Wellesley United

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Fall 2017 4th-8th Grade Teams

To Register for Tryouts and Fall Grade 4-8 Soccer  CLICK HERE
You must register for both Tryouts and Fall Soccer before attending Tryouts.

WHO: Player who will be in Grades 4-8 in Fall 2017. Please sign up for your next fall grade for 2017 Fall Grade 4-8 Teams.  If you want to tryout for one of the stratified teams, you also need to register for 2017 Tryouts.  Register for fall grade for tryouts - click here for tryout schedule
Players must live in Wellesley or attend school in Wellesley.  
BAYS AGE GROUPS FOR FALL 2017-SPRING 2018:  All the town based programs in MA will maintain a grade based age group so please sign up for your grade.   BAYS will lift the 7/31 cutoff that had not allowed a player to play for the A or B teams with his/her current grade and it has been moved back to 12/31 of the previous year. Because these players no longer have this restriction, they should try out with their grade.


WHAT you need : Players will be required to purchase a new Adidas jersey for Fall 2017-Spring 2018.  Information on ordering uniform online will be sent to you in early June.  Shin pads and cleats are required.  Players should bring a ball to practice.  Size 4 ball for grade 4-6, size 5 ball for grades 7-8.

WHERE: All grade 4-8 teams play in BAYS (Boston Area Youth Soccer) travel league, comprised of 55 towns around greater Boston.  There will be 5 away games and 5 home games during the season. Home games are played at Sprague, Elm Bank, Schofield, Perrin and Bates fields.  See Field link above for directions and field maps.

WHEN: Games are Saturdays for 10 weeks, Sept. 9 - Nov. 11. Girls play Saturday morning at 9:00, 10:30 or 12 noon.  Boys play Saturday afternoons at 1:30, 3 or 4:30 pm.. (Schedule may vary each week). 

COST: Fee is $175 with a late fee of $25 per player assessed after May 25th. Payment is online by credit card.  Checks are no longer an option. 
Refund Policy: Full Refund (less processing fee of $15) up to June 1, 50% refund June 2-June 30. Programs are open to players who live in Wellesley or attend school in Wellesley. 
Late registrations are very time consuming and disruptive to teams and coaches. Please sign up on time in order to be assured a place on a team. Fall teams must be submitted to BAYS by the third week of June. Teams will be formed in early June and you will be notified of team placement by June 30.  A player must be registered in order to be placed on a team.

Tryouts are held in May for those players who would like to be considered for the A, B or C teams for the following year.  Each age group fields 2-3 stratified teams that play in BAYS division 1, 2 and high 3 as well as a number of evenly balanced skll level  mid division 3 teams.   It is not necessary to tryout to be placed on a balanced team and those teams also play in the BAYS Travel League.  Tryout Schedule and information for parents about the tryout process can be found via this link Tryout Schedule and Info.

Questions If you have specific questions about your child's age group including team placement, please contact the appropriate coordinator listed below. 
Tryouts are held only in spring for the following year. Please check the tryout info and the tryout policy for more info about tryouts and team placement.  Teams are generally kept the same from fall to spring whenever possible.  The team formation does depend on the # of players who return to play from fall to spring.

Deadlines
Tryouts: At least 24 hours prior to your first tryout.
Grade 4-8 Fall Teams: May 25, 2017                     

You must be registered for both tryouts and fall teams in order to attend tryout.
Players who register by the deadline will be placed on teams. Space can not guaranteed if you sign up after these dates and a $25 late fee per child will be assessed after these deadlines. Register all of your players at one time or come back to add another player later.

Fees
Grade 4-8 Fall Team registration fee $175
Grade 4-8 tryout fee $25
Players will be required to purchase a new Adidas uniform jersey for Fall 2017-Spring 2018.  Information on ordering uniform online will be sent to you in late May.

Registration Fee payment is by credit card only, Late fee after deadline is $25.  If you have financial need, scholarships are available. Please email with reason for scholarship request and select Fee Waiver Request.

Refund Policy
Grade 4-8: Full refund (less $10 processing fee) up to June 1, 50% refund June 1-June 30, no refund after June 30

Team Placement
Please note The Wellesley United Soccer Club has a policy against accepting requests for specific placement or grouping of players or for specific coaches. While we clearly understand that parents have the best intentions in mind, with hundreds of players per grade the many specific requests that would inevitably be made would make it very difficult , if not impossible, to put teams together.

Volunteer to Coach
Coaches are needed at all levels - sign up to coach when you register your child or log back into your family account to 'volunteer'  next to their registration.  You can also contact the age group coordinator.

Earrings Safety Alert!
For safety reasons, EARRINGS and other jewelry cannot be worn during games. The referee will ask you to remove them before playing . If you are planning to get ears pierced, do it early in  the summer so they can be removed at first game in Sept. or early in winter so they can be removed at first game in early April. Referees will not allow taping of earrings - they must be removed in order to play.

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