Recreational Soccer - Program Overview
The WYSA Recreational program is for boys and girls, ages 3 to 18 who want to have fun playing soccer, regardless of their skill level. WYSA primarily forms school based teams within each age group for both boys & girls. A brief overview of each program is available below. Games are mostly on Saturday’s and all our recreational teams are coached by volunteer parent coaches. This program is designed to be a fun and enjoyable experience for all.
School Based Soccer Teams:
WYSA's goal for our recreational soccer program is to form school based teams in every age and gender from U4 through U18. BY forming teams based on which school your child attends we are able to simplify the team building process and also practice locations to make soccer as convenient as possible. Players are allowed to play on a team outside of their school by request if needed. We also have a number of players who do not attend school in the Eanes district, they can choose which team to play on. You do not have to live in the Eanes school district to participate in our program, we serve players from West Austin, Central Austin, Lakeway, North Central Austin & South West Austin, Barton Creek/Oak Hill. The schools we serve include; (Barton Creek, Bridge Point, Cedar Creek, Forest Trail, Valley View, Eanes, Casis, Oak Hill, River Place, Lake Pointe, St. Michael's, Trinity, St. Francis, St. Gabriel's, St. Stephen's, St. Andrew's, HCMS, WRMS, O'Henry MS, WHS & Many local area Pre-School's).
Pre-k Recreational Soccer:
The U4 & U5 program focuses on non-competitive, learn-through-play skills development. Teams hold a single practice-and-play session once each Saturday at 8:30am. FUN based learning is our focus and parents are invited to join the WYSA family and become coaches or assistant coaches. This age group uses a size #3 soccer ball.
Kindergarten Recreational Soccer:
The U6 program introduces players to the concept of small-sided games in a 3v3 format. Teams will attend a scheduled practice/game every weekend. The first 30 minutes will be practice time. The second 30 minutes will be a full 3v3 game with the coaches refereeing. Each week your opponent will change. You will receive a red game jersey & white practice shirt, home team wears red, visitor wears white. No scores will be kept. This group uses a size #3 soccer ball.
1st Grade Recreational Soccer
The U7 program adds the element of friendly inter-team competitions in a '3v3' format. The3v3 format emphasizes individual and small-group play. Teams hold a short practice (30-40 mins) prior to playing an officiated game on a Saturday. For these games rosters are split into two teams A & B. This allows more experienced players and those with stronger physical attributes to play against similar players. It also allows for lesser experienced players and those who are not as physically capable to play against like competition, ultimately providing a balanced playing field for all our soccer players. FUN based learning is still our primary focus; however basic technical aspects of the game are introduced throughout the training. This age group uses a size #3 soccer ball.
2nd Grade Recreational Soccer
The U8 program continues the element of friendly inter-team competitions but moves to a '4v4' format. The 4v4 format emphasizes individual and small-group play. Teams hold a short practice (30-40 mins) prior to playing an officiated game on a Saturday. For these games rosters are split into two teams A & B. This allows more experienced players and those with stronger physical attributes to play against similar players. It also allows for lesser experienced players and those who are not as physically capable to play against like competition, ultimately providing a balanced playing field for all our soccer players. FUN based learning is still our primary focus; however basic technical aspects of the game are introduced throughout the training. This age group uses a size #3 soccer ball.
3rd & 4th Grade Recreational Soccer
The U9 and U10 programs expand to 6v6 format introducing goalkeepers and more complex tactical play. Moderately competitive, these teams attend a practice session one evening per week and a game each Saturday during the season. We strive to balance FUN and development from a technical and tactical standpoint with this age group
5th & 6th Grade Recreational Soccer
WYSA fields age pure teams for this age group, we play games within WYSA and the Lonestar Recreational Programs. Teams play 7v7, 6 field players and a goal keeper on a field apporx 70 yards x 50 yards. Rosters have a maximum of 14 players. Teams typically have one practice and game per week. Players need a size #4 ball
7th-12th grade Recreational Soccer
WYSA fields a mixture of age pure and combined aged teams in these age groups. All play in the local associations league (CAYSA) during the fall and spring seasons. These teams compete in large-field, 11v11 and there is generally one practice and one game per week. Home games are played in Westlake. All players use a size #5 soccer ball.
With the exception of some clinics, all WYSA programs are gender-specific and equal opportunity is provided for both boys and girls.
May 1st - Regular Registration Opens
July 31st - Regular Registration Closes
Aug 1st - 30th - Extended Registration (No Late Fee)
Sept 1st - Sept 8th - Late Registration ($25 Late Fee) - Registrations on per-team basis (No guarantee of coach/team preference, No Late fee if recruited to a team) $25 Late Fee otherwise
Sept 2nd-4th - Labor Day Weekend (No Games)
Sept 4th - First Week of Practice for U7-U18 Recreational
Sept 9th - Coaches Training @ Cedar Creek Elementary 9:00am-10:30am
Sept 16th - First Practice/Scrimmages for U4, U5 & U6 Teams
Sept 16th - First Game Weekend for U7-U18 Recreational
Sept 23rd - Picture Day #1 @ Cedar Creek
Sept 30th - Picture Day #2 @ Cedar Creek
Nov 11th - Final Games - End of Spring 2017 Season
Nov 18th - Rain-Out Weekend (we play games this weekend if we have 2 or more rain-outs during the regular season)
U4 & U5 - $150
U6 - $180
U7 & U8 - $190
U9 & U10 - $200
U11 - U19 - $225
*** A late fee of $25 will be applied to all late registration. ***
Recreational fees include the following items:
- Uniforms (Fall Only), New players in the Spring will be charged a $30 Uniform fee.
- Fields (Our practice facilities are playing fields within Eanes ISD)
- Referees (in age appropriate groups)
- Program Administration including league, player and team registration
- Player's Supplemental Insurance
- Participation Medals
If requesting a refund please fill out the form below. Westlake Youth Soccer will withhold a $35.00 administrative processing fee, after the first game we issue a 50% refund after the second game there are no refunds. If you have questions please email our Rec Director, Graham Smurthwaite.
Please fill out the form below for a refund. Subject line must state: Westlake Youth Soccer Rec Refund Request: (Name of Player)
***Once a uniform has been issued and received a refund will not be issued. ***