About WYSA Recreational Soccer

What is Recreational Soccer? 
The primary emphasis of the recreation program is the enjoyment of playing soccer. Our format is developmentally-appropriate "small-sided" soccer, or between 3 and 11 players on the field depending on the age group. Small-sided soccer allows players to get more touches on the ball, be more involved in the game, and have more fun while improving their skills.

Who can Play? 
Recreational soccer is offered for players beginning at age 4 and continuing until age 18, also known as U5 (Under 5) to U18 (Under 18). Teams are coached by volunteer coaches, and coach training is available for newcomers and those who want a refresher course. Players do not have to live in Westfield to play within WYSA. We have players from Carmel, Noblesville, Sheridan, Zionsville and the other surrounding areas. 

When do they play? 
Players can play fall only, spring only or both seasons (fall and spring). Spring season is usually April and May, ending the first weekend in June. (We do not play games Memorial Day weekend).  Spring season registration usually begins online in December. Fall season is September and October, with registration beginning in June. Most games are played throughout the day on Saturday, although teams may have a few Sunday afternoon games. Practices are once a week for younger age groups, increasing to twice a week as players get older. All games are officiated by a certified referee.

Are there any summer camps? 
A summer camp is available each summer under the direction of the Indiana Fire Juniors, the Travel Program. This camp is a offered every night for a week to all recreational players who wish to improve their skills in a fun atmosphere.

What is the volunteer commitment? 
Our club is a not-for-profit soccer club that a volunteer organization, so we do ask that everyone contribute in any way possible. Without parental support we could not exist nor could we continue to serve the approximately 1000 players we serve each season.