|Thelo United Futbol (TUF) is the classic soccer club serving the Milwaukie, Gladstone, and North Clackamas areas. This club, whose name means strength, want, and desire, represents a merging of Milwaukie/Gladstone United-MGU and the North Clackamas Soccer Club Classic program. Our goal is to provide a quality classic soccer program in the Milwaukie, Gladstone, and North Clackamas area at an affordable price. TUF was developed with the intent of providing players and parents with a local, convenient and affordable opportunity to play competitive soccer. The average player costs in both of these merged classic programs have been well below the typical annual cost per player found in most other classic clubs.
If you are currently playing at the recreational level and are unsure about playing at the classic level; you should ask yourself the following questions:
· Do I really enjoy playing soccer?
If you answered yes to the above questions you should be playing Classic Soccer!
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
|WHAT IS CLASSIC (COMPETITIVE) SOCCER?
Classic Soccer will be an exciting opportunity for dedicated soccer players to improve and develop their skills beyond the recreational levels. Our mission is to help you achieve these advanced skills with well trained, experienced coaching at a fair price.
AT WHAT AGE CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN CLASSIC SOCCER?
Players entering U10 in the upcoming fall season may tryout for the U-11 classic team or players may participate on the TUF U10 Developmental team if there are enough players and coaches.
WILL WE HAVE TO TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES TO OUR GAMES?
The majority of teams playing Classic Soccer come from the Portland Metropolitan area and most matches are held in the Metro area. Classic Soccer is statewide so the potential exists for more distant travel.
HOW ARE THE TEAMS FORMED?
Players are chosen through try-outs. Teams will consist of 14-18 players. Not all players who attend tryouts will be chosen. Since the tryouts are in May, all players not chosen will still have the opportunity to play at the recreational level. The tryouts will consist of small-sided games and large, full-sided games if needed.
HOW ARE CLASSIC LEAGUES FORMED?
The teams are placed into divisions based on the results of a qualifying tournament played in early August. The better each team performs in this tournament, the higher the division they will play in. The following divisions consisting of 8 teams per division are proposed for the Fall Season: Premier Gold, Premier Silver, Division I, Division II, Classic I, Classic II & Classic III.
IS CLASSIC SOCCER A YEAR ROUND COMMITMENT?
Our goal is to give each player the opportunity to play year round; and those qualifying for a premiere team would be expected to play the fall and the spring season at a minimum. The typical commitment would be from mid May through November. Games will be held Saturday and Sundays. Most teams will continue to play indoor winter soccer and outdoor spring soccer. It is up to the individual teams to determine the degree of commitment to winter and spring play.
HOW MUCH PRACTICE TIME IS REQUIRED?
This is up to the coach and each individual team. Teams typically have two or three practices per week, beginning mid May through October.
WHAT WILL THE COSTS BE?
Because the decisions of each team vary, it's impossible to state an exact cost to play. To maintain our goal of providing quality soccer at an affordable cost, we select experienced but unpaid coaches, and council our coaches to avoid extravagant/unnecessary team expenses. While the Player registration fee does not cover all the costs of classic soccer, it can be the only "out-of-pocket cost" for the parents and players. If the players and parents choose to pursue fund raising activities and secure sponsorship, most or all of the additional cost items can be paid from a team account. We encourage our teams to utilize fundraising activities to not only lower "out-of-pocket" cost, but also as an off the field team building experience.
Player registration fees for fall will be $250.00. Registration fees cover Oregon Youth Soccer Association fall registration, player and coach's card, Qualifying tournament and start up fees.
· Uniform Package (Package includes uniforms, warm-ups and equipment bags)
· Tournament entry fees
TUF will provide individual Teams with sponsorship letters, fund-raising ideas and guidance.