Orono Westonka Soccer Club

2023 Spring YDP Registration

Welcome

Welcome to Orono Westonka Soccer's (OWSC) 2023 Youth Development Program (YDP) Spring Registration

This registration will allow you to provide player information, contact information, sign consents and submit payment. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or checking account information available. Upon completion of registration a charge from Orono Westonka Soccer Club will appear on your account. 

 

The Orono Westonka Soccer Youth Development Program (YDP) is for players 2 - 8 years old looking for a soccer experience that emphasizes participation, learning and fun. Our program offers youth players the opportunity to learn the skills, techniques and rules of soccer in a fun and healthy environment. 

 

OWSC relies on volunteer parent coaches for all of our YDP teams. Please consider volunteering to coach your child's team - you can sign up in the registration. No experience is needed! 

 

Children from ages 2-8 (birthdate on or after 1/1/2021) can register for the YDP Thunderhawks. Teams will be formed based on these levels: *Parents of players born in 2019 or 2017 will have a choice on which group your player joins based on their age and experience level*

 

1. Mini Thunderhawks U3 & U4 (Birth Year 2019-2021) 

2. Lil Thunderhawks U5 & U6 (Birth Year 2017-2019) 

3. Development Academy U7 & U8 (Birth Year 2015-2017) 

***If your player has a birth year of 2014 you will need to register your player for OWSC Travel (Competitive) Soccer beginning in Spring 2023. 

 

Our planned schedule is below, but we reserve the right to change the schedule if registration numbers or field conditions dictate. 

 

SCHEDULES BY AGE

Mini Thunderhawks: 

Practices - Saturdays, 8:30-9:00AM, Orono Discovery Center 

 

Lil Thunderhawks: 

Option 1: Practices - Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm (scrimmage last 15 minutes) *Capped at 100 players

Option 2: Practices - Saturdays, 9:00-10:00AM (scrimmage last 15 minutes) *Capped at 100 players

 

Development Academy: 

PRACTICE OPTION 1: WEDNESDAYS

  • Boys -  Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:15pm, Orono Middle School
  • Girls - -Wednesdays 6:15-7:15pm, Orono Middle School

PRACTICE OPTION 2:  THURSDAYS

  • Boys - Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm, Orono Middle School
  • Girls - Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm, Orono Middle School

ALL GAMES:  SATURDAYS

  • Games - Saturday mornings TBD 10:00am -12:00pm, Orono Discovery Center

 

Development Academy Tournament Teams:

Available to 2015 & 2016 Birth Year Players. 

 

The Development Academy tournament team is a group of players who will participate in 3-4
‘Match Day’ events throughout the season. These typically take place on the weekends and can
be located around the Twin Cities. Match Days involve two 40 min games back to back (typically
about a 2 hour commitment) against other clubs from around the Twin Cities. This is a good
option for players who want a taste of what the competitive program will entail.


In addition to the Match Day events, players will practice and play games as part of the typical
DA schedule. Dates for the Match Day Events are listed below. Sign up is limited to 16 boys and 16 girls. Additional players will be added to a waitlist. Players who sign up are expected to participate in a minimum of 3 Match Day dates listed below. 

The registration fee covers typical DA costs plus a tournament team jersey, 3-4 additional training opportunities ahead of Match Days and club costs for the Match Day events. 

  • May 21, 2023
  • June 11, 2023
  • June 18, 2023
  • June 25, 2023 *at Summer Festival*

 

FEES: 

Fees for the 2023 YDP Spring Season: 

  • Mini Thunderhawks U3&U4: $75 
  • Lil Thunderhawks U5&U6: $129 
  • Development Academy U7&U8: $149 
  • Development Academy Tournament Team: $100 additional ($249 total)

 

KEY DATES: 

Uniform Pick Up (All ages, All players): Wednesday, April 26, 4-7PM @ Orono Discovery Center

*You can also pick up your uniform at the first practice

• Season Begins: May 1st  **NO SOCCER OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND**

• End of Season Jamboree:

The season ends Saturday, June 17 with a fun-filled Jamboree to celebrate with your teammates. In addition to games, there are fun activities and treats on site! 

 

EQUIPMENT (ALL players will need): 

• Shin guards are REQUIRED for ALL players. Shin guards MUST be completely covered by long socks. 

• Shorts or sweatpants may be worn. (Dress appropriately for the weather.) • Tennis shoes or soccer cleats may be worn. 

• All players are encouraged to bring a ball to practice and games. • All players will use a size 3 ball 

• Water bottle 

 

What is included in my Fee? 

Uniforms, Weekly practices/scrimmages, weekly games on Saturdays for DA league, End of Season Jamboree

 

UNIFORMS: 

 *In addition to our registration fee, there will be a small processing fee payable to our Administrator, Sports Engine. 

**Additional program information can be found on the YDP pages of our website here

*** Any questions or concerns, please

email YDP@oronowestonkasoccer.org 

 

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Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

OWSC Administrator

Director of Administration