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Host a British Trainer

posted Mar 4, 2015, 4:37 PM by West Islip Soccer   [ updated Mar 4, 2015, 4:37 PM ]

This up and coming soccer season Challenger Sports will again be working with the West Islip Soccer Club to provide high level coaches during the spring soccer season. Their main aim is to build and develop a good relationship with the West Islip community and to make sure that each family have FUN and learn this beautiful game.

This Spring there will be 2  members of the Challenger Sports staff working in West Islip. Joining the soccer team are Tom Wiffen, 25 from England and Charlene Bell, 26 from Northern Island. Both Tom and Charlene have been working in New England over the past few years and will be their first time moving to Long Island.

As anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting a British Soccer coach or has had them teach their child, they will tell you that they are very polite and well mannered. They are also well accustomed to the American way of life after having spent previous years with many different/fun American families during their travels.

Tom and Charlene will arrive into town on Sunday March 15th and will be here in West Islip right through until the May 22nd. To help Tom and Charlene settle into the community Challenger Sports typically have their staff stay with a host family during their time with the club. This is like a substitute family for their loved ones back home and all they ask is that you provide a bed; showering facilities; laundry facilities and meals (coaches are flexible and can work round your home schedule).

At the moment they have a few host families that have been lined up in neighboring towns but they are in need of a few more to share out the season. So with this they would like to offer the opportunity for some new host families to take Tom and Charlene into their home for a short period.

So if there is anyone out there that has room for a responsible and polite British lad this would be greatly appreciated. You wouldn't have to host for the entire period, perhaps 1-2 weeks to help break up the season.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this and if you are interested and want to find out more information then please contact Matt Bowman at or call 401-213-0466.

Whiskey & Craft Spirit Fest March 9

posted Feb 14, 2015, 10:58 AM by West Islip Soccer   [ updated Feb 19, 2015, 5:48 PM ]

F License Coach's Course

posted Feb 13, 2015, 9:45 AM by West Islip Soccer   [ updated ]

The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Organization (ENYYSA) has rescheduled this class for Fri, Mar 13.

The West Islip Soccer Club would like to extend an invitation to all WISC coaches to further broaden their coaching knowledge by offering the US Soccer "F" course to our coaches at no charge to them.

The F course has been rescheduled for:
Friday March 13
from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
inside the gym at Masera Learning Center 
at 650 Udall Rd in West Islip (just north of Sunrise Hwy)

ENYYSA / US Soccer "F" License is comprised a 
90 minute field unit (held inside the Masera Learning Center gym) plus a 2 hour online module. Each candidate will be issued a certificate and a license upon completion of the course.

The online coaching module includes videos and quizzes that takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Upon registering you will be emailed a link to this module. You will have 1 year to complete this module in order to complete the course and obtain your F license.

The fee is only $25.
West Islip coaches can submit for reimbursement upon successful completion of the course (please bring your receipt to the class on March 13th if you complete the online module before the class), so the course in effect will be free for West Islip coaches. A credit or debit card is required to complete the online module. You will be emailed a link to the online module once you register for the course.

Register HERE for the March 13th class at Masera.

IMPORTANT: if you recently registered to take this course on its original date of Tuesday, March 3rd, you will need to re-register. This course consists of 2 modules: the 90 minute class on March 13th and an online module. If you've already completed the online module of this course and it was completed AFTER February 17th, you do NOT need to complete the online module again. If you've completed an online module BEFORE February 17th, you will receive a link to the online module once you have registered for the March 13th class. If you completed an online module before February 17th, please note that the online module was changed and you will need to complete the newly revised online module.

For more information, please contact Joanne Roth at 516-766-0849 or

Relay for Life

posted Feb 9, 2015, 5:25 PM by West Islip Soccer   [ updated Feb 9, 2015, 5:26 PM ]

This year West Islip will be hosting its third Relay For Life event! Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. It is a team based overnight event where team members will take turns walking the track. At Relay we aim to celebrate those who have won their battle, to remember all we have lost and to pledge to fight back against this horrible disease we call cancer.

We would like to invite you to join us in this event! You can sign up to be a team captain, join a previously existing team, or just come show your support the day of Relay. We would also like to extend a special invitation to anyone who is a cancer survivor to join us at our Survivor’s Reception which will be held immediately prior to the beginning of Relay at 5 PM underneath our Survivor’s Tent.

Who: Everyone is welcome!

What: Relay For Life of West Islip

Where: West Islip High School Athletic Field

When: June 20-21, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm – 6:00 am

To sign up for any of the activities that Relay For Life offers please visit:

Many community members and high school students have worked tirelessly for months to put this event together and we would love for you to be a part of it! Attached is a document that describes how to sign up online, but you are also welcome to join us at any of our Relay For Life meetings that are taking place:

February 24th, April 20th and May 27th at the High School in Cafeteria C at 7:30 PM.

If you have any further questions you can contact our American Cancer Society staff partner Tim Dillon at 631-300-3143 or

Facebook “West Islip Relay For Life""
Twitter & Instagram @WI_RelayforLife
text @a7cced to 81010 for text updates 

Thank you and we hope to see you on June 20th!

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