A not-for-profit organization since its inception in March 2011, United FC attained its official 501(c)3 status as classified by the Internal Revenue Service in 2013. Officially classified as a public charity, contributions to the Club in support of our community’s children who desire to play soccer, are tax-deductible.
United FC follows the New York State West Youth Soccer Association’s (NYSWYSA) & the US Youth Soccer Association’s philosophy of play.
The shared philosophy is that ‘premier level’ soccer places undue pressure on players younger than U12 to ‘make the team’, ‘win’, etc. These younger players should really be playing in small sided games, developing their basic soccer skills and love of the game, rather than dealing with the pressure that comes with playing at the highest levels of youth soccer play. The Association’s feels that they have plenty of time for that between 12 and 19 and that we should “let young kids be young kids and not force them into extremely competitive situations before they have the skills (both soccer skills and mental preparedness) to manage it.” Read More…
United FC… offers the highest quality, developmentally appropriate futbol training for every player in the Greater Binghamton area, regardless of their level of experience. The three distinct levels of training & commitment are Recreational, Club and Premier programs.
The mission of United FC is to provide an inclusive environment that is physically and psychologically enjoyable, challenging, dynamic and safe for players of all ages in learning to participate in the worlds great game of Soccer. Likewise, all players will be educated in the realm of individual soccer development while not losing focus that Soccer is a team sport.
The vision of United FC is to provide the Greater Binghamton area with top level soccer training, development and game play at an affordable & competitive cost. United FC enlists a top level training and coaching staff, providing them with the support necessary to develop well rounded players and teams.
A player can achieve more by developing the Five Key Elements to the game of soccer: Lifestyle, Physical, Psychological, Technical & Tactical. It is United FC’s responsibility to design, develop, and implement a comprehensive and organized plan that fosters each of these attributes. The plan and its results must continually and perpetually be monitored, measured & improved upon as necessary.