SC Wave waukesha Recreational Level
SC Wave Soccer Club offers youth the opportunity to play soccer at many different age groups. Recreational soccer begins at the U-4 level and the SC Waukesha 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.
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 the enjoyment that their child gets out of 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 Waukesha.
SC Wave waukesha ACADEMY Level
The SC Wave 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 attempts 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 season to keep players equal in ability 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.
SC Wave Waukesha select Level
To provide SC Waukesha players with the opportunity to improve their soccer skills in order to play and achieve success at the highest competitive levels.
SC Wave will offer select teams for boys and girls beginning at the U-11 age level and ending at the U-19 age level. Teams will be given an A, B, or C designation. The number of players trying out and coaching availability will determine if there is a C or third team or not.
The purpose of the A select team program 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. Players and parent commitment to the team, practices, games, etc., are much higher than at any other level.
The purpose of the B or C select team program is to provide an opportunity for players to learn and compete at the select 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.
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 will be determined and published on the website and local newspapers.
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.
Parents are advised to leave the field on which the tryouts are taking place.
Players will participate in an organized session of technical drills, tactical exercises and small-sided games. These sessions are designed to test each player's technical abilities and skill and will serve to help them distinguish themselves from all the other players. They also help the evaluators in choosing the best players.
The team coach will be present at the tryout and act as an advisor to the evaluators. However, the evaluators will make the final decisions. SC Waukesha will notify all players trying out of their selection status at the deadline set by WYSA.
Playing Time/ Changing teams
The SC Wave Select program has no rule concerning playing time. Each coach has the right to award playing time based upon player skills, game situations, player attitude, conduct on and off the field and attendance at practice and games.
The only time that players change teams is during the tryout period. Once teams have been chosen, concerns regarding players changing teams should be addressed with the Director of Player and Coaching Development. Only the SC Wave Boys and Girls Select Directors may determine if a player should be allowed to change teams at any other time. The State Association has also developed guidelines and policies for transfers from one club to another. Please see the state association website for transfer policies.
SC Wave U11 - U12 teams may carry up to 15 players, U13 to U-14 teams may carry up to18 players, U15 and higher level teams may carry as many as 22 players. SC Waukesha will employ the use of club passes to develop younger players, enhance team numbers when the need arises and to help teams remain competitive in their league placements.
Select Player Expectations
SC Wave recognizes the diversity in players and skill levels in the make up of its soccer teams. It also takes different levels of commitment that some parents and players may not be accustomed to fulfilling. Belonging to an SC Waukesha Select team is more than a casual commitment.
SC Waukesha believes in academics before club activities. Once involved with a SC Waukesha team players can be expected to participate in two or three practices per week, seven to ten regular season games, three to five tournaments per season, and an indoor session. High school aged students who only participate in half a year club soccer season along with indoor are the only exception.
SC Waukesha encourages all players at the select level to compete in more than one sport. We believe this will enhance their overall athletic ability and love for the game of soccer. However, all club-organized activities take precedent over all other non-high school sports.
Indoor Soccer/Futsal Guidelines
All SC Wave teams are encouraged to participate in indoor soccer/futsal during the winter months. These leagues and training should be used to develop player technical skills and support team concepts for the outdoor season. The SC Waukesha board also encourages everyone to use the SC Wave name when participating in indoor soccer/futsal sessions.
Yellow and Red Cards
Receiving a yellow or red card in a game is a serious issue at SC Wave. The issuing of yellow and red cards are used to maintain control of the game. A yellow card from the referee is used as a warning and the player may or may not have to leave the field of play until the next available substitution. A second yellow card in one game is equal to a red card ejection a red card is a more severe penalty and means that the player or coach must leave the game and playing area immediately and cannot play or coach in the next game. The club reserves the right to additionally penalize those receiving red cards for more than just one game.