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Welcome to the Westport Soccer Association

SPRING REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

  • REC K-8, Tots, Pre-K 
  • TRAVEL U9-U15 Developmental Clinics
  • Non-TRAVEL 2009 birth year only Developmental Clinics
  • Travel High School (closed)
  • To register click on red button to the right on homepage

Questions? contact: registrar@westportsoccer.org 

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FOR FIELD CLOSINGS

WSA Hotline 203 221-9900 by 3:00 PM M-F; 8 AM Sat; 11 AM Sun

Westport Parks & Rec. cancellation line 203-341-5074 

 

DUE TO CONSISTENT RAINY WEATHER, ALL GRASS FIELDS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

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SPRING 2017 WSA TRAVEL DATES
02/11/2017
SPRING 2017 WSA TRAVEL DATES:  Training starts: Wed, 4/05...
WSA DEVELOPMENTAL CLINICS U8 - U15
02/11/2017
Registration is OPEN (until 4/01/17) for WSA Developmental Clinics: A...
SPRING REC INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
02/11/2017
Dear Parents,  Westport Soccer Associations (WSA)'s Spring...
New to Travel Parent Meeting on 5/1/17 @ 7:30pm
02/08/2017
Please join Mickey Kydes, WSA Program Director and WSA Board...
SPRING REC VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION OPEN
02/02/2017
PLEASE REGISTER AND BE SURE YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS.
Referee Certification for 2017
01/24/2017
  The USSF entry level referee certification program is now...
TRAVEL WINTER PRACTICE SCHEDULE
10/21/2016
  WINTER 2017 TRAVEL PRACTICE SCHEDULE BELOW (No cleats...
WSA HEADING POLICY
04/03/2016
Dear WSA Families,   The Connecticut Junior Soccer Association...
 
SPRING 2017 WSA TRAVEL DATES

SPRING 2017 WSA TRAVEL DATES: 

  • Training starts: Wed, 4/05 (no training on Good Fri 4/14) 
  • Training ends:  Fri, 6/16 
  • Games Begin:  Sun, 4/09 - 6/18 
  • (8 game schedule - no games on Easter wkend 4/16 or Mem Day 4/28)
  • Tournament Wkend:  Sat, 4/29  & Sun, 4/30

To view detailed schedule, go to WSA site homepage> Travel > Travel 2016/17 > Spring Schedule

Questions?  Contact:  Travel Director, Andy Udell, travel@westportsoccer.org

 

 

 


by posted 02/11/2017
WSA DEVELOPMENTAL CLINICS U8 - U15

Registration is OPEN (until 4/01/17) for WSA Developmental Clinics:

A great opportunity to train on Mondays with professional MKSE coaches 

  • Non-Travel Players Born in 2009  AND  Current Travel Players U9 - U15
  • Clinics every MONDAY starting 4/03 - 6/05/17
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm on Wakeman B Turf field
  • Register on the WSA website homepage > Big Red Button "Register Now" > Developmental Programs

Program Questions?  Andy Udell, Travel Director, travel@westportsoccer.org 

Registration Questions? Kathleen Galley, Travel Registrar, wsaregistrar2@gmail.com 

 

 


by posted 02/11/2017
SPRING REC INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Dear Parents,

 Westport Soccer Associations (WSA)'s Spring season is around the corner.  We're excited to start and hope you and your children are as well.  We kick off the rec soccer season with clinics the week of April 17 and our first rec games will begin the morning of April 22. 

This Spring the rec soccer registration process will be different from previous years.  This year we will close player registration at the end of day on April 16 --a week before our first game.  We recognize that this is meaningful change from previous seasons when registration was open through the first weeks of the season.  You are probably asking yourself why are we making this change.  The WSA Board deliberated extensively on this decision. 

Westport Soccer and the volunteer commissioners who manage the league are focused on forming teams that will support a positive, fun experience for our kids.  And that means striking the right balance between strong and developing players and the optimal number of players per team.  The process for picking teams is difficult in the best of circumstances.  When families register their children the week before the season begins or after the season begins it much harder for our commissioners to achieve optimal team size and player-skill balance.  Last season some age groups had 20-30 percent of the registrants entering the program the week we were forming teams and during the first two weeks of the season.  By closing registration a week before the season begins we will be better able to achieve our program goals and provide a positive, fun experience for the kids. 

 This season registration for new players will end on Sunday, April 16.  Clinics will begin the week of April 17 and the game season will begin on Saturday, April 22.  If you miss the April 16 registration deadline, we will put you on a wait list and depending on team accounts, potentially open up registration again in time for the second or third game of the season.

We recognize that this policy change will cause some challenges but we believe it will ultimately provide for a better overall experience for Westport Soccer's kids.

Thanks for your support.

Steve Divino and Tim Lewis

Co-directors WSA


by posted 02/11/2017
New to Travel Parent Meeting on 5/1/17 @ 7:30pm

Please join Mickey Kydes, WSA Program Director and WSA Board Members

for an informational meeting about the WSA Travel soccer program overview, expectations and philosophy. 

Monday, May 1st 

7:30pm - 8:45pm

Bedford Middle School Auditorium 

You can also contact   

WSA Travel Soccer Director, Andy Udell:     

WSA Co-President, Todd Coleman:  


by posted 02/08/2017
SPRING REC VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION OPEN

PLEASE REGISTER AND BE SURE YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS.


by posted 02/02/2017
Referee Certification for 2017

 

The USSF entry level referee certification program is now open for 2017 certification. 

