Welcome to the Wakefield Soccer Association – Wakefield, MA
The Wakefield Soccer Association strives to provide a quality recreational, youth soccer experience for all of our members. We believe that good sportsmanship and a desire to coach, play, or watch soccer in a way that honors the game, are the cornerstones of that experience. In doing so, we aim to create a lifelong appreciation of the game by actively seeking to promote soccer to the youth of Wakefield.
April 5th, 2020
WSA – COVID-19 Update
Dear Wakefield Soccer Association Families and Friends,
I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and well. I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with an update of Wakefield Soccer Association (WSA) and how this relates to the start of the Spring 2020 season. The ongoing decision to delay the start of all youth soccer sports has been driven by a few different factors, The State of Massachusetts imposing a stay at home advisory, the Town of Wakefield’s closure of all fields, parks, and recreational areas and school administration has closed all schools.
For our Travel players, ECYSA has delayed the start of the season along with Mass Youth Soccer Association placing all youth soccer activities on hold until and including Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Our in-town programs, Tots, Pre K – Kinder, and Grades 1-2 Academy, fall under WSA’s structure and guidelines. Taking all of the above information into account, these programs will also not kick off until after the postponement date of Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Our Director of Coaching, Mackenzie Arment, has spent the last couple of weeks putting together the framework for at-home technical skills for our players to stay active and sharp with their soccer skills during this time: https://www.wakefieldsoccer.org/training-at-home/. Moving forward, the plan will be to send out an updated curriculum periodically and Mackenzie will continue with this approach until circumstances change.
WSA’s finance committee, as well as the board of directors, have met virtually to discuss the spring season and how to best proceed. As of right now, the plan is to continue our holding status. In the event we are allowed to kick off our spring season at the beginning of May, as currently outlined, we feel as though our members will be afforded, with a few changes, a near-normal soccer experience. Additionally, we will determine how to best provide refunds for missed sessions.
On behalf of the WSA Board of Directors and members of the Finance Committee, I would like to thank you all for your continued support during this time. We are committed to being a part of keeping your child healthy, focused and above all else positive during this whole situation. We are all on “One Team” as we work through this together.
All the best,
Wakefield Soccer Association
March 29th, 2020
Spring 2020 Intramural Registration News
Due to the uncertainty of when and if we will be able to have a spring 2020 intramural season, registration has been placed on hold. The Wakefield Soccer Association is working with Essex County Youth Soccer Association as well as Massachusetts Youth Soccer to comply with their decisions as to when regular soccer activities may resume. In addition, the WSA finance committee and its Board of Directors are crafting a refund policy for both intramural and travel soccer for the spring. Your patience is appreciated in these unprecedented times.
When and if the season is allowed to resume I have posted a sign up genius link below for parents of intramural aged players (tots 3-4, Pre-K and K – grade 2) who have not already registered for the spring. By filling out this list you are not financially committed to enroll your child if the spring season does commence. This list will be used to determine teams and other logistical decisions that will have to be made quickly once the season is allowed to start.
March 13th, 2020
All soccer activities suspended until at least April 26
WSA has been closely monitoring the developing situation involving Covid-19 and the precautions being taken to reduce the speed and reach of its spread. We’ll be taking guidance from entities including the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Town of Wakefield, Massachusetts Youth Soccer.
Effective March 13, 2020, Massachusetts Youth Soccer has suspended all sanctioned soccer activity until at least April 26. This includes, but is not limited to: all games, practices, clinics, training, tournaments, in-person meetings and Coaching Education Courses. For more detail on the policy, visit https://www.
WSA is, of course, following this mandate to the letter. All Winter Training sessions are canceled. We’re asking Spring coaches to respect these mandates and not try to gather their teams until after the suspension of activity is lifted. Additionally, all scheduled meetings, including our AGM and any preseason coaches meetings (including Essex-led meetings) and/or clinics will be postponed indefinitely. We’ll await further guidance from the Town of Wakefield and Mass Youth Soccer prior to rescheduling.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to monitor the situation.
March 8th, 2020
2020 Annual General Meeting – March 19, 7:30 pm
Canceled until further notice
The 2020 Wakefield Soccer Association (WSA) Annual General Meeting (
Also, Director of Coaching Mackenzie Arment will be running a preseason meeting for Travel coaches after the AGM.
Coaches can collect their Mass Youth Soccer Credentials before and after the meeting. These will be required at each practice and game during the season.
Refreshments will be served.