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Select/Travel Tryouts for the 2019/2020 Seasons

SIU offers the only Select (Travel) soccer program in the Louisville Metropolitan area representing Southern Indiana for boys and girls ages 9-19. The program is for players who desire a higher level of competition and want to further their individual development as a player. Registration is open for Select try-outs. 

Register at: http://bit.ly/SIUselectTryouts19-20

The cost for tryouts is $10 (includes tryout jersey)

Onsite registration will be available but will add significant time to your check-in process.  Checks and cash payments only will be accepted on the day of tryouts.  All checks and cash payments should be brought to the field on the day of tryouts.  ALL PLAYERS NEED TO REGISTER, even if you made a team in the previous season.

9U-11U (born 2009-2011):

       June 5th and 6th @6pm, Binford Park, New Albany (boys and girls)

12U-14U (born 2006-2008):

      June 10th and 12th @6pm, Binford Park, New Albany (Girls)

      June 11th and 13th @6pm, Binford Park, New Albany (Boys)

15U-17U (born 2003-2005):

     June 10th and June 12th @6pm, Silver Street Park, New Albany (Girls)

     June 11th and 13th @6pm, Silver Street Park, New Albany (Boys)

18U-19U (born 2001-2002):

     June 10th and June 12th @6pm, Silver Street Park, New Albany (Girls)

     June 10th and 15th @6pm, Woehrle Field, Jeffersonville (Boys)

Please plan on attending both of your designated days.

Please bring a ball, shin guards, water, and outdoor shoes to tryouts.

If you cannot attend try-outs in person, you still need to register. Just mark the box on the registration form that you will not be attending and contact Natalie Thurston.

Rosters will be published on the SIU website the week after tryouts are completed. The coach who evaluated the age group will notify players not asked to be on a team. Tryouts in November will only occur to complete a roster.

SIU coaches will select the best players for each team.  Players will be placed on teams at their age level based primarily on their soccer skills.  Moving players from one team to another or playing up in age will be viewed as an exception to the rule.  Any player placement issues should be addressed with the VP Select and the Director of Coaching.  Once players have accepted a position, they are committed to SIU for the seasonal year (Fall and Spring for full year players).  

For questions about the try-out process, please contact Natalie Thurston, VP Select, at  thurstonfamily5@twc.com


Help Support SIU Through FlipGive

Southern Indiana United is now partnering with a service called FlipGive to raise funds to help cover costs and prevent increased membership fees. With FlipGive anyone can shop online with popular brands like Walmart, Apple, Under Armour or buy gift cards to restaurants and our organization will receive donations from the retailers!


Join our FlipGive team now using our invite code R4DY3P in one of 2 ways: 

1. Download the FlipGive app at  https://www.flipgive.com/app?joincode=R4DY3P 

2. Join online at  https://www.flipgive.com/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Southern%20Indiana%20United&joincode=R4DY3P 

Remember to use FlipGive before you shop online so we'll earn cash back. You can also ask friends and family to use FlipGive but don't forget to share the special code for our organization  R4DY3P .   

If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Allie at ealliej@twc.com  or (480) 466-9637


TOPSoccer

SIU is bringing TOPSoccer to New Albany. TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training program for all athletes with intellectual, emotional, and or physical disabilities.  The program strives to provide soccer opportunities (the opportunity of soccer) for players to develop at their own pace in a safe, fun, and supportive/inclusive environment.  There are thousands of children with disabilities who need, and can be provided with, the opportunity to play soccer through the TOPSoccer program.  Trained "buddies" and coaches help the athletes during the sessions.  Players should be 5-18 years old.  Buddies do not need to play soccer but should be 12 years of age or older.

Program dates:  July 14 th , 28th and August 4th .

Time:  6:00-7:00pm

Cost:  FREE

Location:  Silver Street Park, New Albany, IN

Equipment:  Bring tennis shoes, socks, shin guards, and water

Buddy training will be offered from 5-6pm on July 14 th prior to the first session.

If you would like to register your child or you would like to be a "buddy" for this program, please email Billy Seymour, SIU TOPSoccer Coordinator - billysiutopsoccer@gmail.com.  Medical forms and other application forms are required by the State of Indiana and will be provided by the coordinator upon registration.

 

 


SIU Summer Soccer Camp with Louisville City FC

In partnership with Louisville City FC, SIU is excited to be offering a summer camp July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2019 at Silver Street Park in New Albany, Indiana. This camp will be offered by SIU, but provided by Louisville City FC players and Director of Youth Development, Mario Sanchez.

 

Register at: http://bit.ly/SIULouCityCamp2019

 

Space is limited so register soon!

 

Dates: July 1, 2, 3

Times: 8U-14U (birth year 2006-2012) will be from 6-7:15 pm

15U-19U (birth year 2002-2005) will be from 7:30-9:00 pm

Location: Silver Street Park in New Albany, IN 47150

Cost: $55 per player and includes coaching, t-shirt, and LCFC ticket to a future game (SIU night will be July 20th but the ticket can be used for any game)

The first session is limited to 100 players, the second session 60 so register early.

