Westfield Soccer Association

Intercounty Program

Director:  Guy Levy, VP Intercounty

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Fall 2019 IC Info Coming Soon!!!

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Coaches, please read the Coaches Memo referenced in the righ Menu of this Page.

WSA Intercounty Program

The WSA Intercounty program is for players who are interested in playing recreational soccer beyond the in-town rec program.  The in-town rec program ends in third grade which is typically the U9 age.  Annually, more than 300 players on more than seventeen teams represent the WSA in the Intercounty Youth Soccer League (see the ICYSL league’s website at www.syslnj.com). Intercounty teams provide the opportunity to play in the fall and in the spring against teams from nearby towns.  The towns/clubs represented in the past have included Berkeley Heights, Clark, Colonia, Cranford, Garwood, Kenilworth, Mountainside, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Scotch Plains, South Mountain (Maplewood/South Orange), Springfield, Summit, Union and Westfield.

 

In addition, Westfield teams may also participate in some tournaments to be identified in the Spring and Fall seasons. Intercounty players usually practice one day per week, some with opportunities for additional practice time.  Practices are led by professional trainers. There is usually one game per week on either Saturday or Sunday.

 

As previously stated, the Intercounty program encourages players to continue playing recreational soccer beyond the in-town program.  Intercounty offers players opportunities to realize their potential through training and competition. The goal of the Intercounty program is to:

 

  • Enhance the player’s skills through a recreational team environment.
  • Foster a game-playing attitude based on sportsmanship.
  • Have fun and make the experience positive and memorable.
  • Develop a life-long love for the game.

 

All registered players are placed on teams.  No tryouts are required.

 

Fall teams: WSA Intercounty fields U9*, U11, U13, U15, HS teams.

 

Spring teams: As there is no in-town rec program available, Spring teams can be formed for U9.  Teams are also formed for High School players (U16 - U19).

Teams are established based on gender and are based upon the player’s age as of December 31st of the given calendar year. For example, a player who does not turn 13 before December 31st will be U-13, or a player who is older but does not turn 15 before December 31st will be U-15. 

 

If you are interested in the Intercounty recreational program or have additional questions, please check out the SYSL website listed above or contact a WSA Intercounty director. To register, click on the “Registration” link from the menu at the top of the page. 

Intercounty Frequently Asked Questions

For those of you not familiar with InterCounty soccer, here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Q:  What is InterCounty Soccer?

A:  InterCounty Soccer is a way to play recreational soccer against teams from neighboring towns.

 

Q:  What age groups are available in the Fall?

A:   In the fall, we field teams at the HS, U15, U13, U11 levels.

     *Note: We may merge the High School age Divisions(U16-U19), when we don't have enough kids in each Division.

 

Q:  What age groups are available in the Spring?

A:   In the spring, we field teams at the HS, U15, U13, U11, and U9 levels (spring allows U9 eligible rec players). 

     *Note: We may merge the High School age Divisions(U16-U19), when we don't have enough kids in each Division.

 

Q:  How do you try out for an InterCounty team?

A:  There are no tryouts!  Everyone who registers on a timely basis is placed on a team.

 

Q:  How much of a commitment does it take to play InterCounty?

A:  The same commitment it takes to play InTown Rec soccer.  Generally there is one game each weekend and one practice during the week.

 

Q: Exactly when will practices and games be held? Will they conflict with other sports and activities?

A:  This question is often asked and there is no way to provide specifics before the season starts.

Once registration ends, each player will be assigned to a Team.

Each Team will be assigned a single practice session that will be led by a Professional Red Bulls trainer.

Practice sessions will be during the week, Monday through Friday from either 3:30-5pm or 5:00-6:30PM

Note: If a player is not able to attend his/her assigned practice session, he/she may attend another session in the same Division.  Eg. If a U10 Girls player has a conflict with their assigned U10 Girls training session, he/she may attend any of the other U10 Girls training sessions.

 

Games are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays and could be at any time of the day.  An occasional Friday night game may also be scheduled. 

 

Q:  Isn’t there a lot of travel associated with InterCounty?

A:  There is very little travel.  Half your games are played at home and the other half are played in nearby towns such as Cranford, Clark, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, New Providence, etc.

 

Q:  Is the league very competitive?

A:  As with the in-town rec program, there are varying degrees of team strength.  Divisions are divided whenever possible to allow for stronger and weaker sub-divisions.  There will be teams from some towns that are very strong but generally the games are quite competitive.

 

Q: Do we need to purchase a special InterCounty uniform?

A:  Yes, information about a full kit will be offered at registration, which includes 2 jerseys (1 white, 1 blue), and shorts.  This kit can be used for several seasons.

 

Q: Who is eligible to play in the U19 age group?

A: You must be a high school junior or senior who was 17 or 18 years old as of July 31 last summer.  If you are a high school senior AND you played varsity soccer and/or are currently a "carded" travel player, you may participate in U19 Intercounty soccer.  If you are a high school junior, then you must NOT have played varsity soccer and you CANNOT be a carded travel player. 

 

SUMMARY

If you enjoy the fun and excitement of soccer but do not have the time commitment to play Travel Soccer, then InterCounty Soccer is the answer for you.  It combines the best of both worlds---recreational and travel soccer---by allowing you to participate in a more relaxed, less intensive, less committed environment while still enjoying the excitement and challenge of playing teams from other towns!  It is basically "travel-lite" for soccer.

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