Walden Minor Soccer Association

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Parents


LTPD
Long Term Player Development

Soccer Handbook
For players, parents & coaches

Laws of Soccer, Simplified


Mini Soccer


Warnings

& More

 

Special Notes

Please refer to the following information as a guide and to help make soccer safe and enjoyable for everyone. For all players:

Required Items
 Suggested Items
 Prohibited Items
Shin guards
must be worn under the socks


Running shoes or cleats
cleats are recommended, especially for U10 and up

Soccer ball
preferably appropriately sized for the player (size 3 for U4/U6, size 4 for U8/U10 and size5 for U12/U15/U18


Bring water and food snacks
The coach may help to organize snack night where players take turns bringing snacks for the entire team.

Sunscreen
Bug repellent






 
 Hats

Jewellery
(including earrings, watches and rings)
The Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) have advised that the sports-safe medic alert bracelets are acceptable.

Chewing gum

Hard casts
The Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) has determined that the practice of padding a hard cast does not reduce the element of danger. Hard casts pose a danger to both the wearer and other players and are prohibited.
 

Important information
To Share With Your Child's Coach:


Parents should ensure that the coach is aware of any special medical condition and what actions may be required.  Please note: WMSA is a recreational league and coaches are not responsible for children at the field. It is the parent's responsibility to have someone supervise their children at all times.

If puffers are used, please discuss with the coach appropriate use, to avoid overuse by players.
Food allergies should be communicated in private with the coach so that other parents are aware of food that is appropriate to bring for the team.


About the Referees

Please remember our referees are also young & learning the game. Mistakes will be made. Their decision is the one that counts and must be respected. Your encouragement will only help them develop.

If you have specific concerns about a referee, please speak with your coach who will pass on the information to the Division Convenor and in turn the Referee-in-Chief. 
 

Competitive Soccer

WMSA is a partner with the Greater Sudbury Soccer Club GSSC offers competitive soccer to children aged 8-18 in the City of Greater Sudbury.

WMSA encourages and supports any children and youth who are interested in playing competitive soccer. 


WMSA will offer a 100% refund on fees should a child make a GSSC team after registering with WMSA.  Children and youth are able to play both WMSA and GSSC if they are interested.


Any family interested in competitive soccer for their child is encouraged to contact GSSC for more information on try-outs and teams.


www.gssc.ca

info@gssc.ca

Refund policy

If a refund is requested before the season starts, a full refund (minus an administrative fee) will be granted. The administrative fee for 2016 is $25.00.

 

If a player withdraws before June 15, 2016, a refund of 50% will be granted, provided the full uniform is returned.

 

No refunds will be granted after June 15, 2016.

 

Any player who registers with WMSA and tries out for a competitive team will receive a full refund if they make their competitive team and choose not to play in the WMSA.

 

Late registrations are subject to a non-refundable late fee of $20.

 

2018 Important Dates & Schedule


THURS., MAY 24


MON., MAY 28


TUE., MAY 29



JULY 4 - 26


MON., JULY 30


MON., AUG 6



WED., AUG 8


THURS., AUG 9


Please note that all dates and times are tentative.  Any necessary changes will be communicated via the Walden Minor Soccer website.  Please bookmark the following website for the most up to date information regarding schedules, dates and weather cancellations.
 

Divisions

There are a total of seven divisions for 2016. 

For additional details about each division refer to the table below.

Age
Group
Year(s)
Born
 Details
U4
(under 4)
2014

  • No full size games will be played.
  • This division will focus on skill development and learning.
  • Maximum of 64 players only
  • Play Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7pm at Lively High School.
  • For safety reasons, no playing up in U6 is allowed.

U6
(under 6)
2012 or 2013
  • Players play Mini Soccer on mini-fields.
  • Some rules are different than in soccer that is played on full fields.
  • For additional details about Mini Soccer, click here.
  • Play Monday & Wednesday from 6-7pm at the Kinsmen Sports Complex.
 U8
(under 8)
2010 or 2011
  • Players play Mini Soccer on mini-fields.
  • Some rules are different than in soccer that is played on full fields.
  • For additional details about Mini Soccer, click here.
  • Play Tuesday & Thursday from 6-7pm at the Kinsmen Sports Complex.
 U10
(under 10)
2008 or 2009
  • Players play Mini Soccer on mini-fields.
  • Some rules are different than in soccer that is played on full fields.
  • For additional details about Mini Soccer, click here.
  • Play Monday & Wednesday at 6:00pm-7:15pm or 7:15pm-8:30pm at either the Naughton Community Centre or RH Murray Public School.
 U12
(under 12)
2006 or 2007
  • Soccer is played on a full-sized soccer field.
  • Play Tuesday & Thursday at 7:15pm-8:30pm at the Kinsmen Sports Complex or Azilda.
 U15
(under 15)
2003, 2004 or 2005
  • Soccer is played on a full-sized soccer field.
  • Play Monday & Wednesday at 7:15pm-8:30pm at the Kinsmen Sports Complex or Azilda.
 U18
(under 18)
2002, 2001 or 2000
  • Soccer is played on a full-sized soccer field. 
  • This division will play against Espanola and other clubs within Sudbury (i.e. Rayside-Balfour, Valley East, Nickel Centre, Greater Sudbury Soccer Club).  Travel to these areas will be required.
  • Locations and times for games will vary.  Home games will be at the Kinsmen Sports Complex. Games will include one weeknight game and a Sunday evening (Kinsmen Sports Complex).