This season is unlike any other in our history, and there is much you should understand before you decide to register.
With that in mind, you will see 2 sections below:
We've missed you, Weston. Welcome back to soccer.
Thank you for your patience as we prepared to open registration for our Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade programs. The delay was due to the substantial changes to the rules for practicing and playing soccer that the state and Mass Youth Soccer have made recently in response to the rising COVID-19 case counts in Massachusetts. These changes have led to extensive WSC Board discussions, a survey of families with players in the 3rd-8th grade, and the decision this weekend to withdraw from league play with other towns and run our Fall 2020 season as an in-town program. We think that playing in-town gives us more control over the implementation of complex safety policies, and our families told us in overwhelming numbers that playing in-town this fall made them feel safer. We can’t have fun without peace of mind.
We share that background with you to give you an idea of our approach to soccer in the Pre-K thru 2nd Grade programs this fall before you sign up. We’ll prioritize safety, emphasize fun, and communicate proactively about what makes you feel most comfortable.
We’re thrilled to be working with Proformance as our coaching partner – Proformance has drawn rave reviews from our 2nd graders for several years and was supposed to run our whole Pre-k thru 2nd Grade program in the spring before the pandemic forced us to shut down. We can’t wait to have them on the field with our young players. Proformance has extensive experience coaching very young players all summer at camps and clinics and their coaches are well drilled in all of the safety precautions that will be so important this fall.
Here are some of the rules you should be aware of for Fall 2020. These are mandatory state rules. We can tighten them at our discretion, but we may not loosen them:
Sunday Game Day
It’s important to understand that you’re not signing up for a specific program that looks like those of prior years; we can’t commit today to exactly what sessions and how Sunday Game Day will evolve. We don’t know how young children will react to the required constraints, and we don’t know (yet) what you will all feel is best.
We can, however, commit to being focused on fun, development, and above all on peace of mind, and to communicating with you about how we think we can best achieve that goal. We’re confident that we and Proformance can create a memorable experience for your young players.
Registration for the Fall 2020 season for our younger players is now open, and will remain open through Friday, 4 September. Please note that we will begin play on Tuesday, 8 September. Players may join later, without a late fee, but the deadline in order to be ready for the full season is 4 September.
As always, and especially in such unusual conditions, we welcome your questions and comments. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
Welcome back to soccer, team. It’s about time!!
President, Weston Soccer Club