For All Rec Parents

Here are a few things to remember to help you make this season your player’s best yet:

  • Never coach from the sidelines or back-talk coaches or referees. WSA has zero tolerance for verbal or physical abuse of others.
  • Don’t sit along the team’s sideline. Only coaches and players on one side of the field.
  • Attendance at practice and games is expected. If your player cannot make it to practice or a game, communicate with his or her coach as soon as you know so they may adjust their plan.
  • Remember that in practice and games, your player develops skills to take to their next soccer experience. Lose, win or draw, he or she will come away from games and the season with more fitness, knowledge and experience than if they hadn’t participated.
  • Your player is part of a TEAM. Encourage them to work as a UNIT. Always praise effort over outcome.
  • You represent the Westlake Soccer Association. Make yourself and everyone proud by being a good sport. Always cheer for your player’s team. Never call out a player’s mistake. Support the coaches and referees. And be kind to the opponent’s fans.
  • WSA coaches and assistants are expected to report any suspected child abuse or neglect cases. They, therefore, must share with the proper authorities any information regarding the same that is divulged to them by players.
  • Ensure your player plays a clean game – no foul play.
  • Talk and ask questions with your player’s coach about practice and/or match concerns, but encourage your player to make their best effort to do so first.
  • Follow the communication chain of command: Seek your player’s coach first, then the WSA Rec Commissioner for discussion of concerns.
  • If you have questions or feedback for your player’s coach, please wait 24 hours before contacting them. Otherwise, you can contact the WSA’s Rec Commissioner regarding your concerns.
  • Ensure proper nutrition and rest for your player to be at their best. The soccer season is tiring for them!

Time Commitment

Rec Players are expected to play games during the weekend and participate in practice sessions during the week. Games are held on Saturday mornings.

Fees – What’s Included

WSA charges an individual player fee for rec soccer. The fee covers team registrations, player insurance, equipment, field usage fees, coaching education and training, the WSA website and other program costs. The WSA Board of Trustees sets the fee before registration for each season and must be paid in full.