WHAT IS RECREATIONAL SOCCER? It is a fun soccer program for boys and girls to play outdoor soccer on a grass surface. They also will be taught basic skills and the value of teamwork play. The teams are based on the child's birth year and is for boys and girls ages 3 to 16. The divisions are Jr. Wizards for age 3, Under 6 co-ed for ages 4 & 5, Under 8 co-ed for ages 6 & 7, Under 10 & Under 11 co-ed, Under 12 boys, Under 12/14/16 girls and Under 14/16 boys. Special requests for U-8 thru U-11 are possible, but may not be honored in order to balance the teams in skills and numbers. Special requests for divisions U-12 thru U-14/16 are not accepted.
WHAT IS THE JR. WIZARD SOCCER PROGRAM? It is a specialized soccer program for our youngest children age 3. They get the opportunity to learn new skills and gain confidence from knowledgeable volunteer coaches. The program lasts for 8 Saturdays for 1 hour. The package includes a new jersey and soccer socks. Players will need a size 2 soccer ball. It's a great way to introduce children and parents to the game of soccer.
WHERE ARE THE GAMES PLAYED? The games are held at Riverpoint Park on Saturday each week. If the games are cancelled on Saturday because of the weather, the games will be played on Sunday at the same scheduled time. Games will be played in mildly inclement weather. Games are cancelled when player safety is in question. There will be a weekly, weekday practice scheduled by the coach for ages U 8 co-ed and above. The Jr. Wizard and Under 6 (instructional) division does not have an additional practice during each week.
WHAT ABOUT EQUIPMENT? The Registration fee includes a uniform jersey (tee-shirt) and soccer socks. Players need to supply soccer shorts (preferably black), shin pads (a must to be able to play or practice soccer) and soccer cleats. Baseball cleats are not acceptable for soccer play. Soccer cleats are needed because we will play in mild rain and players can slip in sneakers. We do not play the Under 6 games in inclement weather so sneakers are acceptable for that division. It is required that all players bring their own soccer ball for practices. Soccer ball sizes are #2 for Jr. Wizards; #3 for U6 and U8; #4 for U10, U11 and U12; and #5 for U14, U15 and U16. A water bottle should also be brought to practices and games. No jewelry (earrings, bracelets, etc.) can be worn during the practices and games for safety reasons.
HOW CAN I HELP? West Warwick is an All-Volunteer League. We are always looking for anyone interested in becoming a Head Coach or an Assistant Coach or any other assistance you can offer to the league. If you are interested or wish to hear more about it, contact our President, mailto: email@example.com. A training session for coaches will be set up prior to the fall season. Also, please register online early, so the league can set up the appropriate number of teams for the fall season.
If you haven't heard from a coach two weeks before the season begins, contact the Commissioner of the age group your child will play in. The division is based on your child's birth year. Please refer to the 'Executive Board and Commissioners' TAB on the HOME PAGE for a list of our volunteers.