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Intramural Update
by posted 09/10/2019

Hi WSA families

 

Thank you for signing up for our Intramural  program for grades 3-12. We wanted to share an update and a few reminders about this program.  

 

As you know, we just completed our first week of this refreshed offering and are happy to report that we had fun clinics and game days and plenty of sunshine and smiles. 

 

Like any first week in any program, we tend to learn a few things and our volunteer team will be looking to refine and improve as we go.  Your feedback is welcome and helpful to this process, so please email

 

Please take a minute to reread the information on the program on our website HERE.  It is helpful to remind yourself of the purpose and structure of this program so you and your players know what to expect. 


Schedule

 

Please also review the schedule in the same link above. The schedule is fixed for the entire season. Clinics and game days are always at the same time and place. We added the schedule and all players to our software platform which will enable you to see and receive updates should they occur. Please see Teams -> Intramural Gr 3-12 -> [Choose Grade]. You need to be logged in to see this. We will also try to post updates to these Team pages as needed.

 

Please make sure to sign up for Parks & Recreation’s (P&R) eTrak portal for field updates (My Page / My Account / Mail Lists / Field Closings).  Field closures due to weather or otherwise are entirely controlled and communicated by P&R. If a field closes, you should assume your event is cancelled. 

 


Program Structure

 

This program is designed to be accessible to all and less structured on the field to the benefit of our players. Our professional coaches will provide fun soccer drills and skills based activities in clinics and organize small sided game play each weekend among the attending players.  There are no set teams for the season with the goal for all players to meet and play with many friends. Our objectives here are participation, enjoyment, health and well being and growth through soccer.  

 

Participation week to week is not required, but highly encouraged.  The more that come each week the better the sessions will be as coaches will have more flexibility to have dynamic, fun rotations and “teams” to offer the participants. 

 

The groups and sessions are coed at the highest level, but depending on numbers in attendance, coaches have flexibility to create groups of boys, girls or both to make the sessions as fun and valuable as possible to our players. 


With respect to equipment, please make sure all players bring the following:

 
  • shin guards worn under soccer socks (mandatory for safety players without shin guards will not be allowed to participate)
  • WSA jersey or similar athletic attire - info to order on WSA website
  • soccer ball
  • water bottle

A few notes on each specific age group:

 
  • 3/4th Grade:  we have a strong and sizable group of players.  We anticipate a fun season as they enjoy the company of friends in soccer.  
  • 5/6th and 7/8th:  we have a nice group of participants that we will combine and subdivide each week to make for most effective and fun setup.
  • High School age:  we are anticipating some additional signups and would welcome all participants. The more signups we get the more robust the sessions can be!

Volunteers
We can always use volunteers to support and assist around the program. Please consider helping if you see a need and have the time to do so. While this is a drop off program, we are fine with parents staying at fields to observe the sessions.  send an email to to let us know of your interest to support.


Thanks for your support and participation.  See you on the fields!

 

Wilton Soccer Association



Contacts
 

Key contacts:

  • Dave Nuttall, Lead Coach david.nuttall@soccerextreme.com 
  • Michelle Haggerty, WSA Board volunteer webdirector@wiltonsoccer.info 
  • Jason Partenza, WSA President jason.partenza@wiltonsoccer.info
 
Contact information here
 

OUR MISSION

WSA’s mission is to positively influence the growth of children and our community by reinforcing values such as sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity and respect for others through a range of fun and high quality soccer experiences. 

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Welcome | Fall 2019 | Important Information
by posted 09/10/2019

Dear WSA Families,

Welcome to Intramural Soccer!

We look forward to seeing you on the field. Clinics start the week of 9/2. If you know of anyone still interested in joining, we can still take on more players (please email). Please reach out to   with any questions about the program.


Intramural Soccer Aligns with our Mission 

  • Our mission to positively contribute to growth of children and the community through a range of high quality soccer experiences
  • Intramural soccer has lots of benefits - physical activity and social engagement being the top couple
  • With free play time increasingly scarce, yet universally acknowledged as high value to kids, WSA can continue to fill the need
  • With guidance from Wilton Youth Council’s Free Play Matters Task Force, WSA is seeking to offer a program that can benefit all children

WSA is refreshing it’s soccer options for children in 3rd grade and beyond to make it more fun and more accessible

Voice & Choice in Soccer!

 

  • WSA has consulted with Wilton Youth Council’s Free Play Matters Task Force (https://www.wiltonyouth.org/free-play) to gain new perspectives with respect to organized youth sports and free play
  • Introducing “voice” and “choice” into our programs: allowing the players to share and have a say in activities or focus areas for their soccer sessions 
  • By offering children voice and choice in a low pressure environment we believe the many positive benefits of play through soccer can be realized

More Program Information

 

We encourage you to follow the WSA Facebook Page where we will post updates and interesting content. We also recommend you follow Aspen Institute’s Project Play Facebook page for insightful content on the current youth sports landscape. As a start, please watch this video #DontRetireKid, and this one too #DontRetireKid2.


