Player Evaluation Day is Saturday June 18 …Oh my gosh, what should I wear?

This Saturday, June 18, is Player Evaluation Day, rain or shine (and it looks like shine so far).

We often get questions/concerns about evaluations, and experience shows player placements are typically a much larger issue for parents than for the players. Evaluations simply provide us with another data point in addition to coach evaluations to help us place players on the best team for their personal development. We have received valuable feedback in the past and have incorporated it into this year’s process. Click here to check out our FAQs for details about the process.

To help you prepare, here’s the scoop:

Please arrive on time for your scheduled session to sign in and get your tryout jersey. For example, if your timeslot is 8-10 AM, arrive at 8 to sign in. If your timeslot is 12-2, arrive at 12 to sign in.

Player Evaluation Timeslots

Girls entering Grades 5&6:  8:00 –10:00 AM
Boys entering grades 3&4:  9:30-11:30 AM
Girls entering grades 3&4:  12-2 PM
Boys entering grades 5&6:  1:30–3:30 PM

Players should bring:

  • A properly inflated soccer ball
  • Water bottle (with water in it ….you’d be surprised)

Player must wear:

  • Soccer cleats and be appropriately dressed to play soccer (shin guards, socks)
  • A plain t-shirt with NO NUMBERS so that the numbers on their assigned pinnies will be visible. Do not wear your soccer/club jersey.

Find something to do
Player evaluations are a closed session, meaning parents and coaches are not permitted onto the back fields during the evaluations. Only players, evaluators, and nonpartisan WYS board members are permitted. WYS volunteers will assemble each group of players and walk them up to the back fields, and then walk them back down again after the evaluations.

Think of it as our way of giving you 2 ENTIRE hours of free time 😉 Use it wisely.

Uniform information – Important info for players entering Grades 3-6

Challenger is our new uniform provider (as of last Fall). All players entering Grades 3-6 in Fall 2016 will use this new vendor for uniforms. (If you were in Grade 3 last Fall, you have the correct uniform.) Sample uniforms will be on hand to help you decide what size to order.

We look forward to seeing all your smiling faces on Saturday.

Mark your calendar! Fall Player Evaluation Day is June 18!

Time to get ready for Fall soccer!

Everyone entering grades 3-6 who plan on playing Fall soccer must attend Evaluation Day on Saturday, June 18. Please mark your calendar.

Player Evaluation Day  Schedule
Saturday, June 18 (Rain or shine)
Time Division
8-10 am Girls entering grades 5 & 6
9:30-11:30 am Boys entering grades 3 & 4
12-2 pm Girls entering grades 3 & 4
1:30-3:30 Boys entering grades 5 & 6

 

1st Annual KP SoccerFest is June 25!

Save the date for the 1st annual King Philip SoccerFest!

Date: Saturday, June 25
Time: 8am – 8pm
Place: King Philip High School Turf Field
Rain or shine

This fun community event will be open to all skill levels – children, teens and adults! No soccer experience necessary. Just come out and have fun on the new turf field.

This KP Boys’ Soccer Fundraiser will benefit the Labonte Family and TOPSoccer. Please visit The Labonte Family Fund page to help our neighbors in need.

Online registration will begin soon …spots fill up fast don’t miss out!

Register as individuals, small groups or entire teams. SoccerFest is not just for soccer players. All are welcome to join the fun — bring your family and friends. Get your teams together now!

11v11 games will run from 8am-3pm
Age groups: U13/U14, high school co-ed, KP alums, and over 30
Game duration: 45-60 minutes
Roster size: 16 max
Cost: $20/individual (includes event T-shirt)

6v6 games will run from 3pm-8pm
Age groups: U9/U10, U11/12, U13/14, U15/U18, KP Soccer Alumni, Adult Under 40, Adult 40 and over
Game duration: 30 minutes
Roster size: 9 max
Cost: $10/player

Bubble Soccer (4v4) will run from 3pm-8pm
Age: 13 years+
Game duration: 20 minutes
Roster size: 4 min/6 max
Cost: $100/team (includes event t-shirt)

All spots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration opening soon at www.KPBoysSoccer.org

Is your business interested in being an event sponsor? Contact Terry McGovern at tmcgovern89@gmail.com

WYS Night at the Revs – Saturday, May 14

WYS Night at the Revs is Saturday, May 14 at Gillette Stadium for only $26 per ticket (face value: $40).  Tons of WYS families enjoyed this event last Fall ….now it’s time to go again this Spring! Don’t glance over the list below …the number one reason is really cool.
Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend WYS Night at the Revs

#10. Very little traffic

#9. Easy and free parking

#8. Very cheap professional sporting event at $26 per seat

#7. Great team building activity

#6. Games are less than 2 hours long

#5. Fans are typically well behaved (uh, unlike other sporting events which can be tricky)

#4. Watch soccer the way it’s meant to be played (Kids learn a tremendous amount just by observing and having a coach or parent relate it to their practice/games)

#3. Opportunity to organize a pregame team tailgate

#2.  Get inside Gillette Stadium (home of 4x Super Bowl champ New England Patriots! Wrong sport, but worth noting. It’s just a cool place to be.)

