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Welcome to the Westport Soccer Association

SPRING REGISTRATION 

To register for any programs, click HERE 
 

  •  U9-U15 Travel 2017/18 Tryouts Registration is OPEN
    • Boys & Girls U8/U9 (birth yrs 2009 & 2010) Tryouts on Mon, 5/08 & 5/15  
    • Boys & Girls U10-U15 (birth yrs 2003 - 2008) Tryouts on Fri, 5/12 & 5/19 
      FOR COMPLETE TRYOUT SCHEDULE CLICK ON TRAVEL TAB ON HOMEPAGE
       
  • TOTS and PREK and K - 8 registrations are RE-OPENED until end of  day Sunday April 30.
  • ALL REC PLAYERS ARE ASSIGNED

Questions? contact: registrar@westportsoccer.org 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE 

DUE TO THE WEATHER AND FIELD CLOSURES,

SOME OF THE WSA TRAVEL PRACTICE LOCATIONS FOR WED, 4/26 HAVE CHANGED

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE YOUR TRAVEL PRACTICE LOCATION

ALL TIMES ARE THE SAME AS USUAL

 

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 

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SPRING REC INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
02/11/2017
Dear Parents,  Westport Soccer Associations (WSA)'s Spring...
New to Travel Parent Meeting on MONDAY, MAY 1st @ 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.
WSA HEADING POLICY
04/03/2016
Dear WSA Families,   The Connecticut Junior Soccer Association...
 
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 MONDAY, MAY 1st @ 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. 

This is essential for parents new to travel and highly recommended for current travel parents. 

MONDAY, MAY 1st

7:30pm - 8:45pm

Bedford Middle School Auditorium 

Questions?

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
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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