The Wooster Recreation Department reserves the right to CLOSE registration and put individuals on a waitlist based on totals in each age group at any time before or after the registration deadline. Any individuals added to a roster will be taken from the waitlist in the order they were placed on it. If minimum enrollment is not met in any one age group those registered may be refunded and the program may not be offered in that age group.
Team Registration - All participants must have a valid Youth Waiver on file with the Wooster Recreation Department prior to the first day of games.
Individual Registration- 1st - 6th Grade (Wooster) and Micro Academy (Pre-K & Kindergarten) must be completed Lindsay's Law & Youth Waiver Prior to beginning practices or the first day of the program.
YOUTH LEAGUE DATES
Spring Dates: Saturday games April 23 - May 21
All registrations must be submitted online. No e-mail registrations will be accepted.
Payments are due at time of registration. Any questions regarding payment options contact Recreation Coordinator responsible for the Youth Soccer Program at 330-263-5207.
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION - WOOSTER STUDENTS
Spring 2022, Register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/woostercity/Home or by coming to the Recreation and Community Center to sign up in person beginning in late February.
For more information about practices please refer to our activities brochure.
LEAGUE AGE GROUPS AND DIVISIONS
|1st and 2nd Grade||One Division||Boys/Girls|
|3rd and 4th Grade||A and B Divisions||Boys/Girls|
|5th and 6th Grade||A and B Divisions||Boys/Girls|
|7th and 8th Grade||A and B Divisions pending total number of registrations||Boys/Girls|
If a Club/Organization enters 2 teams in the same age group at least one team MUST be entered into the "A" division.
All Club and Travel Level players must play in the "A" division. (Exceptions to this rule based on skill level of players may be made. All requests should be directed through Wooster Recreation program director).
All league games are played at the Wooster Soccer Complex on Burbank Road.
All individuals registered in the Regional League MUST be in 7th and 8th grade.
Due to the shortened league, the fees below are at a reduced rate. They will increase to the normal rate next league.
$285.00 - 1st and 2nd Grade Teams
$335.00 - 3rd and 4th Grade Teams
$335.00 - 5th and 6th Grade Teams
$385.00 - Wayne Regional Soccer League Teams
HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR FUTSAL
Session I Dates:
Sundays November 21st - December 12th
Cost: Resident Team $225.00
Non - Resident Team $275.00
Registration Deadline: November 12th, 2021
Session II Dates:
Sundays January 9th - February 13th
Cost: Resident Team $325.00
Non - Resident Team $375.00
Registration Deadline: December 23rd, 2021
For High School aged Boys and Girls who entered grades 8-12 fall 2022.
All games will be played on Sundays between 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Gault Recreation Center
Schedules will be sent via e-mail to the individuals who registered teams for the league
“Futsal” style of soccer 6v6 (includes keeper)
Price includes officials for all matches
You may borrow players from another teams roster if you are shorthanded at a game.
For current updates and for weather cancellations, please call our information line at 330-263-5203
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER LEAGUE
League Dates: June 6th - July 19th
Games would be played over the course of 7 weeks on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning in June.
* To qualify as a resident team 80% of the team must live within or have a parent who works within the Wooster City Limits.
For High School Boys and Girls entering grades 9 - 12 in the fall. NO graduated college bound players are permitted to participate in this league.
All games will be played on Mondays or Tuesdays at 4:15, 5:30, 6:45 or 8:00pm at the Wooster Soccer Complex or WHS Follis Field.
All make up games will be played on Wednesdays or Thursdays of the same week.
Registration will be limited to the first 50 teams.
The final game schedule will be posted online
Rosters must be submitted online.
All participants must have a current participant waiver on file with our department.
Individuals are needed to officiate in our fall and spring Youth Leagues, Summer High School League, Youth Travel League and our Winter Indoor High School Futsal League. Please see the information below pertaining to each league and the opportunities available to become a certified official:
Spring League Dates: April - June (Saturdays)
Fall League Dates: September - October (Saturdays)
Age of Participants: 1st - 8th grade
Age Eligibility to Officiate: 8th Grade and older
Pay: $25.00 - $35.00 per game for all certified officials
$20.00 per game for all non-certified officials
Games are scheduled prior to the start of the season. All officials are asked to attend a mandatory pre-season meeting to go over league rules and expectations for the season.
Summer High School League, Youth Travel League, Winter Indoor High School Futsal League, Wooster Memorial Tournament
Summer High School League Dates: June - July (Mondays and Tuesdays)
Youth Travel League: September - October, April - June (Sundays)
Winter Indoor High School Futsal League: November - March (Sundays)
Wooster Memorial Tournament: Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend each year.
These games are assigned by our Wooster Soccer Association Referee assigner. Any individuals interested in officiating in these leagues may contact the Recreation Coordinator in charge of the Youth Soccer Program for more information.
Concussion Certification: A current certification must be on file with our department prior to beginning the season.
Youth League, Summer High School and Winter Indoor Futsal League officials will be paid at the conclusion of the season for any games officiated.
Youth Travel League officials will be paid at each game officiated.
Becoming USSF Certified:
The Ohio North Referee Committee offers a USSF NEW OFFICIALS CLINIC multiple times throughout the year. These classes take place in two parts; an online curriculum and an in person clinic.
Online Curriculum: up to $75.00
Register online at ohnrefs.org by clicking on “Becoming a Referee” under the Ohio North Classes tab at the top of the page. Read through ALL information and follow ALL necessary steps to get registered. Once you have registered, successfully completed the online material, and pass an online exam, you will receive a grade/age access code to sign up for an in-person clinic.
Please note - the online module may be completed at any time, and will go over 17 different “laws of the game.” There are review questions at the conclusion of each section and an open book online exam over all of the content. The online exam can be taken as many times as needed to pass.
In - Person Clinic:
The in-person clinic is offered in multiple locations throughout the state. Some of the clinics have up to a $25.00 charge to attend, others are free.
More information pertaining to the certification process is provided at the ohnrefs.org website. The Wooster Recreation Department does try to offer a new referee and a referee re-certification clinic locally each year.
Interested In Becoming An Official?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the Wooster Soccer Association?
WSA is a non-profit, volunteer organization that works in cooperation with the Wooster Recreation Department to encourage and support participation in soccer. WSA strives to provide participants with experiences that build confidence, good health, team spirit, and civic responsibility. Our goal is to reach high standards of good sportsmanship and proficiency in soccer skills. We also wish to foster a sense of mutual support and respect throughout Wayne County’s soccer community (recreational, traveling, high school, and college leagues).
What activities are available?
The Wooster Recreation Department organizes clinics for various ages at different times of the year. The association supports and organizes outdoor recreational soccer leagues for children beginning at Preschool and continuing through High School. The association also supports and organizes traveling soccer teams for ages 10 to 13 (U10-U14). Participation in traveling soccer is at the invitation of the coach, and tryouts will be announced when new teams are forming. It is expected that all traveling players will have participated in at least one season of recreational league play before joining a traveling team.
Where are games played?
Recreational games are played at the Soccer Complex on Burbank Rd. traveling teams play in the Northern Ohio region and may travel up to 60 miles for games. Wooster High games are played at Follis Field (and away) and College of Wooster games are played at the College campus (and away).
If you need more information — or wish to coach, referee, or serve on the board:
Please contact Ashley Trent at the Wooster Recreation Department at (330) 263-5207