Registration is now open for the 2020/21 WPL Club season. For those of you that are new to WUSC or are unfamiliar with the program, here is a brief overview:
• Founded in 2017 with 48 players. Today, we are now at 400 players throughout our WPL/WPL Club Program.
• Coaches are year-round for our club teams and remain with the same team for the duration of the year.
• Twice a week competitive practices for our WPL program. The WPL Club also competes in weekend games and tournaments (in addition to the bi-weekly practices.)
• In the fall of 2019, we had 3 Elite Division Champions and 4 Tournament winning teams.
• Practices are held in Wellesley and teams consist of only Wellesley players.
WPL Club Options for 2020-21
This year we will have two sign up options for WPL Club. These options are:
Option 1 - Year-Round
Fall, Winter and Spring
Birth Year 2011-2006
Option 2 - Fall and Spring
Fall and Spring (only)
Birth Year 2011-2006
Sign up for Option 1 or Option 2 by registering here . You must be registered for WPL Club to attend the tryouts.
*In order to train with your team for the winter session, you must register for Option 1 -Year-Round.
We will continue to update our players and families on an anticipated date as the situation evolves and more information becomes available to us at both the state and local government levels and in compliance with US Soccer guidelines.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter as we work to ensure the safety and well-being of our players, parents and coaches. The health of our soccer community remains our highest priority.
Practice Schedule/Game Schedule:
The Fall season begins in early September (optional pre-season training to begin in late August) and goes until mid-November. Our Spring season will start In April and go through to June/July depending on tournament and league play.
Every WPL Club practice will be held on a Tuesday and Thursday evenings this Fall season and Monday and Wednesday evenings for the Spring season across the town of Wellesley. Games are played either home or away on Sundays in both the Fall and Spring. Each team will practice 75 minutes per session, 2 times a week. WPL Club players are expected to attend all team practices and games. Please note that players should be prepared to travel to various parts of MA, RI and CT for games. The winter sessions begin in January and goes through the month of March, information will be sent out later this year. Some teams may also choose to participate in a Futsal league at an additional cost.
In 2020/21, WPL club teams will participate in a variety of local and regional tournaments. Teams may play 2-4 tournaments per year, depending upon the age group and competitive level of the team. Every WPL club player will be expected to participate in their team’s tournament.
*Coaches may enter individual team(s) in a one-time only specific tournament and/or participate in tournaments that are annual events or involve the entire club.
The number of teams formed in an age group will depend on the number of players who try out and their ability levels. Should their be a need for a second team, these teams are tiered (according to ability) as an ’A’ team and a ’B’ team.
Players are selected to the appropriate team based on a number of criteria including the player’s birth year, ability, previous WPL Club coach’s feedback and their tryout performance.
2011 - Teams 7 vs. 7 game format
2010 - 2009 - Teams 9 vs. 9 game format
2008 and up - Teams 11 vs. 11 game format
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: In order to be eligible to play on a WPL club team, all players must participate in the 2 days of the WPL club program every week, as well as their town practice and game (WUSC in-town and Bays) and the WPL Club team Sunday game. If your son or daughter cannot make a consistent commitment to the WPL Club and Wellesley Town Soccer due to other conflicts or activities, then signing up for the WPL Club team would not be an appropriate option for your player.
Refund Policy: Full refund (less $30 admin fee) up to 48 hours after the teams are announced, 50% refund up to Aug. 5, no refund after Aug. 5th. If a player is not placed on a team a full refund will be issued. If a player is selected as a practice player, a partial refund will be issued.
Please feel free to contact Lewis Wright, Premier League Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you have any questions.