For all those that are interested in becoming a Grade 8 ("yellow shirt") Travel Soccer referee, please note that the Connecticut State Referee Program (CSRP) has opened the process for entry level referee training and certification.
You must be 13 years old by June 15, 2013 to certify as a Grade 8 Referee.
Please review the CSRP web-site for more information. The link for the entry level instructions is posted at:
Once referees have completed the 4 module on-line course they can register for the 3 hour practical session. They will be held periodically around the state. The first session has already been scheduled for August 16 at Middlesex Middle School in Darien from 9 am – noon. Referees who pass the on line course and take the practical session will get their badge and be able to work travel games during the upcoming season and beyond.
Please feel free to contact Robby Casey at
or 203-918-2240 with questions.
As the fall season approaches, most clubs are concerned with preparing their players for competition. During the WSA Pre-Season week with Mickey Kydes Soccer (MKS) Coaches, players will concentrate on the development of skills and fitness without the stress of impending competition.
MKS Coaches use the best blend of training to get players prepared and in s good shape for the season, focusing on fitness and technical exercises that can realistically be expected to improve player performance in this limited but crucial training period.
As a player, you will enjoy and appreciate the fine tuning that the MKS Coaches provide to your game, not just at Pre-Season week but later on in the season as well. The following are some of the topics that will be covered in our Pre-Season Curriculum:
Team Work and Communication
Passing & Receiving
1 v 1 Attack & Defend
Physical Fitness to include: Coordination, Strength, Speed & Agility
By participating in WSA’s Travel Soccer Pre-Season training, the enjoyment factor of the whole Travel Team experience will increase and you will get to know and earn the respect of your teammates.
Soccer fitness is demanding. Get a head start on the season. As we say at MKS, your improved skill and fitness will leave you better prepared to "Think, Act and Be Creative".
The Pre Season week is Optional, but highly recommended.
1 > World Cup in Brazil kicked off today with a home win!
2> Westport's home town game, the WSA All Ages Game, which resumes this Saturday June 14th at 10am on Wakeman B.
If you're an elite, travel, rec, first timer or former player of any stripe, the WSA All Ages game is the PERFECT game for all affiliated with the WSA to get off the couch and onto the pitch.
YOU are welcomed, encouraged and beseeched to play, laugh, run, pass, dribble, tackle and shoot in a gently facilitated game for all. This is not a dropoff situation. Parents get on the field as a player, enjoy a walk around the park or leave your children under the supervision of an adult who is present. All players should bring both a white jersey and a dark jersey, cleats, shinguards, extra water and a great attitude!
The WSA All Ages game continues each Saturday 10am at Wakeman through August 16th.