Games will be played on Saturdays* with one or two practices during the week. The Under 5 – Under 10 teams practice once a week. The U12 – U14 teams may practice twice a week. Practice days and times will be determined by the team’s coach, based on their own personal schedule and field space availability. Therefore, WSA cannot provide schedules in advance of the season. If your child is involved with other activities or you anticipate transportation/scheduling issues that may conflict with WSA activities, please note that requests for refunds or for players to be reassigned to teams will not be honored.
WSA feels small-sided soccer is best for the development of its players because it allows young players to touch the soccer ball more often and become more skillful with it.
This means soccer games with fewer players competing on a smaller sized field. These are fun games that involve the players more because fewer players are sharing one ball.
Most of WSA’s coaches are first-time coaches–parents with little free time. Small-sided soccer is a way to ease adults into coaching as well as to ease children into playing. Small-sided games help ensure children have fun and at the same time, maximize their learning opportunities. The “Small-Sided” environment is a fun, developmentally appropriate environment for young soccer players. It is recommended by US Youth Soccer.
Games and practices will be at the Westchase Rec. Center fields, Glencliff Park and some older age groups may play at a Hillsborough County lit soccer complex (which is less than a 12 minute drive from Westchase).
*U14 games may be played on a weeknight (e.g. Friday) and other age groups may have games scheduled for weeknights and other locations if there are extenuating circumstances or field space restrictions within the community.