Current Session Info

Interleague Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Registration closes in 5 days

An "inter-town" recreational program for all non-travel players who are 10 or older before January 1. You play teams from other towns. Half of the games are in West Islip, while the other half are games in surrounding towns.

Registrations after June 30th are assessed a $25 late fee.

Important: NEW players will be required to show proof of birth date by uploading their birth certificate during registration.


Intramural Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Registration closes in 5 days

A recreational "in-house" program for players who are 4 to 9 years old before January 1. They play against players from the same club.

There will be 10 games scheduled in the Fall, and 8 games in the Spring.

Registrations after June 30th are assessed a $25 late fee.

New players will be required to show proof of birth date by uploading their birth certificate during registration.


Mini Kickers Fall 2016

Mini Kickers is a new and exciting program that teaches basic soccer skills while developing strength, balance, coordination, listening skills and team work for children aged 2-4. Our professional, licensed British coaches will ensure your child has a positive soccer experience.

The Mini Kickers curriculum has been devised by soccer experts, child development professionals and experienced coaches. Classes are weekly
45 minute sessions for period of 6 weeks. Sessions available on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.

Sessions for this program fill up very quickly.


2008 Academy Fall 2016

A program for players born in 2008 who want extra soccer in a more competitive setting.

You MUST be registered with the club's intramural program to take advantage of this academy program. Everyone who registers is accepted into the program. The academy teams are formed in addition to the regular intramural teams. This program will NOT replace current team rosters or schedules. This program will include extra practices and extra games.

You will play teams from other clubs in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) travel program. Half of your games will be played in West Islip; the other half in towns in Suffolk county. Scores & standings will be kept.


Travel Fall 2016- Spring 2017

A competitive program for players who are born in 2007 or earlier. Travel teams play in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL). Tryouts are posted on our website during the late spring. Scores & standings are kept.

Only register for the team you were selected to play on as a result of tryouts.

Players who try out for a travel team, but are not selected, will automatically be enrolled in the interleague program.


High Flyers (Special Needs) Fall 2016-Spring 2017

This is a program for children with special needs. Many children with physical or mental disabilities will now have the opportunity to participate in soccer in a program that will enable them to play and progress at their own level. The program is designed for any children in the West Islip or neighboring communities with special needs.

Getting Help

If you need help with the registration process, click here to submit a request, or contact:

For assistance with Interleague,
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For assistance with Mini Kickers,
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For assistance with Academy,
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For assistance with Travel,
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For assistance with High Flyers,
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For assistance with Registration,
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For more information, visit the West Islip Soccer Club website at http://www.westislipsoccer.com

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Welcome

West Islip Soccer Club
Registration


If you are arriving on this page for the first time, please read all information.
It might save you a lot of frustration down the road.

Please make sure you are registering for the correct program.  Your child will not be considered registered until payment is received in full and birth date has been verified.

Soccer is played over an entire year, consisting of both the Fall & Spring season combined:

  • The Fall season typically starts the first weekend after Labor Day and runs through mid November.
  • The Spring season typically starts mid to late March and usually finishes around mid May for the intramural program and mid June for travel and interleague.

Although you can register your child at any time, teams are formed during the summer. The number of coaches needed for each age group is determined by the number of players registered at that time. Therefore it's important to register early enough (by the deadline), so the ratio of players per coach is reasonable. You can see how important our volunteer coaches are to make this all happen. Please consider to volunteer as a coach or assistant coach. If necessary, coaches will be recruited via telephone calls.

New players will be required to show proof of birth date, by uploading a copy of their birth certificate or passport during registration.

Registrations after the deadline of July 15th will be assessed a $25 late fee.


