WUFC wants to create a safe environment where children can develop positive behaviors that will help them grow. Coaches and families can serve a fundamental role in many ways, but primarily in the following areas: 1) the courage to try, and fail, and try again, 2) to think independently, 3) the discipline to set and achieve goals, and, 4) the importance of working as a team. The nature of competitive sport will always create winners and losers; this cannot be avoided. But the process itself can help children learn to cope with future successes as well as potential failures.Parents play an important role in contributing to the needs and development of their children. Through their encouragement and good example, parents can help assure that all children learn good sportsmanship and self-discipline. In soccer, young people learn to work together, to sacrifice for the good of the team, to enjoy winning and deal appropriately with defeat. Coaches at WUFC have two basic functions: 1) to instruct the children during practice sessions, and, 2) to facilitate the games. The objective is to allow children to learn to make their own decisions, and then to contemplate and evaluate the results as they relate to the team as a whole. Club Vision: Willamette United is striving to be a club that knows no boundaries, and where everything within the sport of soccer is possible. As we grow, we will have our own facilities that will strengthen our identity. Willamette United will host clinics and seminars for its members dealing with topics such as fundamentals, technique, health, and fitness. And, in the future, we plan to send WUFC teams to compete throughout the nation and abroad.
We are always looking for volunteers. If you have a desire to help improve the club, we would welcome your input. We look forward to growing together.