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2019 FALL - TOURNAMENT WEEKEND!
by posted 10/12/2019


 

- 2019 FALL -

TOURNAMENT WEEKEND!

 

Dear WSA Travel Soccer families,

Another tournament weekend is upon us. We are hopeful for great weather, healthy competition and lots of fun for all.  

In advance of the weekend, we thought we would share a few thoughts. 

For our parents/fans - encourage all players on both teams, cheer positively for our team, be respectful of referees at all times, and avoid sideline coaching and any negativity at all cost. 

Share highlights of your day by tagging WSA on Facebook with emphasis on the camaraderie and spirit of our teams in action. 

 

Most of all, have fun and represent WSA and Wilton well by demonstrating great enthusiasm, but above all else, great sportsmanship.  

Go Warriors!

 

Embrace #OneTownOneTeam

Set up WSA “home bases” at key field locations with tents for players and families across teams and age groups to congregate and visit.

At games in Wilton, locations like Merwin Meadows (at the park) and Allen’s Meadows (under the tree) are perfect spots for this!

If you are playing in a neighboring town, scout out a good location and connect with other teams to cheer each other on!

Tournaments are also a great way to connect with players on other teams and towns. Having so many teams in one place is the eptiome of soccer community!

 

For our U9 Travel Development teams,

Mystique, Marvels, Majestic, Iron Men, Spidermen and Hulks (all perfectly named for the Halloween season!) who are each participating in their first ever tournament, please note the following:

  • This is all about having fun and continuing to learn the game. 

  • The levels of competition we will play may be different (stronger or weaker) than teams we have played against to date — take it in stride, ask players to simply do their best, play together and enjoy the experience. 

  • Last help your players find and cheer on all the participating WSA U9 teams comprised of their friends, #OneTownOneTeam!

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Boys Varsity Senior Day & Girls Varsity Upcoming Games

WHS Boys Varsity game, Tuesday October 22nd at 4:30PM at Lilly Field.  Senior Day ceremony begins at 4PM. Please make note of the new date and time and stay tuned for and changes as they occur. The team is undefeated and currently in first place! Boys Varsity Standings

The girls team is also having a great season and are on the road Friday afternoon v. Brien McMahon. Their Senior Celebration is planned for Friday, October 25th.

 

#OneTownOneTeam

 

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 CONTACTS

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 
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Senior Day WHS Varsity Boys
by posted 10/10/2019


WHS Boys Varsity game

Tuesday, October 22nd
Lilly Field
Senior Ceremony will be at 4pm
Game directly afterwards vs. Ridgefield.
 

The team is undefeated and currently in first place! 


Senior Celebration and Ceremony is rescheduled from Thursday 10/10  & Saturday 10/12 to 10/22.

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Winter Indoor Soccer
by posted 10/10/2019


Save the Date! Winter Indoor Soccer Schedule to be announced soon

 

Winter Indoor Soccer

 

Hard to believe, but after the Fall season ends, there will be snow on the ground and we'll be missing the chance to run and kick a ball around with friends. Some folks are asking about Winter already!

 

WSA will be running it's popular indoor winter soccer with skills practice and small-sided play format January - March. 

 

We are enjoying our time on the fields playing the sport we love (and hope you are too!) and will announce the schedule, dates and registration as soon as possible. 

 

Please email if you are interested or have questions.

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K-2/3 Picture Day | Sat Oct 5th | Allens Meadow
by posted 10/04/2019


WSA K-2/3rd - Photo Day schedule
 
League Name: Wilton Soccer Association
Date: Saturday, Oct 5, 2019
Location: Allens Meadows Park - Wilton, CT
 
A Free 5X7 team photograph will be given to each player who attends photo day.
 
Please sign up for pictures through the website:
 
