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WSA U9, U10 Travel Development Program


Registration is now open for Fall 2020.

 

This program is a single season commitment.


 

 

WSA U9 Development Program presentation: [here]

FAQ: [here]

 


Fall 2020 Soccer Options for Players born 2011-2012

Options for Players born in 2012

  • U9 Travel Development Program (more information below)
  • 2nd/3rd grade Intramural
    • Open to all 2nd graders, and also 3rd graders that were born 2012
    • Can play U9 Travel Development as primary program and also add 2nd/3rd Grade intramural for modest incremental fee ($40)

Options for Players born in 2011

  • U10 Travel Development Program (more information below)
  • 3rd/4th grade Intramural
    • Open to all 3rd and 4th graders
    • Can play U10 Travel Development as primary program and also add 3rd/4th Grade intramural for modest incremental fee ($40)

U9-U10 Travel Development Program Summary

For all players born in 2011 or 2012 for Fall 2020 season (single season sign up)

  • Age appropriate, development-focused program aligned with US Soccer and US Youth Soccer guidelines 
  • Facilitates or continues smooth transition to next soccer experience for young players 
  • Introduces and focuses on essential individual skills in training, paired with an introduction to game concepts and emphasis on positive character development, lead by professional coaches
  • Balanced teams in developmentally appropriate leagues, roster movement and league adjustments between seasons to optimize experience and growth 
  • Provides flexibility and opportunity for players to participate from season to season as they grow and explore various interests
  • Player observations to be used to better inform ability-based teams for future seasons

Benefits for Players

  • Professional training in foundational individual soccer skills and game concepts 
  • Build confidence as a player and as a person
  • Learn on field risk taking, leadership, creativity and problem solving skills 
  • Prepare for future in soccer, at whatever level the player aspires to reach
  • Strengthen bonds with all participating classmates in the age group
  • Have fun and improve!
  • Pre Program Assessments / Registration
  • Players new to the program may be asked to participate in a pre program assessment to assist in balancing teams 
  • Players who participated in Fall 2019 need not participate in another assessment 
  • Deadline to register for the programs is February 15

Program Offering

  • Single season sign up
  • ~8-10 weeks per season
  • One professional head coach assigned per team (players grouped into balanced teams of up to 12 players each)
  • Two training sessions per week 
  • 90 minutes per training session
  • All practices will have a “Parent on Duty” or POD per team
  • One league game per week / ~6-8 game season
  • All games coached by the team’s assigned professional coach 
  • Each team will have a volunteer parent Manager to coordinate schedule 
  • One WSA Jamboree (half day round robin of games)

Teams 

  • Estimated 2-3 teams per gender in Fall 2020 but will depend on registration #s

  • WSA may cap number of participants to ensure complete teams, so sign up soon
  • WSA will place teams in appropriate leagues for game play
  • Most teams will play on Sundays, some could play on Saturdays due to league availability (your player’s games would be all on either Saturday or Sunday)

FAQ: [here]
Uniforms & Equipment

  • Uniforms for Fall 2020 season will be same as Fall 2019 season 
  • Uniforms can be purchased directly through our vendor partner, Wilton Soccer & Rugby, for approximately $100, not included in program price
  • Uniform kit will include a game shirt(s), practice shirt, shorts and socks
  • Footwear – soccer appropriate cleats are required for each player 
  • SHIN GUARDS. IF YOUR CHILD HAS NO SHIN GUARDS THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY. 
  • No jewelry during any games or practice
  • Inflated soccer ball - size 4
  • Water

Player Responsibilities

  • Be on time and ready to play
  • Prioritize soccer and attendance for benefit of self and team as much as possible
  • Have a great and positive attitude
  • Play hard and with focus
  • Respect the coach, your teammates and all
  • Have fun

Program Fees & Expenses

 

  • Final price TBD (Fall 2019 price was $575 per player (plus the uniform)
  • Covers cost of professional coaches for training and games, all CJSA and SWD league fees, one Jamboree, software for player assessments, and share of WSA operating expenses such as field lining, administrative costs, insurance and more. 
  • Payment will be due when you accept your player’s place in the program
  • WSA standard refund policy applies [here]

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Download the FAQ Document Here