The Wilton Soccer Association is dedicated to providing Wilton children, their families and the community with a positive soccer experience at all skill levels that emphasizes having fun, building character through sportsmanship, coaching excellence, te
ALL SCHEDULES - WITH RESULTS (VARSITY, JV, FRESHMEN)
WHS VARSITY SOCCER GAME BALL BOYS AND GIRLS!
The Wilton High School Varsity soccer season is here!
We are seeking 4+ official ball boys and girls for each home game. Please sign your players up via below links and invite and encourage their teammates to join ... let's fill this up and support our teams!
Here's what you need to know:
- Participants should be age 10 or older
- Primary responsibility to retrieve and return ball to play when it goes out of bounds
- Arrive 15 minutes before kick off, check in with Wilton Varsity coach
- Wear WSA White jersey and blue shorts
- Parents must attend with their children (not a drop off event)
As we launch into the heart of our Fall season, we wanted to share a reminder with respect to “positive sidelines”. We are a program of players who love to compete backed by adults who are respectful and positive. Please embrace our mission as a fan by contributing to a fun and enjoyable game day experience.
To achieve this, all parents and fans must commit the below guidelines with respect to sideline etiquette at all WSA games.
NO coaching from the sidelines. Sideline coaching confuses and makes it difficult for your player and all the players to hear and follow the instructions of their coach. Leave the coaching to the coaches please. Instead of coaching, a positive “great job”, “go team” or clap is the way to go!
NO criticizing or engaging with referees. They will make mistakes just like we all do every day. Many referees are still young and learning. They are increasingly in short supply as the abuse they often endure is enough to push them away. Yelling or engaging with referees, questioning calls and demonstrating frustration or aggravation with referees is not appropriate, under any circumstances. Coaches will handle any necessary communications with referees at the appropriate times (half time, post game) and in the appropriate manner.
Think twice before interacting with opposing fans and players. Use common sense, be respectful, act in a sportsmanlike manner, remember their child is also just trying to have fun, always choose the higher ground and represent yourself, WSA and Wilton positively. If your engagement with an opposing fan or player is not positive, do not engage.
Don’t stress. If you are pacing, yelling and getting upset, please step away and take a breather. Choose the opposite approach… relax and take comfort in the benefits of your child’s participation in the game.
Save coach discussions for another day. Coaches are doing their best and managing the game in real time. Take the time to consider your need for a discussion with coach and speak with them away from the game day and in an environment that allows for constructive dialogue, without the influence or presence of your player, other players or other families.
Focus on the benefits of the game for your player, not the score or result.
Win, lose or draw, every game is an opportunity for our children to have fun, get exercise, be good teammates, show sportsmanship, compete, learn and grow. This is all that matters.
Incidents of negative or disruptive behavior towards coaches, referees, any players (Wilton or opponents)
Should be submitted for review to the Parent Managers, respective VP of Travel and WSA’s Parent Liaison/ WSA Board of Directors.
Complaints received from other teams or the League with respect to Wilton parent misbehavior will require inquiry and possible repercussions for parents and possibly their players to be decided by WSA Board of Directors or by League as appropriate.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at
WSA Parent Liaison
Silent Sidelines Weekends
Each Fall and Spring playing season the Board of Directors shall sponsor a statewide Silent Sidelines weekend. Coaches will be permitted to give players direction from the sidelines. Spectators will be directed to refrain from making any comments to players, coaches or referees, but will be permitted to applaud efforts by players." Referees are not responsible for the enforcement of this rule. It is the clubs responsibility to inform your spectators of the guidelines for Silent Sidelines.
The Spring Silent Sidelines weekend will be:
Spring: third weekend of May
Fall: third weekend of October
The goals of Silent Sidelines Weekend are to:
1. develop our players to make decisions on the field without sideline intervention.
2. improve the players' communication on the field by reducing the outside noise level.
3. support our youth referees by eliminating dissension from the sidelines.
Your help is needed. We are asking everyone in CJSA to promote and support Silent Sidelines Weekend and give the game back to the kids.
The below message is a modification of Andrea Duffy's May '02 CJSA Presidents Message.
A mother was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her teenage son. Suddenly the boy bursts into the kitchen.
"Careful! Careful! Put in some more butter! Oh my goodness! You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK! Careful!... CAREFUL! I said CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you crazy? Have you lost your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!"
The mother stared at him. "What's wrong with you? You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?"
The son calmly replied, "I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm trying to play soccer."
WSA’s mission is to positively contribute to 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.
Thank you for helping us celebrate Wilton Soccer yesterday!
by posted 09/08/2019
Dear WSA families,
Thank you for helping us celebrate Wilton Soccer yesterday!
We enjoyed a truly amazing day of events culminating in 300+ players, parents and coaches coming out for WSA Family Fest! Our #OneTownOneTeam message leapt from just an idea and a hashtag to something much greater and tangible in the course of just a few hours.
I had the benefit of a reason to swing through a full slate of Wilton soccer events yesterday.
