SC Wave New Berlin Recreational Level
SC Wave New Berlin offers youth the opportunity to play soccer at many different age groups and skill levels. The recreational level of soccer begins at the U6 level (4 and 5 years old). The SC Wave New Berlin program teaches the fundamentals of soccer while placing an emphasis on having fun and enjoying the game. All players will receive equal playing time in varying positions on the soccer field.
Soccer is a fall and spring sport with an 8-10 game outdoor schedule per season. The fall season begins in mid-August and runs through October. The spring season begins in mid-April and ends in early June. Practices are held on weeknights at local parks and home games are played at Valley View Fields in New Berlin.
Half of the games are in New Berlin and the other half are away games within the Waukesha Area Recreational Soccer (WARS) league. The WARS league includes teams from Brookfield, Waukesha, Elm Grove, Sussex, Menomonee Falls and other Waukesha County programs.
Recreational teams will focus on player development for all ages and all skill levels with dedicated coaches for each team. There are boys, girls and co-ed teams formed for all age levels. Players have the ability to stay on same team from year to year, thus allowing team development and the formation of lifelong friendships. A high quality soccer uniform, which includes numbered jersey, shorts, and soccer socks are provided to each player and are yours to keep.
Paid referees are provided for games U7 and above.
Coaches also have access to a variety of development opportunities including:
- Skills Clinics for Players
- Licensing Clinics for Coaching Staff
- Continuing Education Clinics for Coaching Staff
- Required Background Checks on Coaching and Manager Staff
- Coaching Development Team
At all ages and levels of recreational soccer, parents play a major role in both the enjoyment that their child obtains from playing soccer and the success of the overall soccer program. The effort and time that a parent or guardian puts into a child’s soccer team has a substantial impact on the enjoyment the whole family gets out of their association with SC Wave New Berlin.
Coaching Selection Process
Recreational team coaches do not get paid and are typically parents of players. Coaching clinics are offered and each coach will be provided with specific guidelines as to what is expected at each age level. All interested coaches should volunteer as a coach when asked during the online registration process.
SC Wave New Berlin ACADEMY
The SC Wave New Berlin Academy provides an opportunity for a higher level of competition and training for more serious player who has demonstrated the ability, skill development and commitment to compete at a higher level.
Academy teams participate in a more competitive league, attend additional tournaments, train indoors during the winter and participate in indoor leagues.
The training focuses on the development in order to carry out the tactics needed to play select soccer. Individual ball skills, creativity, and love of the game will create exciting soccer players who can play on successful select teams at the highest levels.
The Academy will be under the supervision of the Academy Director. The coaches will be paid, experienced coaches who maintain a minimum "E" license.
Teams will be formed following player evaluations which will be done at the end of each season by the coaches. Skills evaluation clinics will be conducted at various times throughout the year allowing players new to the club to be evaluated by the club's age group Director or Certified Licensed Coach.
All attemps will be made to form teams made up of players equal in ability and skill level therefore may be realigned at the end of each seaon to keep players equal in abilty and skill development together.
Boys and girls age group U7-U8 will play 4v4 with no goalkeeper. Boys and girls age group U9-U10 will play 6v6 plus a goalkeeper.
Academy teams may play-up an age level in order to find the appropriate level of competition to encourage player and team development. In these cases the teams would be rostered to the age appropriate level.
Fall Season August - October. Spring Season April - May. Teams will play 6-8 league games each season and will participate in two SC Waukesha sponsored tournaments (May Madness and Augustfest) and two additional tournaments per year. Practices are held two nights a week and games are typically played on Saturdays and Sundays.
SC Wave New Berlin Select Program
The SCW New Berlin select program provides an opportunity for a higher level of competition and training for more serious players who have demonstrated the ability, skill development and commitment to compete at a higher level.
Select Team Structure
SCW New Berlin will offer select teams for boys and girls beginning at the U11 age level. Teams will be given an A (Elite) or B (select) designation. The number of players trying out and coaching availability will determine if there is a B team.
The purpose of the select team is to provide instruction, skill development and competition to those players who possess a higher level of soccer skills and a desire to play at this level. The expectation for each player at this level is to improve their individual skills in order to help the team compete at an appropriate level and perhaps gain enough skills to move up a level at the next tryout year.
Depending on age, teams will compete in the SECL, State League Premier, 1st Division, or Midwest Regional League.
Select Team Tryouts
Select tryouts are held to choose each team at the select level. These tryouts for select teams are held annually, generally in June and will be the responsibility of the Director of Coaching and Player Development. Exact dates have been published below.
Both the Boys and Girls Select Directors and other Co-Directors may be in attendance and observe these tryouts. The Director of Player and Coaching Development, along with assigned evaluators, will assume responsibility for selecting players to teams. All efforts will be made to insure that these evaluators will be experienced soccer personnel who are generally not personally acquainted with the players trying out for the team. Players are not guaranteed a position on any team simply because they played on that team last year. In the unfortunate case where a player does not make a select team, it does not mean that they will not have a place to play. There will be an effort to create a team at the skill appropriate level if the numbers can support it.