WSA's Special Needs Program
The Westfield Soccer Association (WSA) offers a soccer program exclusively for special needs children in the Westfield community. The program, called “Westfield Winners”, is designed to meet the needs of children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.
***Space for this program is limited and players will be accepted on a first come, first served basis***
Program Description and Objectives
Westfield Winners is a non-competitive, one-on-one soccer program designed to offer a safe environment where special needs children can learn to play and enjoy the game of soccer. Children will play at their own pace in a relaxed atmosphere guided by their own dedicated ‘Soccer Buddy’. Westfield Winners also aims to encourage higher self-esteem and a sense of belonging to a team.
The program is open to any special needs school-age child in Westfield between the ages of 6 through 17 and runs in seperate sessions in the fall and spring.
Fall 2020 Session
Session Dates: Start Date: 10/10, End Date: 11/14
Time: 11am - 12pm
Location: Elm Street Field (across the street from Stop & Shop)
Sneakers are fine. Shin guards optional.
Westfield Winners is being offered free of charge to any Westfield special needs child between the ages of 6 and 17
Please note that space for this program is limited and players will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
All participants MUST register online in order to secure a spot in the program.
For any questions, comments, or concerns, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to become a Soccer Buddy?
We need volunteers age 14 and up or in 8th grade to work as 1 on 1 instructors for the special needs children. Prefer candidates having experience with younger kids (babysitting etc...) and are experienced WSA soccer players (IC, Travel, FC). Soccer-buddies may be required to attend a training session before each season starts. When applying, please click the Register a Participant (for the Soccer Buddies Program) and not a Volunteer.