allowed up until the beginning of the rec season.

What happens if it rains on a practice or game day?

We don’t let a little rain keep us from playing soccer. We will only cancel games in the event of a thunderstorm or if there is standing water on the fields. We also do not cancel games due to cold weather. If it’s cold outside, players are encouraged to wear sweatpants, a sweatshirt or jacket (MUST be worn under their soccer jersey), and even a hat and gloves. The Field Commissioner Team will make the decision to cancel games due to weather. If the decision is made to cancel games, we will post a notice on the front page of our website, facebook and send out a text message to the league. So that we can provide as much notice as possible to all of our coaches, referees, players, and their families, every attempt is made to have the decision made and the notices out by 7:00 am on practice and game mornings. If the weather is questionable and you don’t see a notice on the web site, assume that all practices and games will be played as scheduled.

This is my first exposure to soccer – what are the rules?

Wilson United follows rules of FIFA and modifies them for our various age groups.

Is there any type of screening process for coaches?

Yes. For your child’s safety, the Tennessee State Soccer Association recommends that all coaches complete a Volunteer Disclosure statement and background check.

Who do I talk to about getting started as a volunteer or coach? How could I volunteer my time?

Volunteering helps keep our registration cost down, so please volunteer! Please contact info@wilsounited.org We have many different levels of volunteers. – Head Coach: leader, adviser and other various activities for the team ($20 Gift Card for head coaches) – Assistant Coach: leader, adviser and other various activities for the team – Field Marshal: Assist with field and game management – Game Day Set-up / Game Day Take-down / Field Maintenance: Field set ups, setting out goals, setting out flags and other misc. field work day events. – Team Parent: Assists the coach in creating a snack schedule for your team, assisting the coach in contacting parents in the event of rain outs, and arranging for team party and anything else the coach needs help with. – Referee: You must be certified but classes are offered at various times through the year. Contact a Board Member for more information on the certification. – Board Member: Various positions become open throughout the seasons. Check at the board building or email us to see what is currently vacant and to express your interest. – Field Clean Up; Help pick up trash and empty trash cans

How do I become a certified soccer referee?

Certification courses are held throughout the year in various locations in middle Tennessee. The easiest way to find out where classes are being held is to go to the Soccer Officials of Tennessee web page at https://www.tnsoccer.org/tn-re...