Latest Updates 1/23/18
2018 Spring Premier League Registration now open
See the Registration page to register for our Spring Premier league teams. Similar to last year, we will have two teams represented this year: Boys U19’s and Girls U18’s. This registration is ONLY for these two teams competing in the Maine State Premier League (MSPL) and is not for our younger classic teams.
2017 Fall Classic Season Completed!
Another amazing Fall season is in the books and once again FUSC had an incredible year, both on and off the field. With the largest number of registered players ever our program continues to grow and expand. The overall quality of play and competitive nature of the program also continues to improve as evidenced by both results on the pitch and via our reputation in the Maine soccer community. The program continued its incredible contribution to SoccerMaine as we played host to the U11 North/Central Festival along with Girls U12 and U13 playoffs. Our Hunter Road Fields facility is seen by many as one of the foremost soccer locations in the state, especially considering the quality of our amazing grass fields.
On the field of play, we had an exceptional season by dominating the Patriots challenge (see below) and being very competitive during the Maine State playoffs. Special congratulations go out to the U13 Girls, coached by Danielle Peterson, for winning the U13 Girls Division 2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Way to go girls!!!
Off the playing field but directly related to it, FUSC is pleased to announce that our own Ray Grogan was named Soccer Maine Volunteer of the year. This award was given to Ray to acknowledge his incredible contributions this year to Maine soccer, especially his organizing of the U11 festival and state playoffs; however, we at FUSC know how much Ray contributes on a daily basis to FUSC and the greater Freeport community at large. Soccer Maine could not have chosen a more deserving winner!!!!!!
2017 FUSC Events hosting
FUSC again is proud to be able to host the U11 North/Central Festival along with Girls U12 and U13 playoffs. See the Special Events page for additional information.
2017 Patriots Crossroads Challenge – FUSC domination!!!!
Congratulations to all of our participants in this years Patriots Challenge. Our program had hugely successful results as we had finalists in 5 of 6 possible championships in the U12 – U14 competitive groups and 4 champions (highlighted by a clean sweep by the girls)!!! Congrats to:
- Girls U12 Grogan – Champions
- Girls U13 Peterson – Champions
- Girls U14 Driscoll – Champions
- Boys U12 Rusiecki – Champions
- Boys U13 Strong – Runners up
- all other teams for your amazing participation and sports(wo)manship
Available NOW!!!! 2017 FUSC Merchandise
Just in time for the holiday season, the FUSC Store is NOW open for a limited time for you to order your FUSC swag. Be the envy of your friends and neighbors with the latest logo gear and accessories…check out the Merchandise page for details.
Fall Classic League 2017 Schedule Posted
Fall Classic (non Premier) season will begin game schedule on Sunday August 27th and teams will begin practice in August. See Schedule page for link to schedule.
Spring 2017 Maine State Premier League is completed.
Spring Maine State Premier League play for the Girls U16’s and Boys U17’s is completed. Both of our FUSC teams qualified for the Maine State Championships; a first for FUSC and a great showing for the FUSC program. Congratulations for our Premier League competitors:
- Girls U16 Premier Division runners up; coached by Alan Gould and Marty Rinaldi
- Boys U17 High School Division runners up; coached by Ray Grogan and Tony Rusiecki
2017 Fall Season FUSC will introduce new team uniforms.
Please see the Merchandise page for information and link to Uniform ordering store.
UPDATE from Soccer Maine regarding Calendar / Age Year
Per Soccer Maine, the below update was provided on 1/1/17. Summary is that ONLY Premier programs will change to Calendar Year Schedule. Majority of FUSC participation will stay with School Age Calendar Schedule (no changes); this is expected to continue indefinitely.
The new Calendar Year Change will move us to a January 1-December 31 soccer registration year for premier starting in the seasonal year of 2016-17. This has been confusing for many. Even at the national level, they have had to recently reissue the charts that they originally posted to better clarify the age groups. Soccer Maine will encourage its premier clubs to move to birth year as much as possible as these teams would participate in State Cup and Presidents Cup, which are part of the National Championship Series, along with other competitive regional tournaments that will be re-aligning their age groups.
For Fall Classic, there will be virtually no change for the fall of 2016 or 2017 as Soccer Maine will keep our fall in-state league and teams on the current school calendar basis of August 1 to July 31. Players will continue to be able to play up with their school-grade friends if they are young for their grade.
Fall 2016 Season is HISTORY! And we really made HISTORY this season!
FUSC had an amazingly successful Fall 2016 season both on and off the pitch! In addition to the great action on the fields by our FUSC teams, this season saw some exciting events that helped broaden the clubs exposure across the local community and SoccerMaine in general. This included the hosting/supporting of the first every RSU5 Friday/Saturday night games for the Freeport High School Boys and Girls varsity teams, hosting of the U11 Boys & Girls North/Central Festival and the U12 Division 2 playoffs. These were extremely successful events and our thanks go out to everyone that helped make them happen!
FUSC Merchandise Update
We’re very excited to be working on an online ordering system in time for holiday 2016. Details will be posted on the Merchandise page when available.
SoccerMaine updates on player heading
Please see the Soccer Maine website for the most updated information…
Heading will not be permitted for U9, U10 and U11 per the new US Soccer protocol. For U12, U13 and U14, heading should be limited in training to no more than 30 minutes per week.
During game play for U9, U10 and U11; a headed ball will result in an indirect free kick awarded to the opposing team.
SoccerMaine updates on calendar year and team sizes
Please see the Soccer Maine website for the most updated information…
There has been a lot of discussion about the recent US Soccer mandate for the Calendar Year player eligibility and Soccer Maine has provided their direction for the coming year.
- For Premier teams only (of which FUSC is not considered), Soccer Maine will move to a January 1-December 31 soccer registration year starting in the seasonal year of 2016-17.
- For Fall Classic and Spring Pine Tree teams (of which FUSC is primarily), there will be no change for the spring/fall of 2016 as Soccer Maine will keep in-state league and teams on the current school calendar basis. This is targeted to change starting with the 2017-18 season mandate but there will likely be more updates on this as we get closer.