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Walpole Youth Soccer

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Fall Intown Soccer for Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade players Starts 9/13 at Bird Middle School — Click “Read More”

Starts Saturday 9/13 - at Bird Middle School
The In-Town program for players in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade consists of skills clinics supervised by coaches from the New England Revolution followed by games. The Fall 2014 Intown soccer program will be at Bird Middle School on Saturday afternoons.
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U8 Girls noon-1.30pm (1st and 2nd grade girls)
Kindergarten 2-3.00pm
U8 Boys 3.30-5pm (1st and 2nd grade boys)
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Each week your player should bring;
*their reversible shirt (provided on week 1)
*cleats
*shin pads
*size 3 ball [K players will receive a ball on 9/13]
*re-useable water bottle

Please check the website each week before heading to Bird Middle School for weather or field updates.

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2nd Annual Bird Park Trail Run – 4 Miler – 9/27/14 9am

Hi Soccer Families

We have a great relationship with Francis William Bird Park / The Trustees of Reservations. They have asked us to let you all know about a fun event at Bird Park.
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2nd Annual Bird Park Trail Run - 4Miler - Fundraiser
Saturday 9/27/14
9am Fun Run
9:30 Race
Advance Registration $25, Childrens Fun Run $5
Rain or Shine / Walkers Welcome / Please - no strollers, no dogs
http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/greater-boston/evt-156.html

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Weekly Skills Clinics with the NE Revs

WYSA is pleased to offer its players weekly skills clinics with the professional coaches from the Revs! These will be focused on improving each player's individual footwork and ball skills, allowing players to develop quickly and feel comfortable playing in their weekly games. WYSA Coaches are strongly encouraged to attend, interact with the Pros (and players), watch a practice plan implemented and receive a practice curriculum for their own team. Starting after Labor Day the schedule is as follows:

Sunday
10:30-11:30 U11 Boys and Girls
11:30-12:30 U10 Boys and Girls

Friday
4:00-5:00 U9 Boys and Girls
5:00-6:00 U12 Boys and Girls

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Summer Goalkeeper training clinics at WHS Turco Field

Walpole Youth Soccer is offering GK clinics this Summer for goalkeepers going into 5th -12 grades (no exceptions) at the Walpole High School turf field..cost for the clinic is $80.

For those who have not yet been to a goalie clinic run by WYSA goalkeeper coach, Darth, they are SUPERB: teaching both the fundamentals and the advanced elements of the most difficult position on the field!

The clinics are highly focused, technical, fast-paced and a ton of fun. The kids will have a blast learning and playing coach Darth's games.

Dates/times as follow;
Tues July 22nd 9.30-11am
Thu July 24th 9.30-11am
Tue July 29th 9.30-11am
Thu July 31st 10.30-noon* (please note the time change on the last day)

Please arrive 15 mins early
Bring plenty of water
Wear sunscreen and insect repellant
Wear comfortable clothing
Bring your goalkeeper gloves

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Fall 2014 Teams Announced

Please find the Fall 2014 BAYS travel teams for ages U10 to U14 listed in the attachments below.

All players who registered for travel soccer before the registration deadline have been placed on a team. Some teams will have a coach already in place while WYSA will work through the summer to find coaches for others. Players can expect to be contacted by their coach by early August.

NUMBER OF TEAMS AND ROSTER SIZES IN EACH AGE GROUP
The number of teams at each age-group is determined by how many players register, the number of players needed (different size teams play at each age group ie U10 teams play 6 versus 6, while U11 & U12 teams play 8v8 and U14 teams play 11v11 games), as well as the number of volunteer coaches that offer to help. To this extent, the size of each team's roster can vary. Ideally, we limit the number of players to allow teams to offer each player substantial playing time.
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BAYS TEAM PLACEMENT
Teams will be placed in BAYS Divisions for the upcoming season based on past performance, the recommendation of the Travel Directors and BAYS own evaluations from the previous season. Our goal is to place each team in league with teams of similar commitment, ability and skills.
BAYS goal is to have each team play to a .500 record. To this extent, they will periodically move teams up or down midseason to keep them challenged appropriately.
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VOLUNTEER COACHES
WYSA depends upon parents to volunteer as coaches. If you think you might be interested, we encourage you to start coaching in our Intown program. But, please don't be reluctant to volunteer, even if you're not athletic and know nothing about soccer. Many of our most successful coaches never played soccer and are learning the sport along with their children!

