U12 Boys team advances to Jr State Cup Semi Finals
The team played Jaguars CW3, Ypsilanti, Michigan Burn and Kalamazoo Kingdom and went 4-0 in pool play. They now advance to the Semi Finals at Noon on June 4th at the Saginaw Soccer Complex. The winner will play in the Championship game at Noon on Sunday June 5th once again in Saginaw.
2016 Tryout Information Posted
Tryout info is now posted on our tryout page. Players are asked to per-register to make check in go faster.
US Soccer changes to birth year team formation for fall 2016
Dear Okemos Soccer Families,
You may have heard about the Michigan Youth Soccer Association's recent decision and recommendation to go from team formation being based on school year (August 1 – July 31) to calendar/birth year (January 1 – December 31) beginning with June 2016 tryouts. This change puts Michigan in compliance with the recommendations being handed down by US Soccer.
This decision by US soccer will impact the make up of all current teams in the state of Michigan (and country) by putting all kids from a singular birth year on the same team. For example, all 2004's will play U13 and 2005's will be U12, and so on.
Looking over the rosters of OSC teams, every team will need to be re-made at our June tryouts to fall within the new guidelines. Unfortunately, that means breaking up long-time teammates and established teams.
Although I personally disagree with US Soccer's change, there is nothing we can do if we want to participate in any US Soccer sanctioned league or tournament- which is every competitive league and tournament in the state and country.
View a Birth Year FAQ to help answer questions and you can click on these links to the official notices from US Soccer and Michigan State Youth Soccer Association.
OSC understands that this change will be unsettling. Players, parents and coaches are anxious about this change and how it affects their team, teammates, friendships, and success on the pitch. I encourage you to educate yourself on the change and to talk with your coach and then talk to your child to help them in this transition.
Thank you again for playing with the Okemos Soccer Club.
U12 Boys WSSL Team Playing Jr State Cup
This spring the U12 boys WSSL team will be playing for the chance to be called "State Champions" as they participate in the Jr State Cup hosted by MSYSA.
"We are all excited to see how we do against the big clubs in the state", Coach Rob Antcliff said. "It's kind of an anomaly that a community based club participates but it was an anomaly that a community based club wins WSSL's division 1 and these '04 boys have done that the last two seasons."
The team's pool opponents include Ypsilanti Pumas (away, 4/17), Michigan Jaguars CW3 (North Meridian, 4/23 2pm), Michigan Burn (North Meridian, 5/7 2pm) and Kalamazoo Kingdom (away, 5/21). The winner of the group will play in a semi-final game at Noon on Saturday, June 4 at the Saginaw Soccer Complex. The championship game is Noon on Sunday, June 5 at Saginaw. To see the results of the games, click here for the official Jr State Cup website. Good Luck boys!
OSC is continuing the popular juggling club again this spring. Players will work toward reward levels for the number of consecutive juggles they can perform. For each level achieved, players will receive a reward tag they can attach to their bag.
Juggling helps players improve their touch on the ball, allowing them to be more comfortable and confident when they have the ball. Plus, juggling improves a player's balance and concentration.
Top players dribble and juggle a ball every day!
Six OSC U10-13 teams to play in WSSL in 2015-2016
OSC "A" teams in the U10-U13 age groups will have an opportunity to play in WSSL (Western Suburban Soccer League based in Canton) in the 2015-2016 season. Coaches will have the option to move their team to WSSL or keep them in CASL based on their team's ability. Advanced players will be assigned to the WSSL team and a CASL team will be formed to get as many players as possible playing soccer!