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WHYSA Junior Division

Junior Division

WHYSA Junior Division for boys and girls, ages 10 & 11 (by December 31st).  For players born in 2011 or 2012
Practices will be held 2 times per week for approximately 1.25 hours.  Games will be played on weekends.
If interested in becoming a volunteer coach, please contact:  [email protected]


The philosophy of the Junior Division is that players develop an understanding of the rules of Soccer, basic terminology, basic skills, and positional play. The concept of team play must be emphasized, and within that concept the maintaining of position is important. Players should be introduced to different field positions during game situations at this level.


Team size averages 13-16 players per team.

The Game:
Junior Division plays games with 9 vs. 9 players on a smaller than regulation size field with full-size goals. This optimizes the amount of ball 'touches' each player gets. WHYSA junior division plays 4, 15-minute quarter. We are committed to giving every player an opportunity to play an uninterrupted quarter.

Time Commitment:
Fall: All practice are at Duffy School or Northfield school. Soccer game fields are at Sedgewick School.  The soccer season is 8-10 weeks long. There are averages of 10 games per season. Most weekends there is one game, although there will be one or two weekends with double games. The fall season is our competitive season and placements for the team are tracked.

Spring: Spring season games we pick-up soccer.

The Season:
The soccer season is 8-10 weeks long.

Fall: There are two practices days per week at Sedgwick Middle School. Practices usually begin during the last week of August and the season is over by early November.  Its our competitive season.   There will be standing with semi finals leading up to a championship game at the end of the season. 
Equipment Needed:
Size 4 soccer ball, shin guards, cleats, water bottle

The club provides uniform:
1 jersey, 1 short, and 1 pair of socks

Volunteer Coaches:
If interested in becoming a volunteer coach, please contact: [email protected]

Junior Division Spring 2022 Pick-up league.
The spring pick up league is designed for players born in 2009 and 2010. This program has been designed to include group drills / warm up followed by small sided scrimmages.  Players will be divided into groups and assigned to a program leader / coach.  Each practice session will last for 1.5 hours.  A practice session  will begin with players participating in soccer drills, and the final hour will consist of organized small sided games. Practice and scrimmage sessions will take place on Friday night.

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