Of course, because most of our volunteer coaches are not professional educators or soccer players, occasionally some parents feel their children are not receiving the best soccer instruction. If you find yourself in this situation, we suggest you pick up a book on soccer, come to a coaches' clinic, and volunteer your services. We can always use assistant coaches, and you will quickly discover the joy of watching the children improve their skills under your guidance.

WYSA will assist coaches who are taking or have completed licensing courses. You can contact the Administrator for more information about licensing courses.

Keep in mind that WYSA engages the services of professional coaches to provide support services for players and coaches of all WYSA teams, both Intown and Travel teams.
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TRYOUT SUMMARY

* Players MUST be have been registered (by noon on the day before the tryouts) to tryout for a Select team.
* All players who wish to be considered for one of the Select teams MUST attend tryouts.
* It was NOT necessary to attend tryouts to be placed on a Balanced team; all a parent needs to do is register his/her child for the program prior to the registration dealine. Placement on a balanced team is automatic.
* If your player COULD NOT tryout on the assigned date for their age group, due to injury or a major conflict, they were asked to notify the appropriate Boys or Girls Travel Director, and their current coach IN ADVANCE.
* Evaluations were based on each player's season-long review by their coaches from the prior season, as well as the results of their individual tryouts. Greater weight is given to the season long evaluations.
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FAQ’s:
What if I think my player was deserving of a higher placement level?:
Walpole Youth Soccer strives to fairly and objectively place each of our 1,000+ players on a team appropriate for his/her competitive level. We do our best to ensure that each player has an opportunity to play at a level at which they are competitive and comfortable, within the confines of our total numbers enrolled, the size/balance of teams at each age group and the league format that we play within. WYSA understands that player placement is not an exact science and that it is impossible to please everyone with its decisions. Players unhappy with their placement are encouraged to continue playing and develop with their assigned teams. Players will have the opportunity to earn a higher team placement at the following year’s tryout. A disappointing placement can be utilized as an opportunity to teach young people how to persevere in the face of adverse circumstances.

FAQ’s:
What is the policy on playing with your age group v. “playing up”?:
Players in BAYS are divided into age groups from 8/1 to 7/31 each year. Players are expected to play with their grade. Exceptions occur when a player is too old to play with their grade. Under BAYS bylaws, they may be required to play on an older team.

A player that is young within their school grade CAN play with their grade and it is not considered “playing up”.

FAQ’s:
What should I do if the coach hasn’t contacted me by the middle of August?:
Please feel free to contact the WYSA Boys or Girls Travel Director, or a board member, if the team coach has not contacted you by the middle of August. It might simply be that your contact info was not communicated clearly. Whatever the case may be the your Boys and Girls Travel Directors will want to help players and coaches get on the same page.

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2014 WYSA Youth Soccer Camp – August 11-15th

WYSA Youth Soccer Camp Aug 11-15th at Mylod - Kindergarten thru 8th grade
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REGISTRATION is OPEN
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Coaches: Nick Burke, Erin Kearney [WHS Girls Varsity], WHS Girls and Boys Varsity players.
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Week of August 11-15th 10am-12:30pm at Mylod Fields
--- Boys and Girls K thru 8th grade, Please check in at 9:35 on Monday the first day
--- Please come ready to play soccer:
....... bring your ball - make sure your name is on it, color it so it is distinctive if you want
....... please wear a white shirt on Monday, and wear your soccer cleats and shin guards
....... bring plenty of water and even a small snack
....... make sure you already have sun block and bug spray on when you get to the field
....... be prepared to have some fun.
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--- Parents are welcome stay if the want to - but are not expected to stay at the field.
--- If the weather looks bad - please check the website in the morning
--- If the weather gets bad during camp - please come to the camp - we will keep playing in a light rain - but not if thunderstorms are in the area.
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Camp Coaches: 2013 Information
--- Nick Burke, former Leeds United professional soccer player.
--- Mike Foley - Professional Soccer Coach
--- Erin Kearney - WHS Girls Varsity Coach

Camp Team Leaders: WHS Girls and Boys Varsity players

Week of August 11th thru 15h at Mylod Fields
Girls K thru 8th grade 10.00-12:30pm [times could be adjusted slightly]
Boys K thru 8th grade 10.00-12:30pm [times could be adjusted slightly]
Cost:
Grades K-8 $150

Don't miss this chance to have your youth player(s) practice and learn new skills before the season starts, RIGHT HERE IN WALPOLE!!

Just like last year we will have lots of Walpole High School Boys and Girls VARSITY players who will be team leaders. This is a great chance for the kids to meet and interact with Varsity players.

