De Pere Select Academy was founded seven years ago on a simple principle to match top level coaches with the youngest players exploring the game.
This theme continues to help players ages 5-10 explore the game through coaching methods proven at an international level.
The program continues to thrive. This year De Pere Select will operate the largest youth academy program north of Milwaukee with participation from approximately 250 players.
Players will receive proper technical instruction by certified coaches, participate in small sided games and compete in a competitive environment.
Ages 5 & 6 Participate in Games on Monday Nights & Training is available on Thursdays Nights. Your child can participate in just games, just practices or both.
Ages 7 & 8 Train Tues/Thurs 6:15-7:30, Games Saturday
Ages 9 & 10 Train Mon/Wed 6:15-7:30, Games Saturday
ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2018) - U.S. Soccer’s membership elected Carlos Cordeiro as U.S. Soccer’s 32nd President during the National Council Meeting at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) this morning at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Cordeiro, who won on the third ballot, replaces outgoing President Sunil Gulati and will serve a four-year term.
"Thank you to those of you who have supported me today,” Cordeiro said from the podium. “This is incredibly humbling. I want to thank all the candidates for a stirring campaign. I’d like to thank Sunil and our board for their tireless service. To those of you who didn’t vote for me, I’m going to work to earn your support and trust over the next four years. I promise I will work for all of you to bring us together as one soccer community. Thank you very much.”
Cordeiro was victorious in the first contested U.S. Soccer presidential election since 1998, winning the majority vote in an eight-candidate field which also featured Paul Caligiuri, Kathy Carter, Steve Gans, Kyle Martino, Hope Solo, Michael Winograd and Eric Wynalda.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION VOTING SUMMARY:
Ballot 1: Carlos Cordeiro (36.3%), Kathy Carter (34.6%), Eric Wynalda (13.7%), Kyle Martino (8.6%), Steve Gans (4.1%), Hope Solo (1.6%), Michael Winograd (0.6%), Paul Caligiuri (0.5%)
* Paul Caligiuri withdrew after first ballot
Ballot 2: Carlos Cordeiro (41.8%), Kathy Carter (33.3%), Eric Wynalda (10.8%), Kyle Martino (10.2%), Steve Gans (2.4%), Hope Solo (1.5%), Michael Winograd (0.0%)
* Michael Winograd and Steve Gans withdrew after second ballot
Ballot 3: Carlos Cordeiro (68.6%), Kathy Carter (10.6%), Kyle Martino (10.6%) Eric Wynalda (8.9%), Hope Solo (1.4%)
A life-long soccer fan, Cordeiro becomes President after serving in various roles with U.S. Soccer since being appointed as the Federation’s first Independent Director in 2007. As Vice President since 2016, he worked to reform Board governance with a focus on greater transparency and accountability. He has also previously served as Treasurer, Chair of the Budget Committee, and Director of the U.S. Soccer Foundation. In addition, he represents U.S. Soccer on the CONCACAF Council and FIFA’s Stakeholders Committee.
A business executive with more than 30 years of experience in international finance, he became a partner at Goldman Sachs in the early 1990s and was later appointed Vice Chairman-Asia. He advised governments such as Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid South Africa, global corporations, and financial institutions including the World Bank. Now retired, he continues to serve as an honorary unpaid advisor to the firm.
From 2005 to 2015, he also served as an independent director of BHP Billiton, the world’s largest natural resources company, where he focused on governance, finance and risk management.
Born to a Colombian mother and a Portuguese father in 1956, Cordeiro immigrated to the United States from India with his widowed mother and three siblings at the age of 15. He became an American citizen 10 years later. He is a graduate of Miami Beach High School, Harvard College and Harvard Business School. A dedicated philanthropist, he has supported nonprofit causes that reflect his commitment to education and healthcare and has held director-level positions at several charitable foundations.
In other news from the National Council Meeting, Lisa Carnoy was confirmed as an Independent Director.
The AGM concludes with Saturday night’s Anniversary Dinner (7 p.m. ET, ussoccer.com, Facebook and YouTube) where former Women’s National Team goalkeeper Brianna Scurry and former player, coach and referee Dr. Joe Machnik will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Additionally, former Women’s National Team head coach Tony DiCicco will posthumously be honored as U.S. Soccer’s 2018 Werner Fricker Award winner, while long-time soccer media professional Jim Trecker will be presented with the Colin Jose Media Award.
What is League Promotion? How do teams earn the right to play in upper level leagues? Who decides where our teams play? How do De Pere Select Teams Fair in Upper Level Leagues?
Did you know De Pere Select's club teams ages 11-19 have an opportunity to earn a promotion to more advanced leagues each season? How does it work?
At the end of each season the Coaching Director, Technical Director and Team Coach review a team's performance and development. Then they decide where the team will apply the following season. Most teams in the club will begin at Classic 1 or 2 when they start. Based on the performance of the team, the leadership of the club will apply to leagues at the local, state or regional level.
The teams compete in Local, State or Regional Levels. It is common for East Central Soccer, Wisconsin Youth Soccer and the Midwest Regional League to accept teams that finish 1st or 2nd in the league tier below. The team must express it's interest in moving up by applying to play in the next level. Team's in Northeastern Wisconsin may earn promotion all the way up to Midwest Regional League. Below is a list of of sequential promotions available:
Regional Level: US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional League
State Level: Wisconsin Youth Soccer State Premier League
State Level: Wisconsin Youth Soccer State First Division
Local Level: East Central East Central Classic 1
Local Level: East Central East Central Classic 2
De Pere Select's teams have a history of promotion at all levels. Currently the club boasts two Midwest Regional Teams, the u18 Girls and the u19 Boys. The u18 Girls are currently in a pool with includes teams from Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois, as of this article they are 3-1-1. The u19 Boys are away for their high school season hiatus. They will compete this spring in regional competion.
At the other end of the spectrum u11 developmental level De Pere Select has four teams: Boys Classic 1, Boys Classic 2, Girls Classic 1 and Girls Classic 2. All four teams are in their first year of what is considered competitive soccer.
De Pere Select Teams have a track record of development and promotion. Below is a list of teams that earned promotion:
u12 Girls Coach Nick Bona, Classic 1
u12 Boys Coach Dusty Rhodes, Classic 1
u14 Girls Coach Brock Messner State Premier
u16 Girls Coach Scott DeGroot State Premier
u18 Girls Coach Drew Rhodes Midwest Regional League
u19 Boys Coach Derek Rhodes's Team Midwest Regional League
Congratulations and good luck to all De Pere Select Teams this Fall!
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