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WANTAGH SEAFORD PAL SOCCER CLUB
MEMBER: US YOUTH SOCCER, EASTERN NEW YORK YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION AND LONG ISLAND JUNIOR SOCCER
Travel Soccer- Opportunities to play competitive travel soccer at all age levels from 9U-19U. Tryouts occur in late May/early June. Teams can always be looking for player so if interested, please contact our Director of Coaching, Tim Nolan, at firstname.lastname@example.org. See our Travel Soccer Page for more information. Registration information will be given by the travel player's coach but all registrations are to be completed here: Travel Registration. Click here for more information about our travel program: Travel Soccer
Pre-Travel Academy- Reserved for our program's age eligible 2016 and 2017 players. Ten (10) week training academy with New York Red Bull Youth Academy coaches. This is available in the Fall and Spring. Players will take part in Pre-Development tournaments through LIJSL and may get other opportunities to play against other Clubs throughout program. This is for highly motivated players who want to continue to learn and develop. Groups having the maximum amount of players and registration will close without notice. For more information go to: Pre Travel Academy News. Registration is now closed for our Fall Season. Our Spring registration will open on 2/1/24
Click link for all current registrations: Registration
Spring Sunday Soccer Clinic- These are exclusive training sessions with SUSA Academy trainers for our PPK-6th grade players so those that want to continue to develop in the Spring can still take part in a soccer related event. Players taking part in this clinic receive a t-shirt. To register for the Spring Sunday Soccer Clinic program please visit here: Registration is now closed but will open on 2/1/24. Click link for all Registrations: Registration
Dates of 2024 clinic are: TBD
1st grade- 12:15-1:15pm
2nd grade and up- 1:30-2:30pm
Intramural Soccer- A first rate community soccer program open to all members of the community. We have programs for players as young as PPK through 6th grade. PPK and PK train on Saturday mornings with SUSA Academy trainers. Our K-6th graders play a full 8-10 game schedule starting the weekend after Labor Day. Registration for the 2023 Fall season is open and runs through or around 8/10/2023. A wait list will be available after that date but there are no assurances your player(s) will be placed on a team and no requests will be honored after 8/10/2023. Registration for the Fall 2023 season is now closed. Wantagh Seaford PAL Registration.
FAQ's about our Fall Intramural Program
1- When does PPK or PK have their clinic?
The clinic is a training session run by SUSA Academy trainers who work to develop individual skills in order for the player to learn to properly play and understand the game of soccer. Players are put in training groups and work with the trainer each week on different skills. Our first session is on 9/9/23. PPK is on Saturdays at 9:00am and PK is on Saturdays at 10:00am. Location is at Cedar Creek Park.
2- When do the K-6th grade groups play their games?
Starting on 9/10/23, K-6th graders play all their games on Sundays. Sometimes, a re-scheduled game may be played on another day, like a Saturday, but it is rare.
3- When do the K-6th graders practice?
K-6th graders may practice on any day during the week and that determination will be made by the coach of the team and his/her availability. The amount of days and length of a practice session is up to the coach but most will practice at least once a week maybe for about an hour. There is no way to know when or what time your individual team will practice.
4- What times are the games for the K-6th graders on Sunday?
K-6th graders game times are determined by a game schedule. Times are randomly assigned and will depend on how many teams in each division. Game times may be any time between 9am and 3pm.
5- Where will the games be for the K-6th graders?
K-6th grade games will be played at fields that are unknown until permits have been issued which will be later in the summer. Games in the past have been played at Cedar Creek Park, Seamans Neck Park, Cuomo Field, Forest Lake School, Mandalay School, Seaford Manor School and Seaford Harbor School.
6- What are the divisions?
The divisions are K, 1st grade, 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th/6th grade.
7- Can there be changes to rosters after the registration deadline?
Rosters will be determined immediately after initial registration ends on or around 8/10/23. Once rosters have been given to the coaches, there will be no changes to them. The only exception would be if a sibling was not placed with another sibling. Rosters have specific maximum limits and we will not add players to go over those limits. Rosters are final upon completion. We are sorry about this but with such a large program and the number of requests we attempt to work out it is impossible to change rosters once they are finalized.
8- Can my child request to play with a friend?
