Westfield Soccer Association

Westfield Winners

WSA's Special Needs Program

WinnersIntroduction

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.

Eligibility

The program is open to any special needs school-age child in Westfield between the ages of 4 through 19 and runs two separate sessions in the fall and spring.

SPRING 2021 Session

Session Dates:  Eight Sessions. 4/3 - 5/22.

Time:  11am - 12pm

Location:  Elm Street Field (across the street from Stop & Shop)

Equipment

Sneakers are fine.  Shin guards optional.

Cost

Westfield Winners is being offered free of charge to any Westfield special needs child between the ages of 4 and 19.

Registration

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. 

KEEP IN MIND BECAUSE OF COVID PROTOCOLS IN PLACE, YOU MUST FILL OUT A WEEKLY WAIVER PRIOR TO ARRIVING ON THE FIELD EACH SESSION.  THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON TEAM SNAP WHICH YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY SIGNED UP FOR ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR REGISTRATION.


Click here to be begin the Online Registration Process for Westfield Winners


Contact Us

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please send an email to westfieldwinners@westfieldnjsoccer.com

 

Soccer Buddies

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.  Registration is free.


Click here to begin the online application to become a Soccer Buddy

Soccer Buddies

Scroll to the bottom of the page for information regarding becoming a Soccer Buddy!

Soccer Buddies will be required to follow the safety Covid Protocols and respond to all communications on Team Snap which will include weekly attendance, weekly covid questionnaires, and any updated information about the upcoming sessions.  Soccer Buddies are expected to arrive by 10:15 am and stay until the end of the session, after all equipment is collected and stored properly.  This year we are requesting all Soccer Buddy volunteers meet for a brief pre-season meeting on March 27 at 11 am.  We will send a reminder on Team Snap once you've registered.  Be sure to include your email so that you receive all messages.