Warwick, RI Soccer Club With Recreational and Competitive Soccer Programs Since 1984.
Promoting having fun while learning and playing soccer!
WFFSC has been recognized as the largest club in RI for the past 4 years.
We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization and need YOUR help and support to serve the needs of local children.
Website last changed 11:00 AM 9/24/2020.
WFFSC is pleased to offer some training sessions this fall. The training wll be run by Steve Marmas who has been involved in youth soccer for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the sessions. The training includes both field footskill training and keeper training. The sessions will be Sunday mornings at Winslow. Please see this flyer weblink for more information, registration link, and contact info for Steve.
Fall Rec Schedule
Fall Rec Photo Day
The photographer will be at Winslow on Saturday Oct 3 for individual photos. See this flyer for how to register/order the photo package. It is all done online. Even if you are not ordering any packages please have your child take the photo as the team photos will be built from the individual photos and the team photos are used to provide team plaques to the sponsors. All the teams have a time slot (see here for team schedule) for all the players to have their photo taken. The photographer will ensure safe measures are done in regards to masks, social distancing, and sanitizers. If you have questions please contact the photographer at email@example.com.
Tiny Tykes Fall Programs
Challenger Sports will run a Tiny Tykes Program for 2-4 year olds at Winslow this fall. For information and registration go to this link. Sessions will run Tu-Fri evenings at either 4:00, 5:00, or 6:00. For more info contact Luke Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Competitive Program Clinics
WFFSC will set up some clinics this summer for various gender/age groups for those players that have applied for the Competitive Program for next year. First ones are given below. More may be added. These clinics allow the players to get a workout this summer, especially after being sidelined due to COVID for many weeks. It also allows the coaches to know the playes and vice-versa. The competitive coaches anticipated for next year will be assisting with the clinics so this provides information to them on how best to form teams. So if your child wants to play in the age group please try and have them participate in the clinic. All clinics are held at Winslow and there is no charge for them. The clinics will run through July and hopefully continue into August.
Girls U8 - Wednesday 5:00-6:15 PM
Boys U8 - Monday 5:30-6:30 PM
Girls U9/U10 - Wednesdays 5:00-6:15 PM
Boys U9/U10 Tuesday 5:00-6:15 PM (cancelled Aug 4)
Girls U11/U12 Wednesday 5:00-6:15 PM
Boys U11/U12 - Wednesday 6:30-7:45 PM
Fall Recreation Program Registrations Now Available Under Recreation Tab at Top of Page. Deadline is end of July. Currently there is a Waiting List but there is room in all age divisions at this time.
Registrations To Indicate Interest in 2020/2021 Competitive Program Now Available Under Competitive Tab at Top of Page. Deadline is end of June.
Return to Play. With RI moving to Phase II with guidelines for Youth Sports, WFFSC will move to a slow re-opening of activities. For more info see below.
WFFSC is very pleased and very proud to provide college scholarships to some of our long-time players starting college this year. The scholarships are given by WFFSC along with the Elanna Zuller Memorial Sports Fund and the Gianna Cirella Memorial Fund representing two of our super kids taken from us way too soon. I (Doyle) truly appreciate what these two organizations have done and continue to do in our community and for our soccer club.
The winners are given below. Each was awarded a $500 scholarship. These kids have played with WFFSC for a long time and I have had the pleasure to see them grow up into wonderful young adults.
Megan Gomes - Nova Southeastern University in Florida and studying Marine Biology
Hailey Clark - University of New Haven to study Forensic Science
Luke Gibeau - New England Institute of Technology
Joshua Costello - University of Rhode Island
RETURN TO PLAY
With RI moving to Phase II and the state providing guidelines for Youth Sports, WFFSC will begin to allow some activities to return starting with individual team practices as long as they meet the guidelines. This includes limits on groups to 15, coaches wear masks, everyone has hand sanitizer, nobody has any symptoms of sickness, practice social distancing when possible including parents, etc. It will be different but at least it is a start.
The guidelines are given in the following document for WFFSC that relies on the other documents especially the ones from Soccer RI and RI Reopening.
COVID Plan Administrator is Doyle Byrd
Get your WFFSC team gear and competitive uniforms HERE
A uniform set for Competitive Program is a red jersey, black jersey, shorts, and socks. Last name on the back of the jerseys. Select any number but best to get something more unique than 10.
RI is in Phase 3 of Reopening. For Youth Sports this means that events outdoors are limited to 50 participants and for indoors it is limited to 25.
For Recreation Fall Program there is a plan given on the RECREATIONAL page detailing how teams will practice and also have some clinics at Winslow on Saturday where they will have reserved field time.
For Competitive it looks like Phase 3 will continue for a few more weeks so it is not yet clear what will be allowed, which is quite disappointing for so many. If and when the state allows for inter-club games we will schedule as many as possible.
SRI AWARD WINNERS
WFFSC is pleased to have the following individuals win recognition awards from Soccer RI for 2020.
Mark Laurie will be inducted into the SRI Hall of Fame. Mark has been an integral member of WFFSC for over 30 years. He started coaching his kids and joined the board. He has been on the WFFSC Board for over 25 years. For many years Mark was the Referee Coordinator for WFFSC, back in the day when communication was done with phone calls. Mark would spend entire evenings call refs and confirming schedules. However, the biggest contribution to WFFSC is that Mark took on the responsibility of Field Director for Winslow Park. The agreement with the City of Warwick when the original Winslow Park was built in the 1990's was that the city would build the fields but WFFSC would maintain them. This includes cutting the grass, lining the fields, trash removal, goals, nets, irrigation, fertilizing, etc. For the past dozen years, Mark has been responsible for all of this work. While he may not be as well-known as others at WFFSC he is one of the most important. When you go to Winslow and the grass is nice and cut and fields lined and goals ready that is all due to Mark. He volunteers a tremendous number of hours so that the kids can play. WFFSC is highly indebted to him for his efforts. Mark was nominated for the SRI Hall of Fame and I am very proud to say he was awarded this significant recognition for his many years of service to this club.
Joe Caldeira was nominated and awarded the Male Coach of the Year. Joe has been coaching for 10 years starting when his kids were very young. Joe coached both girls and boys teams for many years. Joe has also been a member of the board for the past 6-8 years.
Congratulations to these two members of WFFSC for their dedication to the club. It is members such as these that allow the club to be successful and provide an opportunity for the kids to play soccer.
Outdoor Summer Camp At Winslow.
Challenger's, outdoor, summer camps are scheduled to start as early as July! Register today for the iconic, International Soccer Camp or Next Level Training.
Challenger Sports has in place health and safety protocols to help protect campers, parents, and coaches. Before attending camp these protocols will be shared with you via email.
Updated Terms & Conditions From Challenger Sports.
*A full refund will be issued if a camp is purchased and due to government regulations surrounding COVID-19, we're unable to offer the camp.
*If you purchased International Game Jersey as an add-on and your camp is canceled, you'll receive a full refund, minus $20 to cover the cost of the jersey and shipping.
Winslow Park, 300 Airport Road, Warwick, RI
PO Box 8650
Warwick RI 02888
Doyle Byrd, President