The WSA Intercounty program is for players who are interested in playing recreational soccer beyond the in-town rec program. Annually, more than 400 players represent the WSA in the Suburban Youth Soccer League (see the SYSL league’s website at www.syslnj.com). Intercounty teams provide the opportunity to play in the fall and in the spring against teams from nearby towns. The towns/clubs represented in the past have included Berkeley Heights, Bound Brook, Clark, Colonia, Cranford, Edison, Mountainside, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit, and Westfield.
Intercounty players are expected to attend one weekday practice per week, with opportunities for additional practice time as field availability permits. Practices are generally led by professional trainers. There is usually one game per week, on either Saturday or Sunday. If you are registering your child for Intercounty, please make every effort for your child to attend BOTH practices and games as team sizes are designed to allow for maximum playing time assuming most players can attend.
Team sizes are designed to allow the occasional absence but consistent absences are not fair to the other players on the team nor are they fair to the volunteer coaches.
As previously stated, the Intercounty program encourages players to continue playing recreational soccer beyond the in-town program. Intercounty offers players opportunities to realize their potential through training and competition. The goal of the Intercounty program is to:
- Enhance the player’s soccer and life skills through a recreational team environment.
- Foster a game-playing attitude based on sportsmanship and work ethic.
- Have fun and make the experience positive and memorable.
- Develop a life-long love for the game.
All registered players are placed on teams. No tryouts are required.
Teams are established based upon the player’s age as of December 31st of the given calendar year. For example, a player who does not turn 13 before December 31st will be U-13, or a player who is older but does not turn 15 before December 31st will be U-15, etc.
If you are interested in the Intercounty recreational program or have additional questions, please check out the SYSL website listed above or contact the WSA Intercounty director. To register, click on the “Registration” link from the menu at the top of the page.