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WSSL VIP (Special Needs) Division Starts September 18: Info and FAQs

September 13, 2011 2 comments

Another reason to love Fall is soccer in Central Park! West Side Soccer League VIP Division starts this weekend and I for one am looking forward to spending beautiful Sunday afternoons in Central Park while my kids burn off some energy (plenty of space nearby fields for siblings to run around). It’s not too late to join – the VIP Division is really good about trying to fit everyone onto an appropriate team (see #3 below). Below are some FAQs about the first week including location and schedule info. Hope to see you there!

WSSL VIP Division – Week 1 Q&A

Welcome!!!  Soccer starts this Sunday!  I hope everyone is as excited as I am.  

1.  Location

We play in the North Meadow/Central Park  to the B fields (Ultimate Frisbee)
Fields B1 and B2.  We are closers to the west side than East.

2.  Time

Week 1 – all players need to arrive at 10:00

After week, Rising Stars  at 10:00
                 Juniors/Seniors  play at 11:30

We will separate Rising Stars and Juniors/Seniors by age and ability.  Generally speaking the split will be kids born before/after 2002.

3.  Kids who want to play will play

We will continue to engage any family that wants to play.  
If a family is assigned to the wrong division, we can get that squared away Week 1. 
 I already sent a note to people who were in VIP, to help identify families that
 were in our division by mistake.  There were six. 

4.  Uniform Issues

We ALWAYS have uniform issues the first day.  There are never enough in the correct sizes, so most
of the first day is spent getting information for re-order.  A uniform is:

– Jersey
– Shorts
– Socks
– Shinguards

Spiked shoes are not allowed on the North Meadow.


West Side Soccer League for Fall 2011 – last week to register!

We just registered James for his 3rd season with WSSL, in the VIP division for disabled children ages 5-21. The cost is $120 but scholarships are available for a total cost of $10 if needed.

You can register online at:

until June 3, 2011. New players must submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport.

The VIP division plays on the fields in the North Meadows of Central Park. This is really one of the fun Fall activities we enjoy as a family. We often stop at a playground or for a picnic after the game on Sundays.

Make sure to sign up soon – space does fill up quickly and I don’t know if there is any opportunity for late registration.

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 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!

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