We hope everyone is doing ok and that you are all staying safe and healthy.
MC United would like to encourage all MC United players to participate in the MC United 50,000 Touches in 50 Days Challenge!
Stay active, stay motivated, and improve your ball skills!
Try to have fun during this difficult situation. We hope to see you all soon!
MC United recognizes this is an unprecedented and challenging situation, and many MC United families have questions about the potential impact of the coronavirus on practices, leagues, and tournaments. Here is the status of our operations as of March 21, 2020.
What information does MC United use to make decisions about how to respond to the coronavirus?
The reality is that the situation is changing daily. We are getting new information/guidance daily and in some cases, hourly (see below for information received today from WYSA). As a club, we are relying on guidance from US Youth Soccer (USYS); Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA); the Board of the Midway District of the Central Wisconsin Soccer League (CWSL); the CDC; and state and local health departments in order to make decisions about our club's activities.We will continue to rely on these sources going forward and will share pertinent information as soon as we can. It can be hard to keep up with the changing situation during our busy work days -- but please be assured that we are always trying to make decisions in the best interests of our players and families and as quickly as we can.
What is happening with indoor practices?
All indoor practices through April 30, 2020 are suspended per WYSA guidelines provided to clubs on March 16. 2020.
What is happening with outdoor practices?
All outdoor practices through April 30, 2020 are suspended per WYSA guidelines provided to clubs on March 16, 2020.
What about the MC United Mountain Bay Cup scheduled for May 1-3?
It is with great sadness, but with great respect for the current situation and the safety of players and families, that MCU's Board unanimously decided to cancel the 10th Annual Mountain Bay Cup tournament scheduled for May 1-3. This is difficult for our club, as our tournament is a key source of funds that we reinvest to support activities such as winter gym stipends, player registration scholarships, equipment for coaches, etc. But we will continue to plan for the success of the MCU Fall Cup on September 19-20 and hope to see everyone there! Team registration for fall will be open soon!
What about the upcoming CWSL, State League, and Tournament seasons?
The Central Wisconsin Soccer League (CWSL) league will begin June 1. There will be no games in May.
The WYSA State League has suspended all games until May 1. Coaches and team managers are working on rescheduling April games. The season has been extended to July 12.
The Midwest Conference has suspended all games until April 15.
Parents, players, coaches, managers should be prepared for additional changes in the seasons' start dates, possible reschedules of games, and cancellations. It would not be surprising if we have a more compressed season than usual. We will keep you posted.
Note: We cannot unilaterally decide to cancel/withdraw our participation in the leagues. Similar to the schools needing to get guidance from the state about school closures, we need to wait for guidance from US Youth Soccer, the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association, and the Central Wisconsin Soccer League Board in order to make decisions about our MRL, State, and Classic leagues' seasons.
What will happen if the seasons are cancelled?
As of today, the plan is for teams to still have the 3 tournaments and the Classic/state leagues that were built into the player registration fees. Once we know with more certainty what the seasons will ultimately entail relative to what people have paid for and what our fixed costs will be, we would determine a plan for issuing any applicable refunds or credits.
Will the MC United Parent meeting be held Wednesday, April 1, 2020?
This meeting is cancelled. We will be re-evaluating in April whether to reschedule this meeting as an in-person meeting, or communicate relevant information electronically or via some other means like an online chat. In the mean time, please rely on your coach or team manager if you have questions, or feel free to email MCU President Sharon Belton. Please check your emails for updates, as well as the MCU Facebook page.
Will the Coaches' Meeting be held April 1?
Lance Kelly will be rescheduling the Coaches' Meeting and communicate with the coaches directly about a new date for this meeting.
What can you do to help?
Please be understanding. We are a volunteer-run club and the Board is working very hard to stay up to speed on this evolving situation, gather facts, and make the best decisions we can, on top of our usual club functions and responsibilities. Don't be offended if it takes a bit longer for someone to get back to you or respond to an email.
Please be extra-patient with your coach and team manager, etc. They are also volunteers who are managing lots of information coming their way.
Please be flexible.
Thank you for your support of MC United.
We know you have options when choosing a competitive soccer club, so why choose MC United?
*High school players: MC United welcomes all players. However, it is recommended that players joining MC United for the first time as a high school player (freshman U15s through U18) have some prior experience playing in another competitive soccer club; WAYSA, Everest Youth Soccer, or another indoor or outdoor recreational soccer program; or have participated for a season in their school district’s middle or high school soccer program. Parents of high school players interested in joining MC United that have not had any prior soccer experience should contact Lance Kelly, MC United’s Director of Coaching, prior to registration. This will help ensure that parents and players that are brand new to soccer have information about general skill, agility, and fitness expectations prior to committing to participation.