Our Teams

Oakville United has teams in various age groups, and will continue to expand every year. Get in touch to join us.

Competitive Challenge

Our families want their children to experience a challenging athletic atmosphere, without sacrificing their need to be kids.

Affordable Soccer

Our families want elite soccer training without the giant price tag. We offer an affordable select soccer experience without inflated costs.

Local Training

As a community-based club, practicing soccer close to home is important to our working families. It reduces travel time and stress.

BOYS Teams

2005 Boys

SLYSA League Play

  • SLYSA Spring 2019 – U14 Division 2
  • SLYSA Fall 2018 – U14 Division 1
  • SLYSA Spring 2018 – U13 Division 1
  • SLYSA Fall 2017 – U13 Division 2 Blue (Champions)
  • SLYSA Spring 2017 – U12 Championship Red Division
  • SLYSA Fall 2016 – U12 Premier White Division

Coaching

  • Head Coach: George Gansner
  • Assistant Coaches: Scott Hanak, Jeff Woldanski

Trophy Room

  • Spring 2019 – Tournament Finalists, KC “Super Cup” (Olathe, KS)
  • Fall 2017 – League Champions, SLYSA Division 2 (St. Louis, MO)

2006 Boys

SLYSA League Play

  • SLYSA Spring 2019 – U13 Division 1
  • SLYSA Fall 2018 – U13 Division 1
  • SLYSA Spring 2018 – U12 Division 1
  • SLYSA Fall 2017 – U12 Division 1
  • SLYSA Spring 2017 – U11 Championship Division
  • SLYSA Fall 2016 – U11 Premier Blue Division

Coaching

  • Head Coach: Scott Hanak
  • Assistant Coaches: Jeff Woldanski, George Gansner

Trophy Room

  • Fall 2018 – Tournament Champions, Sporting STL “Metrofest” (St. Louis, MO)
  • Spring 2018 – Tournament Finalists, Collierville Soccer “Blues City Blowout” (Memphis, TN)
  • Winter 2018 – Tournament Finalists, Troy Fire SC “Fire at the Beach” (Granite City, IL)
  • Fall 2017 – Tournament Champions, Sporting STL “Metrofest” (St. Louis, MO)
  • Spring 2017 – Tournament Finalists, Summit SC “Salsa Tournament” (Kansas City, MO)
  • Fall 2016 – Tournament Finalists, Sporting STL “Metrofest” (St. Louis, MO)

2011 Boys

SLYSA League Play

Oakville United added two teams in this age group in the 2018-19 seasonal year with significant interest from talented young boys around the area. Both the Black and Gold teams have played UP in age group to the 7v7 field of play and have performed remarkably well given that challenge plus the fact these teams carry several younger players! Despite game results, both teams have improved in the core tenets of our program — individual skills improvement, possession style of play, and a team-focused concept. We look forward to their continued improvement and maturity in the game in the upcoming season!

Coaching

  • Head Coach: Tyler Lavin (Black), Marcus Nunley (Gold)
  • Assistant Coaches: Jason Candrl, George Gansner

Trophy Room

  • Forthcoming

GIRLS Teams

2007 Girls

SLYSA League Play

  • SLYSA Spring 2019 – U12 Division 3 (Champions)
  • SLYSA Fall 2018 – U12 Division 3
  • SLYSA Spring 2018 – U11 Division 4
  • SLYSA Fall 2017 – U11 Division 4

Coaching

  • Head Coach: Kimberly Abel
  • Assistant Coach: Lesley DesRoche

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  • Spring 2019 – League Champions, SLYSA Division 3 (St. Louis, MO)
  • Spring 2018 – Tournament Finalists, Glen-Ed “Spring Kickoff” (Edwardsville, IL)
  • Fall 2017 – Tournament Finalists, Sporting STL “Metrofest” (St. Louis, MO)

2008 Girls – Gold

SLYSA League Play

  • SLYSA Spring 2019 – U11 Division 2 (Champions)
  • SLYSA Fall 2018 – U11 Division 2
  • SLYSA Spring 2018 – U10 Division 1
  • SLYSA Fall 2017 – U10 Division 1
  • SLYSA Spring 2017 – U9 Championship Division
  • SLYSA Fall 2016 – U9 Division 1

Coaching

  • Head Coach: Katie Bialock
  • Assistant Coaches: Matt Bialock, Josh Portell

Trophy Room

  • Spring 2019 – League Champions, SLYSA Division 2 (St. Louis, MO)
  • Spring 2019 – Tournament Champions, Challenger Sports “Emerald Cup” (Overland Park, KS)
  • Fall 2018 – Tournament Champions, Sporting STL “Metrofest” (St. Louis, MO)
  • Spring 2018 – Tournament Finalists, Sporting STL “Premier Cup” (St. Louis, MO)
  • Fall 2017 – Tournament Finalists, Sporting STL “Metrofest” (St. Louis, MO)
  • Fall 2016 – Tournament Finalists, Sporting STL “Metrofest” (St. Louis, MO)

2008 Girls – Black

SLYSA League Play

  • SLYSA Spring 2019 – U11 Championship Division
  • SLYSA Fall 2018 – U11 Championship Division
  • SLYSA Spring 2018 – U10 Championship Division
  • SLYSA Fall 2017 – U10 Championship Division
  • SLYSA Spring 2017 – U9 Premier Division
  • SLYSA Fall 2016 – U9 Premier Division

