September 19th, 2016

Team Photos This Weekend – WHS Cafeteria

Team/Individual Picture Day is this weekend, September 24-25 at the Wakefield High School cafeteria. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time wearing your complete uniform with the exception of cleats and shin pads. (there are no cleats allowed in the cafeteria)

All teams have a scheduled time (PHOTO SCHEDULE PDF) and your coaches will have photo forms or you can preorder with Crowley Photo using the link below.  If your child can not make their scheduled time and would like individual photos, please contact Roy Crowley at the number or email below to set up a time.

Online order form:
http://reo.yspnc.com/order/index.yspnc?j=217_33719&p=617a4a&v=477c54&c=217&y=1
password: soccer

You may preorder online with your credit or debit card.  On photo day, you can pay with cash, check, money order or credit card.  Please make your selection and BRING YOUR PRINTED receipt to the photo shoot.Our cashiers will answer questions and make change at the shoot.  We display many items on location that may not be listed on the envelope.  Ask the cashier about our new prepositional pennants.  You may add to your order at the photo shoot with any of the payment methods previously mentioned.

If you have any questions, call Roy at Crowley Photo 978-664-6775 or email [email protected]

You can also reach out to Matt Lane from Wakefield Soccer at [email protected]

September 12th, 2016

Concussion Awareness Week

The Wakefield Soccer Association recognizes September 12-16 as Concussion Awareness Week in Massachusetts. Concussion Awareness Week is an effort of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and ThinkTaylor, a non-profit organization founded by former New England Revolution player Taylor Twellman.

U.S. Soccer and Mass. Youth Soccer have taken important steps to address concussions in youth soccer, and WSA has adopted its own concussion policy based on those efforts. More information on the Mass. Youth Soccer effort to address concussion issues can be found at their website. The program of U.S. Soccer to address concussion issues is called Recognize to Recover.

One of the main issues addressed by the MIAA and U.S. Soccer is that parents and coaches must emphasize to players that they need to be candid about any injury they may sustain, and tell their parents and legal guardians, coaches, and referees. U.S. Soccer has also implemented a rule that there is to be no heading by players ten years of age or younger in games or practice. And any player that sustains a significant blow to their head or body, or who complains about or is exhibiting symptoms consistent with having suffered a concussion, or is otherwise suspected of having sustained a concussion, may not return to play or practice unless they have been evaluated by a healthcare professional.

For more information about the Massachusetts Concussion Management Coalition, please visit their website at www.massconcussion.org

— Michael Kilkelly
Wakefield Soccer Director of Risk Management

September 11th, 2016

Sunday Weather cancellations

Parents, please check your email for updates. From Bill Kidder, Intramural Director, for Sunday Sept 11:

“Due to Middlesex thunderstorm warnings, today’s PRE-K and K sessions are CANCELLED. And the Grade 1 and Grade 2 sessions are PENDING DECISION, BUT STILL ON AS PLANNED as of right now. I will send another email between 11 and 12 today regarding the Grade 1 and Grade 2 sessions. Please plan that those are on as scheduled until you hear from me on the final call.”

August 23rd, 2016

Fall Soccer Starts Soon

The Fall soccer season is just about to start! Travel teams are starting to hold preseason practices, and some are participating in preseason tournaments. New kits are arriving soon and will be given to coaches to distribute before the first game. The travel program will have its first Middlesex League games on Saturday, September 10th.

Intramural teams are still accepting registrations — GIRLS AND BOYS GRADES 5-8, PLEASE SIGN UP SOON!

 

 

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