 
7:20 AM
7:40 AM Ireland Faherty 1st Grade Girls
7:40 AM Brazil Bargon 1st Grade Girls
7:50 AM France Scatena 1st Grade Girls
7:50 AM USA Lafiosca 1st Grade Girls
8:00 AM England Haggerty 1st Grade Girls
8:00 AM Spain Hickman 1st Grade Girls
8:10 AM  
8:20 AM
8:30 AM
8:40 AM USA Cooper 1st Grade Boys
8:40 AM Ireland Murphy 1st Grade Boys
8:50 AM France Crisafulli 1st Grade Boys
8:50 AM England Purslow 1st Grade Boys
9:00 AM Colombia McBurney 1st Grade Boy
9:00 AM Brazil Thompson 1st Grade Boys
9:10 AM Argentina Marks 1st Grade Boys
9:10 AM Spain Lepore 1st Grade Boys
9:20 AM Brazil Longhran 2nd Grade Boys
9:20 AM England Cerra 2nd Grade Boys
9:30 AM
9:40 AM France Libertiny 2nd Grade Boys
9:40 AM USA Poreman 2nd Grade Boys
9:50 AM Argentina Matthews K Boys
9:50 AM Spain Castro K Boys
10:00 AM USA Grosso K Boys
10:00 AM Brazil Brooks K Boys
10:10 AM France Cooney K Boys
10:10 AM Ireland Cousins K Boys
10:20 AM Colombia Major K Boys
10:20 AM England Grippando K Boys
10:30 AM USA Soudgar 2nd Grade Girls
10:30 AM Brazil Hickley 2nd Grade Girls
10:40 AM England Halliwell 2nd Grade Girls
10:40 AM Spain Baronowski 2nd Grade Girls
10:50 AM
11:00 AM Ireland Skott 2nd Grade Boys
11:00 AM Spain Cooney 2nd Grade Boys
11:10 AM USA Mims K Girls
11:10 AM Spain Scheck K Girls
11:20 AM Brazil Libertiny K Girls
11:20 AM England Creighton K Girls
11:30 AM France Dugan 2nd Grade Girls
11:30 AM Ireland Brennan 2nd Grade Girls
 
TIMES NOTED ABOVE ARE THE TIMES TEAM PHOTOS WILL BE TAKEN.
THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL STATION FOR INDIVIDUALS ONLY FOR THOSE PURCHASING ADDITIONAL PHOTOS
 
 
In case of inclement weather – photos will move inside Comstock Community Center Multipurpose Room.  Times will remain the same
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WSA NEWS AND UPDATES: HEALTH AND WELLNESS ISSUE
by posted 10/04/2019


WSA NEWS AND UPDATES: HEALTH AND WELLNESS ISSUE

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WSA NEWS AND UPDATES:

HEALTH AND WELLNESS ISSUE

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

The below information relative to EEE has been provided by the Wilton Director of Health:

 
  • Illness associated with EEE, or WNV remains very rare.
  • Despite intense monitoring done by the State, as of 09-25-19, no positive EEE mosquitoes have been reported west of the CT River, except in Shelton*
  • No mosquitoes with EEE have been found in Wilton or surrounding towns.*
  • Mosquitoes activity is reduced by cooler weather and according to the State, is already declining (see the press release from the Governor’s office).
  • When engaging in evening events, it is recommend that one should use personal protective measures, such as applying repellant and wearing clothes that cover skin e.g. long sleeves clothing and long pants.

Currently, there is no recommendation that evening events be cancelled or curtailed in our area.

Should you need additional information, you can reach the Wilton Director of Health at the contact information below.

Barrington Bogle, RS, MPH, CHES
Director of Health
Town of Wilton
238 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT. 06897
(203) 563-0175

(*as of 9/29/19)

 

Information sent to local health directors from the State Epidemiologist: 

Residents who live in towns or near towns where EEE virus has been found in mosquitoes and/or where there has been a confirmed case of EEE involving a human, horse or commercial exotic bird are advised to protect themselves and their children by:  (1) taking personal precautions to prevent mosquito bites and (2) minimizing outdoor activity from dusk to dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. If outdoor activity is unavoidable, all personal precautions to prevent mosquito bites should be taken. 

Sent by:  Matthew L. Cartter, MD, MPH; State Epidemiologist & Director of Infectious Diseases; Connecticut Department of Public Health; E:

2.    Subject: Press Release: Governor Lamont Advises Connecticut Residents to Take Proper Precautions Against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) (9-24-2019)

 

Quick Tip:  Always pay close attention to hydration at practices and games. Drink water before, during and after games/practices. 

 

The best snacks... 

help kids refuel satisfying their need for nutrients and their taste buds. Kids need different nutrients at different times...

 

FROM THE DESK OF OUR PARENT LIAISON....

 

BRINGING BEST PRACTICES FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE BALLFIELDS

October 2, 2019

Ian Goldberg

Picture for a minute if parents were allowed to sit on the sidelines of their kids’ classrooms each and every day, calling out cheers of encouragement not-so-subtly blended with tips, instructions and even hasty commands for their kids and the teachers.  Can you imagine the chaos? Then imagine if teachers didn’t have to send home report cards, test scores or feedback to let parents know how their kids were doing.  This just would never fly.  Well this is what is happening in youth sports.  There’s an epidemic of parents coaching from the sidelines and separately, there’s a lack of objective and timely feedback from coaches to help players develop.  No wonder it’s such a pressure cooker at these games.

