Kindergarten

Links to Mites Pages: Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade

Hello Westwood Youth Soccer Kindergarten Parents!

Kindergarten soccer is all about the kids having fun while learning basic soccer skills, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. We do not keep score and do not play goalies. We want players to have fun without a lot of pressure. All coaches use great activities provided by our Director of Coaching. Our job as parents and spectators is to cheer them on and encourage them to have fun and do their best!

Kindergarten 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 2023, please contact the registrar separately at registrar@westwoodsoccer.org. All newly-registered players will be assigned to a team/session by the end of March 2023.

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 weekly games and bring your enthusiasm! If you are interested in volunteering, please email kindergarten@westwoodsoccer.org.

Important Dates:

  • Fall Season: The fall season runs from Saturday September 10, 2022 and ending Saturday, November 5, 2022.
    There will NOT be a session on Saturday,
    September 24 to allow players to participate in Westwood Day activities.

  • Spring Season: The spring season runs from Saturday April 8, 2023 and ending Saturday, June 3, 2023.
    There will NOT be a session on Saturday, April 29 (tentative) to allow players to participate in Westwood’s Little League parade.

Kindergarten soccer will be played at the SHEEHAN fields (510 Pond Street) on Saturdays: There are two separate sessions with a short break in between. Teams are assigned to Session 1 or Session 2. There are no weekday practices.

Session 1 8:15 – 9:10 am

Session 2 9:25 – 10:20 am

** 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.

We look forward to a great spring season of Kindergarten Soccer!

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

Suzanne Tessier
WYS Kindergarten Coordinator

kindergarten@westwoodsoccer.org






Spring 2022 Mites Field Layout for Kindergarten and First Grade

Spring 2022 K-1 Mites Layout - Sheehan Field 3-21-22.pdf

Important Information:

    • Kindergarten soccer is NOT a drop-off event. A parent or guardian should be present at all times.

    • All team and game information will be available in TeamSnap, the team management app used by Westwood Youth Soccer

    • Colored team t-shirts, a Size 3 soccer ball, shin guards, and shoe bands are provided to all players and should be used for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 seasons. Coaches will distribute these items prior to the first game.

    • Families should provide soccer shorts and soccer socks which must be worn over shin guards.

    • Cleats are recommended but not required.

    • Each week, players must bring:

      • Labeled water bottle

      • Personal soccer gear bag

      • Soccer ball - Size 3, shin guards, and team t-shirt

      • Personal bottle of hand sanitizer

    • Please clear all trash from the fields at the conclusion of the game.

    • No dogs allowed on any of the Westwood Fields except registered Service Animals.

    • Kindergarten 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:

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.

Links to Mites Pages: Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade