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VIP Soccer Starts This Weekend In Central Park!

From Coach Jim – see the link at the bottom for an overview of the VIP soccer program including a map of the playing field.

Dear Parents and Volunteers-
Attached please find a two-page overview of the VIP program (see link below for attachment), including links to resources to learn more.  Also included: a map of our field in Central Park.  We meet in the North Meadow on Sunday on Soccer Field B, which is right next to the handball courts at the North Meadow Recreation Center.
If walking in from the West side, you can come in at 97th street and walk along the pathways that stay closest to the 97th street Transverse Road.  You have to head North to get to the field.  You can wait until you get to the Recreation Center, in which case you have to go through the parking lot, through the breezeway, cut through the handball courts and then backtrack about fifty feet to your left.  Or, you can head North before you get to the Rec Center, go up to the first gap in the fence around the baseball and soccer fields, and then head off to your right.
Generally, if your player is nine or under, plan to come at 10 AM.  Everyone else, 11:30.  Team rosters are coming later in the week.  We have had a number of late additions, and unfortunately two of our experienced coaches have to take a leave-of-absense this year, to deal with a new baby and an apartment renovation.  Consequently I will be promoting a couple of assistant coaches, and also am looking for new people to fill in those assistant positions.
More to come!
Yours, Jim
Head Coach, VIP
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Mark your calendars! Special Needs Soccer Registration for WSSL Fall season begins April 25

James has participated in WSSL soccer for two seasons so far. We plan to register again this Fall because it has been such a great experience. They meet on Sundays during the Fall in Central Park and our whole family enjoys the outdoor time together. My husband usually volunteers to coach one of the groups. I think it’s a nice way for him to connect in a “typical” way with his stepson – sometimes it feels like there are so few of those opportunities.

If you want your child to play soccer in the Fall, it is best to register early.  Registration will open online at wssl.org on Monday, April 25th.  Once caps are hit, a wait list will begin. Make sure to register for the VIP division if you want your child to play on a special needs team similar to the basketball league and baseball teams in Winter and Spring.

Feel free to email me or leave comments below for more information!