West Islip Soccer Club offers recreational and competitive soccer for all players ages 2 - 30.  Players will particpate in one of five programs (more details below):

  1. Mini Kickers (fun introduction to soccer for 2-3 year olds meeting once a week 6 times per season; organized by professional organization)
  2. Intramural (a.k.a. in-house) for 3-10 year old players (pre-K and higher grades) which includes weekly games coached by volunteer parents who schedule practices in addition
    a. Off-Season (tournaments & training) for U7-U9/10 players
    b. Academy (competitive) for U9 players
  3. Interleague (a.k.a. intertown) for 10-30 year old players
  4. Travel (competitive) for 9 to 19 year old players
  5. High Flyers (for players with special needs)

1. Mini Kickers

Mini Kickers is a NEW and EXCITING PROGRAM focusing on the development of children aged 2-3 years old.  Our soccer experts and child development professionals have designed an innovative curriculum that introduces your young soccer stars to the basic skills needed in soccer as well as developing their motor, social, and psychological skills.  

This is a recreational introduction to soccer for players born between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. They meet 6 times per season (Fall or Spring) for 45 minutes.

  • Children born on or before Decmeber 31, 2012 are eligible to play in our intramural program (item 2).
  • Children born between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014 are eligible to participate in the Mini Kickers program.

INTRODUCTION

Our British coaches are experts at working with young children and will combine soccer with fun games; stories and music that keeps your children entertained and enthused to return next week.  Come join our CUBS AND LIONS PROGRAM and join LENNY THE LION as you learn our Mini Kickers theme song!

Our Mini Kickers program will bring numerous benefits to the children participating in the program. A few of our program highlights are listed below:

  • Qualified Professional British Coaches (Ratio 1:12) with an abundance of experience working with young children and the knowledge of how to make it fun!
  • Innovative curriculum designed by education professionals and child psychologists that focus on the key factors of child development
  • The inclusion of music within the curriculum positively impacts motor skill development, concentration and coordination
  • Player package that includes:
    • Full custom designed Mini Kickers Uniform (Shirt and Shorts)
    • Mini Kickers size 3 ball
    • Kicker stickers awarded after each session
    • Graduation certificate after level completion
ACADEMY STAFF

Simply put we have the best coaches in North America! Through our extensive coaching network in EUROPE AND SOUTH AMERICA, thousands of coaches apply to work for Challenger Sports. All applicants then go through a detailed Recruitment Process including interviews, coaching sessions, personality tests and background checks before they are selected to work on our British Soccer Camps, TetraBrazil Camps and based on their performance evaluations ONLY THE BEST are selected to work in the CHALLENGER SOCCER ACADEMY
  • PROFESSIONAL INTERNATIONAL STAFF
    • Each year we have over 3,000 applicants from all across the world apply to coach for Challenger Sports.
  • FULLY LICENSED & QUALIFIED
    • Our staff are professionally trained and qualified holding UEFA, Football Association, National Diplomas and / or Brazilian Licenses. On top of their coaching qualifications are staff are up to date with the current First Aid procedures, Child Safety / Safe Haven courses, Nutritional Guidelines and Injury Prevention.
  • FORMER PLAYERS
    • Learn from our staff who live and breathe the game. Many of our staff have played professionally at grass roots up to the professional levels and have over twenty years experience playing and coaching!
  • GREAT ROLE MODELS
    • Not only are our staff top soccer coaches but we also evaluate our coaches abilities to be a leader and a role model to the children they coach. Each of our coaches must complete an in-depth personality test before any employment in your community.
    • EVALUATIONS AND TRAINING
      • All our staff are further educated in our Academy Coaching Curriculum and we also continually evaluate and train our coaching staff once in the USA so that our staff are always up to date with the latest coaching trends, techniques and procedures.
    • BACKGROUND CHECKS
      • Throughout the recruitment process our staff go through in depth assessments, background checks, and visa processing to guarantee we select ONLY THE BEST! 
See what everyone is saying about our Staff!
View Example Academy Staff Resume

 

2. Intramural Program

Intramural players are those children born 2008 through 2012. Starting with the Fall 2016-Spring 2017 season, the player's age group will be based on the year the players was born. For example, all children born in 2009 will play together. They play games against players from the same club.

There will be 10 games scheduled in the Fall, and 8 games in the Spring. Most games are played on Saturdays at Manetuck Elementary school, with an occasional game on Friday evening or Sunday.

