At the inception of the program in the community, soccer was going to be run casually, as a drop-in event one night a week. After consistently having between 100-130 children show up for casual play, we decided to build a club which is why the Langenburg United Soccer Organization (USO) came to be.
Langenburg USO has a goal of promoting the active sport of soccer to all individuals. Because this sport is somewhat still new to the community, our goal is to continue to build capacity on many levels. We have dedicated resources to training coaches, referees, and building interest for the athletes through summer camps and occasional programming at the schools. This has been possible because of the support of Community, Local Government/Recreation, local fundraisers, and donations.
The Club has appreciated ongoing support from The Family and Friends Foundation, Churchbridge Credit Union, Tim Hortons, Saskatchewan Lotteries, MAP Grants, Saskatchewan Soccer Association, and many local businesses.
Growth is always on our mind. How we can better our program, our facility, and most importantly all of the athletes this will always be the focus of our club.
We are always looking for new energy and input to strengthen our club.
Our largest undertaking was the development of pitches at the Langenburg Sportsgrounds. The ground development was substantial - removing scrub, levelling, filling, seeding, and rock picking. All in all, it has been approximately a $40,000 improvement when considering monetary as well as in-kind contributions. We are beyond thrilled to see the dream hit reality this year as we use the pitches for the first time in 2019.
We currently have 12 teams: 2 - U5; 3-U7; 3 - U9; 2-U11; 1 - U13; 1- U15/17 Ages for the teams range between 5-17 years.
We also initiated a Parent and Toddler program which includes 28 children between the ages of 2-4.
In total, we have 152 young athletes participating in the program! Over and above this, we are organizing an adult drop in soccer night where the "grown ups” with varied experience, too can enjoy the sport.
Included in the league: Langenburg/ Esterhazy/ Rocanville/Moosomin/ Whitewood.