Wakefield Soccer Association News

Apr 13

Good luck, travel teams!

Posted In: General WSA News, Travel News

The first games of the regular season are finally almost here. Good luck to all WSA teams, home or away, as they open up the Spring 2017 season this weekend!

PS: Follow WSA on

Apr 3

First multi-team sessions

Posted In: General WSA News

The first official multi-team training of the Spring is happening Monday, April 3. The season is starting later than we hoped, but we’re all excited to see Wakefield kids out on the fields, playing soccer.
 
U10s – Mullen field 6:00-7:30p
U12s – Beasley Field 6:00-7:30p
U14 Boys – Mullen from 7:30-9:00p
U14 Girls – Walton Field 7:30-9:00p
Feb 2

WSA Attends MA Youth Soccer Workshop

Posted In: General WSA News

Wakefield Soccer Association coaches, referees, and board members attended the Massachusetts Youth Soccer workshop this past Saturday, January 27, held at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, MA. It was a day-long symposium with many expertly run sessions, covering everything from performance analysis to nutrition to tactical formations at different age levels to rule interpretations and town administration best practices.

Jan 22

WSA Annual General Meeting – Feb 9, 2017 8:00 pm

Posted In: General WSA News

Annual General Meeting
The 2017 WSA Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, February 9th at 8:00pm at the Americal Civic Center in the Heritage Room. Agenda items will include proposed changes to the Association Constitution & Bylaws and the election of the Board of Directors for the upcoming year.

Proposed changes to the Association bylaws are available HERE, along with the current Constitution and Bylaws.

All Board and Director positions are open to interested candidates from the overall WSA membership, except the President role, which must be filled by a current member of the Board.  Job descriptions, responsibilities, time commitments, and current board members can be found HERE.

At this time, the following Board positions are vacant:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Registrar
  • Director of Intramural
  • Member At Large
  • Finance Committee member

All candidates interested in running for a position should contact WSA President David Dube at [email protected] by Tuesday, January 31st.

Jan 12

Register for Spring Travel

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

Returning Player Registration for the 2017 Spring Travel Program is open! Don’t miss the Jan 20 deadline and get charged a late fee.

**Note: Travel soccer is a two season sport, and there is a fee for each season.**

Spring 2016 Travel Program:

  • Registration for U10-U14 (grades 3 – 8) Spring Travel for is only open to returning Fall Travel players (new players who didn’t play in the Fall, contact [email protected])
  • Fee for Spring Travel is $125 before Friday, January 20th. After that, a $25 late fee is added.
  • Players MUST be registered by February 15 to retain their spot on their team

Important Note:
If you know that your child will not be playing this Spring and you will be giving up your roster spot, please email the Travel Director ASAP at [email protected]wakefieldsoccer.org.

REGISTER NOW – before the $25 late fee is added on Jan 21
https://www.wakefieldsoccer.org/registration/register-now/

Dec 3

Winter Training Program registration is open

Posted In: General WSA News, Seasonal Program News

Our indoor Winter Training Program registration is now open.

WSA will be offering students in Grade 1 – Grade 8 the opportunity to hone their soccer skills over the winter with Director of Coaching, Michael Caine.     Sessions will run on Sundays, January 8 through March 26, 2017.

See this page for details.

 

Nov 14

U16/U18 Players, Register for Spring Soccer!

Posted In: General WSA News

WSA is offering Spring travel soccer to boys and girls from 9th through 12th grades. Tryouts are Sunday, Dec 4th, so register for tryouts today! (payment not due until teams are formed after tryouts)

Tryouts are over, but please add your name to our waitlist if you’re interested. If we get enough interest, we’ll add extra teams
SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST

IMPORTANT: Players are NOT guaranteed a spot on a roster. We have had strong turnout for sign-ups, and their will be competition to make both the U16 and U18 teams for both boys and girls. Those players who register after tryouts will be added to a waitlist, and will be charged a $50 late fee if a roster spot opens up.

Oct 4

Wakefield Night at the Revs!

Posted In: General WSA News

night-at-the-revs

Wakefield Soccer is proud to announce the New England Revolution Night is coming back this season on Sunday, October 23rd vs Montreal Impact, 4:00PM

This is always a fun event for parents and kids as we take over a section of the stadium to cheer on the team and to tailgate as a group beforehand.  The WSA will provide hot dogs and hamburgers but please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks as well.  The tailgate will start around 2:30pm in the main parking lot.  We have anywhere from 75 to almost 200 people over the years and we hope 2016 is no different.

We will be in the sideline section, that are normally $40 face value, but we have for you at only $30 each due to our group discount!

We will have some field passes to raffle off for the kids as well at the tailgate. We only have 10 passes, but will be a great experience for the winners. We will also have a team signed ball to giveaway!

This event is not limited to WSA players and parents, so feel free to spread the word to family and friends to bring with you as well.

Tickets can be purchased using the link below and password.  The tickets are limited so act quickly. All purchases with this code will join us in our Wakefield section, section 129!

The URL for the promo code is http://bit.ly/Wakefield10-23, and the code itself is: WAKEFIELD16

If you have any issues ordering tickets online try a different browser or call Rich Powell of the Revs directly (508) 384-9285 to order them.

Also, please note the bag policy and other Gillette Stadium rules: http://www.gillettestadium.com/bagpolicy

Sep 19

Team Photos This Weekend – WHS Cafeteria

Posted In: General WSA News

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.

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]

Sep 12

Concussion Awareness Week

Posted In: General WSA News

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

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