Yes, just please make sure during registration you enter this information in the notes/comments section (1st page of registration). Make sure the friend also enters it in the notes/comments section. This one for one type of request is the only assured request that will be honored. All other requests or multiple requests are never assured to be honored. There are absolutely no coach requests that will be honored. No requests will be honored if a player registers after the registration deadline and has been taken off the waitlist.
9- How are teams made up?
With our large program it is difficult making up teams and we can never please 100% of those that sign up. But, we try. Our teams are generally made up using school information. We attempt to place players of the same school together. Sometimes, requests and registration numbers of players from certain schools make it impossible. Additionally, in the combined grade groups, like 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th/6th grade, we also attempt to spread the players in each grade out and try to give an equal number of players to each team.
10- When will schedules be given out?
Schedules won't be established and given to the coaches until the last week in August/first week in September.
11- When does the clinic/games begin?
The first clinic/games will be scheduled, at least right now, on the weekend of 9/9/23 and 9/10/23.
12- Can I volunteer to coach?
Yes, we are always looking for coaches and assistant coaches, especially in our newer established age group, Kindergarten. All you need to do is register yourself on the website, the same way you would register your child to play. You can also place it in the notes/comments section when registering your child. You set the day/time when to hold practices. There is no experience necessary and we give you all the resources/equipment you may need. Coaches and Assistant Coaches are needed in the K-6th grade levels. Our PPK and PK groups will be trained by professional trainers from SUSA Academy.
13- Can I volunteer to be an Age Group Coordinator?
Yes, you can. The Coordinator generally handles all communications between the coaches in the age group and coordinates any issues with the group and the Club. Additionally, the coordinator with teams and hands out the rosters to the coaches in the group. While there may be some busy work before the season, once the season starts the only main responsibility is to cancel games and reschedule based on weather problems. If interested, especially for the newly established Kindergarten Boys and Girls groups, please contact our Director of Coaching, Tim Nolan, at email@example.com.
14- Will there be team/individual pictures available?
Yes, we have a professional photographer come down and take team and individual posed pictures of your child. We will have two weekends where pictures will be taken for our K-6th graders. Those days would be September 17th and October 1st. Teams will be assigned times to show up.
15- Do I need a uniform or where do I get a replacement uniform?
Yes, each player will need to wear a uniform in the K-6th grade age groups. The uniform or replacement uniform can be purchased by going to Long Island Athletic Supply which is located at 34 Hempstead Tpke. Farmingdale, NY 11735. You can reach them also at: 516-293-8712.
16- What equipment will my child need?
It is recommended that each K-6th grader have their own soccer
ball. For the K-1st grade the size of the soccer ball is a #3 and for 2-6th grade it is a #4. In addition, each player is mandated to have and wear shin guards (under the player's socks) and soccer specific cleats. Cleats for other sports are not to be worn.
17- Why do our Kindergarten and 1st graders play 4v4? Our travel program is affiliated with US Soccer and ENYYSA and therefore follow all guidelines regarding youth soccer through those organizations. Even though our intramural program is not affiliated, we still believe in the skill development programs that US Soccer has put forth for our younger players. Therefore, for our K and 1st graders, we follow US Soccer's Player Development Initiatives established in 2017. You can read all about their PDI here: US Soccer Player Development Initiatives
18- Kindergartners Training- In following through with the player development model, we give our Kindergarten players an approximate 25-30 minute training session, with certified trainers, before the scheduled Sunday game. The training will start at the time listed on the schedule and the game will be played after this training session. These sessions help our players learn necessary skills they can put to use during the game. It also allows our newer volunteer coaches to get ideas on running practices.
19- Why don't we follow the PDI for our 2nd graders? As stated, the intramural program is not affiliated with US Soccer and ENYYSA so on certain occasions we can be flexible. In order to allow our 2nd grade players an ability to transition to travel soccer as a 9u player we combine our 2nd grade players with our 3rd grade intramural players. This allows them to have a seamless transition to a 7v7 game from the 4v4 game without never playing a 7v7 before their first game of travel soccer.
Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association: http://www.enysoccer.com
Long Island Junior Soccer League: https://www.lijsoccer.com
US Youth Soccer: https://www.usyouthsoccer.org
New York Red Bulls: https://www.redbullsacademy.com/training/
SUSA Academy: https://www.susaacademy.com/programs/private-training
Long Island Athletic Supply: https://liathletic.com
Soccer.com (Travel Team Store): https://www.soccer.com/club/19721587
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