Coaching

  • Head Coach: George Gansner
  • Assistant Coaches: Scott Hanak, Tim Hanak, Jennifer Siess Gansner

Trophy Room

  • Spring 2019 – Tournament Champions, KC “Super Cup” (Olathe, KS)
  • Spring 2019 – Tournament Champions, Real STL “March Mayhem” (St. Louis, MO)
  • Winter 2018 – TournamentChampions, Olympia Athletic “Futsal Feast” (St. Louis, MO)
  • Spring 2018 – Tournament Finalists (playing up in birth year), MO Rush “Mother’s Day Tournament” (St. Louis, MO)
  • Spring 2018 – Tournament Finalists, Lou Fusz “Midwest Spring Invitational” (St. Louis, MO)
  • Winter 2018 – Tournament Finalists, Troy Fire SC “Fire at the Beach” (Granite City, IL)
  • Spring 2017 – Tournament Champions, Sporting STL “Premier Cup” (St. Louis, MO)
  • Winter 2017 – Tournament Champions, Troy Fire SC “Fire at the Beach” (Granite City, IL)

2010 & 2011 Girls

Team Info

Oakville United is excited to grow the club once again in the 2019-20 seasonal year with potentially TWO teams in these age groups! With significant interest from a talented group of young girls around the area, we anticipate our season to be successful with key areas of development for these players — individual ball skills, game fundamentals, playing strategy, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Coaching

  • Head Coach: Gabby Bieg
  • Assistant Coaches: Kenny Endermuhle, George Gansner

Trophy Room

  • Forthcoming

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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Frequently Asked Questions

What league and/or tournaments do we play in?

All Oakville United teams compete in the Fall and Spring sessions of the SLYSA league along with at least one tournament each season. During the winter, teams will train indoor futsal-style and participate in a futsal and/or indoor session.

What can I expect in terms of cost?

Oakville United does not have large fees that support a major club infrastructure. We do boast a very strong relationship, however, with our local public school system with most training occurring at Oakville High School (turf) and occasionally at Oakville Middle School (grass).

Teams pay for registration fees into each league season and/or applicable tournament competition. In addition, players pay for required uniforms on an as-needed basis. We promote financial transparency throughout the club, avoid unnecessary spending, and invest every dollar back into the teams.

In recent seasons, total fees did not exceed $750/player (depending on age group) which included all of the following:  SLYSA league player registration, Fall and Spring league fees, training fields/gyms throughout, training equipment, 2 sets of uniforms, practice shirts, and at least two tournaments per team. We also provide the ability to purchase Oakville United club gear and spirit wear for players and parents, but this is always optional and additional to any club fees.

What does weekly training look like?

We aim for a maximum of 2 mandatory practices per week, focusing on quality versus only quantity of practice time. It is not unusual to have “club training” where all teams focus, at least for a portion of practice, on the same drills which translate to all age groups such as fast footwork, individual ball skills, and other basic fundamentals. This allows our club to be more efficient with the coaches’ time and number of days training.  Because we do not mandate additional organized practice time, we do have some expectations for players to train on their own during the week and provide structure and guidance to do this successfully.

If kids are playing with their CYC teams (which we support and encourage) we do our best to work with this to make sure kids are not over-training. Adjustments to training days could depend on venue availability – there could be a weekend practice/kickaround if there is no game. However, all that said, we don’t want the kids practicing all the time – they need to be kids and do other things!

In addition to soccer, we know kids play other sports. We want the kids committed to Oakville United and have some basic expectations about attendance (an OU game over another sport’s practice and vice versa, a tournament commitment to most if not all games, an OU game/practice over a social event, etc.) but are happy to work reasonably with families to find a balance between soccer and other schedules. We believe the kids learn more and develop better when they participate in multiple activities.

How do you handle players and playing time?

With regards to playing time, we will always do what we can to give the team the best chance to win. That said, for the next few years in particular, there is a lot of learning to be done. The stronger players will earn the most playing time. But there also has to be some balance and that changes throughout the year based on individual player development, contribution to the team, and other important characteristics like focus, attitude, and effort during PRACTICES as well as GAMES.

How do you handle conflicts with other activities?

We like our kids to play many sports because multi-sport athletes make the best athletes all around and help players to develop into well-rounded individuals. We are not fans of young players picking only one sport to focus on. Our philosophy is that the kids need to be kids and that they develop more skills from playing multiple sports.

We want the kids committed to Oakville United and have some basic expectations about attendance (an OU game over another sport’s practice and vice versa, a tournament commitment to most if not all games, an OU game/practice over a social event, etc.) but are happy to work reasonably with families to find a balance between soccer and other schedules. We believe the kids learn more and develop better when they participate in multiple activities.

When conflicts arise, just PLEASE communicate. Understanding each family’s priorities are just as important as our families understanding our expectations. We don’t expect players to miss all the time. But we do know that there are conflicts such as other sports, school activities, vacations, etc. In the end, our goal is that they are well-rounded kids – school and family are first. If you’re having trouble in school (either grades or discipline) then that needs to get taken care of before you can perform well for Oakville United. We want to develop good kids who can play a very challenging level of competitive soccer, but also learn a lot of things to help them later in life.

Oakville United teams do use Teamsnap to keep organized and updates. Players are expected to keep their “availability” up-to-date at all times via its very easy-to-use app interface for all smartphones (also accessibly by computer).

Let’s Chat!

We can answer more of your questions. Touch base to find out more about our club!