MC United Soccer Club
About the Club:
MC United Soccer Club (MCU) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization comprised of approximately 20 competitive vouth soccer teams (ages 8 - 18) and the Firecrackers Youth Academy (grades K-2) supporting over 500 youth soccer players annually. MCU players hail from the Wausau, D.C. Everest, Medford, Antigo, Colby, Marathon, Edgar, Merrill, Tomahawk, Rhinelander, and Mosinee school districts.
MCU is a member of the Central Wisconsin Soccer League (CWSL), comprised of teams from Eagle River, Marshfield, Minocqua, Mosinee, Rhinelander, Stevens Point, Waupaca, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids. Our State Level teams - representing a higher level of competition - play against teams in the Premier Division, including Appleton, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Green Bay, and Whitefish Bay. In addition, all of our teams compete in a minimum of six statewide tournaments during the spring and fall seasons.
Funds raised by MCU sponsorships are used to:
- Provide scholarships for area youth soccer players. These funds cover up to 100% of their registration fees and uniforms, enabling families in financial need the opportunity to participate in MCU.
- Offset cost of fees for families not in financial need. Playing club sports can be expensive even for those that are not considered to be in "financial need", as defined by free and reduced lunch qualifications, are not able to participate in sports. We do not want any person to be unable to play for our club because of fees. We believe that families receive quite a bit of value from our fees. Our spring program runs roughly 6 to 7 months with multiple practices and games every week and our fall program runs 3 to 4 months.
- Support and grow the MCU Firecrackers Youth Academy, our youth developmental program.
MCU hosts two tournaments:
- The MCU Mountain Bay Cup (early May) attracts more than 90 teams from Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin with approximately 5,000 attendees at the Peoples State Bank Soccer Complex.
- The Fall MCU Cup (September), attracts more than 90 teams from across Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota with the same number of attendees.
- These tournaments are estimated to bring in $800,000 to $1,000,000 in revenue to Wausau and the surrounding communities through hotel and food expenditures.
Coach Nye and Coach Verhasselt are outstanding. Not only did they take the time to grow our daughter's knowledge of the game, but also her love for the sport.
MCUnited Girl's 13U Parent
Without MC United Scholarship program we our children would not be able to play. The board took the time to listen and help find a way to make it possible and for that I am so grateful.
MC United 10U Boys' Parent