United Soccer League

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the games held?

  • Under-6, Under-8, Under-10, and Under-12  games are held  at WhisperingWoods Park, located on 21 Mile Rd. between Van Dyke and Schoenherr.
  • Under-14 games are held in Rochester.

What days are the games played?

  • Games are mostly played on Saturday Mornings/Early Afternoons and a few during the weeknights (about 3 weeknight games per 10 games).  Spring Season games will have more weeknight games (about 5 weeknight and 5 weekend games).

Where do we practice?

  • Practice locations are up to individual coaches, but are normally held at Utica Community Schools fields, where USL has permits to practice. (see field location page)

Do I have to live in Shelby or Utica or Macomb in order to play in the United Soccer League?

  • No, however games and practices are held in these locations.

Why do we play small sided games and not 11 against 11 at the younger age groups?

  • Small sided games (3 v 3 for the Under-6, 6 v 6 for the Under-8 and Under 10 and 8 v 8 for the Under-12) afford the players more touches on the ball, and a chance to make more decisions with the ball at their feet.  This leads to quicker player development and more enjoyment of the game. 

Why is the Fee to play just in the Spring $115 ($90 for Under-6)?

  • The fee reflects the fixed costs associated with registering a player, uniform costs, and insuring a player.  These fixed costs are the same for a half year or an entire year.

Where is skill training held?

  •  Skill training is held at Magahay Elementary 44700 Oleander Drive, Sterling Hts MI 48313 (South off Hall Road between Schoenherr and M53)

Who can come to skill training?

  • All USL players U6 to U14 

Is there a family discount plan?

  • Yes, there is a $10 discount for each additional child after the first one

What is the Refund Policy (Spring registrations ONLY)?

  • Refunds requested on or before March 15th, 2014  will be granted MINUS a $20 administrative fee.  ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS will be given if a request is made March 16th or later.  

Can a team be made with 5 (or more) friends?

  • Teams are rearranged each year and will be a mixture of new players and more experienced players.  This ensures that all-star teams will not be formed so no one team will dominate an age group.  This is a recreational league, and participation and enjoyment is more important than winning.