The Westport Soccer Association is forming Boys and Girls Travel teams for high school students for the spring of 2015. REGISTER NOW.
All high school students residing in Westport are invited to be on a team.
Teams will be formulated based on registration with input from Staples' head varsity coach, Dan Woog and Barry Beattie and their staff, and MKSE coaches.
There will NOT be tryouts
The teams will be coached by MKSE coaches and this program will be administered by the WSA. No previous high school soccer experience is required to try out for or to be selected for these teams.
The coaches information will be released shortly.
The fee for the WSA Spring High School season is $495 due at time of registration.
Pre-registration and payment in full is required to be placed on a team. To register, please click here or on the REGISTER NOW link on home page, then select spring Travel High School.
We welcome all 8th - 12th grade students (dob 7/31/2000 - 8/1/1995) with an interest in soccer who are looking for an opportunity to play Travel soccer this spring.
THERE ARE NEW PROCEDURES FOR required forms (picture, medical release and birthcertificate) on the TRAVEL FORMS PAGE
Practices will begin in early April at Wakeman
The season will include at least one practice per week. There will be approximately 8 competitive games played against other town High School Travel teams in the South West District High School Travel league; participation in the spring CT Cup tournament; and participation in the WSA WIN2015 tournament the weekend of Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2015.
Westport Soccer Association and Mickey Kydes Soccer Enterprises
Optimizing Athletic Development: Strategies for Athletes and Parents
Darren Treasure, Ph.D.
All Westport athletes and parents are encouraged to attend
A growing body of research and anecdotal evidence has been presented addressing decisions related to optimal training, competition, and recovery in youth sport.Books such as Daniel Coyle’s “The Talent Code,” David Epstein’s “The Sports Gene” and Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers” have put the discussion concerning the role of nature versus nurture in the process of athletic development squarely in the public conscious. This presentation will focus on what we currently know about athletic development.It will describe the characteristics of expert athletes and three distinct stages of talent development. Strategies for athletes to enhance their development will be presented.
The influence of parents in this process will also be discussed highlighting findings that show how they help, but sometimes hinder, their child’s athletic development and sport experience.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Bedford Middle School Auditorium
88 North Avenue Westport, CT
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Parking will also be available at Bedford Middle School and Staples High School
Darren Treasure, Ph.D.
For the past twenty years Dr. Treasure has worked in the world of high performance sport. He has provided performance psychology support to Olympic and World Champions and athletes who have competed and won at the highest echelons of collegiate and professional sport. He is experienced working with high profile coaches and has driven cultural change programs with teams and whole organizations. In addition to his practical experience, Darren has been a highly productive tenured research Professor at two of the highest ranked universities in the world and is an acknowledged thought leader in his field. ├¢Ô‚¬┬¨├¢Ô‚¬┬¨Dr. Treasure currently resides in Portland, Oregon where he provides performance psychology support for Nike's Oregon Project coach, marathon legend, Alberto Salazar and some of the world’s finest distance runners including Double Olympic Gold Medalist Mo Farah and Olympic Silver Medalist Galen Rupp. In addition to his work with the Oregon Project, Darren is proud to be a member of Nike’s Performance Advisory Council. Outside of his work with Nike, Treasure is currently consulting with a select number of professional athletes (NFL, NBA), the University of Oregon and other organizations invested in pursuing high-level performance.
WSA ALL AGES GAME: 10am Saturdays November 15th thru March 28th on Wakeman B
Fall season is history and yet soccer continues! For elite, travel, rec, aspiring, first timer or former players of any stripe, the WSA All Ages game is ON! All affiliated with the WSA, of all ages, 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.
We have instituted a separate game for parents (assuming there are 8+ players age 18+ taking up space in the kids' games) so the kids can do all their own talking and self motivating. So, parents, get in the parents game, watch (not coach) the kids game, enjoy a walk around the park or leave your children under the supervision of an adult who is present. This is not a dropoff situation. All players should bring both a white jersey and a dark jersey, cleats, shinguards, extra water and a great attitude.
The forecast is PERFECT WEATHER FOR SOCCER whenever temps are >30 degrees and snow depth is less than 4 inches. If conditions are imperfect make your own decision about playing, there should be hearty souls playing 10am Saturdays from now until Spring springs another WSA season.