Westfield Soccer Association

WSA Intercounty Program

Intercounty Program


Director of Intercounty Soccer:
 Drew Matus

 

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Spring 2021 Intercounty (birth year 2012 and earlier) Information

Season Schedule

Please note ALL schedules are subject to change and revision. The season (and training) may begin later, be shortened or, at the discretion of the WSA, the program may take place entirely within Westfield. Games may be cancelled for safety reasons.

Opposing coaches will coordinate, and schedule games on either Saturdays or Sundays.  Games can be at any time, and the specific time will largely be dependent on the home teams field availability.Note: An occasional Friday night game may also be scheduled.

Weekend

                                       Practices

Practice

                    Games

5-Apr

Week 1

Week 1

12-Apr

Week 2

Week 2

19-Apr

Week 3

Week 3

26-Apr

Week 4

Week 4

3-May

Week 5

Week 5

10-May

Week 6

Week 6

17-May

Week 7

Week 7

24-May

Week 8

None (Make-up only)

5-Jun

Playoff week 1 (U13 and older)

6-Jun

U9/11 Tournament (end of season)

12-Jun

Playoff week 2

19-Jun

Finals

2021 IC Team Training Schedule

Training is entirely team-based with only the players on the team participating in that training group. Training will be assigned once teams are made. When registering please note a preferred day and any days where the player is unavailable. We will do our best to accomodate.

Training will begin Monday, April 5th.

 

Day

Time

Team 

Team 

 

Mon
UNAMI Field

3:30-5:00

U13 Boys Foxes

U11 Girls Dash

 

Kevin

Torii

 

5:00-6:30

U19 Boys Stampede

U11 Girls Spirit

 

Kevin

Torii

 

Tue

Elm Street Field

3:30-5:00

U15 Boys Crew

U13 Girls Dynamo

 

Kevin

Torii

 

5:00-6:30

U19 Boys UNION

U13 Girls Thorns

 

Kevin

Torii

 

Wed

UNAMI Field

3:30-5:00

U9 Boys Rovers

U9 Girls Magpies

U11 Boys Blues

Kevin

Torii

TBD Extra

5:00-6:30

U11 Boys Hammers

U11 Girls Dragons

 

Kevin

Torii

 

Thu
Washington School Field

3:30-5:00

U9 Boys Rangers

U9 Girls Swans

U11 Boys Wolves

Kevin 

Torii

Steven

5:00-6:30

U13 Boys Revolution

U13 Girls Courage

U11 Boys Spurs

Kevin

Torii

Steven

Fri

UNAMI Field

3:30-5:00

U15 Boys Galaxy

U15 Girls Flash

 

Kevin

Torii

 

5:00-6:30

U19 Boys Red Bulls

U19 Girls Sky Blue

 

Kevin

Torii

 

Team and League Information

Team Schedules, and Parent Portal information

Schedules and Standings - SYSLNJ schedule for all teams in all divisions. Schedules will be available close to the start of the season. Games are typically scheduled a few days in advance.

WSA Intercounty Program

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 Intercounty Youth Soccer League (see the ICYSL 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, Garwood, Kenilworth, Mountainside, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit, Union and Westfield.

Intercounty players usually practice one day per week, some with opportunities for additional practice time.  Practices are 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.

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 skills through a recreational team environment.
  • Foster a game-playing attitude based on sportsmanship.
  • 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. 

Intercounty Frequently Asked Questions

For those of you not familiar with InterCounty soccer, here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Q:  What is InterCounty Soccer?

A:  InterCounty Soccer is a way to play recreational soccer against teams from neighboring towns.

The Westfield Intercounty soccer program participates in the Suburban Youth Soccer League.

Information about this league can be found here: SYSLNJ

 

Q:  What age groups are available in the Fall?

A:   In the fall, we field teams at the HS, U15, U13, U11 levels.

 

Q:  What age groups are available in the Spring?

A:   The same as in the fall with the addition of the U9 level.

 

Q:  How do you try out for an InterCounty team?

A:  There are no tryouts!  Everyone who registers on a timely basis is placed on a team.

 

Q:  How much of a commitment does it take to play InterCounty?

A:  The same commitment it takes to play InTown Rec soccer.  Generally there is one game each weekend and one or two practices during the week. This being said, teams are built around enough players to allow for the occasional absence but also to allow for substantial playing time. Sustained absences from practices and games are disruptive and are not fair to other players or the volunteer coaches.

 

Q: Exactly when will practices and games be held? Will they conflict with other sports and activities?

A:  The practice schedule will be set once we know the number of teams. Please note your preferred day in the special request section when registering.

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

 

Q:  Isn’t there a lot of travel associated with InterCounty?

A:  There is little travel.  Half your games are played at home and the other half are played in nearby towns such as Cranford, Clark, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, New Providence, etc.

A full list of clubs can be found here: Participating Clubs

 

Q:  Is the league very competitive?

A:  As with the in-town rec program, there are varying degrees of team strength.  Divisions are divided whenever possible to allow for stronger and weaker sub-divisions.  There will be teams from some towns that are very strong but generally the games are competitive.

 

Q: Do we need to purchase a special InterCounty uniform?

A:  Yes. If you need a uniform for the Spring season, please note that in the comments section when registering.

 

Q: Who is eligible to play in the U19 age group?

A: Anyone who is in HS but who has aged out of U15.

SUMMARY

If you enjoy the fun and excitement of soccer but do not have the time commitment to play Travel Soccer, then InterCounty Soccer is the answer for you.  It combines the best of both worlds by allowing you to participate in a more relaxed, less intensive, less committed environment while still enjoying the excitement and challenge of playing teams from other towns!

Division and Info

Programs

Coach Information