WSA ALL AGES GAME kicks off at 10am, on Wakeman B, every Saturday, thru August 20th!
Soccer fun continues, geared to ALL Ages, whether you are elite, travel, rec, aspiring, first timer or former players of any stripe, get off the couch and onto the pitch! YOU are welcomed, encouraged and beseeched to play, laugh, run, pass, dribble, tackle and shoot in a gently facilitated pickup game.
Players do all their own talking and self motivating with no coaching. Parents, get in the game, watch 'em play, enjoy a walk around the park or leave your children under the supervision of an adult who is present as this is not a dropoff situation.
All players should bring both a white jersey and a dark jersey, cleats, shinguards, extra water and a great attitude for this favorite off-season hometown soccer game.
The cost is $205; no scholarships are taken. Registration is online. List of Registrants is at tab to left.
This is open only to those who accepted and paid for an OFFERED roster position on the Fall Teams.
Date: August 22-26, 2016
Field: Wakeman Soccer Fields
Age Groups and Times:
U11 through U15 Boys and Girls: 1 pm to 3 pm
U9 & U10 Boys and Girls: 3:15 to 5:15 pm
WSA / MKS Pre-Season Description
As the fall season approaches, most clubs are concerned with preparing their players for competition. During the WSA Pre-Season week with Mickey Kydes Soccer (MKS) Coaches, players will concentrate on the development of skills and fitness without the stress of impending competition.
MKS Coaches use the best blend of training to get players prepared and in s good shape for the season, focusing on fitness and technical exercises that can realistically be expected to improve player performance in this limited but crucial training period.
As a player, you will enjoy and appreciate the fine-tuning that the MKS Coaches provide to your game, not just at Pre-Season week but later on in the season as well. The following are some of the topics that will be covered in our Pre-Season Curriculum:
Team Work and Communication
Passing & Receiving
1 v 1 Attack & Defend
Possession - Awareness
Coordination, Speed & Agility
By participating in WSA’s Travel Soccer Pre-Season training, the enjoyment factor of the whole Travel Team experience will increase and you will get to know and earn the respect of your teammates.
Soccer fitness is demanding. Get a head start on the season. As we say at MKS, your improved skill and fitness will leave you better prepared to “Think, Act and Be Creative”.
The Pre Season week is Optional, but highly recommended.
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 *
* 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.