Family Registration Fees:

  • 1st Player: $135
  • 2nd Player: $135
  • 3rd Player: $50 *
  • 4th or more Player: $0 * (free)

    * all players must be registered together on 1 order to automatically receive the family discount

Registrations after the deadline are assessed a $25 late fee.

All intramural players will be placed on a team, based on their birth date. U7 through U9/10 players are drafted by coaches a few weeks prior to the start of the Fall season. Late U7-U9/10 registrants will be placed on a team by the age group coordinator rather than being drafted by the coach. Therefore register before the deadline, so your U7-U9/10 child can be drafted.

U5 & U6 players are provided a shirt by the club. U7 through U9/10 players need to purchase a uniform at the Soccer Shack between Manetuck Elementary School and Udall Rd Middle School which is open during intramural games on Saturdays (and the occasional Sunday).

If you register before the deadline, you should expect a phone call from a coach by the 3rd week of August. If you register after the deadline, please keep in mind that all board members are volunteers, have busy lives, and often go on vacation during the summer months. The information you provide here will still require human intervention, and by multiple people (registrar, age group coordinator, coach, etc.), before your child is assigned to a team. Schedules are usually posted the week prior to the start of the season. Therefore we appreciate your patience and understanding.

U7 through U9/10 players are eligible to sign up for tournament teams which participate during the off season, when the league is not in play (see item 2b)

2a. Intramural Off Season (including Tournaments)

During the weekends and weeks that there aren't any games scheduled, there's sometimes an opportunity for U7 through U9/10 intramural players to participate in a tournament, winter indoor league, indoor clinic, indoor practices, or summer league. These are all extra programs.  If your child is interested in playing during off season events, you will need to sign up your child for this.  By signing up, you indicate INTENT to play these events.  Based on the number of signups for a certain age group, the coaches for that age group will determine whether or not to sign up a team (or a few teams).  Usually the coordinator for that off season program will let those who signed up know what events are available during that time frame.  You can then indicate whether or not your child is available to play in that event.

Your cost will depend on the entrance fee for that event and the number of players participating in the event.

There are typically 3 signups throughout the year for this:

  • Fall (Columbus Day weekend tournament),
  • Winter (indoor league, indoor gym, futsal and/or turf tournaments, indoor clinic, indoor practices), and
  • Spring/Summer (spring tournaments, Father's Day tournament, summer league).  Not all age groups will participate in a summer league.  It's usually decided by the coaches who volunteer for these events and will depend on the interest in these events.  

Signing up for off season soccer, in effect puts you on the email list, so you'll be asked if you're interested in upcoming events for your age group.

Many tournaments have registration deadlines set by their tournament director. The West Islip Soccer Club does not control these deadlines. We set our registration deadlines based on these tournament registration deadlines. Once our teams and rosters are submitted to the director of these tournaments, it's all set. Therefore please make sure you register on time.

Tournaments are usually same day events or spread over a weekend (like Saturday AND Sunday; sometimes Friday evening and Saturday). Most outdoor tournaments are spread over 2 days. However, there are a few 1 day outdoor tournaments around. Indoor tournaments are typically 1 day events with shorter games. Most tournaments include 3-4 games.

Registering for the intramural off season, does not mean you're committing to playing specific tournaments. You basically indicate that you want to be contacted by a coach when an event, such as a tournament, comes up. The coach will give you the details of that event, and you can decide whether or not you want your child to participate. However, do not sign up to be on this list, unless you have intentions of playing in at least 1 of these events.

Overall, the intramural off season tournaments/leagues are for those players who want to continue playing while there aren't any league games scheduled.  It's extra soccer. These intramural off season events are available to U7 through U9/10 intramural players.

2b. Academy Program

A program for U9 players who want extra soccer. You MUST be registered with the club's intramural program to take advantage of this program. Everyone who signs up is accepted into the program. You play teams from other clubs in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) travel program. Half of your games will be played in West Islip; the other half in towns in Long Island. Scores & standings will be kept.