It will be a fun-learning environment with an emphasis on skill development. The focus will be on becoming comfortable and confident with the ball while learning specific skills and executing the required skill or technique with precision. Check out the following highlights:

Ball Control
Dribbling (1v1)
Passing & Receiving
Shooting
Agility / Speed / Coordination

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Thu May 22nd – Tryout info meetings for parents of new u10 and u14 players

We will hold tryout informational meetings for parents of new u10 players (current 3rd graders) and u14 players (current 6th graders) at Conrad's Restaurant on Thu May 22nd. The u10 meeting will be held 7-8pm, the u14 meeting will be held 8-9pm in the function room.

The 7-8pm meeting will explain the tryout process for those new to BAYS travel soccer at the u10 (Fall 4th graders) level.

The u14 meeting from 8-9pm will explain the process for determining the makeup of Fall 7th and 8th grade teams as BAYS combines the two grades into a single age group.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings, learn more about the process and ask questions.

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Tryout Dates announced for Fall 2014 Teams

The following dates were being used for tryouts the Fall 2014 teams, all held at Mylod fields;

Tue May 27th - Girls u14 6-7.30pm (rain date Fri May 30th or Mon June 16th) - for players entering 7th and 8th grade in Fall 2014
Thu May 29th - Boys u14 6-7.30pm (rain date Fri May 30th or Mon June 16th) - for players entering 7th and 8th grade in Fall 2014
Tue June 3rd - Girls u12 4-5.30pm (rain date Thu June 5th) - for players entering 6th grade
Tue June 3rd - Girls u11 4-5.30pm (rain date Thu June 5th) - for players entering 5th grade
Tue June 3rd - Girls u10 6-7.30pm (rain date Thu June 5th) - for players entering 4th grade
Fri June 6th - Boys u12 4-5.30pm (rain date Mon June 9th) - for players entering 6th grade
Fri June 6th - Boys u11 4-5.30pm (rain date Mon June 9th) - for players entering 5th grade
Fri June 6th - Boys u10 6-7.30pm (rain date Mon June 9th) - for players entering 4th grade
Wed June 18th - Boys u14 call back tryouts 4-5.30pm
Wed June 18th - Girls u14 call back tryouts 6-7.30pm

There are a significant number of concerts/recitals/camps/dinners/dances etc this Spring. Every effort has been made to avoid conflicts, but if you are aware of an event that will prevent a number of players from participating, please let one of the board members know as soon as possible.

All players wishing to play travel soccer in the Fall are encouraged to attend, and MUST be registered prior to their Tryout. Registration is open at www.walpolesoccer.org and we suggest that players register for both Fall & Spring soccer to benefit from our 2 season discount (each season is $200 individually, but both seasons are $250 total).
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Players are asked to arrive 15 minutes early for their tryout to register, and wear shorts, cleats, shin pads and bring water and a ball to warm up. They will be provided 2 numbered shirts for the tryouts.
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Tryouts are drop off only. We ask all parents to return 10minutes before the end of their player’s session for pick up.
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Teams will be created based on coach’s evaluations from the prior season(s) and the results of the tryouts. Tryouts themselves only constitute a portion of the decision making. Other factors in determining the number of teams include the number of players registered, number of volunteer coaches and slots in the league.
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Current 3rd grade parents – please be sure to register your players NOW! Spots for travel soccer in the 4th grade is restricted by the BAYS league’s registration system. You need to be registered before the June league deadline to play.
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Current 6th & 7th grade parents – Decisions about blending players onto teams from each grade (for Fall u14 soccer) will not be made until the number of players and depth of competitiveness has been determined. We will use a ‘call back night’ to determine the best composition of teams and players. We will endeavor to keep everyone playing with friends from their grade, while providing opportunities for teams to plays as competitively as reasonable.
All players wishing to tryout must be registered prior to their tryout. Registration link will be open through www.walpolesoccer.org shortly.

All tryouts are drop off only. Further details are available under the tryout link listed under the Programs menu on www.walpolesoccer.org

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Rebels Coaching Clinic for 4th through 7th graders – Sun June 1st at Ellis

Come Sharpen Your Soccer Skills With Walpole High School Varsity Soccer Players...Ben Lucas, Griffin Corcoran and Belal El-Husani.

Date: June 1st, 10:00am -12:00
Location: Ellis Field 30 East Street Walpole MA
Soccer players currently in 4th-7th grade boys and girls
Price: $15 per player,
All proceeds will be donated to a Walpole family who recently lost their house as a result of a fire.
Extra donations accepted!