As  a sport parent and coach, I have sat on both sides of the field (and made my share of mistakes there too). The  good news is, we can solve these problems by looking at best practices in K-12 Education.

Back To School Night for Coaches and Parents

In our kids’ schools, the beginning of the school year typically starts with Back to School Night, the perfect opportunity for a teacher to set expectations, an agenda and the tone for the year. I like to use the same strategy with the teams I coach. I typically get the team parents together, set the tone and talk about goals for the kids. I always emphasize personal skill development but remind parents that encouraging life skills, fun and a love for the game are equally important.

I also set the important expectations that parents should not coach from the sidelines. It’s not that I’m a control freak, it’s just that countless studies have taught us all the reasons why kids benefit when their parents stay quiet on the sidelines. (More on this topic in another article). The  most important point is to use a “Back to School Night” to get coach and parents on the same page.

Parent-Teacher Conferences for the Team

Every school holds periodic Parent-Teacher Conferences so teachers can share feedback and get parents to help in areas where their kids need it most. And since almost every school district now has an online parent portal, there’s no excuse for parents and teachers to not be on the same page. If parents and teachers are collaborating to accelerate student achievement in school, why are we not applying this in youth sports?

Parent-Coach conferences do happen at the ballfields but unfortunately, they are usually the “unscheduled” variety where a heated parent confronts a coach to find out why their kid didn’t get more playing time or didn’t play the position they wanted.  And coaches HATE this. Let’s  start applying what we know works in the classroom. Pro-active player feedback and regular coach communication does wonders for a child’s success and confidence. This also  helps sports parents chill-out on the sidelines.

Report Cards for Youth Athletes

Could you imagine if your child’s school told you that they would no longer be sharing report cards, test scores or quiz scores with you? Would you ever accept that?  Then why do we pay hundreds (and in some cases thousands) of dollars for our kids’ youth sports programs and expect our kids to succeed without objective assessments and feedback? I’m not suggesting that this will put every kid on a path to scholarship; however,  feedback can help each kid achieve their own version of success, have more fun, stay active and love their sport.

Core Standards in Youth Sports

Almost every school in the U.S. subscribes to federal, state or local education standards to ensure that students are on a path to success. In fact, educators are trained to tie their curriculum, tests and quizzes directly to the core standards.  Let’s  get youth sport clubs, leagues and national governing bodies to adopt standards.  Wouldn’t it help to have some guidelines that are specific to sport, age and gender to help us guide our kids? Today, the millions of coaches and trainers in the United States are teaching to a different set of skills that he/she has in their head. Let’s  be clear with our young athletes about what we want to help them achieve each sports season.

Bottom Line:  By applying best practices from the world of education, we can create a better, more successful, healthier youth sports experience for our kids.

Ian Goldberg is a sports dad, youth sports coach and the Founder of iSport360, an early stage youth SportsTech company. 

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 

Eileen Allers

WSA Parent Liaison

 

100 Ways to Say Good Job

A little praise goes a long way! Please see these articles on 100 Ways to Say Good Job or somehelpful tips to give effective positive feedback.

 

Concussion Awareness

Resources on understanding, recognizing and recovering from concussions. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Attend an upcoming WHS or WSA Game, especially WHS Senior Nights. Wear your WSA Blue/White or other gear!

Print signature posters (below) to decorate and give to our honored Seniors.

 

Big games this weekend for Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer!

Girls: Friday 10/4 - 4PM, Lilly Field - FCIAC East Division showdown - Wilton v Fairfield Warde.

Boys: Saturday 10/5 - 4PM, Lilly Field - Undefeated and 1st place in the FCIAC West, Danbury, visits undefeated and first place in FCIAC East, Wilton.

It's a beautiful weekend to watch soccer. Come out and support your Warriors!  

#GoWarriors #BlueWhite #OneTownOneTeam 

 

WSA Teams Advance in CT Cup!

Upcoming Cup games on Sat 10/5:

WSA G09 Blue @ Pomperaug

WSA G07 Blue v Colchester (11am/Lilly)

WSA G05/06 Blue @ West Hartford

WSA B07 Blue v Newtown (9am/Lilly)

K-2 Picture Day Saturday 10/5 - Allens Meadow

SCHEDULES & ORDERING INFO :     WEB     |    FACEBOOK

 

#OneTownOneTeam

 

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

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

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Calling all WSA K-4th grade players!
by posted 10/04/2019


 

𝗪𝗛𝗦 𝗩𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝘁𝗼 “𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝗸!” 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝗮𝘁 𝘂𝗽𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗱 (𝗙𝗿𝗶 𝟭𝟬/𝟰 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟬/𝟱) 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰 (𝗢𝗰𝘁 𝟭𝟵𝘁𝗵)

Dear WSA Families, 

One of the renewed goals for WSA this year has been to build upon and reinforce our sense of community for the better of our players, member families, our town and beyond.  Our mission speaks directly to this objective.  

