Recreational Soccer - Program Overview
The WYSA Recreational program is for boys and girls, ages 3 through 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 and 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-Schools.
FC Westlake Little Kickers
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. These sessions will be lead by a professional coach with assistance from the volunteer parents 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 and will be run by a professional coach. The second 30 minutes will be a full 3v3 game with the coaches refereeing. Each week your opponent will change. You will receive a blue game jersey, home team wears blue, visitor wears pinnies. No scores will be kept. This group uses a size #3 soccer ball.
FC Westlake Junior Kickers
1st & 2nd GRADE RECREATIONAL SOCCER
This program will start to focus on a more game like situation with a 5v5 format which will include a goalkeeper. All players will practice once a week on a designated night with a professional coach, these practices will be open clinics to the age group at Hill Country Middle School lower grass field. Team rosters will be school based and will be 8-10 players in size. Players will be able to put into practice the skills learnt at FC Westlake Mini’s, and will start to introduce the tactical aspects of soccer. FUN based learning is still our primary focus; however basic technical aspects of the game are introduced throughout the training.
3RD & 4TH GRADE RECREATIONAL SOCCER
The U9 and U10 programs expand to 7v7 format onto a larger field, bigger goals and more complex tactical play. Moderately competitive, these teams attend a practice session one evening per week with a professional coach 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. Roster sizes will be 12-14 players and you will use a size #4 ball.
FC Westlake Classics
5TH & 12TH GRADE RECREATIONAL SOCCER
WYSA fields age pure teams for this age group, we play games within WYSA and the Lonestar Recreational Programs. Games will take place at Valley View, Slaughter Creek or Milburn Park (Cedar Park). Teams play 7v7, 6 field players and a goalkeeper on a field approx 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
Nov 12th - Regular Registration Opens
Jan 31st - Regular Registration Closes
Feb 1st - 15th - Extended Registration (No Late Fee)
Feb 15th - Feb 29th - 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
Feb 18th - First Week of Practice for 1st Grade & older teams Recreational
Feb 23rd - First Practice/Scrimmages for Pre K & Kinder Teams
Feb 23rd - First Game Weekend for 1st Grade & older teams Recreational
March 2nd - Picture Day #1
March 9th - Picture Day #2
March 16th & 23rd - No Games (Spring Break Weekends)
May 4th - Final Games - End of Fall 2018 Season
May 11th - Rain-Out Weekend (we play games this weekend if we have 2 or more rain-outs during the regular season)
U4, U5 & U6 - $165
U7 & U10 - $195
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
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. ***