Documents & Mission Statement 

Mission Statement

The purpose of Westwood Youth Soccer is to promote and enhance the game of soccer for the youth in the Town of Westwood. The organization offers a variety of programs including intramural (K-2nd Grade) and town travel programs (Grades 3-8). We strive, for all players, to encourage passion and enthusiasm for the game of soccer and to promote respect for teammates, opponents, coaches, referees, fans and self.  We are committed to ongoing training and development for our coaches and referees as a means to further enhance the Westwood youth soccer experience and create a foundation for a lifelong enjoyment of athletics.

Westwood Youth Soccer is a Non-Profit Organization affiliated with the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), Boston Area Youth Soccer (BAYS) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

Statement of Philosophy

For Players, Coaches, and Referees

The purpose of Westwood Youth Soccer (WYS) is to provide a program through which children can learn to play soccer while having fun and learning to feel good about themselves. WYS makes every effort to provide an environment in which children can develop a strong sense of self-esteem, team and social skills, sportsmanship and an appreciation for the game.

At the travel level (U9-U14), children who attend practice on a regular basis shall play a minimum of half the game. WYS will strive to ensure that each team is small enough to make this possible.

At the mite level (K-2) this means that all children shall have equal playing time.

It is every coach's responsibility to communicate Westwood Youth Soccer Philosophy to the players and parents both directly and in their actions. All players, parents, referees and coaches are encouraged to inform the WYS board of any conflicts or lack of adherence to this philosophy.

Codes of Conduct

Westwood Youth Soccer requires all participants to read and follow the MA Youth Soccer and BAYS Codes of Conduct and Zero Tolerance Policies.

Links to those documents can be found here: 

MA Youth Soccer Codes of Conduct Policies:

Player's Code of Conduct

Coach's Code of Conduct

Parent's / Guardian's / Spectator's Code of Conduct

Soccer Official's Code of Conduct

Additionally, as a member of the BAYS travel soccer league, WYS adheres to the BAYS Zero Tolerance policy, which is stricter than the MA Youth Soccer policy.

BAYS Zero Tolerance Policy

MA Youth Soccer Zero Tolerance Policy