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Attn: OUSA family - Posted/Updated Date: July 21, 2016 11:16 am   By: Admin

Registration at Furman has been reopened, players/parents who have NOT ALREADY paid OUSA direct either online at acceptance or personally need to go online to furmanunited.com and complete the registration process. Furman will break the payment into 2 payments, $125.00 now and $100.00 in early August. OUSA also has a bill due in August of $100.00 so folks are falling behind. If the player/parents have trouble, Jill will be in the office Tuesday – Friday @ 8643252157 from 9-2 and will complete over the phone. We need to have these teams in better order by next week, so please assist your players/parents if you can.

New Rainedout.com Codes - Posted/Updated Date: June 17, 2016 3:46 pm   By: Danny Marcengill

The best way for us to get your player information is via rainedout.com text. We need for all players and parents to register from Rainedout.com ASAP. Registration is easy, you just need to text the code word to the phone number 84483. Each team has a special code and if everyone registers for the new codes, we will cut down on our obsolete texts and emails. Help us, help you.

Text the code word to the number 84483 with your cellular device-

Team U18/19 Boys 2016 Players born 1998-2000
Code Word -OUSA2016U18

Team U16 Boys 2016 Players born 2001-2002
Code Word -OUSA2016U16

Team U14 Boys 2016 Players born 2003-2004
Code Word OUSA2016U14

Team -Academy all players born 2005 and after
Code Word- OUSA2016Academy

Team – Select ALL LADIES
Code Word -OUSALadies2016

Josh Steele Camps

Furman Email and Registration - Posted/Updated Date: June 17, 2016 6:43 pm   By: Danny Marcengill

Update—  06/17/2016

You guys should be getting invitations VIA EMAIL AND/OR PHONE CALL from FUSC/Oconee United, I was incorrect in saying that you would be able to opt out of the payment.  I will have to manually send payment information to FUSC for the players who have already made a payment or part of a payment, or the players is applying for payment assistance to clear your accounts.  THE EASY THING TO DO IS MAKE YOUR FIRST TWO PAYMENTS DIRECTLY TO FURMAN AND GET THEM OUT OF THE WAY, RIGHT AWAY.  FUSC /OUSA WILL ALSO BE COLLECTING BIRTH CERTIFICATES AND PHOTOS OF NEW TO OUSA PLAYERS.  All players should be gathering and sending that information to Furman as soon as possible.

Hello Oconee United Parents and Players,

  • Be on the lookout for an invitation and email from our host club Furman United Soccer Club.  Our payments are broken into 2 parts, the first $225 goes directly to Furman and this covers our enrollment into the SCYSA Select league, pays the referees, insurance and game fees.  The second part of our fees is $400.00 and that money goes to pay our facility cost, coaching payments, scholarship, uniforms, and the basic tournament fees.  
  • Players should be able to opt out of making a payment at the time of registration on the www.furmanunited.com registration, (you might have to pick, payment by check) please do this only if you are applying for a scholarship, you are on the special bi-weekly payment plan, or you have made a payment directly with OUSA.  Speaking of scholarships, we will be reviewing those at our July board meeting, so if you are in need of assistance, you need to get your paperwork in.  All OUSA forms are available under the forms tab on this page.  Thanks for being part of our program and we look forward to seeing you at the Summer Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the older guys and Saturdays for the younger players!  Remember the Summer Sessions are open, so invite your soccer friends.

Danny Marcengill

Questions- Give me a call 864-723-5307

Oconee United Excellence Policy - A MUST READ

Changes for the upcoming season
One of the key components of any organization is the commitment to fully participate and support whatever endeavor you choose to commit too. In today's world there are so many competing interest for your time and money and it is necessary to have a few ground rules for our club to be successful.

In our endeavor to teach soccer skills, sportsmanship and leadership to our club players as well as being good stewards of our club resources; the following policies should be adhered to for all club participants:

1. Accepting a position on a club team requires commitment by each individual to not allow competing interest in other sports or activities to interfere with practice times or game times for your team.
2. Absences and/or tardiness will directly affect your playing time in games. ALL players (or parents) are required to notify your coach, with a VALID reason, if you are going to be late or absent from practices or games. Your coach will see if other arrangements can be made to facilitate no tardiness or absences.
3. Parents and soccer players are REQUIRED to contact the DOC for The Oconee United soccer club prior to registering for other sports if they have accepted a position on a club team.

