Wakefield Soccer Association News

Jul 24

WSA Annual General Meeting – August 11, at 7:00 pm

Posted In: General WSA News

The 2020 Wakefield Soccer Association (WSA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Tuesday, August 11, at 7:00 pm.  Due to current circumstances, this year’s AGM will take place via Google Meet.  Agenda items will include a general WSA update, a review of proposed changes to the Association Constitution & Bylaws (attached), and the election of the Board of Directors for the upcoming year.

Current Constitution and Bylaws can be found at: https://www.wakefieldsoccer.org/about/wsa-policies

WSA is a volunteer-run organization and we are always in need of more help.  Please consider getting involved to help shape the future of Wakefield Soccer by joining our Board of Directors.

WSA Board positions

  • Secretary,  Treasurer
  • Directors of:   Travel Programs,  Intramural Programs,  Fields & Facilities, Risk Management, Referees,  Equipment, Fundraising, Registration, Website
  • At Large Seats (3)

If you are interested in ANY positions, please submit an email with your interests to David Dube, [email protected] by August 4, 2020.

Wakefield prides itself on being a well-run volunteer organization, but that can only continue to happen when we have great new people like you to help us – please consider volunteering!

Apr 29

Spring 2020 Season is Canceled. Refund Information.

Posted In: General WSA News

It is with great disappointment that we provide you with this notice about the cancellation of the 2020 Spring Soccer season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes, but is not limited to all games (of all types), practices, clinics, training, tournaments, in-person meetings, and Coaching Education Courses. This applies to both our travel and in-town programs.

All Wakefield fields remain closed until July 6, 2020 for any type of activity.  Please do not go to fields to shoot around or play pick-up games, etc.

WSA may offer summer recreational playing opportunities, but all is dependent on state and local health rules.  Currently, we are planning for a full fall season.  

In the meantime, for fun training challenges and activities, follow our Instagram acct @wakefieldsoccer, Facebook page, and/or check in on the website at https://www.wakefieldsoccer.org/training-at-home/

We will now process reimbursements for spring registration fees.   A credit for any future soccer registration has been applied to your SportsManager account for all of your spring fees.  If you would prefer a refund check instead, please submit a request through this REIMBURSEMENT FORM no later than JUNE 1, 2020.

​​​​​​​Thank you for your patience as we work through this process.

Be Safe, Stay Healthy !  

WSA Board of Directors

Apr 29

Update on the 2020 Spring Season

Posted In: General WSA News, Registration News

Dear WSA parents, players and coaches,

First and foremost, we wish you and your family safety and health as we currently remain in very uncertain times. It is with great disappointment that we provide you with this notice about the cancellation of the 2020 Spring Soccer season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes, but is not limited to all games (of all types), practices, clinics, training, tournaments, in-person meetings, and Coaching Education Courses. This applies to both our travel and in-town programs.

All Wakefield fields remain closed until July 6, 2020 for any type of activity.  Please do not go to fields to shoot around or play pick-up games, etc.

WSA may offer summer recreational playing opportunities, but all is dependent on state and local health rules.  Currently, we are planning for a full fall season.

In the meantime, for fun training challenges and activities, follow our Instagram acct @wakefieldsoccer, Facebook page, and/or check in on the website at https://www.wakefieldsoccer.org/training-at-home/

  We will now process reimbursements for spring registration fees.   A credit for any future soccer registration has been applied to your SportsManager account for all of your spring fees.  If you would prefer a refund check instead, please submit a request through this REIMBURSEMENT FORM no later than JUNE 1, 2020.

Thank you for patience as we work through this process.

Be Safe, Stay Healthy !

WSA Board of Directors

Apr 27

Training At Home

Posted In: General WSA News

WSA is providing online videos that players can be doing from their home to continue getting touches on the ball.  Content will be added each week to continue to provide players ideas on how to train on their own.  Follow this link to view our Training At Home Program: https://www.wakefieldsoccer.org/training-at-home/

We will also be posting on our instagram account @wakefieldsoccer with challenges, games, and other soccer related content.  Please follow us and feel free to tag us with your training at home videos so we can continue to connect as a soccer community.

Apr 5

WSA – COVID-19 Update

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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.

Stay Healthy,

All the best,

David Dube’

President

Wakefield Soccer Association

Mar 29

Spring 2020 Intramural Registration News

Posted In: General WSA News, Intramural News, Registration News

Hello,

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.

Sign Up!

Mar 13

All soccer activities suspended until at least April 26

Posted In: General WSA News

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.mayouthsoccer.org/coronavirus/

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.

Mar 8

2020 Annual General Meeting – March 19, 7:30 pm

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Canceled until further notice

The 2020 Wakefield Soccer Association (WSA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Thursday, March 19th at 7:30 pm in the Heritage Room at the Americal Civic Center.

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.

Feb 16

2020 Spring Season Registration

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Registration for the 2020 spring season is open.

The Board of Directors of Wakefield Soccer Association (WSA) is very pleased to announce that the Spring 2020 registration fees will be reduced as a result of continued sound fiscal responsibility.  WSA is proud to offer our members a youth soccer product that is both very affordable and high in quality.   The lowered rates are:

Travel Gr 3 – 12+  : $105       (last fall $125)
Gr 1 & 2 :   $95        (last fall  $110)
Pre-K – Kinder  :  $65    (last fall  $75)

For an overview of all our programs, go to:  https://www.wakefieldsoccer.org/programs/programs-overview/

To register for this spring season go to:   https://www.wakefieldsoccer.org/registration/register-now/

Register soon to avoid a late fee of $20 that will be applied to intramural/academy registrations after March 15th.

Nov 21

Winter Tot’s Program

Posted In: General WSA News

WSA’s tot’s program has returned! It is now open to kids that are 2.5 to 4 years old. The curriculum emphasizes fun and the fundamentals of soccer: dribbling, stopping, changing direction, as well as other basic coordination skills. Kids only need sneakers to participate.

Winter 2020

Session 1: Wednesdays, January 15 – February 19, 2020 (6 weeks) 1:15-1:45 pm (Ages 2-3) 1:45-2:15 pm (Ages 3-4)

Session 2: Fridays, January 17 – February 21, 2020 (6 weeks) 11:30-12:00 pm (Ages 2-3) 12:00-12:30 pm (Ages 3-4)

Session 3: Wednesdays, February 26 – April 1, 2020 (6 weeks) 1:15-1:45 pm (Ages 2-3) 1:45-2:15 pm (Ages 3-4)

Session 4: Fridays, February 28 – April 3, 2020 (6 weeks) 11:30-12:00 pm (Ages 2-3) 12:00-12:30 pm (Ages 3-4)

A minimum of 8 children must be registered for each session for the program to take place.
If a session is canceled, a full refund will be provided.

Cost: $60

Location: Americal Center

 

Click Here To Continue Registration

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