Goalkeeper training will be available.

 

For questions about the camp, please email Natalie Thurston, VP Select at thurstonfamily5@twc.com or Dutch Vigar, Director of Coaching at dvigar@gmail.com

 

“Our objective is to create a fun, safe, yet challenging environment that inspires all of our campers to become better players,” -Mario Sanchez, Director of Youth Development, LCFC


Recruiting 101 Seminar

Special thanks to Mario Sanchez, Director of Youth Development with Louisville City FC, for speaking at our “Recruiting 101 Seminar”. We had over 60 in attendance. Mario shared with us a "Step by Step Guide on How to Navigate the Process" of college recruiting from his experience as a 20 year coach in NCAA Division I. Mario was nice enough to share his presentation and allow us to video it as well. This is a fantastic resource for our club and can be found below. Thank you Mario!

 


Developmental Training Program

Registration is OPEN for all 2011 and 2012 Birth Year Rec Players!

http://bit.ly/DTPspring2019

Attention all Recreational Soccer players who were born in 2011 or 2012!  Are you interested in preparing for the next level of soccer?  Register now for our Developmental Training Program administered by our Director of Coaching, Dutch Vigar.  Five weekly training sessions beginning on April 7th.  Cost is $35 (in addition to Rec fees).  For more information about the program contact Dutch Vigar, dutchvigar@gmail.com.  For registration questions contact Jen McFarland Kern, Sky9RN@yahoo.com.


Louisville City FC Discounted Single-Match and Season Tickets on Sale Now

2019 Louisville City FC discounted Single-Match Tickets are now available using Access Code: SIU at https://www.louisvillecityfc.com/siu. Tickets start at just$10. SIU is proud to be an Official Youth Partner with LouCity again this season. Our club will receive a 10% rebate for all tickets sold using our access code, 10% discount on all Louisville City FC merchandise online and 10% off entry to all LCFC camps and clinics. The club that sells the most ticketsthroughout the 2019 season will be the official Youth Partner for the first game at the new Butchertown stadium in 2020. Feel free to share our Access Code: SIU to help our club.

Interested in Season Tickets?

Use Discount Coupon: SIUST at https://seatgeek.com/louisville-city-fc-tickets/ticket-packages

After selecting your seat(s), type in coupon SIUST before checkout and your discount will be added. For questions with season tickets please contact Dylan Terry at (502) 415-2195 or dterry@louivillecityfc.com

A portion of all season ticket and single game ticket sales will be donated back to SIU.


SIU Cup Fall 2018 Champions


U8 Champions-Coach Rigoberto Alvarado


U10 Champions-Coach Joe Dablow


U12 Champions-Coach Seth Riddle


U14 Champions-Coach Scott Goffinet


Ball Mastery Videos Now Available

Dutch Vigor, SIU Director of Coaching, and Tyler McGeorge have put together some fantastic videos for our players to work on their Ball Mastery. Thanks Dutch and Tyler!

 

Use this below Checklist as a motivational tool to improve Ball Mastery. Players can either place a check mark in the cell adjacent to the routine description; or record a time spent on the routine.

Fundamentals covered: Rolling With the Sole Roll, Draw Back Push with Laces, Draw Back Push with Inside, Draw Back-Push with Outside, Tap. Tap. Squeeze, Triple Sole Drag, Tap. Tap. Roll., Scissors Drag, Scissors Push, Step Over Drag, Inside Outside Right Foot, Inside Outside Left Foot, Inside Outside Dribble, Tap. Tap. Cut., Tap. Tap. Pivot.

Ball Mastery Video 1 Fundamentals

Ball Mastery Video 2 Intermediate

Fundamentals covered: Draw Back "V" with Outside, Draw Back "V" with Inside, Sole Drag, Figure 8 (Right Foot), Figure 8 (Left Foot), Figure 8 (Both Feet), Directional Change with Cut (Chop), Directional Change with Cut (Hook), Directional Change with Pivot, Step Over Chop, Step Over Hook, Tap, Tap. Scissor., Tap. Tap. Spin (Challenge).


New SIU Coaching Curriculum Guide

Dutch Vigar, our Director of Coaching, is excited to share the new SIU Coaching Curriculum Guide. It was developed for coaches in the club to use as guidance about what skills should be learned at each age level. Coach Vigar wants to give credit to the United Soccer Coaches curriculum guide and New York Red Bull curriculum guide, that were referenced when developing this material.


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Donate In Memory of Jacob Trulock

A scholarship fund was established in memory of Jacob Trulock who played soccer for SIU since he was age 7.  He died in a hiking accident in March 2017. Jacob was the captain of the NAHS soccer team, an outstanding student and accepted into the Purdue engineering program.  The scholarship was created to help students follow their educational dreams like Jacob.

Click Here For The Trulock Memorial Scholarship Fund