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
Most of all, have fun and represent WSA and Wilton well by demonstrating great enthusiasm, but above all else, great sportsmanship.
Set upWSA “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!
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.
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.
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.
if you are interested or have questions.
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
(*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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.