Q: Who do I contact if my questions are not answered here?
A: Contact the WYSA office directly by phone (512) 291-3176 or Graham’s Cell (563) 608-4313, you can also e-mail Graham
Q: What is the recreational program that Westlake Soccer offers?
A: Recreational Soccer are volunteer coached teams ranging in age from Birth year 1999 - 2013, teams are formed by school and friend requests for more information please click here
Q. What equipment do I need?
A: Every player needs their own ball, soccer-cleats or turf shoes (no baseball cleats!), shin guards and a water bottle. Westlake Soccer will provide each child with a uniform to play in.
Q: Do I have to volunteer?
A: Our program is only sustainable through volunteer coaching, we would like as many parents as possible to volunteer, each coach receives training from our professional directors. If you are interested in finding out more information about volunteer coaching please e-mail Graham Smurthwaite
Q: Where are games played?
A: Depending on the age group you are in your games will be at the following fields (subject to change) 2012/2013 teams are based at every elementary school, 2011 teams play at Cedar Creek (Front), 2010 teams play at Forest Trail, 2009 teams play at Hill Country Middle School Lower Field, 2008/2007 teams play at Cedar Creek (Back Field). 2006 & 2005 Teams will play at Valley View and 2004 & older teams on Hill Country Middle School Turf Field.
Q: Do we get pictures?
A: Yes, Westlake Soccer does have a picture day scheduled each season, the schedule will be posted online and slots are assigned by team.
Q: How many players are on a team?
A: Each age group has a different system of play and as such there are different team sizes
2011-2010 there are 9-12 players on a team (playing 3v3 with an 'A' & 'B' team)
2009 there are 11-12 players on the team (playing 4v4 with an 'A' & 'B' team)
2008-2007 there are 9-12 players on the team playing 6v6
Q: How are teams formed?
A: Teams in the 2007-2012 age groups are built primarily by school, we try to place as many players from the same school together on a team. Priority is also given to returning teams assuming all players register before the late registration deadlines. We will also try and keep all returning teams together.
Q: What if I want a more competitive option than Rec Soccer?
A: Westlake Soccer offers Jr Academy and Select soccer, these are both more competitive options and involve some travel depending on the level.
Q: How are age groups formed? What does birth year team formation mean?
A: Teams are formed in each age group U8, U9, U10 etc. Each age group is determined by players' birth year. For example all children born in 2007 will be U10 players in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 seasons. Click here for the age group and birth year chart. All children born in 2006 or before qualify for the FC Westlake Select program click here for more information.