Grades 1-2 (Academy Program)

The Academy program is open to boys and girls that are in Grades 1 and 2.

This program includes 1-hour practices during the week (see days and times below) with a professional curriculum developed by WSA’s Director of Coaches.   In addition, 1-hour games are played on Sunday afternoons.

Session Dates:

Practice Start Date: September 22, 2021 (Wednesdays)
Games Start Date:  September 19, 2021 (Sundays)

Practice End Date:  November 3, 2021
Games End Date:   November 7, 2021


Registered Before September 1:  $115
Registered After August 31:   $135

Practice Times:   

Grade 1 Boys:  5:30-6:15 Field Location Nasella Field(September 22, 29, October 6, 13), Mullen Field(October 20, 27, November 3)

Grade 1 Girls: 5:30-6:15 Field Location Mullen Field(September 22,29, October 6,13), Nasella Field(October 20,27, November 3)

Grade 2 Boys: 6:30-7:15 Field Location Nasella Field(September 22, 29, October 6, 13), Mullen Field(October 20,27, November 3)          

Grade 2 Girls: 6:30-7:15 Field Location Mullen Field(September 22,29, October 6,13), Nasella Field(October 20, 27, November 3)

Sunday Game Times and Schedule:   

Grade 1 Boys:  1:00 – 1:45 pm  Walton Field
Grade 1 Girls:  1:00 – 1:45 pm  Mullen Field
Grade 2 Boys: 2:00 – 2:45 pm  Walton Field
Grade 2 Girls:  2:00 – 2:45 pm  Mullen Field

        Grade 1 Girls Game Schedule

        Grade 1 Boys Game Schedule

        Grade 2 Girls Game Schedule

        Grade 2 Boys Game Schedule

Sunday Game Location:  

Boys – Walton Field Galvin Middle School (North Ave. side) See Map

          Girls – Mullen Field  Galvin Middle School (Main Street side)  See Map

All game times and locations are tentative and subject to change based on field availability


Weather Delay and/or Cancellations:
Sessions are held in light rain, but not when heavy rain or lightning is occurring. Coaches and parents will receive an email with the status when conditions are questionable.

Reminders:   No Jewelry !
Kids must not wear any type of jewelry, including earrings, necklaces, and watches,  as it can pose a danger for your child as well as others on the field.  Medical bracelets are allowed.


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The aim of the Academy program is to help develop the players’ technical skills and prepare them for taking the next step in their soccer careers.

The Academy sessions offer the players an opportunity to touch the ball multiple times during the sessions. This is done in both technical sessions and in Small Sided Games , Games are played with 4 players on each side and without goalkeepers. This gives the players the opportunity to practice soccer related skills on a more regular basis, which gives them an opportunity to develop both technical skills and decision-making, which are two of the most important abilities they will need to develop at a younger age.

Mackenzie Arment – Wakefield’s Director of Coaching – will help organize and run the Academy practice sessions. He will provide guidance to our volunteer parent coaches at the sessions and games.

The program forms teams based on a non-tryout team draft.

The season will run 8 weeks, each week includes a 1 hour midweek training session and a 1 hour game on the weekend.

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Registration for the Fall season begins in May and runs until the ~third week of September.
Registration for the Spring seasons starts in late January and runs through mid-April.

Player Equipment ­ ­
  • Soccer-specific cleats (no metal spikes)
  • Shin pads
  • Socks which totally cover shin pads
  • Water bottle
  • WSA provided jersey
Volunteer Coaches NEEDED Volunteers are the foundation of this program and one of the essential pieces are the coaches. We are always in need of your help and if you’re a former professional player or a parent who is enthusiastic about being on the field with their son or daughter, your help is very much appreciated as a head coach or an assistant. WSA will reimburse all entry fees related toward licenses offered by US Soccer, NSCAA etc Please consider being a part of the team! Volunteer to coach NOW!
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Coach Guidance WSA’s DOC will provide curriculum and at-the-field guidance, coaching and training for all parent coaches. Additional information can be found under the Coaches menu.