Oconee United Soccer Association (OUSA) is a non-profit 501c3 organization that is primarily run by unpaid volunteers. OUSA strives to keep costs as low as possible to ensure that every child has an opportunity to experience the benefits of organized youth soccer. However, OUSA does recognize that, from time to time, financial difficulties do arise. In the event that financial assistance is needed, OUSA has set up a scholarship for families in need. Please contact our Treasurer for additional information.

All Club members are encourage to participate in club fundraisers. Participation is mandatory for players who are on scholarship.

If you have any questions, please speak to an OUSA Board member.
Thank you.

Oconee Política de excelencia Estados - UNA LECTURA OBLIGADA

Cambios para la próxima temporada
Uno de los componentes clave de cualquier organización es el compromiso de participar plenamente y apoyo cualquier esfuerzo que decide comprometerse demasiado . En el mundo actual hay tantos intereses que compiten por su tiempo y dinero y que es necesario tener algunas reglas básicas para nuestro club tenga éxito.

En nuestro esfuerzo para enseñar habilidades de fútbol , la deportividad y el liderazgo a nuestros jugadores del club , además de ser buenos administradores de nuestros recursos del club ; las siguientes políticas deben ser atendidas para todos los participantes del club :

1. Aceptar un cargo en un equipo del club requiere compromiso por parte de cada individuo a no permite competencia interés en otros deportes o actividades al interferir con la práctica o juego veces para su equipo.
2. Ausencias o tardanzas afectará directamente su tiempo jugando en los juegos. Todos los jugadores (o los padres) están obligados a notificar su coche, con una razón válida, si va a ser tarde o ausente de las prácticas o juegos. Tu coche a ver si se pueden hacer otros arreglos para no facilitar tardanzas o ausencias.
3. Los padres y jugadores de fútbol son necesarias en contacto con el DOC para el Oconee United club de fútbol antes de registrarse para otros deportes, si han aceptado una posición en un equipo del club.

Asociación de fútbol Reino de Oconee (OUSA) es una organización 501c3 sin fines de lucro que está a cargo principalmente de voluntarios no remunerados. OUSA se esfuerza por mantener los costos tan bajos como sea posible para asegurar que cada niño tenga la oportunidad de experimentar los beneficios de fútbol juvenil organizada. Sin embargo, OUSA reconocen que, de vez en cuando, surjan dificultades financieras. En caso de que se necesita asistencia financiera, OUSA ha creado una beca para familias en necesidad. Para obtener más información por favor póngase en contacto con nuestro Tesorero.

Los miembros del Club todos son Anímate a participar en recaudación de fondos del club. La participación es obligatoria para los jugadores que están en beca.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor hable con un miembro de la Junta de OUSA.

Summer Session begin today!

ALL Players are welcome to attend - (players that are not playing in the fall, and did not attend tryouts will need to complete a medical release)
Select Teams

  • COST $100.00 for Select Age Summer Long Practice Sessions
  • ADD $50.00 and your player can also attend a Steele Day Camp for their age group (if the camp has enough player to make)
  • U14 Select (2003-2004) Players will practice at 6:00
  • U16 & U18/19 Select (8/1997-2002) Players will practice at 7:15 (Coach Steele, English and/or Price)
  • Select Summer Session Dates: June 14,16,21,23,28,30, July 12,14,19,21, 26 and 28.
Academy Teams
  • ACADEMY (players born 2005-2010) sessions start at 10:00 am on Saturdays
  • COST $75.00 for Academy Players Summer Long Practice Sessions. Add Steele soccer camp for $50.00 (if the camp has enough player to make. Already registered for Camp? Attend the summer sessions for additional $25.00 for Academy Players.
  • Academy Summer Session Dates: June 18,25, July 2,9,16,23,30

Team Acceptance or Decline 2016-2017 Academy and Select

We have had a great turnout for the 2016-17 tryout/evaluations for the OUSA Academy and Select Programs! This is an exciting time for the club and we are very proud to have you as a players and part of the OUSA family. The 2016-2017 Rosters have been released, however you still need to accept your position on the team.

