WCSA's outdoor programs are offered in both the fall and spring of the calendar year. Fall and spring together are considered one full soccer year, however, players register for each program separately. Players do NOT need to sign up to play both but they are welcome to do so. Teams are kept together as much as possible from fall to spring. Teams that do stay together will use the same uniform from fall to spring.
WCSA follows FIFA rules, except where minor modifications have been made to adjust for players’ ages. We offer "short sided" (teams that field fewer than 11 players) games for our U5-U11 divisions, and full-sided (11 players per team) games for our older divisions. Each season, whether it is fall or spring, short sided or full-sided, teams play 8 games. MOST of these games are played on Saturdays but we also give our players the chance to play in the evenings, under the lights, on weekdays. Night games typically involve our older divisions.
Registration for our fall program generally begins in mid-March, with the deadline being in mid-July. Coaches are notified of their rosters in August, about a month before the season starts, and may begin practices immediately. Practice time is unlimited before the season starts, but after the first game teams may only practice for 1 ½ hours per week. Games usually begin the first Saturday after Labor Day, and continue through mid-November. WCSA games are sometimes affected by fall break and our general policy is that we play games on one weekend of a school break period--generally the weekend when the break is ending.
Registration for our spring program generally begins in mid-September, with the deadline being in mid-January. Coaches are notified of their rosters and may begin practicing in early February, and games start in early March and continue through mid-May.
As with our fall programs, practice is unlimited before the season begins but once we start playing scheduled games, a team may only practice 1 1/2 hours per week.
Spring is the season that is most often affected by rain, holidays and school vacations. Rained-out games are rescheduled. We try very hard to avoid playing games over holiday weekends (particularly Easter Saturday) but sometimes it simply can't be avoided. We also try to account for school holidays but because Williamson County is served by two school districts--Williamson County and Franklin Special Schools--sometimes we cannot accommodate everyone. We usually play one weekend over a break, and that is typically the weekend when the break is ending. This is NOT a rule.
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