Our travel program provides an atmosphere in which boys and girls ages 8-19 can develop strong soccer skills and self-discipline to rise to the top of their game. For young athletes with a passion for soccer, the rewards of travel soccer are greater and the opportunities to advance to high school, college and professional play are unmatched by recreational play.
Southern Indiana United is a soccer club that is committed to player development. Our experienced coaches foster the physical and emotional growth of our players, both on and off the soccer field. In addition to teaching strong basic skills, SIU will prepare them for the rigors of competition.
We have been a soccer club since 1989–starting with recreational leagues which have grown into both a rec division and a travel (chosen based on tryouts) team. Each of our coaches are fully licensed Soccer Coaches in the state of IN. Two of our coaches have their National Youth Soccer Coaching License and have over 30+ years of coaching behind them.
Our Director of Coaching is Dutch Vigar who recently retired from his years of teaching in the classroom, administration level and coaching with the New Albany High School teams. He brings a lifetime of soccer experience in his direction of the club’s coaching and player development.
Our close affiliation with the coaches from Southern Indiana High Schools enables us to tailor our development to produce players capable of playing on high school teams and beyond.
Tryouts and Registration
Tryouts are held at the end of the season after June 1st. The coaches decide player selection for each team. Players will be placed on teams in their age level based on their soccer skills. Moving players from one team to another, or playing up in age, will be viewed as the exception to the rule, and will require the approval of the Director of Coaching, the VP-Travel and the age group coaches. Any player placement issues should be addressed with the VP-Travel. After each team is selected, every player who tried out will be contacted, at which time the player must register and pay the deposit (or pay in full) via the link on our website and then submit necessary forms to the Team Manager. (For more information on fees, team selection and specifics, we have made a FACT sheet.)