Schedule

  • 8 week season
  • First skills clinic week of Sept 2, first game day Sat, Sept 7
  • Last skills clinic  week of Oct 21, last game day Sat, Oct 26
  • Makeup week, Oct 28 - Nov 2, Days/times subject to change as season approaches

Please join us for a brief parent meeting following the first game Saturday, September 7th. We want to get to know you and answer any questions you may have!

 

Age Group Weekday Clinic Location Weekday Skills Clinic Day/Time Saturday Play in Wilton 

3rd/4th Grade

Comstock Field

2 options / attend one or both

Wed 5-6:15 PM, Fri 2:30-3:45 PM

8:30-9:45 AM 

Merwin Meadows Field

5th/6th Grade

Comstock Field

Fri 4:00-5:15 PM

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Merwin Meadows Field

7th/8th Grade

Comstock Field

Fri 4:00-5:15 PM

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Merwin Meadows Field

High School

Lilly Field (may use alternate if impacted by HS games)

Weds and Fri 
6:30-7:45 PM 

 

2 options - attend 1 or both

Schedule TBD 

 

Please register for field closing alerts with Parks & Rec. Generally clinics will be cancelled for the day if fields are closed. We will make an effort to move Saturday games if grass fields are closed and turf fields are available, but this is dependent on availability. Further information will be provided.

For clinics directly after school, students can walk to Comstock subject to Dismissal Instructions. Students are not escorted from school by WSA and will be met at the field by a coach at clinic times.

Families are encouraged to stay for Saturday games. It's a fun way to share this activity with your children, other families, and provide positive encouragement from the sidelines.


Uniforms  

Players require a blue jersey. Navy blue shorts and socks are recommended, but not required to purchase from this link. They are available from Soccer & Rugby as well as other retailers. More info on Soccer & Rugby here.

Note: Intramural does not need numbers or names on jersey.

LINK TO ORDER:

myuniform.soccerandrugby.com/store/clubdisclaimer/wilton-intramural-program

Generally players require shin guards and a soccer ball. Players should have a water bottle at practices and games. These items are available at a variety of local stores, including Soccer & Rugby, that can assist with sizing as needed. Plain blue shirt/shorts or a uniform from a previous program, such as Warrior, is ok until new jerseys arrive.


Upcoming Events

WSA Fall Picnic
REGISTER HERE
All families welcome
Saturday 9/7/19 at 4pm at Allen’s Meadow


 


Volunteers

Parent on Duty

Please sign up here to volunteer as a Parent on Duty (POD) for this program. A POD is not required for Grades 3-8 as multiple coaches will be assigned to sessions, however, it is strongly encouraged. It is a support to players and families so that the coaches can focus on the field activities. It is required for HS as one coach is generally expected for that group. 

POD Sign Up

Please consider volunteering for this important program.

WSA programs depend upon dedication of volunteers to run and succeed, please consider supporting our efforts on behalf of the community

  • Program Leadership: WSA is seeking a volunteer to lead the oversight and organization of our 3rd - 8th grade program as a WSA Board member.  This volunteer will work closely with our WSA Board to ensure we deliver an amazing program. Please submit your interest to 
  • Saturday volunteers
  • Parents to support coaches on game days
  • High School student volunteers to organize and oversee games in support of coaches, in some instances participate, opportunity to earn service hours
  • Managers, Program Coordinators registere here.
  • We have a few openings for youth volunteers if any 5-8th Graders would like to fill the gap between the end of school and the start of their clinics by helping with the 3/4th grade Intramural Clinics. Please email   and register as a Youth Volunteer here.
  • Parent Volunteers:
    • Volunteer Meeting - Parent volunteers may join us at our Intramural K-2 Meeting on 9/4 (time and location TBD) for a helpful general overview of Intramural soccer by one of WSA's coaching organizations, MKS. Coaches can further meet with parent volunteers during the first week of practices.
    • Volunteers should complete a CJSA Background Check (instructions provided during registration).  If you have already completed one in the past year, you do not have to complete another one.  If you are unsure, please complete a new one. 
  • To help support volunteers in their roles, volunteers are required to complete Concussion Training and Safe Sport Training. Learn more about Concussion Training and SafeSport Training

Contacts
 
Jason Partenza - President
 
Contact information here
 

OUR MISSION

WSA’s mission is to positively influence the growth of children and our community by reinforcing values such as sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity and respect for others through a range of fun and high quality soccer experiences. 

WSA Web  |     WSA FB    |      WSA Insta      |    WSA YT     |    WSA Tw

 
 
 
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