And the number one reason you should attend WYS Night at the Revs …the team with the most ticket sales get pregame field passes!!!

Contact your coach to order your tickets. Download the flyer for more information.

WYS is excited to offer a great deal on this fantastic family event. Hope you can join us.

Must see! “Adult Involvement in Organized Youth Sports” featuring Bob Bigelow

On Wednesday April 13 at 7:00 PM, Bob Bigelow will speak at the King Philip High School Media Center on the very timely subject of adult involvement in organized youth sports.

Reserve your seats now! This free event is for all parents, coaches and volunteers in Wrentham, Plainville and Norfolk.

As an adult involved in youth sports, ask yourself two questions:

  1. “Why do kids play?”
  2. “What are my motivations for being involved, or not?”

Whether you are satisfied or uncomfortable with your answers, please attend this thought provoking forum.  It delivers the crucial message that adults involved in youth sports must hear. You are guaranteed to leave with a better understanding of what children really want and need from their sports activities.

This talk is educational, challenging, motivational and humorous.  “The best talk I’ve heard on any subject,” said one listener.  “I recommend to anyone who deals with the youth of America to spend one hour with Bob Bigelow.”  Said another.

About Bob Bigelow
Bob’s mission to put youth back in youth sports has received widespread media attention (Sports Illustrated, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Toronto Sun, WEEI- AM Boston, NESN, and WFAN-AM NY).

Bob is one of the foremost lecturers in the country regarding the needs of children in youth sports, and using common-sense approaches to meet those needs.

A former NBA first round draft choice and four year player, Bob played collegiately at the University of Pennsylvania for Hall of Fame Coach Chuck Daly.  He has devoted several thousand hours researching and lecturing about organized youth sports and its effects on children – and adults.  Since 1993, he has conducted over 600 talks throughout the country.

Bob has also written a book, Just Let the Kids Play (Health Communications, Inc.), that describes organized youth sports’ major systemic problems and offers many reforms for better changes.  This book is being distributed throughout North America.

Check out Bob’s website at www.bobbigelow.com

 

This event is presented by Wrentham Recreation Commission. All parents, coaches and volunteers are welcome to attend.

Happy New Year, WYS Community!

Everyone at Wrentham Youth Soccer wishes you a happy, healthy and safe 2016.

Thanks for a great 2015. We’re looking forward the Spring season and will share information in the coming weeks.

Thank you WYS community!

Thanks to everyone in the WYS community our apparel sale and food drive was a tremendous success! The Wrentham Food Pantry was thrilled as we pulled up with a truck filled with bags of food donations.  Your generosity will make a positive impact on those in need. Thank you!

WYS Food Drive and Apparel Sale October 24

Bring a jar of peanut butter (or other non-perishable food item) to the Rice Complex this Saturday between 9-3, we’ll give you $1 for each item you bring off of your purchase of WYS gear. (Bring 5 items, get $5 off.)

Supplies are limited. First come, first serve. Here’s what we have in our vintage collection:

  • Adult forest green hoodies – $10
  • Adult gray long sleeve tees – $5
  • Youth wick tees – $3
  • Size 5 soccer balls – $5
  • Soccer bags – $3

For example, bring 5 food items and get a free soccer ball; bring 4 food items and get a ball for $1. Simple math.

The Wrentham Food Pantry always needs baby food, rice, jelly, and, you guessed it, peanut butter.

(Even if you don’t want any stuff, bring a food item and help someone who needs it.)

Thank you!

WYS Night at New England Revolution Oct. 17

WYS Night at the Revs is Saturday, October 17 at Gillette Stadium for only $25 per ticket (face value: $37).  If you’ve been to a Revs game, just click here now to order your tickets. If you haven’t, read on. You won’t want to miss this event.
Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend WYS Night at the Revs

#10. Very little traffic

#9. Easy and free parking

#8. Very cheap professional sporting event at $25 per seat

#7. Great team building activity

#6. Games are less than 2 hours long

#5. Fans are typically well behaved (uh, unlike other sporting events which can be tricky)

#4. Watch soccer the way it’s meant to be played (Kids learn a tremendous amount just by observing and having a coach or parent relate it to their practice/games)

#3. Opportunity to organize a pregame team tailgate

#2.  Get inside Gillette Stadium (home of 4x Super Bowl champ New England Patriots! Wrong sport, but worth noting. It’s just a cool place to be.)

And the number one reason you should attend WYS Night at the Revs …it’s a ton of FUN!

Click here now for information on ordering your tickets.

WYS is excited to offer a great deal on this fantastic family event. Hope you can join us.

Smile! WYS Picture Day is September 19

TeamSnap schedules are updated with photo day time slots. Detailed information (process, packages, pricing, what to wear, etc.) has been sent to all players and coaches.

Save time on picture day and order your package online in advance.  Just bring your printed online receipt with you.

Contact your coach if you have questions or need more information.