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Merced United Competitive

The Merced United Competitive Program is aimed at further developing skilled players. All of the players in this program will train 3 or more days per week and play competitive games every weekend (During the season).

  • Ages 5-17 Years

  • Players are divided into teams by skill level and age, with no guarantee of playing time

  • Registration by Invitation or Official Merced United Tryouts

  • Travel and Play in Regional Competitive games and NorCal Club Tournaments Year Round


  • Learn specific technical and tactical aspects of soccer from Merced United's methodology

  • Learn to play united as a team to achieve common skills and goals.

  • Provide players with a supportive and positive environment.

  • Teach the values that represent Merced United: Passion, Respect, Unity, Teamwork and to Never give up

Reach out to our Competitive Committee with any questions:

If you have specific questions you can reach out to a specific Committee member:

Aaron Pangelina -Competitive Coordinator-

Luz Lomeli -Competitive Registrar-

Liz Phillips -Manager Coordinator-

Sandra Harsh -Field Coordinator-

Steve Lomeli -Director of Coaching-

Profé -Assistant Director of Coaching-

MU Competitive Coaches & Teams

Steve Lomeli- 2006B

Jose Alvarez- 2007B

Erick Araujo - 2008B

Mark Hamilton- 2009B

Roy Castaneda- 2010B

Abner Arita - 2011B

Gaeton Faraone - 2012B Red

Victor Olmos- 2012B White

Dave Hauser - 2013B

Dave Hauser - 2013/14B

Steve Lomeli - 2015B Red

Steve Lomeli- 2015B White

Steve Lomeli- 2015B Black

Jose Hidalgo - 2016/17B

Fabian Ramirez- 2007G

Jorge Olivares - 2008G

Daniel Castro- 2009G

Lino Barrios - 2010G Red

Eric Vaz- 2010G White

Lino Barrios - 2010/11G Black

Jamie Mayoral- 2012G

Ricardo Zaragoza- 2013G Red

Ronnie Araujo - 2014G

Elizabeth Phillips- 2015G

Elizabeth Phillips- 2015/16G

Season Fees & DOC

Payment 1

Date: August 1, 2023

Fee: $255

Cost Breakdown: 

Fall Season Fee: $110

Club Fee: $100

Annual Registration Fee: $45


Payment 2

Date: January 1, 2024

Fee: $210

Cost Breakdown:

Spring Season Fee: $110

Club Fee: $100

*If a new player is added in the Spring that did not play in the prior Fall season, they will need to pay the $45 Annual Registration Fee

Season Fee: 

Covers the registration to participate in the NorCal Soccer League


Annual Registration Fee: 

Covers the annual US Club Soccer insurance cost & the GotSport membership fee.

The club fee addresses:

The DOC along with Profé (guides and assists the coaches and the overall program. Central Valley Soccer Development Academy (CVSDA) will be providing Merced United with the following services:

  1. Monthly training for younger and older age teams.

  2. Provide on field assistance nightly for all teams.

  3. Be at home matches for match analysis.

  4. Provide training sessions online and on paper.

  5. Assist in tryouts and evaluate new players.

  6. Any other functions deemed necessary by MYSA Board or Comp Committee.


Coaches Education and Equipment  

The club would like every coach to possess a US D license:

For the club to provide this service, we need a source of revenue to fund this. Each license cost approximately $600.  This cost will be reimbursed back to the coach upon completion of the course. We will try and host these courses, so coaches don’t have to travel.  


Field Improvements

A major need that was identified with surveys was the need for better fields.  For the club to improve our fields we need funds to do this. The club fee will address this need.

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