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WYSA Recreational Soccer

WYSA Recreational Soccer

WYSA Recreational Soccer Fall Season!

Fall registration Now CLOSED.

Registration for spring will open January 1, 2023 

WYSA publishes registration opening on Indiana Fire Academy Social Media and our Constant Contact Database. Please be on the look out for those announcements if interested. 

Program Fees are $140 (U5 to U8), $160 (U10 to U19)

After the registration soft deadline there is a $10 late registration fee. 

Additionally, registration will close for age groups prior to that date if they fill up. After an age group fills up players can register up until we start creating rosters but players will be placed on a waitlist and you will be contacted only if and when we have spots open up.

Once rosters begin being created there will no further additions unless there are extenuating circumstances internally or externally and also at that stage there will only be partial refunds if a player is withdrawn (Certain uncontrollable situations will obviously be exceptions to this policy). 

Click the link HERE to register 

WYSA Has converted to organizing age groups from school year to calendar year or Birth year of the players. If you would like to understand more about the change please scroll further down this page

Need more information? Click on one of the links at the top of the page. 

The Westfield Youth Soccer Association partnered with Indy Eleven, is the Recreational program of the Indiana Fire Academy. Soccer participation starts at age 4 and continues through high school seniors. We also have an Adult Recreational Soccer program for grownups who want to keep a foot in the game.

All WYSA youth soccer games are coached by parent volunteers. We do have a full time paid Coaching Director, John Griffin, who works with our coaches and provides guidance, game plans and other helpful information.

The WYSA youth program has two separate seasons.

Yearly Outline of the WYSA Calendar (May fluctuate a little each year)

Fall Season -

Registration opens First week of June

Registration closes July 1 or when an age group is full with an extensive waitlist or whichever comes first. 

Rosters are created 3rd week of July

Practice schedule created and released 4th week of July 

Games Schedules released First week of August 

Practice begins Mid August (15th) generally and matches start the 3rd full weekend of August

Final Games of season occur early October prior to WWSC Fall Break

Spring Season -

Registration Opens First week of January

Registration closes when an age group is full or 1st of March whichever occurs first

Rosters are created second week of march

Practice Schedule 3rd week of March

Game Schedule 4th week of March

First practice week fall following WWSC Spring Break

First Matches the following weekend

Final Matches fall prior to Memorial Day Weekend or first weekend of June if there are rainouts. 

Key note for the spring season is the Grand Park Fields are heavily booked with events during the spring and therefore the spring schedule looks very different than the fall schedule

Fees

The cost is $140 for under 5s to under 8s and $160 for Under 10s and up. Register early for a discount. All practices and games are held at the Grand Park Sports Campus.

Our Pro Affiliations

In partnership with Indy Eleven for our recreational soccer program, you also receive the additional benefit of 2 tickets to an upcoming Indy Eleven game included in your registration.  Please keep a look out for more offers and contests from Indy Eleven in the coming weeks.  Feel free to follow them on FACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAM – and your son/daughter’s new favorite platform, TIKTOK!   Please sign up for our newsletter or download the Indy Eleven APP from Android and Apple stores, so you always get the latest updates on your hometown professional club.

Did your son or daughter have a great achievement this week?   Did you see examples of great sportsmanship or want to reward a volunteer coach or club staff member? Inside the Indy Eleven App – go to the CLUB tab and submit your entries at HIGHLIGHT REEL to pay tribute to the beautiful game of soccer.   

Please bookmark this page to keep up with what's going with the WYSA Recreational Soccer program! Also, don't forget to like us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates!

Contact WYSA

John Griffin

WYSA Recreational Director

Bruce Carlstedt

Director of Referee Education and Development

Nathan Sinders

Head Referee Assignor

Leigh Heck

Assistant Referee Assignor

WYSA Recreational Program

PO Box 346 Westfield, IN 46074




WYSA Change to Birth Year Info

WYSA Conversion from School Year to Birth Year Fall ‘22 

             Several years ago, the country went through competitive club soccer’s conversion from school year to birth year as was mandated by US Soccer which is the governing body for all levels of soccer in this country from youth club to Professional. All I can say about that process is change of any sort has its challenges. The objective of this communication is to deal with some facts and Q’s and A’s relating to WYSA shifting to birth year grouping and registration. 

  1. First and foremost, best practice when registering is to focus on which birthyear your child is in as opposed to the U5, U6, U7 etc. designation. Your child will play with other kids who are born in the same year they were born or with U9/10 and older with kids born in the same year and an adjacent year. The U- designation is almost meaningless except for the use by software and administration. 
     
  2. In the transition some kids are “skipping” a whole U- group from this last spring to this coming fall. For instance, a player might go from playing in U6 to playing in U8 due to being born between August and December of 2016. Again, not important. Focus on the birth year. 
     
  3. There may be some legitimate concerns relating to jumping single age group divisions to double age group division and jumping from single gender divisions to coed divisions specifically from kids skipping a U- group. It’s a reasonable concern and we can explore options on a case-by-case basis and have been formulating options for adjusting WYSA divisional and playing formats at the older age groups. All of this will be dependent on registrations numbers. Quickly the initial options are a U9 and U10 division, U13/14 girls and boys separated, etc. No guarantee’s we will be able to make these happen. 
     
  4. Many have asked about “playing up or down” an age group. The only reasons we will explore those, on a case-by-case basis, is if there is compelling evidence provided of developmental reasons to justify moving a player. The lone decision maker on this will be the Director and will be based upon feedback from coaches, age group commissioners and potentially feedback from physicians. 

WYSA has received a fair number of questions about why the change was made and why we can’t just “go back” to school year. Simple answers to the “Why” relates to certainly the reasons stated in the registration process but almost more so the major problems we had to deal with at the administrative level with the grade in school registration method. There are frankly too many to address in this communique. “Going Back” won’t be happening. 

This process will make life easier for coaches, commissioners, administration, and ultimately parents. In the end the main concern has been children not being able to play with a specific friend as they were born in another year. Although not exactly a half and half split kids will play with school mates most of the time. Teams break up each year and given the amount of “team building” we have seen this last year all teams are due for a shakeup. Building teams for really any reason over season to season is not consistent with the mission of WYSA. 

Hopefully, this has been helpful and appreciate you bearing with us through this process. If you started to register your player but stopped without completing the registration you must return to GotSport and complete the registration for your child to participate. 

 

 

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