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Kelly’s Helping Hands – Fri May 30th NOW at Boylston Schul-Verein German American Club

Please come out and help support a great Walpole family. Kelly's Helping Hands fundraiser is being held at 7pm on Fri, May 30th at the Boylston Schul-Verein German American Club on Rt 109 in Walpole. Tickets are $25 and there will be light food, music, dancing and a tremendous raffle and silent auction with a week on the Vineyard, deep sea fishing trip, plane ride for 6 out of Norwood airport, a private shopping spree at Frugal Fannies and many, many more prizes .

Tickets are available at the door, or in advance from;
Terrie Lewis
4 Sigmund Way
Walpole, MA 02081
joeterrie@verizon.net

Donations for the silent auction/raffle contact Helen Connor: hconnor75@gmail.com

The DeSimone's are working through a difficult time with Kelly's health and due to her ongoing treatment the community is rallying to provide some relief for the family. Kelly and her husband Chris have volunteered their time, energy and enthusiasm to soccer, hockey, lacrosse, the school classrooms and neighborhood that they and their kids love. Please come and support them in person, or send a contribution to help them through this trying time.

Full details of the event are posted here:

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Spring Intown Soccer for Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade players at Mylod Fields starts April 13th – please click “Read More”

The In-Town program for players in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade consists of skills clinics followed by games. The Spring 2014 Intown soccer program will run at Mylod Fields on Sundays, NOW beginning on April 13th (due to weather the start date has been postponed from the 6th), skipping Easter and Memorial Day weekends, and end on Sunday June 15th. Times as follows:

U8 Girls noon-1.30pm (1st and 2nd grade girls)
Kindergarten 2-3.00pm
U8 Boys 3.30-5pm (1st adn 2nd grade boys)

Each week your player should bring;
*their reversible shirt (provided on week 1)
*cleats
*shin pads
*size 3 ball
*re-useable water bottle

Please check the website each week before heading to Bird Middle School for weather or field updates.

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Spring Intown Soccer for Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade players at Mylod Fields starts April 13th – please click “Read More”

The In-Town program for players in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade consists of skills clinics followed by games. The Spring 2014 Intown soccer program will run at Mylod Fields on Sundays, NOW beginning on April 13th (due to weather the start date has been postponed from the 6th), skipping Easter and Memorial Day weekends, and end on Sunday June 15th. Times as follows:

U8 Girls noon-1.30pm (1st and 2nd grade girls)
Kindergarten 2-3.00pm
U8 Boys 3.30-5pm (1st and 2nd grade boys)

Each week your player should bring;
*their reversible shirt (provided on week 1)
*cleats
*shin pads
*size 3 ball
*re-useable water bottle

Please check the website each week before heading to Bird Middle School for weather or field updates.

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Spring Intown Soccer for Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade players at Mylod Fields starts April 13th – please click “Read More”

The In-Town program for players in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade consists of skills clinics supervised by coaches from the New England Revolution followed by games. The Spring 2014 Intown soccer program will run at Mylod Fields on Sundays, beginning on April 13th (due to weather the start date has been postponed from the 6th), skipping Easter and Memorial Day weekends, and end on Sunday June 15th. Times as follows:

U8 Girls noon-1.30pm (1st and 2nd grade girls)
Kindergarten 2-3.00pm
U8 Boys 3.30-5pm (1st and 2nd grade boys)

Each week your player should bring;
*their reversible shirt (provided on week 1)
*cleats
*shin pads
*size 3 ball
*re-useable water bottle

Please check the website each week before heading to Bird Middle School for weather or field updates.

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Registration for Spring 2014 soccer opened Nov 1st

Registration for Spring 2014 opened on November 1st and moved to waitlist status on Dec 31st for age groups U10 and older.
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K thru 2nd grade registration for Spring 2014 opened Nov 1st and will move to waitlist on Mar 1st
3rd grade registration Spring 2014 opened Nov 1st and will waitlist on Mar 1st

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If you register after the close date, you will be added to the wait list, and if an opening occurs, you will be notified. Players on the waitlist who are subsequently assigned to a team will pay a $20 late fee.

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Registration for Spring 2014 soccer opened Nov 1st

Registration for Spring 2014 opened on November 1st and will close on Dec 31st for age groups U10 and older.
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K thru 2nd grade registration for Spring 2014 opened Nov 1st and will close on Mar 1st
3rd grade registration Spring 2014 opened Nov 1st and will close on Mar 1st

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If you register after the close date, you will be added to the wait list, and if an opening occurs, you will be notified. Players on the waitlist who are subsequently assigned to a team will pay a $20 late fee.

