Milwaukee Kickers 2013 - 2014 FALL/SPRING Soccer Season
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For the 2013-2014 soccer season, we are excited to introduce and launch the "I Want In!" player initiative that recognizes all players U8 and above for the positive traits and outstanding teamwork skills they exhibit on the soccer field.
Based on soccer's "Starting 11" team lineup, players will receive an "I Want In!" punch card from their team coach that lists 11 individual, as well as team building, traits. The 11 qualities listed include determination, perseverance, passion, focus, loyalty, respect, teamwork, discipline, integrity, commitment and sportsmanship.
As play continues throughout the season, each team's coach will punch player's "I Want In!" cards when acts worthy of a specific quality, determined by the coach, have been exhibited by the player on the practice or game field. When a player has earned a punch for all 11 qualities, the coach will give the player an "I Want In!" t-shirt. The goal is not which player receives the t-shirt first, but to encourage all players to focus on the qualities throughout the season so that as the season progresses more and more players earn their own t-shirt.
The t-shirt reflects the player's commitment to the core qualities required to play the game at the highest level and symbolizes the player's dedication to the positive behaviors that strengthen the bonds between players and coaches, players and players, players and referees as well as players and parents.
As we celebrate 45 years of soccer leadership, these 11 leadership affiliated qualities have impacted and shaped thousands of our players in the past and will continue to influence and transform thousands in the future.
Assistant Coach Jim Arter, pictured with some players from his Brown Deer Inferno team, wears his "I Want In!" t-shirt during the 2013 Kohl's Fall Recreational Tournament.
If you have an "I Want In!" photo to share, contact Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club (MKSC) is proudly celebrating 45 years of soccer leadership in 2013.
MKSC, established in 1968, started at a time when organized soccer was virtually unknown in most areas of the United States. The soccer phenomenon was introduced to the Milwaukee area by 12 MKSC founders (six married couples) who had a vision to attract, develop, and retain soccer players of all ages and abilities without regard to gender, race, national origin, religion or socioeconomic status. To do this, MKSC created a cost-effective and financially stable organization with top quality coaches, referees and administrators.
In its first year, MKSC started with 78 players. Today, MKSC has a youth membership of over 6,000 with players ranging from ages 5 to 18 who enjoy recreational as well as highly competitive play. Consisting of 15 regions spanning across southeastern Wisconsin, MKSC is home to over 650 teams encompassing 800 coaches and over 60 leagues.
"This anniversary is a special milestone for our organization that reflects our ongoing passion for, expertise in and dedication to youth soccer in our communities," said Alvaro Garcia-Velez, MKSC Executive Director. "As a club, we continue to evolve to provide our members with the most educational, fun and interactive soccer experience so they continue to improve their skill set and enjoy the game."
Thank you to all of our MKSC members. We look forward to serving you in 2013 and beyond!
Interested in learning more about how MKSC started and evolved? Then visit the "Kicks" newsletter archive here to find out how the club's founders and early advocates grew MKSC into one of the largest youth soccer organizations in the country.
Photo taken at Coca-Cola Youth Classic Tournament October 2013
If you have a photo or video clip of a Milwaukee Kicker making a dynamic play or scoring an amazing goal, send it to MKSC for possible upload to our website and/or monthly e-newsletter.
Required photo format is jpeg less than 250kb. Required video format is .mpg or .mpg4 less than 100mb.
For consideration, please e-mail files to Tammy at email@example.com.
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Uihlein Soccer Park is hosting the annual Hounds for the Holidays event! WSC games will resume on Sunday, December 8th. All other leagues will start up again on Monday, December 9th.
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Uihlein Soccer Park
7101 W. Good Hope Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53223