1st Grade

Welcome to First Grade Soccer!

First Grade Mites Soccer players are encouraged to build their skills without the pressure of score keeping. We do not keep track of goals and there are no goalkeepers. Coaches begin with a practice focusing on the skills of dribbling, changing the direction of the ball, and passing. The activities used have been developed by PROformance Soccer (our Coach Mentoring group) along with the WYS Director of Coaching.  We are focused on building soccer skills, instilling good sportsmanship, and having fun. 

Season Dates:

Fall Season: The fall season runs from September 7, 2019 until November 9, 2019. 

Spring Season:  
The spring season starts in early April and continues until mid June 2020. There will be clinics instead of games on the Saturday of the Little League Parade.

Re-registration for the spring season is NOT required as the 1st grade soccer program is a full-year program. Players usually remain on the same team for the fall and spring. 

1st Grade soccer will be played at the SHEEHAN fields (510 Pond Street) on Saturdays. See Parking Note.     

·         Girls play from 10:00 am to 11:15 am 

·         Boys play from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Each Saturday session combines a soccer skills/drills period followed by a 4v4 scrimmage game.

No make-up games will be played. If a game is canceled due to weather it will be posted here: Weekend Field Status by 7:30 am.

Important Special Date Notices:

FALL: On Westwood Day, Saturday 9/21/2019, instead of regular games on the Sheehan, our Coach Mentoring group PROformance Soccer will run 60 minute soccer skills clinics at the Xaverian High School field: 800 Clapboardtree St in Westwood. Coaches are encouraged to attend and help out.

·         Clinics times are different to allow kids to participate in WW Day activities in the morning:

o    1st Grade Girls: 12:30 - 1:30 pm

o    1st Grade Boys: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

SPRING: On the day of the Little League parade (DATE TBD), instead of regular games, PROformance Soccer will run soccer skills clinics! 

o    Clinics will be held at the Sheehan. Just show up and play. 

§  1st Grade Girls: 11:00am - 12:00 pm

§  1st Grade Boys:  1:30 - 2:30 pm

Parking:

Parking for the Sheehan field is limited to certain areas on Pond Street, Oak Street, and surrounding neighborhood streets. 

Cars are NOT allowed to park on both sides of Pond Plain Road or Greenacre Road for any reason. Please try to carpool or walk if possible.

Reminders:

·         Grade 1 Mites Soccer is not a drop-off activity. A responsible adult must stay with the player for the duration of the practice/game.
·         Colored team t-shirts are provided. Same Shirts and Teams will be used for the Spring Season - No re-registration required.
·         Shin guards and soccer socks that cover the shin guards are required.  
·         Cleats are optional but recommended.
·         Players should bring a labeled reusable water bottle to each game.
·         No dogs allowed on any of the Westwood Fields except registered Service Animals.
·         Players sit with their teams on the sidelines. Parents sit on the opposite side of the field.
·         Please pick up trash on field at the conclusion of the game.

We look forward to a great year of First Grade Soccer! 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  

See you on the fields!

Sincerely,


Suzanne Tessier

First Grade Soccer Coordinator

Firstgrade@westwoodsoccer.org

 

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