June 2014 Newsletter
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Need Tickets?
Milltown has tickets available for the Timbers v. Sporting Kansas City on June 27 at a reduced youth club price of $30/ticket. This is a great chance to support the Timbers alongside friends, teammates, and neighbors. 
Registration Update
Registration for fall soccer remains open for Kick and Chase and High School players. The registration deadline for U8-14 players was June 15, and late registration remains open on a space-available basis only. We currently do have space available in most age groups. All players are encouraged to REGISTER now if they want to play. 
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Summer Soccer
Kids looking to kick it around this summer have quite a few options. Space remains available in many of Milltown's SUMMER CAMPS, including camps offered by UK International Soccer, the Portland Timbers, and the Portland Thorns. For a drop-in soccer experience at a low cost, consider UK SOCCER NIGHT in June and July. 
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Happy Summer


Summer is here. Finally. I hope it is a relaxing and enjoyable time for all, and that you and your family have a chance to unwind and create some fun memories. 


I want to thank all those who pitched in to make the 2013-14 season at Milltown a success. Every year, our club relies on the commitment of coaches and volunteers--as well as the support of parents, players, and community members--to bring the joy of soccer to kids in our community. Every year it seems to work. Thank you. 


The fall season is just around the corner. We look forward to seeing new and returning players and coaches, and to welcoming a new class of U6 players to the club. As always, our goal this fall will be to promote skill development and enjoyment of the game in a positive, fun environment. Coaches are the key to doing this successfully, and we will continue to provide our coaches with the tools they need to help players improve skills while enjoying the game, including: academy-style training in some age groups, a full schedule of free coaching clinics, and access to a player development curriculum designed by the Portland Timbers and OYSA.


Much of the past year has been spent reforming our operations and investing in infrastructure to reduce strain on our volunteers and better serve our members. We hope these changes, including new registration software, will improve the experience for families and coaches in 2014-15. As always, we welcome constructive input, so please do not hesitate to contact me with ideas or suggestions.



Mike Reese
President, Milltown United Soccer Club
Save the Date

On Saturday, July 19, 2-4 pm, Milltown will host a shoe exchange and soccer extravaganza featuring soccer activities, a Thorns tickets giveaway (we will be giving away 100 tickets to the Thorns match on 7/20), and some other things we are still trying to figure out (we have a call in to Springsteen's people but nothing to announce). Mark the date, save any old shoes and/or shinguards, and get ready for a fun afternoon trying on shoes and enjoying some soccer fun. More details to come. 

Stripes are the New Black

Ever wonder how someone becomes a soccer referee? Well, sometimes it happens when they read something like this:


Referees are a critical part of every soccer match. Unfortunately, the Tualatin Hills Junior Soccer League (and nearly every soccer league in the Portland metro area) is facing a referee shortage. The good news is that becoming a referee is pretty straightforward, as you can discover HERE.


Being a referee is a great way for former players and coaches to stay connected to the game, and a way for middle and high school-aged kids to learn more about the sport (as well as earn some money).