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EBU Recreational Soccer Facts 2020-2021

Elmbrook United offers recreational girls’ and boys’/coed teams for children in kindergarten through eighth grade (born 2006 through 2016). 

The cost of full-year soccer (fall  & spring ) is $235.  The cost off all-only or spring-only soccer is $175 per season.  Fees include an EBU uniform (jersey, shorts and socks).  Registration for full-year or fall-only soccer takes place from May 15-June 30.  Spring-only registration takes place from January 15-February 15.  Families register online using a credit card.  See the EBU registration page for links to register.

 PLEASE NOTE – Any registrations accepted after the advertised registration close date will be charged a $40 late fee. 

In addition, a one-time, volunteer fee of $100 will be charged to each family at registration.  The volunteer fee ($100) will be refunded to you once you complete one volunteer job for each child registered with Elmbrook United.  The fee will not be refunded until you complete the volunteer hours for all  your children registered with EBU. 

For more information email:  [email protected].

ELMBROOK UNITED SOCCER (EBU) RECREATIONAL LEAGUES

EBU Recreational teams have volunteer coaches, assistant coaches and managers.  The recreational league playing season begins after Labor Day, takes a break for winter, resumes in early spring, and ends with the Bob Buss Club Tournament in early June. Most games are played on Saturdays, however games also may be scheduled on Sundays and week nights.  EBU schedules 7 or 8 games for each season.  It takes approximately one hour to play a game.

Kindergarten-age teams (with players 4-5 years old) have a clinic followed by a game on Saturdays in the fall.  In the spring, these teams have a practice during the week and a game on Saturday.   (No clinics are held before games in spring).  Players age 6 and older have one practice a week in both fall and spring.

All practices are scheduled on weekday evenings at area parks and schools.  Practices are held at area parks and schools in Brookfield or Elm Grove.  Most games are played at Voigt Soccer Park in Brookfield.

EBU Team Formation

Players are placed on teams according to their birth year.   Recreational players must play with their designated age groups, per Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association rules.

2020-2021 Fall/Spring Soccer Season

U6 = 2015 & 2016 birth years

U7 = 2014 birth year

U8 = 2013 birth year

U9 = 2012 birth year

U10 = 2011 birth year

U11/U12 = 2010 & 2009 birth years

U13/U14/U15 = 2008, 2007, & 2006 birth years (up to 8th grade, not yet in high school)

Players are notified of their team assignments and practice schedules in late August. Players receive the location, day of week, and time of their teams practice through their coach, and schedules for league games are distributed at the first practice. The club strives to balance player ability and experience throughout the teams in each age division. Recreational teams are newly formed each year to help achieve this balance.   All recreational team members are guaranteed to play at least half of every game.   We do not honor special requests for children to be placed on specific teams or with specific friends/coaches. .

Uniforms (shrit, shorts, socks) are included as part of player registration. You will need to provide your child with shin guards and a soccer ball. Soccer shoes are recommended, but not mandatory.

EBU does not offer any refunds once the season has started.

SPRING

EBU Soccer accepts registrations for spring from January 15 until February 15th.  Fall-only players who wish to to play in spring, need to re-register,  They will remain on the same teams they played for in fall.  New spring registrants will be placed on existing teams if space allows or on a new team, if the number of registrations support the creation of new teams.

RAINOUT CANCELLATION POLICY

EBU  Soccer may cancel an entire day’s game schedule if severe weather is predicted or if fields are flooded and unsafe for play.  PLEASE check the website for any cancellations.  Cancellations will be posted by 3:00 pm during the week and 8:30 am weekends.

If an entire Saturday of games is cancelled, games will be replayed on the designated Rain-Out Make-Up Day.  If EBU closes its fields during the week, and a game is cancelled, both teams should contact their Division Director to reschedule the game.

If a referee cancels a game, and the game’s first half is completed, that game is considered a full game and will not be rescheduled.  If a referee calls a game during the first half of a game, the teams should contact their Division Director to reschedule the game.

PRACTICES

Practices are cancelled at the discretion of  each individual  coach.  Teams should not practice on fields (or in front of goals)  that are extremely wet or have standing water.  Side grass should be used.

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