Programs

WSC offers five programs for our players.

Please scroll down for more information on each program.

For details, and to REGISTER for any program, please click on the appropriate program below.

Coaches will contact registered families about a week before the season starts with practice times and rosters.

Questions? Please email us at winchestersoccer@gmail.com

Sandlot PreK Soccer

Sandlot PreK is for children ages 3 to 5.

This program will introduce the sport of soccer to the youngest of players and teach the basics of the game, in a FUN, non-competitive environment.

Sandlot PreK will be led by Miles Alden-Dunn, the Winchester Soccer Club Sandlot Coach Mentor. Miles is an MLS practice player and professional trainer. He will be assisted by instructors from PROformance Soccer Academy.

Sandlot Soccer

Sandlot is fun, small-sided, team-oriented soccer for younger players attending Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade.

ALL players who register for Sandlot will be placed on a team.

Sandlot players are placed on teams that meet each Saturday during the season. The sessions run for between 60 and 75 minutes, varying by age group. The sessions start with a warm up and practice followed by games with other Sandlot teams. The teams train as a unit and are coached by volunteer coaches. Professional coaches, acting as Coach Mentors, are available at each session to recommend activities and to assist the volunteer coaches with the session.

To run the Sandlot program, the Winchester Soccer Club has a Sandlot Commissioner and an Assistant Sandlot Commissioner on our Board of Directors, as well as an Age Group Coordinator (AGC) for each age group. Please contact the appropriate Age Group Coordinator if you have any questions. Contact information for the commissioners can be found on our Board of Directors page.

Travel (BAYS) Soccer

Travel soccer is for players attending 3rd through 10th grade (previously know as U9-U16.)

Teams compete in the BAYS (Bay Area Youth Soccer) soccer league.

All of the players who register for Travel soccer before the registration deadline will be placed on a team. Those players who register late will be placed on teams as space allows. Teams must be submitted to BAYS many weeks before the start of the travel season, and our registration deadlines are scheduled so that we can make those deadlines. Teams submitted late to BAYS are not guaranteed a placement within the league.

Travel teams typically meet for training sessions twice per week on weekdays, with games on Saturdays during the season. The games run between 60 and 90 minutes, varying by age group. The field play also varies by age group, between 6v6 and 11v11. The teams train as a unit and are coached by volunteer coaches. Professional coaches, acting as Coach Mentors, are available for coaches upon request.

Teams are created based on level of play. Players can be challenged and developed more easily when playing with others who are at a similar level. Placements (tryouts where every player is placed on a team) are held annually, usually in June for the following soccer year. Players must be registered before attending placements. Player movement may occur during or between seasons without the help of placements when and if there are players who are clearly misplaced.

Teams are placed in BAYS divisions and sections based on the team's level of play. Teams that lose all games or win all games in their assigned division/section will be moved at the earliest opportunity so that the players are encouraged as well as challenged.

To run the Travel program, the Winchester Soccer Club has a Girls' Commissioner, an Assistant Girls' Commissioner, a Boys' Commissioner, and an Assistant Boys' Commissioner on our Board of Directors, as well as an Age Group Coordinator (AGC) for each age group. Please contact the appropriate Age Group Coordinator if you have any questions. Contact information for the commissioners can be found on our Board of Directors page.

TOPS Soccer

Bringing the joy and excitement of soccer to young athletes with different abilities.

This program provides children with different abilities the opportunity to play soccer through rule and equipment adaptation. Athletes of any age are invited to participate in a modified game of soccer once a week.

A volunteer group of "Junior Coaches" serve as one-on-one buddies with TOPS athletes.

If you are interested in Winchester's TOPS Soccer program as either an athlete or junior coach, please have the student contact Anthony Forcione, TOPS Soccer Director, at anthonyff90@gmail.com.

(New Junior Coaches should be in high school, however, no prior soccer experience necessary)

SFC New England

SFC New England is a tryout-based premier club soccer program.

The goal to cultivate the soccer experience of young players in Massachusetts by providing them with an opportunity to improve both as athletes and people by fostering an identity of excellence.

SFC New England understands that soccer can play a very critical role in young players' lives, both at a competitive level and as a developmental tool. While developing individual skills and fitness, the club stresses hard work, dedication, fair play, and teamwork.

We strive to produce players who can compete at the highest levels of soccer throughout the nation.

The club offers teams for Girls and Boys in age groups U-9 up to U-19. If you are a motivated player in these age groups who would like further information about the club, please click to find out more www.sfcnewengland.com