Westfield Soccer Association

Scheduling Games

Games are normally scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays and could be at any time of the day.  An occassional Friday night game may also be scheduled.

You will receive an email from the ICYSL league once each game is scheduled.

Games: You must confirm your game day details, with the opposing coach each week.

Best way to do this is to forward your game confirmation email from the league to the Opposing Coach with the following information

1. Game Day

2. Game Time

3. Game Location

4. Uniform Color: You should tell your team to always bring both jerseys to every game.  For away games you should ask what color the home team wears.  For home games you should tell the opposing coach what color you will wear.

5. Exchange Excel Roster Template (See Rosters for more information)

Games must be confirmed by Wednesday of each week.

Important: In order to make sure you receive an email with your scheduled games, please make sure you update your contact information on the ICYSL website.  Please reference Rosters for more information on updating your Roster and Contact information on the ICYSL website.

Whether you are the home team or the away team, you must make contact with your opposing coach, to confirm your scheduled game.  The opposing coaches contact information can be found on the ICYSL website.

Game schedules do change, so it is important that the confirmation take place.  If there is no response to an email, and you can not reach the opposing coach, try emailing the Club Representative, which can be found on the Clubs listsing on the ICYSL website.

If one of your HOME games gets changed after the schedule comes out you should notify your opposing coach right away, even if the game is weeks away. 

GAMES SHOULD NOT BE CANCELLED unless absolutely necessary!!  Other than for weather conditions, games should be played as scheduled.  Every attempt should be made to play your game as scheduled.

That said, if you get your schedule and notice that there will be a serious conflict with one of the HOME games, reach out to the game scheduler (Currently Derek Chen, dchen_wsa@yahoo.com ).  If there is flexibility to change the game an attempt will be made to do so and the sooner this is done the better for everyone.  But again, this has to truly be an exception.  If the conflict is for an away game you will have to contact the opposing coach immediately and see if the game can be moved to another time/day.  This should be a rare request!

If an opposing coach contacts you to say he/she cannot make your game and wishes to reschedule, I understand the desire to accommodate but you need to push back a little.  Explain that your field scheduler (that would also be me) does not have a lot of flexibility and that the game should be played as scheduled. Try to do this in as friendly a manner as possible and see if the request can be withdrawn.  Without engaging in all-out email war (yes, this has happened) try to understand the real reason for the conflict.  If you come away with the belief that there is a legitimate reason (half the team will be at a bar mitzvah) then you can ask me to reschedule.  But if you get a sense that the coach is just looking for a date that more players can be available then you can raise the issue to me and I will take it up with my counterpart at the other town.