Marshfield Youth Soccer Program has embarked on the development of a Soccer Club – Marshfield United Soccer Club – to provide an opportunity for our young soccer players seeking an additional competitive challenge and a developmental soccer experience beyond the MYS recreational and MYS travel teams. Private Club soccer programs are quietly becoming the norm for any young person with an interest and desire to develop their soccer skills and play within a more competitive arena. There are many positives to the private soccer clubs within our region, but they also come with a sizable cost, conflicts with other sports, expected commitment to put club soccer “first,” and discourages local involvement in town soccer or other sports. The philosophy of the Marshfield United Soccer Club will accentuate the positives of a club soccer program while limiting the negatives. MUSC players will receive professional coaching and compete with the top regional soccer clubs; they will have the opportunity to participate in multiple town sports while honoring their commitment to the travel and club teams, it will be less expensive than the private clubs, and the players will take personal pride playing for their home town. Marshfield United was established May 2015 with a vision and common goal for families and players. Based on feedback and experiences we felt that there was a better way to participate in Club Soccer. We had 35 girls show up to tryouts in June of 2015 and the top 17 players were chosen for the first MUSC team. In the Spring of 2016 we added a U9 Boys and U9 Girls team and both of their seasons proved successful.
We are beginning our third year and couldn't be prouder of what has been accomplished on and off of the field. I have heard countless stories of the return of time and balance and I have also received feedback on opportunities for improvement. We recognize growing pains; we are listening and acting upon.
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