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Registration for Spring 2014 soccer

Registration for Spring 2014 opened on November 1st and moved to waitlist status on Dec 31st for age groups U10, U11, U12 and U14. These age groups all play in the Boston Area Youth Soccer (BAYS) leagues. Those teams are expected to begin play Sat April 5th and play until June 14th, skipping Memorial Day weekend.

Registration for Spring 2014 High School age teams (ages U16 & U18) will remain open until March 23rd then move to waitlist status.
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K thru 2nd grade registration for Spring 2014 opened Nov 1st and moved to waitlist on Mar 1st
3rd grade registration Spring 2014 opened Nov 1st and moved to waitlist on Mar 1st

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WAITLIST
If you register after the close date, you will be added to the wait list, and if an opening occurs, you will be notified. Players on the waitlist who are subsequently assigned to a team will pay a $20 late fee.

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Registration for Spring 2014 soccer

Registration for Spring 2014 opened on November 1st and moved to waitlist status on Dec 31st for age groups U10, U11, U12 and U14. These age groups all play in the Boston Area Youth Soccer (BAYS) leagues. Those teams are expected to begin play Sat April 5th and play until June 14th, skipping Easter and Memorial Day weekends.

Registration for Spring 2014 High School age teams (ages U16 & U18) will remain open until March 23rd then move to waitlist status.
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K thru 2nd grade registration for Spring 2014 opened Nov 1st and moved to waitlist on Mar 1st
3rd grade registration Spring 2014 opened Nov 1st and moved to waitlist on Mar 1st

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WAITLIST
If you register after the close date, you will be added to the wait list, and if an opening occurs, you will be notified. Players on the waitlist who are subsequently assigned to a team will pay a $20 late fee.

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Caroleen Midura Rosen Memorial Scholarship

Caroleen Midura Rosen Memorial Scholarship - 2014 Information.

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Each year starting in 2014, the Walpole Youth Soccer Association sponsors the Caroleen Midura Rosen Memorial Scholarship for a graduating high school female soccer player, who participated in the youth soccer program, and is continuing their education beyond high school. To be eligible, the applicant must:
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--- Be a graduating senior at Walpole High School,
--- Be a resident of Walpole,
--- Have participated in the Walpole Youth Soccer program for many years,
--- Have participated in WHS soccer,
--- Be continuing her education by pursuing a Bachelor's degree,
--- Have a demonstrated financial need.

The Deadline is May 1st at 11:59pm. The scholarship application should be emailed to mgallivan@walpolesoccer.org by 5/1 11:59pm or sent via mail to Mark Gallivan, WYSA, 11 Bridle Path - Walpole MA 02081

The 2014 scholarship application is available at the bottom of this page.

The 2013 Winner was Joanna Haswell

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High School Soccer

High School Soccer Players and Families
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It is now time to sign up to play High School spring soccer, which will generally be on Sunday afternoons. If you want to play - please sign-up NOW. We will be registering teams on March 28th - so we need to know how many to register for. The cost is $75 per player. The season will consist of 7 games and starts on Sunday April 27, 2014. There will NOT be any games on Memorial Day Weekend. We will let you know when schedules get posted, usually it is 2 weeks before the season starts. ... Click "Read More" for additional information
Boys - We generally register 2 [sometimes more] teams based on the numbers of boys who sign up to play in the BAYS soccer league. If you play CLUB soccer - you cannot play BAYS high school soccer. This is a rule at the state/MYSA level. Please let us know if you have questions.
www.walpolesoccer.org

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Girls - We generally have 3 teams [sometimes 2]each spring season, depending on the number of players.

The 1st team [generally players from the Varsity team from the past fall] is usually registered in a non-BAYS/MYSA league so that CLUB players can play if they want. If you were on the Varsity team in the Fall and would like to play this spring - please let one of the captains know. Registration will not be on the WYSA website - it will be separate and you will need to give us a check before the season begins.

The 2nd team is generally the JV team from the fall and any juniors/sophomores who did not play soccer in the Fall and will play in the BAYS league.
The 3rd team is generally the Freshman team and any players who are Freshman who did not play soccer in the Fall and will play in the BAYS league.
www.walpolesoccer.org

CLUB PLAYERS - you are not able to play on the BAYS teams [2nd/3rd]. If you would like to be available as a sub for the non-BAYS team, please let us know.
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Coaches - like all teams we will need volunteer coaches, so please sign up if you are interested.