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Recreation and Academy Programs

For kids 5 and younger:  The Village of Germantown Park and Rec Department offers 2 fun programs to get your kids started in soccer.  One run by the village typically run on Saturday mornings and coached by parent coaches.  Click here, to go to the Village Park and Rec website to find the latest brochure to sign up for any Park and Rec run activities.  And an additional offering run in a partnership between Milwaukee Kickers and the village Recreation Dept, typically run on Wednesdays and coached by young adults trained/guided by experienced Milwaukee Kickers coaching staff.  Click here to go to Milwaukee Kickers website for information on Germantown MiKro soccer. 

GSC introduction and registration:  The Germantown Soccer Club (GSC) recreational program takes over from where our outstanding Germantown Village recreational programs leave off.  Any child or parent new to soccer or kids and parent coaches that participated in the Village program through the U6 age group are encouraged to join the GSC which runs through U18.  Starting at U7, teams are typically all boys and all girls, with very few exceptions.  Registration is usually from May1st through the end of June 20th and teams are formed before mid July.  We are frequently able to place children on teams anytime through the year so please contact the club registrar if you are interested midseason.  You can register through our main Club Milwaukee Kickers at using this link to get to the Germantown region.  To read more about our role with the larger club please click the “About the Club” link at the top of the page.  The club reimburses all coaching license training required by WYSA and encourages all parent coaches to pursue higher level licenses.

Friedenfeld is our home field and is used for all home league games only.  We have 2 U7/8, 2 U9/10, 1 U11/12, and 1 U13 thru U18 fields all in the same location.  The park includes a concession stand and play set for younger kids.

U7 and U8 age levels:  Parent coaches at this age level work together and with other experienced professional club coaches from MKsc to teach the players soccer fundamentals in an atmosphere of fun.  A soccer curriculum was developed by a team from Milwaukee Kickers and Germantown Soccer Club led by Coaching Director Jerry Panek who holds coaching licenses from throughout the world.  Fundamentals include skills such as coordination and balance, first touch, proper dribbling, passing, and shooting techniques, teamwork, and soccer basics like playing goalie, throw-ins, spacing, and defense.  Practices are held 1 or 2 days a week at Germantown soccer fields.  Small sided 5v5 league games with referees, provide an environment that gets all kids soccer opportunities and encourages many touches on the ball.  All kids play ½ game each game learning different positions.  Away games are at other suburban areas.  Teams are formed from families in the Washington Cnty area so new and old friendships develop while learning this team sport.  There are tournament opportunities that have many teams and have 3 to 4 games in the same place on a weekend.  There are also indoor opportunities during the winter that allow the kids to experience playing on an indoor turf field.   Families are encouraged to take advantage of all these soccer opportunities, but it is understood that kids have other activities. 

ACADEMY PROGRAM : U9 and U10 Age groups. Licensed and accredited parent volunteer coaches at this age level continue to work with experienced professional club coaches to build on the fundamental skills developed at U7/U8.  The Milwaukee Kickers curriculum continues to build on what was taught during U7/U8.  Advanced ball control using all parts of your body is added while enhancing footwork.  Soccer moves are added to dribbling while teaching taking on an opponent.  Player movement, spacing, and advanced passing and shooting techniques are introduced.  The practices continue to include the entire age level to allow friends to continue to spend practices and the majority of their time playing soccer, together and having fun.  Because players’ progress at different speeds and new players are introduced all the time, the teams at these age groups provide additional challenges to players that have developed advanced physical and soccer skills.  These additional challenges can include more intense and frequent soccer training, more challenging league play, tournament, and indoor games, and are customized each year for the group.* Please see our Academy Information page for a more detailed overview.


U11 and older age groups:  Families with kids not interested in Select soccer, typically have the option to continue playing soccer at a recreational level.    While numbers of kids at this level decrease, Germantown is typically able to put together a team for all kids that want to continue playing soccer.