WYSA "REC" Program

WYSA Recreational "REC" Soccer Program - Fall 2019

Our Recreational program is open to players entering Kindergarten thru 6th grade who just enjoy the game. At the recreational level everyone plays equally, and emphasis is placed on learning basic skills and nurturing the love of the game and to have fun. This program has two seasons, fall and spring. Spring only registration will open in March.

In this program we hope to:

  • Provide a positive environment for children entering grades K - 6th to learn the game of soccer
  • Promote health, exercise and good character through soccer
  • Focus on player development that allows each player to reach his or her desired potential
  • Provide financial assistance if needed, so no child is unable to participate due to financial concerns

Registration

The fall/spring registration period runs from July 1st through July 28th. Late fees ($15.00) apply if registered after July 28th. After the registration period, players will be added if space is available. Please register early to ensure your spot.

Register ONLINE by going to http://www.watertownsoccer.com/

Fall Rec Soccer Season

WYSA 2019 Fall season will begin August 26th and end October 3rd. Games WILL BE played on Monday, September 2nd. Game schedules will be posted on the website about the week of August 19th. The following schedule is tentative:

Kindergarten

Boys Mondays & Thursdays 5:30 pm

Girls Mondays & Thursdays 5:30 pm

1st Grade

Boys Mondays & Thursdays 5:30 pm

Girls Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 pm

2nd Grade

Boys Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 pm

Girls Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 pm

3rd & 4th Grade

Boys Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 pm

Girls Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 pm

5th & 6th Grade

Co-ed Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 pm

**Our unpredictable weather may require some adjustment of dates. Make up dates (due to weather) will be on Tuesdays. Please check WYSA web-site for updates.

Fees

2019 Fall & Spring 2020 Rec program fees:
K-2nd Grade - $80.00 3rd/4th Grade - $110.00 5th/6th Grade - $110.00
(DO NOT need to register again in the spring, registration fee covers both seasons)
2019 Fall "ONLY" Rec program fees:
K-2nd Grade - $45.00 3rd/4th Grade - $60.00 5th/6th Grade- $60.00
(You will have to register again in the spring, registration only covers fall season)

*Fees include t-shirt, insurance, administration costs. 3rd-6th fee includes cost for game officials.

Scholarships Available - Scholarship funds are provided through the Watertown Area United Way. Scholarship application form can be found under "documents" on the WYSA website.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

You will have the option to buy out of the fundraiser. Cost is $25.00 (per player) OR sell cookie dough (minimum of 6 tubs of cookie dough for the 1st player and 4 additional tubs for each additional player). If you choose to sell cookie dough, you will be charged a $25 deposit fee (per player). Upon pickup of your cookie dough order, you will receive a check for the deposit(s) paid when registering. Cookie dough order forms are available on the website (www.watertownsoccer.com) in the document library. Please print an order form off and begin selling as soon as you complete registration! Cookie dough order forms and money are DUE Thursday, August 29th. Pick up of cookie dough will be Monday, September 23rd & Wednesday, September 25th at HyVee between 5:30pm-7:00pm.

Refund Policy

It is the policy of the Watertown Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) to refund program fees less a $5 processing fee, prior to the registration deadline date. Refund requests made after the deadline date are refundable at 50 percent of the program fees. After program starts, NO refunds will be given except for injury or illness. No Late Fees or Fundraising Fees will be refunded. A refund request for medical purposes must be accompanied with written note from attending physician. All refund requests must be emailed to director@watertownsoccer.com or mailed to WYSA PO Box 556, Watertown, SD 57201. The WYSA Executive Board has the right to alter policy based on circumstances. Refund request form is available on the website www.watertownsoccer.com in the document library.

How are teams formed?

Grades K-4 are gender specific. WYSA Rec committee and coaches attempt to form teams based on buddy requests (on registration form) for grades K-2. In older age divisions (grades 3-6), teams may be combined, or coed based upon the number of registered players. Teams will be posted on the website the week of August 19th.

Coaches

Teams are coached by volunteers from the community, most often parents of the players. We are always in need of more coaches, please consider volunteering to be a coach. The association has many resources to help you be a successful coach. We attempt to match experienced coaches with new coaches and provide lesson plans for the coaches to utilize. There will be a coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. (Date to be determined).

Equipment

Shin guards, socks to cover the shin guards, a soccer ball, and appropriate shoes are required. Soccer cleats are not required for K-2nd grade players - comfortable athletic shoes will suffice. Several used cleats are available at the ANZA clubhouse. If your child has grown out of their cleats, you are welcome to come trade them in for a larger size. Cleats will be available the first couple weeks of the season.

Soccer Ball Requirements:

K-2nd Grade - Size 3 Ball 3rd-6th Grade - Size 4 Ball

Team Shirt

Each participant will receive a team t-shirt as part of their registration fee. shirts will be handed out by the coach the first week of the season. The same shirt will be used for both fall and spring seasons.

Facilities - ANZA Soccer Complex

All soccer games are held at the Anza Soccer Complex located at: 1620 17th ST SE, Watertown SD. No bleacher seating is available, please plan to bring your lawn chairs or blanket to sit on. Restrooms are available. Concession stand will be open during games.

Communication

For game schedules, team rosters, weather cancellations or reschedule dates, check the WYSA website at http://www.watertownsoccer.com/. Updates will be posted in cases of inclement weather.

Code of Conduct

The code of conduct applies to any/all individuals involved in soccer including but not limited to players, parents, coaches, referees, volunteer and paid staff. The intent of this code is to protect the welfare of the youth in our program. Individuals described above are role models and must conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. All persons shall obey the code of conduct while traveling to and/or participating in any WYSA sponsored activity. Violation may result in an ineligibility to play, coach, referee or perform any function associated with the program. The WYSA Board of Directors has final say in all matters of discipline.

  • Display good sportsmanship at all times
  • Represent themselves, their family, and their team with honor and dignity
  • Not argue, harass, use profanity or degrading language
  • Refrain from abusive verbal or physical gestures to evoke confrontation
  • Utilize a 24-hour cool down period before confronting any official, coach or administrator

Additional Questions

Contact Michelle Czerwan, WYSA Executive Director at 818-9972 or director@watertownsoccer.com

Contact Justin Fischer, WYSA Recreational Coordinator at 237-4845 or Justin.fischer@terex.com