Registration for Wakefield United tryouts for 2017-2018 season is now open!
WSA’s Club program, Wakefield United, offers players the opportunity to participate in club soccer at an affordable price. All teams are coached by professional coaches and train on Wakefield fields.
Tryouts for both boys and girls will be held at Beasley field in Wakefield according to the following schedule (see below for a note about Age Groups):
|Thursday, June 8||6:00 – 7:30 pm||2008 – 2009|
|Thursday, June 15||6:30 – 8:00 pm||2004 – 2005|
There is no fee to tryout!
Club Soccer Age Groups
Club soccer programs follow US Soccer’s birth year mandate, and field teams grouped by single birth year (rather than grade or other grouping). NOTE: United is holding tryouts in two-year groups simply because of limited field space and time.
For example, if your child was born in 2007 they could join a team of other players born in ’07 (regardless of grade, or what team they may be eligible for in town travel soccer.)
Depending on the number of teams Wakefield United can form, we may ask some players to play with an older age group. For example, 2006 players could “play up” with the 2005 birth year if necessary. Of course, older children cannot “play down” with younger ones.
More information about how NSL (the club league that United plays in) handles the birth year designations can be found here. However, the simplest way to think about it is to assume teams will be formed from players all born in a single birth year. NOTE: They are trying out in two-year groups simply because of limited field space and time.
Wakefield United is another key piece in WSA’s strategy to broaden the opportunities for our players who want to be involved in soccer in a year-round program. Wakefield United represents the next step in a competitive pathway for those players who are keen to take the next step in their soccer development.
WSA’s Board of Directors are constantly working to develop successful programs and its players. Our program aim is to create and implement a professionally-structured, developmentally appropriate curriculum that will serve to improve all Wakefield United players through a challenging and professionally-delivered program, while doing it at an affordable cost.
In association with the New England Revolution Academy and other professional coaches, we will employ a coaching staff of the highest caliber to deliver the Wakefield United program. All coaches at Wakefield United have been through a stringent vetting process. They are qualified, experienced, and focused on improving individual player skills.
–WSA Board of Directors