This program is for the Fall or Spring season only. If interested in playing both seasons, you'll need to register separately for each season.

The $135 fee includes academy style training, LIJSL team & player fees, referee fees, paid professional coaching. Spring participants who did not play in the Fall program need to purchase a $20 jersey.

This program will not replace current intramural team rosters or schedules. This program will include extra practices and extra games.

ALL communication will be done through email.

Academy teams are for U9 boys and girls who desire to play soccer in a more competitive setting. The academy teams are formed in addition to the regular intramural teams. The academy program gives players the opportunity to play extra soccer.

An informational meeting is usually held in May or June before Fall registration. It's HIGHLY recommended that you attend this meeting, as it will address how the academy program is different from the intramural program.

3. Interleague Program

This is an "inter-town" recreational program for all non-travel players who are 10 or older before January 1 in the year the season starts. You play teams from other towns in the Suffolk Soccer Interleague (SSI). Half of the games are in West Islip, while the other half are games in surrounding towns. So limited travel is required. Interleague players are placed on a team depending on their age.

Family Registration Fees:

  • 1st Player: $135
  • 2nd Player: $135
  • 3rd Player: $50 *
  • 4th or more Player: $0 * (free)

    * all players must be registered together on 1 order to automatically receive the family discount 

Registrations after the deadline are assessed a $25 late fee.

Interleague players are required to purchase a uniform. For more details, ask your team's coach.

You will be required to upload a digital picture of the player during the registration process (which will be used on the official player pass).

 

If you register before the deadline, you should expect a phone call from a coach by the 3rd week of August. If you register after the deadline, please keep in mind that all board members are volunteers, have busy lives, and often go on vacation during the summer months. The information you provide here will still require human intervention, and by multiple people (registrar, age group coordinator, coach, etc.), before your child is assigned to a team. Schedules are usually available the week prior to the start of the season. Therefore we appreciate your patience and understanding.

4. Travel Program

Starting with the Fall 2016-Spring 2017 season, this is a competitive program for players born on or before December 31, 2007. Players who have been selected after the team's tryouts are eligible to play in the travel program and participate in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL). Tryouts are posted on our website during the late spring.

Travel players are required to try out for the teams in their respective age groups. Travel tryouts take place in June of each year.  Tryout information can be found on the club's website and all eligible players will receive the necessary information from the coach of the team they're selected to play for. Most age groups have multiple travel teams with varying levels of competition. All age-eligible children are invited to tryout. Coaches choose players based on skill level, team spirit effort, and roster limits (set by LIJSL). If a player is not selected on a travel team in a given seasonal year, they are welcome to play in our intramural (U10) or interleague (U11 or older) program and tryout the following year. Roster limits vary by age group, so as the players get older, there is a need for more players on travel rosters.

  • Travel Fee: $125

plus family registration fees:

  • 1st Player: $135
  • 2nd Player: $135
  • 3rd Player: $50*
  • 4th or more Player: $0 (free)

    * all players must be registered together on 1 order to automatically receive the family discount

Depending on the team, additional expenses for training, tournaments, referee fees, and off-season leagues may be required. It is suggested that you ask the coach at tryouts to find out what additional expenses will be expected.

Travel eligible players who register for travel after the tryouts, will have to select their specific team when registering. Please be sure to register for the team you were selected on. If you have any questions about registering for a travel team, please contact your travel team coach.

You will be required to upload a digital picture of the player during the registration process (which will be used on the official player pass).

Travel players are required to obtain a uniform. Your coach will give you more details.

An informational meeting is usually held before U10 travel tryouts. It's HIGHLY recommended that you attend this meeting, as as it will address how the program is different from the intramural & interleague programs.

4a. Travel Tryouts

Travel players are required to try out for the teams in their respective age groups. Travel tryouts take place in June of each year. Tryout information can be found on the club's website and all eligible players will receive the necessary information from the coach of the team they're selected to play for.