The first thing we need to talk about is cost, and while we continue to offer high quality soccer to the players in and around Oconee at the best price, the cost of playing club level soccer does exist. The Fall Only 2016 Cost will be $625.00, that includes basic tournament fees and uniform fees for new players. Replacement Jerseys will have some cost, and we plan to order new practice jerseys for entire group. The full year Academy and Select through U14 players will be $1000 including all expenses. We have never turned away a player based on the expense of playing club soccer, but this year we must know what is going on as far as payments go. Please do not let you payments get way behind without have a conversation with your team manager, your coach or someone from the board.

Breakdown of Costs
FUSC Fees - $225, Uniform $100, Basic tournament fee $100, $200 coaches fees, field fees, admin cost.

Payment option one, $125 due by 06/15, $100 due by 7/31 can be paid to OUSA or FUSC direct, then 4 installments of $110 due by the last day of the next 4 months paid direct to OUSA. Full year Academy and Select will be a total of $1000 and will have 4 additional payments of $95 due by the last day of the month starting in January.

Payment option *two, $75 due by 5/31, $50 due by 6/15, $50 due by 7/01, $50 due by 7/15- total $225- then 8 installemnts of $50 due by the 15th and last day of next 4 months. These payment will be collected by team manager (no cash) or at Allstate- Marcengill Agency.

Players who need assistance will need to have parents complete the scholarship form, volunteer in the work/referee program, and help with fundraisers. This program is made up mostly of volunteers who spend countless hours working on projects and raising money to make this program work.

Players and parents can also seek out sponsors. Any funds raised will be split 75% players fund/25% club fund after cost. That means if we have expense of making a banner, or other sponsor swag, those costs are taken out before the donation is applied to your account. OUSA is a 501C3 federally recognized charity. We currently have a go fund me page, so donations are welcome.

*Must be approved by OUSA, and team manager.

Please Click HERE to accept your position.

2016 Summer Soccer Camps

Hey kids! This summer, why not turn off the XBox, get off the couch, and come on out to our great fields at Keowee Elementary School to enjoy a fun-filled week of soccer. These camps will be run by Coach Joshua Steele, and will be filled with awesome instruction, competitive games, and most of all, fun playing the game we all love. Each day, in addition to valuable technical training on the ball, Coach Steele will be giving instruction on a variety of different topics including: dribbling, passing, finishing on goal, defending, and combination play. Coach Steele knows how long the summer is and that you need to stay sharp for the fall, whether you are playing Rec or Club soccer. Because of this he is offering not only one week, but two weeks of jam-packed soccer instruction and fun. We'll see you this summer!

    Things to bring:
  • Cleats
  • shin guards
  • sunscreen
  • water bottle
  • a good attitude
**We will provide extra water
**We will also provide a snack

U9's (6 years old to 8 years old)

    Session 2
    • July 11-15
    • 9:00-11:00 am
    • Keowee Elementary School
    • $75

U11's (10 years old and under)

    Session 2
    • July 11-15
    • 11:30-2:30 pm
    • Keowee Elementary School
    • $100

U13's (12 years old and under)

    Session 2
    • July 18-22
    • 8:30-12:30 pm
    • Keowee Elementary School
    • $125

U16's (15 years old and under)

    Session 1
    • June 27-July 1
    • 8:30-12:30 pm
    • Keowee Elementary School
    • $125
    Session 2
    • July 25-29
    • 8:30-12:30 pm
    • Keowee Elementary School
    • $125
*Must have at least 10 players in order to proceed with camp.
**Contact Coach Steele at 864.784.4923 or via EMAIL
***If you need financial assistance, we will work with you.

Rained Out Messaging

New codes for 2015-2016 OUSA Rained Out Messaging. Using the list below, send the corresponding code word to the number 84483 on your cell phone. Parents can also setup email notifications from rainedout.com by going to the site and searching for Oconee United.

    Code words
  • 2016 Turbo Program - "2016Turbo"
  • U12/U13 Boys - "OUSAU12B"
  • U14 Boys - "OUSAU14B"
  • U17 Boys - "OUSAU17B"
If your registration to rainedout is successful, you will get a reply almost instantly. In the past, we have overused rainedout.com services, our plans for this season is to use the website more, and we will only used rainedout.com for emergencies and very important communications. By registering to your specific team, you should not get as much mass communications. If you are with two teams, HSSTU17 and OUSAU16B please register for both groups.