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WELCOME TO ORONO WESTONKA SOCCER CLUB

The Orono Westonka Soccer Club is committed to providing high-quality and fun youth soccer programs to families in the Orono and Westonka areas. Our goal is to build sportsmanship, self-confidence and teamwork through participation in soccer. We are a non-profit organization that relies on a network of volunteers and professionals to deliver our programs.

1,000 Touch Challenge

Dear OWSC Families,

In follow up to our club update on Friday 3/20 about the impact COVID-19 is having to soccer operations, we are excited to share our first of several "Soccer Training at Home" communication. Keeping our kids moving will be important for their physical, mental and intellectual well-being during this time of self-isolation from family and friends. Here we go!

#1 - 1,000 Touch Challenge

  • Parents and players can access the video to this challenge HERE on YouTube. This will also be posted to OWSC social media.
  • WHAT is the challenge?  
  • Player watches the instruction video and works to achieve (at least) 1,000 touches with the soccer ball.  
  • No limit to daily touches, do as many as you can for as many days as you like!
  • You can print the attached document as an easy way for players to track their ball touches weekly.
  • Here is a list of recommended different types of touches:
  • Alternate Juggling x 50
  • Toe Taps x 100
  • Foundations (Inside/Inside) x 100
  • Inside/Outside x50
  • Inside/Outside/Outside x 100
  • V-drag Inside x 100
  • V-drag Outside x 100
  • Sole/Outside x 100
  • Sole/Out-In x 50
  • Sole Rolls x 100
  • L-drags x 50
  • Cryuff Turns x 50
  • Pull-Backs x 50
  • WHEN is the challenge?
  • It starts TODAY and will run until we start playing soccer outside.
  • WHO is eligible for this challenge?
  • All current OWSC players (Lil Lakers/Recreation and Competitive)
  • HOW do players submit their activity?
  • Parents send an email to Grant Steine vouching your player completed this challenge.  
  • Optional: Parents can send a short video of players in action doing their touches at home and (if desired) grant permission to post on OWSC social media.
  • Is there a PRIZE for completing this challenge?
  • Yes! The player who completes the most touches during this time will receive FREE tickets for themselves and 2 friends to a MN United soccer game!

We hope your players have fun with this!

Our Best - Orono Westonka Soccer Club

 

COVID-19 Update 3/20/2020

Dear OWSC Families, 

 

As the global effect of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, OWSC is firmly committed to the health and safety of our members and employees.  We are closely monitoring the changing situation, and complying with public health guidance.  Last week we made the decision to suspend soccer activities and wanted to provide an update.  

Welu Indoor Soccer Complex remains closed and all in-person soccer programming (both competitive and recreation/Lil Lakers) are suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  

We know the news of soccer being on hold is hard for not only the kids but also the parents. In the interim, our soccer staff will start sending out activities using different electronic vehicles (email, social media, etc.).  

Please keep your eyes out for these activities coming soon!

Spring Competitive Soccer

We are working with US Club Soccer, Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) and Twin Cities Soccer League (TCSL) on how the spring competitive season could look, and when.  TCSL and MYSA are both weighing options and making contingency plans based on potential outcomes. We are early in this journey and will be keeping in alignment with all organizations through this process.  

Once we receive updates in Mid-April, and if the spring season is delayed further, we will provide information regarding any refunds at that time.

  • 3.17.20 US Club Soccer Update:  

  • 3.16.20 Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA):  

  • 3.17.20 Twin Cities Soccer League (TCSL):  

  • April Tournaments:  As you can imagine, tournament directors are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will follow suit with organizations such as US Club Soccer once more is known.  They have committed to providing the next update to soccer clubs by April 1st.  

  • Technical Academy:  We know the last day of this was supposed to be March 16th and had to be canceled.  We will be issuing a refund for members who were signed up for that day. 

Recreation/Lil Lakers Soccer

Lil Lakers is managed in house and this will allow us to be flexible in scheduling once we are able to move forward.  We know how important it will be for our children to exercise and run around after spending so much time inside. We will update you all on future programming once we are able based on government and health agencies.  Once we receive updates in Mid-Late April, we will provide information regarding any refunds at that time if the season doesn’t happen.

  • Lil Lakers Saturday Program:  We know the last day of our last session was canceled.  We will be issuing a refund for members who were signed up for that day.

  • For those wondering what Lil Lakers is all about:  We are proud to offer the Lil Lakers Recreational Soccer program to provide our young players with an entry-level opportunity to learn the fundamentals of soccer and enjoy the game with their friends in a relaxed environment. It is an in-house program with parent-volunteer coaches where the focus is on fun rather than high-level competition.

We are committed to all of our players, families and our local community.  While we know it is hard for all of the players to not participate together in an activity they love, we also know this pause in time is necessary to protect player health and safety.  Thank you for your support. Be safe and be well.

Our Best - Orono Westonka Soccer Club

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN:

 

Spring 2020 Registration fees will increase by 20% if you register after November 15th.  Registration closes February 15th.


Seeking OWSC Board Members

The Orono Westonka Soccer Club is a non-profit organization, which requires parent involvement and leadership to support our soccer community. Starting in January 2020, we are seeking individuals to fill a 3-year term for open board positions.  Expertise/skillsets desired:

 

  • Fundraising
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Soccer
  • Operations

 

This is a "working" board and as a member, you will be expected to lead a subcommittee that will help shape the future of our club!

If you have an interest in applying for an open position or to learn more, please contact our current OWSC Board President at president@oronowestonkasoccer.org.  The deadline for all applications and inquiries is 1-10-2020.

Please see the OWSC board application below.

Thank you for your consideration!  We look forward to hearing from you.

OWSC Board

SPRING 2020 Uniform Ordering

The Club is in the middle our our current uniform cycle that will be used through the 2020 Fall Season.  Players who are new to the club this fall or did not play the 2019 Spring season need to order a uniform kit. 

The Required Uniform Kit will include: 

* 2 Under Armour Jerseys ( home and away)

* 1 Pair Under Armour Red Shorts

* 1 Pair Under Armour White  Socks

 

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Volunteers Needed!

OWSC is in need of volunteers to help get our new indoor training facility ready!  Please click the link below for volunteer opportunities.

OWSC ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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