The fall’s final FC Wisconsin U11-12 Intra-Club Event was a huge success. Due to cold and wet weather outside, the event was moved inside to Midwest Orthopeadic Sports Center in Brookfield - where the temperature was perfect and the atmosphere even better! Players from across Wisconsin were divided into multiple teams to play each other, and the competition was fierce. Just as important as the competitive mindset, the players were trying to play with thought and sophistication, were coaching each other, and were collectively solving problems in the game.
The Intra-Club Events are great showcases of the concepts and skills that FC Wisconsin players are being taught in these core age groups. The format insures that every team, and every player, is in an environment that allows them to experiment, express themselves, and play a possession soccer game of thought, decisions, and skill. Controlling the environment insures that the developmental focus of the club is paramount, and that there is no place for play that is simply kick, run, and solve problems with physical attributes.
The integration of players from the Milwaukee program and the Madison program also builds new relationships, and positively challenges the players' communication and social skills as they learn to play with different teammates.
Players spending an afternoon loving the game, learning, and spending time with each other - this is what club soccer should be!