A classic Travel team competing within the southwest district CJSA league with MKSE professional coach, one practice a week (Tues or Thurs TBD) on Wakeman B turf, Sunday games, no tryouts. Registration will open soon on the WSA site. Season begins early April thru June. Cost $515.
A classic Travel team competing within the southwest district with MKSE professional coach, one practice a week (Tues or Thurs TBD) on Wakeman B turf, Sunday games, no tryouts. Registration will open soon on the WSA site. Season begins early April 7th thru June 16th Cost $515.
Spring 2019 Travel Games Begin Sun 4/07/19 & Rec Games Begin on 4/22/19
Our WSA Blackshirt program has reached full capacity.
WSA "BLACKSHIRT" REFEREES are non-certified referees who work only Rec games. Qualifying age: must be entering 6th grade or higher. Any new WSA Blackshirt Referee who registers after 8/21/18 will be placed on a waitlist,click HERE
Current Blackshirts have rolling active status -- no need to re-register.
USSF "YELLOWSHIRTS" are USSF certified referees and can work Rec & Travel games in any town. Must be at least age 13 by 12/31/18 or older. USSF certification testing is closed until Jan/Feb 2019.
ALL CURRENT USSF Certified YELLOWSHIRTS must RE-certify to work in 2019. If you missed the recertification deadline back in Dec 2018, you will need to re-take the entire entry level test and inclass session in Feb/Mar to work in 2019.
For certification info go to: www.ctreferee.net
Any questions, contact WSA Referee Assignor, Kathleen:
The Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (“CJSA”) has adopted the US Soccer and US Youth Soccer (national governing bodies for soccer in the US) rules regarding heading. These rules take effect on April 1, 2016 and must be enforced by coaches, referees and club administrators.
Compliance is mandatory for all CJSA members (the WSA is a member of the CJSA).
Heading Restrictions which apply to games and practices
Players who are 10 and younger
No player who is 10 or younger may deliberately head the ball, regardless of the age group of the team they are playing on. This includes all activities where CJSA insurance applies, such as practices, scrimmages, and competitions at all levels.
No player on a U11 team or a combined team including the U11 Age Group, (e.g. U11/12), even if the player has turned 11, may head the ball deliberately.
For the WSA this means that headers are not allowed on any of our U11 teams, regardless if the player is 11 or older. Imagine trying to run a practice or referee a game where some players are able to head and some are not. Therefore no heading for our U-11 groups or any individual player who might be playing up an age group to U12.
This restriction will be enforced in competitions for teams U11 and younger (including combined age brackets including U11 and younger) by award of an indirect free kick for the opposing team. Coaches and parents are responsible for applying this restriction for players who are 10 or younger and playing up.
REC Soccer League:
Kindergarten:NO HEADING ALLOWED
1st Grade Rec: NO HEADING ALLOWED
2nd Grade Rec: NO HEADING ALLOWED
3rd Grade Rec:NO HEADING ALLOWED
4th Grade Rec: NO HEADING ALLOWED
5th/6th grade Rec Plus: NO HEADING ALLOWED
7th/8th grade rec plus: HEADING IS ALLOWED*
All High School Rec Plus: HEADING IS ALLOWED
WSA Travel Teams
U9:NO HEADING ALLOWED
U10:NO HEADING ALLOWED
U11:NO HEADING ALLOWED
U12 AND OLDER:HEADING ALLOWED IF PLAYER IS 11 OR OLDER *
* Players who are 11-13.
Players who are age 11 to 13 and on teams for age groups U12 and older, are restricted to up to 30 minutes of practice heading the ball per week. There is no restriction on the number of times these players can head the ball in a competition, unless the team is competing in a combined bracket that includes U11.