WYSA "REC" Program

WYSA Recreational "REC" Soccer Program - Spring 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 or spring registration period runs from March 4th through March 29th. Late fees ($15.00) apply if registered after March 29th. 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/

Don't recall if you registered in the fall for both fall and spring or just the fall? Go to http://www.watertownsoccer.com/ Log into your bonzi account. Click on My Registrations look for 2018-19 Fall & Spring REC….click on Print Statement. This will show you if you registered for both or just the fall. If you just registered for fall, you WILL need to register for Spring. If you registered for both in the fall, you DO NOT register again. We will make every effort to place returning kids on the same teams they played on in the fall.

Spring Rec Soccer Season

WYSA 2019 Spring season will begin August 15th and end May 23rd. Games WILL NOT BE played on Monday, April 22nd, they WILL BE RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, April 23rd. Game schedules will be posted on the website about the week of April 8th. 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

K-2nd Grade - $35.00 3rd/4th Grade - $50.00 5th/6th Grade- $50.00

*Fees includes 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, a $25.00 deposit check is required.

Send deposit check to WYSA, PO Box 556, Watertown, SD 57201. Cookie dough order forms will be available on the website (www.watertownsoccer.com) in the documents library in March. Cookie dough order forms and money are DUE the beginning of April, specific date TBD. Pick up of cookie dough will be 2 days (TBD) early in May 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 April 8th.

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. If your child played in the 2018 fall season, they will need to wear the shirt they received in the fall, they WILL NOT receive another shirt in the spring. For brand new players (just registered for spring) shirts will be handed out by the coach the first week of the season. If your child played in the fall and has lost or grown out of their shirt, a new one can be purchased for $10, please email director@watertownsoccer.com for details.

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