Welcome to First Grade Soccer!
First Grade Soccer is all about the kids having fun while continuing to build their skills and be part of a team. Basic soccer skills are the focus in 1st grade including dribbling with changes of direction and trying to control the ball away from opponents, along with passing and shooting techniques. We do not keep score—we want our players to have fun without a lot of pressure!
Each Saturday session combines a soccer skills/drills period followed by a 4v4 scrimmage game. There are no additional weekday practices.
All coaches use great activities provided by PROformance Soccer, our coach mentoring group, and our Westwood Youth Soccer Director of Coaching. Our job as parents and spectators is to cheer them on and encourage them to have fun and do their best!
This program is dependent on volunteers and we encourage you to participate as a coach or assistant coach. No prior soccer experience is necessary—only commitment is to attend each week and bring your enthusiasm! If you are interested in helping out with your child's team, volunteer through the system when registering your child. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org if after registration closes.
1st Grade soccer is played on at the SHEEHAN fields (510 Pond Street) on Saturdays. See information below on parking and no dogs are allowed on any of the Westwood Fields except registered Service Animals.
Dates - Registration is for the full year, both fall and spring seasons:
Fall Season: The fall season runs from Saturday September 9, 2023 and ending Saturday, November 11, 2023.
There will NOT be a session on Saturday, September 23 to allow players to participate in Westwood Day activities.
Spring Season: The spring season runs from Saturday April 6, 2024 and ending Saturday, June 8, 2024.
There will NOT be a session on Saturday, April 27 (tentative) to allow players to participate in Westwood’s Little League parade.
** 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.
1st Grade soccer is a full-year program and there is no need to re-register for the spring season if your child played in the fall. Players generally remain on the same team and play during the same session for the spring season.
If a child DID NOT play in the fall season, and wishes to play in Spring 2024, please contact the registrar separately at email@example.com. All newly-registered players will be assigned to a team/session by the end of March 2024.
We look forward to a great year of 1st grade soccer!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
WYS 1st Grade Coordinator
1st grade soccer is not a drop-off event. A parent or guardian should be present at all times.
Colored team t-shirts are provided. Generally the same shirts and teams will be used for the Spring Season.
Families should provide:
size 3 soccer ball (please clearly write your player’s name on their ball),
soccer socks which must be worn over shin guards.
cleats are highly recommended but not required
reusable water bottle (please clearly write your player’s name on their water bottle)
All team and game information will be available in TeamSnap, the team management app used by Westwood Youth Soccer.
Each week, players must bring:
Please clear all trash from the fields at the conclusion of the game. Team popsicles or other single packaged snacks ARE ALLOWED!
After your child’s session is finished, we ask that you quickly leave the field and not congregate.
No dogs allowed on any of the Westwood Fields except registered Service Animals.
1st grade soccer is a full-year program. You do NOT need to re-register for the spring season.
** Team players sit with their coaches on the sidelines. Spectators sit on the opposite side of the marked field ONLY.
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 walk if possible.