The Westport Soccer Association welcomes you to the 2014/2015 Travel soccer season. Our fall travel soccer season is just around the corner. This correspondence will provide you with a general overview of upcoming dates and programs for the fall 2014 WSA Travel soccer season.
Please take a moment to read through this correspondence so you are aware of important events and dates for the fall 2014 Travel soccer season.
Practice & Game Schedule: All travel practices will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays starting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 and running through Friday, November 7, 2014. Practices will not be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 and Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 in observance of the Jewish Holidays.
Opening day for all travel soccer games is Sunday, September 7, 2014. All regular league games will generally be played on consecutive Sundays through November 2, 2014. The SWD playoffs for U11 and up teams will be November 8 & 9, 2014. In addition, all U11 and up teams will play in the CT Cup Tournament with games on Saturday. The specific times and locations of travel practices are posted on the WSA web site. Click here for the schedule. Each teams’ game schedule will be posted by the end of August once the schedules are published by the league.
Travel Parents Meeting: An informational meeting will be held for ALL Travel soccer parents on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the BMS auditorium from 7-9 p.m.
Fall Soccer Tournaments:ALL WSA Travel soccer teams will participate in tournaments over the Columbus Day weekend this year – October 11 & 12, 2014. Teams will either play in the Bethel Tournament or the Rocky Hill Tournament. Both tournaments are two-day tournaments.
Uniforms: We will be using the same uniforms as last year. Those new to travel soccer or in need of a new uniform can purchase the WSA travel soccer uniform at Athletic Shoe Factor located at 1554 Post Road East, Westport, CT. Uniform numbers will be assigned to each team and are issued on a first come first served basis.
Fall Developmental Soccer Program: The WSA, in conjunction with MKSE, will be offering a developmental training program similar to the training program that we ran this past spring. The developmental program offers U9-U14 Westport Travel soccer players the opportunity to train an extra day of the week, get more touches on the ball, make more decisions and build their overall confidence. For more information on the developmental training program, please click here. To register for the WSA Developmental training program log onto the WSA web site and go to the “Register On-Line” tab or click here.
On behalf of the WSA, we hope that all players and parents have a great soccer season. See you on the fields.
The WSA is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been elected to the WSA Board for the 2014-2015 season at the WSA’s annual meeting in June, 2014.
Co-President Todd Coleman
Co-President Wesley M. Malowitz
Vice President Mike Byrne
Vice President Graham Smith
Treasurer Nadeem Ahmad
SecretaryHeidi Cornish McGee
Travel Director Andy Udell
Travel Manager Director Lori Pulichino
Co-Director of Rec. League Steve Divino
Co-Director of Rec. League Ed Cukier
Director of Risk Management Jack DeWitt
Director of Sponsorship Scott Chinitz
Director of Volunteers Tom Pretty
Director of Sportsmanship Alex Anvari
Director of Equipment Graham Smith
Member at Large Tom Henske
Director of Public Relations Lisa Calabro
The WSA depends on parent volunteers to help run our soccer programs. If you would like to volunteer as a Rec. League coach or assistant coach, Travel soccer team manager or parent assistant coach or at the administration/board level, please contact WSA Director of Volunteers, Tom Pretty at
Thank you and we look forward to another great WSA season.
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.