Information for COACHES
Use the link on the left side of the screen to register as a coach for the upcoming season.
TEAM FORMATION PROCEDURE
Team Formation is based on age. We will take requests for players to play with a friend/sibling and carpooling considerations, but cannot guarantee those requests will be granted. Placement is based on availability.
All NEW players are placed in an unassigned/draft player pool for team placement. Players who did not play with WSA the season prior, are considered 'new' players for team formation purposes.
RETURNING PLAYERS-have first priority to return to the team they played on the previous season. A returning player that wishes to be placed on a new team must request this at registration.
LAWS OF THE GAME
The hierarchy is as follows: USSF, USYS, NTSSA, Best Southwest and then WSA. This means that USSF is ultimately in charge of all playing rules, followed by rules presented by each other association.
RESPECT THE REFEREES
Many of them are young children and our local youth; please treat them as you would want others to treat your children. The adult referees are there for your player as well. Do not expect to have a perfect game called. Do not approach them on the field for any clarification of any rules. If you have a concern/ issue that needs to be addressed, please email the Referee Assignor at email@example.com.
Please respect and support our referees. Without them, soccer games cannot be played.
WSA WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY BAD BEHAVIOR TOWARD OUR REFEREES, LEAGUE OFFICIALS, COACHES OR PLAYERS.
ALL REPORTS OF ABUSE CAN RESULT IN SUSPENSION.
WSA will schedule a photographer to take team and individual pictures for one day during the season. Please check our calendar for dates. You/your team may choose your own photographer if you wish.
Shin guards ARE REQUIRED for all practices and games; cleats are optional, but MUST NOT have the toe cleat as on baseball cleats.
All teams in ages 3U-6U will have uniforms provided for you by WSA. Your team must wear these uniforms. This is an added convenience for our younger teams to help ease you into coaching and means that you will never have a color conflict and therefore, you will not need alternate jerseys/pinnies. Your commissioner will be in contact with you regarding team color and uniform sizes.
All teams in ages 7U-19U will be responsible for securing your own uniforms. You can pick any color/style that you would like. We suggest that you also order numbered alternate jerseys/tshirts or pinnies when you order uniforms in case there is a color conflict (the Home team must change jerseys/wear pinnies). Please try to keep your uniform cost at less than $40. If you would like to secure a sponsor to help pay for your uniforms, you can but keep in mind the WSA uniform policy:
No logos that advertise any product/service that a minor cannot partake in.
Numbers must be a minimum of 6" tall and be a different color (or outlined in a different color) than the jersey
You may choose to order your uniforms from anywhere - WSA recommends:
GAME DAY INFORMATION
All parents/guardians are required to sign the Parent Code of Conduct form before the beginning of each season, your coach should provide this for you to sign.
Field locations and layouts will be posted on our website prior to the start of each season. Please check this prior to your game. Your tardiness/ absence could cause your team to forfeit.
AT NO TIME will spectators be allowed to be behind the goal lines of any on-going game.
Spectators should remain on their appropriate sideline for the duration of each game and are only permitted onto the field at the referee's discretion. If you are listed as the "Home" team, you will be required to wear alternate jerseys/pinnies if there is a color conflict; if your team is unable to provide this they will forfeit. Each team has the responsibility for keeping trash picked up on their sideline.
PLEASE RESPECT THE REFEREES! If a match is abandoned by a referee because of a problem with a coach/spectator/player, the match will be counted as a forfeit for that team and a win for the opposing team no matter when the game was abandoned or what the score of the match was at the time.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (469) 383-8298.