For those of you that are new to Wellesley Premier League Club (WPL Club), the program started in 2017 with 48 players and has grown to the point where we now have over 400 players in our program. Coaches are year-round for our club teams and remain with the same team for the duration of the year.
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.
This year we will have different sign up options for different WPL Club age groups:
2013 – 2008:
Fall, Winter and Spring
Fall and Spring (only)
Option 1 – Winter and Spring (Only)
Winter and Spring (only)
WPL Club assessments will be held at Elm Bank Field 1 and 2 on the dates listed below:
2013 Girls - 24th May - 5:30-6:45pm – Elm Bank
2012 Girls - 24th May - 5:30-6:45pm – Elm Bank
2011 Girls - 25th May - 4:00-5:15pm – Elm Bank
2010 Girls - 23rd May - 4:00-5:15pm – Elm Bank
2009 Girls - 25th May - 5:30-6:45pm – Elm Bank
2008 Girls - 25th May - 5:30-6:45pm – Elm Bank
2007 Girls - 23rd May - 5:30-6:45pm – Elm Bank
2013 Boys - 25th May - 5:30-6:45pm – Elm Bank
2012 Boys - 24th May - 4:00-5:15pm – Elm Bank
2011 Boys - 25th May - 4:00-5:15pm – Elm Bank
2010 Boys - 23rd May - 4:00-5:15pm – Elm Bank
2009 Boys - 23rd May - 5:30-6:45pm – Elm Bank
2008 Boys - 24th May - 5:30-6:45pm – Elm Bank
2007 Boys - 23rd May - 5:30- 6:45pm – Elm Bank
*If you are unable to make the assessment we can organize another time for your child to be assessed in a session.
Once the team placement offer has been sent out you will have 48 hours to accept the offer to confirms your place on the team. Any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out within the 48-hour timeframe.
The number of teams formed in an age group will depend on the number of players who register and their ability levels. Should there 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 assessment performance.
2013 - Teams 7 vs. 7 game format
2012 - 2011 - Teams 9 vs. 9 game format
2010 - 2007 - Teams 11 vs. 11 game format
The Fall season begins in early September (optional pre-season training to begin in late August) and goes until mid-November. Every WPL Club practice will be held on
evenings this Fall and 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. The winter sessions begin in January and goes through the month of March, information will be sent out later this year and these practices may be on different days to the Fall and Spring schedule. Some teams may also choose to participate in a Futsal league at an additional cost.
We will be hosting an optional Pre-Season from August 22nd – 24th August which is highly recommended. This will be an additional fee for the players who want to participate.
In 2022/23, WPL club teams will participate in a variety of local and regional tournaments. Teams may play 1-2 tournaments per season, 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. This is an additional cost.
*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.
Academy - Practice Only Teams
If we are unable to find an appropriate level for a team to play in the league we will offer the team an academy spot which will provide the team a practice only environment to continue to develop as players.
Please feel free to contact Lewis Wright, Premier League Director () should you have any questions.