It began with an exciting WHS Girls pre season Jamboree where Wilton High School’s Varsity, JV and Freshman teams all had strong showings. The future is bright for them and we are excited for their regular seasons to begin. Opening WHS Varsity home soccer games are 9/13 for the Boys and 9/19 for the Girls. Please mark your calendars!
I then walked across Allen’s Meadows to our 1st grade boys games which were in full swing, while across town at Merwin Meadows our 3rd-8th grade Intramural teams were playing their first Saturday games of the season. The setting for these games was spectacular ... a perfect crisp and sunny Wilton morning, green and freshly cut grass, colorful uniforms and tons of smiles. The Kindergarten girls followed and they did not disappoint... they play with pure joy, unabashed enthusiasm and determination!If you ever need a reminder on why we all love youth soccer and activities, stop by Allen’s Meadows for a K or 1st grade game day!
Next up was our opening weekend jamboree for our WSA U9 Travel Development program at Merwin Meadows. It was fantastic to see the entire U9 age group in one place! The Hulks, Marvels, Spidermen, Mystiques, Iron Men and Majestic teams were all there! Players were pumped to be among all their friends in Wilton soccer. Parents of all teams were meeting and enjoying the sun. Coaches introduced themselves to parents, they shared their philosophy for the program, and most importantly, began teaching the game at a level most of our young players hadn’t ever experienced before.
Finally, we capped off the day with our WSA Family Fest back at Allen’s Meadows. It was a celebration of our membership, family and this community. Huge thank you to our WSA team and our partners and sponsors who made it happen. It was the perfect combination of grass roots, very well organized and tons of good old fashioned fun (and of course, sun!)
For me, WSA Family Fest highlighted a few important things. First, kids really just love to play. The kids were everywhere... smiling, running, getting faces painted, testing their soccer skills, popping bubbles, enjoying treats. In all it takes to organize soccer, sometimes the “just play” aspect can get a little lost and events like these bring it back to focus. Next, families enjoy our Wilton Soccer community. All parents were excited and happy that their kids were playing all over the fields and that they had the chance to connect with old friends while also making some new ones. Our parents and parent volunteers make WSA go. It was satisfying to see them enjoying the fruits of their efforts all together. Last, our youngest players really enjoy seeing and meeting some of our most accomplished players, our WHS players (most all WSA alums!) The high school teams made the time amidst busy schedules and their own soccer events to join the WSA fun. Thank you to them and our high school coaches for also supporting us! When little players get to meet and see big (and very kind and friendly) big players, good things seem to happen for all in that equation.
We couldn’t be more excited for the future of Wilton Soccer. Please enjoy another beautiful day and all the games we will have out on the fields this afternoon.
Please also remember in more ways than one, that the “CT Ride United”, the motorcycle parade which is the largest tribute in Connecticut to 9/11, will come through town around noon today.
Wilton Soccer Association
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.
The WSA mission is to positively contribute to 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.
This simple saying we’ve adopted represents the collective pride in our hometown soccer program. It encapsulates three core objectives we hope all can embrace and support.
Be a great teammate: Put the team first and watch all the great things that can happen. We are all one team.
Grow as players and people: learn new skills, support those around you, be the best player you can be, but also a great person and friend.
Have fun: participate, try your best, have a great attitude, enjoy the journey. Fun and friendships make everything great.
WSA SPIRIT WEAR!
The WSA team has designed some one of a kind 2019 spirit wear for every player and fan. Coming soon. Check back on Facebook and HERE to find out more!
Net proceeds support the program, including financial aid/scholarships, equipment refreshes and more.
WSA FOR EVERY PLAYER!
TopSoccer - friendships and movement through soccer for athletes with disabilities. Players and volunteers register HERE.
U9 Travel Development Soccer - setting the foundation of skills, teamwork and camaraderie that will endure for the many WSA seasons that follow. More info HERE.
U10+ Travel Soccer - renewed focus on player development and fun via a team-first approach in league and tournament play. More info HERE.
WSA Junior Referees - the first “job” for many among our WSA family. Please encourage our brave referees! More info HERE.
FUN WSA EVENTS!
Join your WSA friends and family at these upcoming WSA events, please also consider volunteering/donating to support.
WSA Family Fest - September 7th (4 - 6PM, Allen’s Meadows)
Skills competitions, soccer tennis, WHS varsity player meet and greet/autographs, FREE WHS varsity schedule posters for every WSA player, music, face painting, food, gear swap, Kick for Nick donations ...and more! Register your family to attend (you must register to eat!), volunteer to help and consider a donation HERE!
WHS Varsity Games
Come cheer for your WHS boys and girls varsity soccer teams at the “field that teamwork built” (Lilly Field), first home games are around the corner:
Sep 13 (Boys) v St. Joe’s, 4:00PM
Sep 19 (Girls) v Westhill, 6:30PM
SHOUTOUT TO OUR SPONSORS!
Wilton Soccer Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are grateful for all the amazing local businesses supporting our mission. This is a new effort and one we hope will continue to grow. Thank you!