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.
COVID - 19 UPDATE 3/20/2020
In accordance with recommendations from local, state and national public health organizations, and in an effort to reduce exposure to COVID-19, the Wooster Recreation Department has decided to cancel the Spring Youth Soccer season to include Micro Soccer, 1st & 2nd grade teams, 3rd & 4th grade teams, 5th & 6th grade teams and Regional Teams.
The health and safety of all of our participants is our number one priority and with over 1200 participants and their families on the fields each week, we believe this was the best decision for all involved. At this time, there are no plans to complete any portion of the season. Our department and representatives from participating schools will be diligent in staying in constant communication and as soon as we are able to, we will see each other on the field again!
The City of Wooster and the Recreation Department will continue to monitor the situation, coordinate with our partner health agencies and continue to share any information and plans as they develop.
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER LEAGUE
League Dates: Tentative dates for Summer 2020
Games would be played on Mondays and Tuesdays on the following dates
Registration Fee: Resident Team $250.00
Non- Resident Team $275.00
* 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 participated 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.
YOUTH LEAGUE DATES
Spring League - CANCELLED - Due to COVID - 19
Team Registration Opens Monday, February 24th 2020
Team Registration Deadline Thursday, March 26th 2020 (or until full)
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
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 February. Registration deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020 or until rosters are filled.
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||
|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.
$275.00 - 1st and 2nd Grade Teams
$300.00 - 3rd and 4th Grade Teams
$300.00 - 5th and 6th Grade Teams
$400.00 - Wayne Regional Soccer League Teams
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: $20.00 per game for all certified officials
$15.00 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.