About Us

Here’s a little bit about how Oakville United got started and what we are all about.

History

Oakville United was founded in 2015 based on a growing idea between rivaling parish soccer coaches – Scott Hanak, George Gansner, and Jennifer Siess Gansner. After a competitive and fun rivalry in several years of league play and various tournaments, the coaches came together to discuss offering a more competitive, but affordable, playing environment for their ’05/’06 boys. Their vision was to unite two successful teams into one and see how they would fare playing against other St. Louis area clubs by offering competitive training that families could afford and allow for the time of their multi-activity players.

After a successful first 2015 season in SLYSA’s Championship division, interest in the community-based club concept in and around the Oakville area began to grow. For the 2016-17 season, OU adjusted for the new birth year setup with US Soccer by expanding into two boys teams for ’05/’06 and also added two ’08 girls teams. We were fortunate to expand yet again for the 2017-18 season by adding an ’07 girls team. In the 2018-19 season, we added two ’11 boys teams. The 2019-20 season will add another team or two on the girls side. We continue to channel the talent and energy of the local area to grow and add teams based on demand in our endeavor to become an all-around successful club with strong focuses on individual skills growth, possession style of play, and a highly team-focused concept!

Smarts

Develop an overall understanding of the game by learning the strategies behind the team movement on the field.

Heart

Play with a passion for "the beautiful game" with individual achievement that contributes to the team's overall success.

Grit

Grow from a good athlete into a great one by learning to "dig deep" and persevere in the face of discomfort and challenge.

Let's Go OU!

Oakville United had a great turnout for kickarounds and tryouts. Good luck to all of our teams in the 2019-20 soccer season!

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These are OUr Goals

Team Concept

Players should be developed individually with a focus on playing within a team approach.

Development

Winning is important, but player development outweighs “winning at all cost”!

Mentorship

Sharing our own playing experiences will help our players to learn the game, and mature and succeed as adults.

Love of the Game

We should instill a passion for “the beautiful game” – from playing the game locally to watching and becoming a fan of the game around the world.

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Positivity

We must foster an environment that promotes positive coaching and fair play while helping players hold themselves to high standards.

Respect

All players, coaches, and parents must respect opponents, coaches, officials, and win and lose graciously.

School First

School comes first. Sports are a supplement, not a substitute for achievement in school.

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Transparency

We have an obligation to be honest and open with all players and parents regarding club philosophies, goals, and finances.

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Varied Interests

Participating in multiple sports and other outside interests help players develop into better overall athletes and their “best selves” later in life.

Best Interest

We will always have the best interest of our players at heart and in the forefront of our minds.

Join Us!

Do our roots and goals speak to you? Reach out to find out more about our club!