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Age Group Descriptions
 

Age Group Format Length

Practices
(Weekdays between
5:00 pm and 8:00 pm)

Games

Grade K 3v3 (3 field players, no keeper)
2 games played concurrently
30 minute practice followed by game - (2) fifteen minute halves

n/a

Saturdays

The co-ed Grade-K  program focuses on having fun while learning the basics: dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting and of course good sportsmanship.  Games are officiated by coaches.  No score is kept for games.
Grade 1 3v3 (3 field players, no keeper)
2 games played concurrently

1 hour practice on a weekday 

Saturday games - (2) 20 minute halves

1 night /week

Saturdays

The co-ed Grade 1 program continues the focus on having fun while learning the basics of dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting and of course good sportsmanship; and begins to   introduce "small sided tactics" or "team play" and the "Laws of the Game.”  Games are officiated by coaches.  
Grade 2 5v5 (4 field players and a keeper) (2) 24 minute halves

1 night / week

Saturdays

The Grade 2 program introduces "small sided tactics" or "team play" and begins to introduce the "Laws of the Game". A goalkeeper is added at this age level.
Grade 3/4 7v7 (6 field players and a keeper) (2) 25 minute halves

Travel:  2 nights / week

Rec:  1 night / week

Saturdays

The Grade 3/4 Rec program uses a balanced team format with skilled and developing players split equally between teams.  Teams play other Westford Rec teams and possibly teams from neighboring towns such as Acton.  The program is only offered if there are sufficient players registered by the deadline.  Players attend the skills assessment in the spring.  If the program is not offered players are automatically transferred to the travel program or provided a refund depending on the option selected during registration.  Players attend the skills assessment in the spring.

The Grade 3/4 Travel program is a competitive program focused on challenging players by placing players of similar skills in division and playing against similarly skilled teams from surrounding towns.  Players wishing to play Grade 3/4 Travel must attend skill assessment in the spring to help determine their team and division placement.  MYSL has regulations governing roster sizes.  In the event that the number of registered players will not divide equally into teams WYSA reserves the right to drop players as necessary to ensure the correct number of players per team.  See "About Travel Soccer" for details.

Grade 5/6 9v9 (8 field players and a keeper) (2) 30 minute halves

Travel: 2 nights / week

Rec: 1 night / week

Saturdays

The Grade 5/6 program is focused on continuing player development.  Players will be placed on teams based on the results of player assessments and coach’s recommendations.

The Grade 5/6 Rec program uses a balanced team format with skilled and developing players split equally between teams.  Teams play other Westford Rec teams and possibly teams from neighboring towns such as Acton.  The program is only offered if there are sufficient players registered by the deadline.  If the program is not offered players are automatically transferred to the travel program or provided a refund depending on the option selected during registration.  Players attend the skills assessment in the spring.

The Grade 5/6 Travel program is a competitive program focused on challenging players by placing players of similar skills in division and playing against similarly skilled teams from surrounding towns.  Players wishing to play Grade 5/6 Travel must attend skill assessment in the spring to help determine their team and division placement.  MYSL has regulations governing roster sizes.  In the event that the number of registered players will not divide equally into teams WYSA reserves the right to drop players as necessary to ensure the correct number of players per team.  See "About Travel Soccer" for details.

Grade 7/8 Travel 11v11 (10 field players and a keeper) (2) 35 minute halves

2 nights / week

Saturdays

MYSL has regulations governing roster sizes.  In the event that the number of registered players will not divide equally into teams WYSA reserves the right to drop players as necessary to ensure the correct number of players per team.  See "About Travel Soccer" for details.  Note:  WYSA is not affiliated with the Westford Middle School and High School programs.  We encourage players who make their school teams to also play with WYSA. 
Grade 9/10 Travel
(MYSL-Spring)
11v11 (10 field players and a keeper) (2) 40 minute halves

2 nights / week

Sundays

MYSL has regulations governing roster sizes.  In the event that the number of registered players will not divide equally into teams WYSA reserves the right to drop players as necessary to ensure the correct number of players per team.  See "About Travel Soccer" for details.
Grade 11/12 Travel
(MYSL-Spring)
11v11 (10 field players and a keeper) (2) 45 minute halves

2 nights / week

Sundays

MYSL has regulations governing roster sizes.  In the event that the number of registered players will not divide equally into teams WYSA reserves the right to drop players as necessary to ensure the correct number of players per team.  Players registering late will be placed on a waiting list.  See "About Travel Soccer" for details.
HS Age
(NVYSL - Fall)
8v8 (7 field players and a keeper) (2) 30 minute halves

2 nights / week

Sundays

In the fall, our Grade 9-12  program is affiliated with either BAYS or the Nashoba Valley League.  Players registering late will be placed on a waiting list.  See "About Travel Soccer" for details.