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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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...