  • Second year travel players and older can tryout for older teams, but cannot play on younger teams.
    Academy program participation is not considered first year of travel. Those players should check the birth date column closely.
  • U10 Players may only participate in the U10 Division.
  • Club policy requires attendance at one posted tryout per team, but it is highly recommend to attend both tryouts so the coach can properly evaluate the players.
  • Players can attend multiple tryouts.
  • If you try out for, and are selected by, more than one team you MUST play for the longer established team.
    This ONLY applies to teams within the SAME age group. The first number after the letter B (for Boys) or G (for Girls) denotes which teams were established first (starting with 0 and counting up).
  • Do not attend tryouts for a team you don't want to be on!
  • Players should wear only shorts and tee shirts.
  • Players should NOT wear uniforms or jerseys with names or numbers on them!!!
  • Tryout schedules are subject change, so please check website daily.
  • All rainouts will be announced at the field and the tryout will be re-scheduled

5. High Flyers (Special Needs)

This is a program for children with special needs. Many children with physical or mental disabilities will now have the opportunity to participate in soccer in a program that will enable them to play and progress at their own level. The program is designed for any children in the West Islip or neighboring communities with special needs.

The goals of the program are for the children to:

  • Have fun playing soccer
  • Understand the fundamentals of the game
  • Learn teamwork and fair play 

They play each week for approximately 1 hour. Each session consists of two parts. The first half hour is spent conducting drills and mini games to teach the various soccer skills such as kicking, passing and shooting, as well as promoting teamwork by working with other children. The second half hour is a game/scrimmage. We split the children up each week based on age and ability and play a non-competitive game. There is no score kept and every team wins.

There will be a Fall and Spring season that will follow the intramural season. We also plan to participate in a tournament each season with clubs from other towns on Long Island with similar programs. This also is a non-competitive tournament that will enable the children to experience playing against other teams.

Family Registration Fees:

  • 1st Player: $50
  • 2nd Player: $50
  • 3rd Player: $50
  • 4th or more Player: $0 * (free)

    * all players must be registered together on 1 order to automatically receive the family discount

Registration Instructions:

  • Only credit card and debit card payments are accepted
    including Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express gift cards, which can be purchased at any major retailer.
  1. Log onto your pre-existing account (by clicking the big red button on the top of this page)
    If this is your first time using our online registration system, you will need to create an account first. 
    Your account will consist of a username (your email address) and password (pick one you'll remember).  
    The email address you provide will be used by the coach and club to communicate with you, so use an email address you check regularly.
  2. Create profiles for parents and players with all information.
  3. Register each of your children for the appropriate program.
    You can ONLY register your OWN children; not somebody else's.  
    Each family requires their own account.  
    In order to be eligible for any family discounts, ALL CHILDREN MUST BE REGISTERED ON THE SAME ORDER AT THE SAME TIME.
    If you have 3 or more children interested in playing and at least one who is interested in participating in the travel program, we recommend that you wait to register until after the travel tryouts in June when travel registration opens.  Just remember that the system will only automatically calculate the discount if you register 3 or more players at the same time, and not at a later date.
  4. Register yourself as a coach or assistant coach if you are interested in volunteering to coach (important, see paragraph above).
  5. Checkout your order and pay by Visa, Mastercard or American Express debit or credit card.
    Please note that if payment is not received, your child will not be eligible to play and will not be placed on a team.  Travel players: if payment is not received, a player pass will not be issued, regardless if your child is accepted on a travel team after a tryout.  The referee will not permit players without a player pass to play.
  6. You will receive a confirmation email that your order has been completed.

If you have any problems registering your child, please contact the registrar for the appropriate program. Contact information can be found on the bottom in the left column.


Refund Policy:

100% refund if requested at least 90 days prior to the start of program, then
75% refund if requested at least 60 days prior to the start of program, then
50% refund if requested at least 30 days prior to the start of program, then
25% refund if requested at least 7 days prior start of program, then
No refund if requested less than 7 days prior to start of program.


Email birth certificates to birthcertificates@westislipsoccer.com or fax to 631-954-4975


West Islip Soccer Club
PO Box 5
West Islip, NY 11795