We felt that if we could focus our programs around the right kinds of messages such as our #OneTownOneTeam slogan, then maybe the reception to those messages could set in motion a flywheel of positivity.  Today we offer a new hashtag, #WiltonSoccerCares appropriately paired with an announcement of a very special grass roots event that we couldn’t be more excited to get behind. 

WSA is super proud to support our WHS Varsity teams on October 19th from 4-5:15PM at Allen’s Meadows as they “Paint the Town Pink! with a charity youth soccer session for our K-4th grade players. 

The WHS Varsity teams initiated and organized this event for the community, and have decided to donate their precious spare time and awesome skills to share their love of soccer through fun soccer games, contests, music and even a visit from Mr. Softee for our young WSA players. 

100% of proceeds raised will go towards Stamford Health’s “Paint the Town Pink!” campaign for breast cancer screening, early detection and to celebrate breast cancer survivors and their families. 

Please register your K-4th grade players HERE for this special event. 


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wilton-soccer-cares-whs-varsity-boys-and-girls-soccer-teams-host-clinic-tickets-73756151635


Space may be limited so sign up soon!  

If you can not make it, or simply want to support with a donation, please do so HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wilton-soccer-cares-whs-varsity-boys-and-girls-soccer-teams-host-clinic-tickets-73756151635

Look out for lots of pink on the fields this month as Breast Cancer Awareness month is here… some of our teams are taking it upon themselves to swap their traditional WSA blue socks for pink ones in a show of support and unity for the cause.  

#OneTownOneTeam #WiltonSoccerCares #StamfordHealth #PainttheTownPink! #ThankYou

Sincerely, 

WHS Varsity Soccer
WHS Boosters 
Wilton Soccer Association

𝗽.𝘀.  𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗟𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗙𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗩𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝘂𝗽𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀.

𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗹𝘀: 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟰𝗣𝗠
𝗙𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗖 𝗘𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗗𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻 - 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝘃 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰. 

𝗕𝗼𝘆𝘀: 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟰𝗣𝗠
𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗖 𝗪𝗲𝘀𝘁, 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗯𝘂𝗿𝘆, 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗖 𝗘𝗮𝘀𝘁, 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝘁𝗼𝗻.

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WHS SOCCER!!
by posted 09/21/2019


Wilton Warrior HS Soccer

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Wilton Warrior Soccer

 

BOYS

 
 

GIRLS 

 
 
 

News

Big games this weekend for Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer!

Girls: Friday 10/4 - 4PM, Lilly Field - FCIAC East Division showdown - Wilton v Fairfield Warde.

Boys: Saturday 10/5 - 4PM, Lilly Field - Undefeated and 1st place in the FCIAC West, Danbury, visits undefeated and first place in FCIAC East, Wilton.

It's a beautiful weekend to watch soccer. Come out and support your Warriors!  

#GoWarriors #BlueWhite #OneTownOneTeam

Zizzadoro scores twice in win over Norwalk

Carbonier leads Wilton past Westhill

Five-goal first half leads Wilton past St. Joseph

Carvajal named Wilton boys soccer coach

 

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)

go Warriors!

If you are interested, please email 

Note: Participants do so at their own discretion and risk / WSA not liable for injuries or damages that may occur as result of participation.

 

#OneTownOneTeam

 

OUR MISSION

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. 

 
 
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Field Closure Notifications - Parks & Rec
by posted 09/04/2019


 

WSA Members should register to receive field closing information from Parks & Rec.   Notifications (email and/or text message) will come directly from P&R, not from the WSA. Please note that the WSA website will continue to be updated as in the past.  

Please complete the steps listed below to register. If you have already registered you can go into your account and sign up by following the steps below under the “My Account” tab.

·         Go to https://etrak-ne1.com/etrak/cp?org=88&origin=http://wiltonparksandrec.org/index.html

·         On the left side of the page click the register button

·         Click on the “Sign In” button

·         Fill in all required fields

·         Phones: If you wish to receive text message updates to your cell phone please select the appropriate text option an supply you phone carrier (service provider)

·         E-Mail – Multiple e-mail address may be entered. If you do not have an e-mail please enter    to continue.

·         Log In & Password: Your password must be a minimum of six (6) characters. If you forget your login or password please select forgot username/password on the sign in screen.

·         Click on add a family member

·         Open Mail List Tab

·         Check “Allow e-mail to be sent”

·         Check Field Closings

·         Registration Accepted -Your account is now live

 
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