Wrentham Youth Soccer Academy is focused on individual player development, with professional coaches providing personal instruction in a fun environment. Ball mastery and skill/technique are the primary focus developed through activities and small sided games to maximize touches and involvement in the game.
Evaluation Process for 2014 and Q&A’s
2014 Placement is scheduled for Sunday, June 22th 2014 for WYS Travel soccer More info to follow
How are the players placed on teams in the spring ? (Note Fall placement outlined below)
In an idea world, every player who plays in the Fall would also play in the Spring and no changes would need to make to any team from the Fall. Unfortunately the number of Fall players that play in the Spring is generally less than in the previous Fall. (Soccer is sometime looked on as a Fall sport).
For this reason, based on the number of players per age group, the exact number of team are decided to make the teams balanced. e.g. For obvious reasons, it is not good for the players on both teams if one team has 7 and another 13, just to keep the teams the same as they were in the Fall. In this case WYS may need to move 2-3 players to make the teams balanced. The players that are moved either up or down is generally based on the coach’s rankings from the Fall. Teams with too few players or too many players is not in anybody’s interest and especially on the young players. It is always very difficult decision to move players but experience shows it is important to make the teams as evenly spread and utilimatly benefits ALL players.
It is human nature not to like changes; Experience shows it is good for the kids to have the ability to play on teams of similar abilities and by developing their soccer skills. WYS goal is not to build a team with a core group of players and try to keep them the same for every season. We feel this does not give every player a fair chance to advance.
How many players on play on a team ?
The number of teams at each age-group is determined by how many players register for that age-group. To this extent, the size of each team's roster can vary. Ideally, we limit the number of players , to allow teams to offer each player substantial playing time. The number of players on 6v6 on 8v8, teams may vary depending on many factors but ultimately determined by the Board. There are BAYS limitations for the number of players on a given team; however, we typically fall well below the BAYS limit. For U9 and U10 teams, there will likely be 10-12 players per roster. For 8v8 teams when all teams are travel, the travel committee determines the roster size based on the number of players needing placement.
What if I think my player was deserving of a higher placement level?
WYS understands that player placement is not an exact science and that it is impossible to please everyone with its decisions. WYS always strives to do its best to objectively place each of our 500+ players on a team appropriate for his/her competitive level.
It is human nature not to like change, however experience shows it is good for the kids to have the ability to play on teams of similar abilities and develop their soccer skills. Players unhappy with their placement are encouraged to continue playing and develop with their assigned teams. Players will have the opportunity to earn a higher team placement at the following year’s tryout. A disappointing placement can be utilized as an opportunity to teach young people how to persevere in the face of adverse circumstances from a developmental standpoint, we also want to place players on teams where they can be more successful.
All player placements are final. The board does not entertain requests to move players up. Encourage your child to participate fully with their team. They will make great friends and have a wonderful time. Experience shows player placements are typically a much larger issue for parents than they are for the players.
1. WYS runs a recreational soccer program committed to providing boys and girls of Wrentham, MA the opportunity to learn, play and appreciate the game of soccer, as well as provide an atmosphere for children to learn sportsmanship, respect and fair play.
2. Competition should always be healthy and enjoyable for all and that well being and development of players ALWAYS take precedence over the win/loss record.
3. Place trust in the player- soccer is a player’s game. We have to place our trust in our players to make the correct decisions on game day. (It takes at least 10 years to create a player and over 10,000 hour is the accepted norm for the time it takes for anyone to become a master in their field, (It won’t happen overnight or in one season.)
The Board highly recommend soccer licenses provided by Mass Youth Soccer Association, the G for all coaches and G and F courses for all travel coaches (See below).
One of the factors in the coach selection process is whether a coach has a license and which licenses they have. Wrentham Youth Soccer will pay for these coaches’ licenses. WYS believes it is important to have all coaches’ licenses and will provide the resources to facilitate this goal.
The overall goal is for every travel coach to have both the G and F licenses.
If a coach would like to undertake the G and/or F license, the coach can undertake the license hosted by another town and WYS will reimburse the coaches. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for prior approval and reimbursement..