Who is Wilson United Soccer Club?
WUSC is a youth soccer organization that includes both recreation and travel teams. We are members of the Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA, an affiliate of the United States Youth Soccer Association – USYSA). Based in Middle Tennessee our club services communities such as Donelson, Antioch, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, Lebanon and Old Hickory as well as all other surrounding Nashville communities.
Our focus is on player development, and our goal is to provide quality and progressive soccer instruction that builds and grows both individual and team foundations and strengths while providing skilled players an advanced and competitive environment in which to excel. Our players are eligible for the state, regional, and national Olympic Development Programs (ODP), and our training greatly improves their chances of playing for their middle school, high school, and college soccer teams.
To foster positive opportunities where players can develop to their full potential and are inspired to find lifelong enjoyment in the game of soccer.
Inspiring Passion (for the love and joy of soccer).
Cultivating Character (on and off the pitch).
Dedicated Coaching (that is focused on the development of both player and coach).
Holistic Development (that fosters the physical, mental and emotional growth of the player).
Dynamic Competition (that provides a safe, fun, and healthy environment for players to compete at all levels).
Community Engagement (that benefits those inside and outside of our club).
What is Our Coaching Philosophy?
WUSC is committed to soccer excellence and is focused on empowering select soccer players in the Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, Donelson, and surrounding areas by providing high-level training and competition opportunities. We believe that our coaches are first and foremost role models and teachers. Coaching is about motivating players to produce their best effort, inspiring players to learn, and encouraging players to be winners by more than just a score.
It is about developing players’ skills for the game as well as individual confidence, leadership, and teamwork abilities.
Preparation, knowing the game and the proper progressions to various training topics will provide the players with numerous opportunities to explore and discover their full potential through active participation in the sport.
As long as 100% effort is given, the players, coaches and parents should be proud of their performance regardless of the result.
How does my child join the club?
WUSC has both boys and girls teams ranging in age group from U9 to U17, and anyone is eligible to try out for any available positions on applicable select teams. Players must meet state mandated age restrictions for the team they are trying out for, and must be invited to join the team by the Head Coach based on the try out evaluations. For more information, click on the "Try Outs" tab from the main menu.
Travel Cost Estimate:
Each travel soccer season costs $300, excluding uniform
WUSC has both boys and girls teams ranging in age group from U4 to U15. Registration for rectration teams are in January for the Spring season and July for the Fall Season. Rec soccer does not require a tryout. Teams are formed by coaches and the registrar. Rec soccer focuses on learning the game of soccer and the joy that it brings to players. We strive for equal playing time for each player.
Rec Cost Estimate:
Each rec soccer season costs $100, including jersey
Where do you practice?
Our practice fields include:
Hermitage United Methodist Church Athletic Complex at 4250 Andrew Jackson Pkwy in Hermitage
Vulcan Soccer Complex located at 806 Castle Heights Ave in Lebanon
MT Juliet Practice Fields at 97 Lorenzo Drive in Mt. Juliet
The Glade Church at 9000 Stewarts Ferry Pike in Mt. Juliet
Board Members and Structure
Our volunteer board members help provide a strong focus and direction for WUSC. We have three boards to assist with our ever growing organization:
|Executive Board||Recreational Board||Travel Board|
|Exec President Bob Zenker
Vice President Phillip Siever
Treasurer Chris Jackson
Secretary Jon Spallino
Risk Management Tony Maynard
Referee Assignor James Herren
|Rec President Samantha Thomas
Coaching Director Adam Green
DOC in training Brent Byrd
Treasurer Jessica Kirby
Secretary Jodi Rockensock
Concessions Coordinator John Kirby
Field Coordinator Jacob Schutt
Field Scheduler Chris Morgan
Travel/Rec Player Relations Phil Williams
Marketing Luca Joens
Adult Director Leah Gillepsie
Uniform / Trophy Coordinator Verena Crutchfield
Picture Day/Picture Barbie Byrnes
Game Scheduler Scott Walters
Sponsorship Nathan Touchstone
|Travel President Michelle Conn
Travel VP Sean Stake
Secretary/Director of Coaching Jea Agee
Technical Director Darren Laver
Risk Management Ray Akers
Board Member Patrice Echols
Treasurer Kelly Lane
Board Member Jason Daley
Registrar Michelle Garcia
The Wilson United Soccer Club is recognized as a tax exempt entity by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Wilson United Soccer Club are deductible under section 170 of the Code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. For information on how you can make donations please contact the club treasurer.