To register, go to:  www.ctreferee.net

To become a certified referee the candidate must be age 13 or older by June 30, 2017.  The course is called the "grade 8 entry level" referee program, which refers to referee grade, not school grade.  The criteria is solely based on birth date. The program consists of online training videos, an online test and a one day, 5 hour in-class "In-Service" lecture/field session.  The online test must be completed before moving on to the In-Service portion.  

Registration for the entry level program will be open through March 18th and the In-Service sessions will run through April 1st.

The schedule of the in-class sessions can be found on the event calendar on the left hand side of our homepage.  Once registered the program must be completed within this time frame.  The cost of the program is $93.95 plus uniform.  Detailed instructions can be found on the homepage of www.ctreferee.net.  We are in need of more adult certified referees, so parents are encourage to register too!

 

Feel free to contact me with any questions. And thank you for all you do for the game of soccer!

Judy Whelan, Exec. Director, CT State Referee Program: (860)919-0850

Kathleen Galley, Westport Referee Assignor:  kwgalley@gmail.com 

 

 

 


by posted 01/24/2017
TRAVEL WINTER PRACTICE SCHEDULE

 

WINTER 2017 TRAVEL PRACTICE SCHEDULBELOW

(No cleats indoors - only turf shoes or sneakers allowed)

 

TRAVEL U14/15 GIRLS @ 6p - 7:15p / Bedford Middle School

Thurs Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb, 2, 9

 

TRAVEL U14/15 BOYS @ 7:15p - 8:30p / Bedford Middle School

Thurs Jan 5, 12, 19 , 26, Feb, 2, 9

 

TRAVEL U13 Boys Blue & White @ 2:30 - 3:45p / Staples Fieldhouse

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5) 

 

TRAVEL U13 Girls Blue @ 5:15 - 6:30p / Bedford Middle School

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5) 

 

TRAVEL U12 Boys Blue & White @ 2:30p - 3:45p / Staples Fieldhouse

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5) 

 

TRAVEL U12 Girls Blue & White @ 2:45 - 4pm / Bedford Middle School

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5) 

 

TRAVEL U11 Girls Blue & White @ 4 - 5:15p / Bedford Middle School

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5) 

 

TRAVEL U11 Girls Red @ 5:15 - 6:30p / Bedford Middle School

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5) 

 

TRAVEL U11 Boys Blue, White, Red, Gold @ 3:45pm - 5pm/ Staples Fieldhouse

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5)

 

TRAVEL U10 Boys Red & Gold @ 3:45 - 5p/ Staples Fieldhouse

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5) 

 

TRAVEL U10 Girls Blue & White @ 4- 5:15p / Staples Gym

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5) 

 

TRAVEL U10 Boys Blue & White @ 6:30 - 7:45p / Staples Gym

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5)

 

TRAVEL U9 Girls Blue & White @ 5:15 - 6:30p / Staples Gym

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5)

 

TRAVEL U9 Girls Red @ 3:45 - 5p / Staples Fieldhouse

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5)

 

TRAVEL U9 Boys Bronze @ 3:45pm - 5pm / Staples Fieldhouse

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5)

 

TRAVEL U9 Boys Blue, White, Red, Gold, Silver @ 5 - 6:15p / Staples Fieldhouse

Sun Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (make up Mar 5)

 

 

 


by posted 10/21/2016
WSA HEADING POLICY

Dear WSA Families,

 

The Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (“CJSA”) has adopted the US Soccer and US Youth Soccer (national governing bodies for soccer in the US) rules regarding heading.  These rules take effect on April 1, 2016 and must be enforced by coaches, referees and club administrators.

 

Compliance is mandatory for all CJSA members (the WSA is a member of the CJSA).

 

Heading Restrictions which apply to games and practices

 

Players who are 10 and younger 

  • No player who is 10 or younger may deliberately head the ball, regardless of the age group of the team they are playing on. This includes all activities where CJSA insurance applies, such as practices, scrimmages, and competitions at all levels. 

  • No player on a U11 team or a combined team including the U11 Age Group, (e.g. U11/12), even if the player has turned 11, may head the ball deliberately. 

 

For the WSA this means that headers are not allowed on any of our U11 teams, regardless if the player is 11 or older.  Imagine trying to run a practice or referee a game where some players are able to head and some are not.  Therefore no heading for our U-11 groups or any individual player who might be playing up an age group to U12.

 

This restriction will be enforced in competitions for teams U11 and younger (including combined age brackets including U11 and younger) by award of an indirect free kick for the opposing team. Coaches and parents are responsible for applying this restriction for players who are 10 or younger and playing up. 

 

REC Soccer League:

  • Kindergarten:                         NO HEADING ALLOWED

  • 1st Grade Rec:                        NO HEADING ALLOWED

  • 2nd Grade Rec:                       NO HEADING ALLOWED

  • 3rd Grade Rec:                       NO HEADING ALLOWED

  • 4th Grade Rec:                       NO HEADING ALLOWED

  • 5th/6th grade Rec Plus:        NO HEADING ALLOWED

  • 7th/8th grade rec plus:        HEADING IS ALLOWED*

  • All High School Rec Plus:       HEADING IS ALLOWED

 

WSA Travel Teams

  • U9:                              NO HEADING ALLOWED

  • U10:                             NO HEADING ALLOWED

  • U11:                             NO HEADING ALLOWED

  • U12 AND OLDER:       HEADING ALLOWED IF PLAYER IS 11 OR OLDER *

     

Note:

* Players who are 11-13.

  • Players who are age 11 to 13 and on teams for age groups U12 and older, are restricted to up to 30 minutes of practice heading the ball per week. There is no restriction on the number of times these players can head the ball in a competition, unless the team is competing in a combined bracket that includes U11.

 

 


by posted 04/03/2016
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