West Side Soccer League holds two on-line registration periods each year -- one in the Spring and one in the Fall. During each period, WSSL also holds one in-person registration for families who cannot or prefer not to pay by credit card. Please refer to the League's Calendar for exact dates.
- Enrollment in WSSL is ONLY open to children who were born on or before December 31, 2011 (no exceptions).
- Registration is required for ALL children who wish to play on or practice with a team affiliated with WSSL.
- DO NOT register if your child will not be able to commit to participation in both practices and games every weekend during the season (barring unforeseen circumstances).
- All new players must send a copy of a birth certificate or passport to WSSL for the registration to be valid (email a scanned version to firstname.lastname@example.org).
- WSSL DOES NOT accept registrations of college players. For U19, you must be able to demonstrate you are registered in a valid high school program.
- A signature on a medical release form from a parent or legal guardian, no exceptions (these will be collected by your child's coach)
- Every adult MUST volunteer for at least one (1) job at the Team, Division or League level (see For Volunteers for more information).
Core Registration: $275 per player ($175 if you register within the Early Registration Period). Fees are payable on-line by credit card (MC or VISA only) or debit card. Fees are payable in person by credit card (MC or VISA only), check, money order and cash.
Early Registration Period: The Early Registration Period runs from when registration opens for each season untl midnight on January 31, 2017 for Spring 2017 and June 30, 2017 for Fall 2017.
What's included in Your Fee: In the fall, players are provided a team jersey, shorts, and socks. In the spring, players are provided only with the jersey. U6 and U7 players also receive shin guards in both seasons. Also included is membership for each player and volunteer in AYSO.
Scholarship Fee: Financial aid is available for those in need of assistance. Please email email@example.com for more information.
**New Policy Regarding AYSO Membership Fees**: AYSO membership fee have always been included in your registration fees. Due to a new policy at AYSO, these fees, which are currently $20 per player, will no longer refundable beginning with the Fall 2017 season, even if you later withdraw and even if before the refund deadline or for medical or other reasons.
Waitlists and how divisions are filled:
Divisions are generally filled on a first come first served basis. However, active volunteers receive priority and consideration is given to balanced teams. For more information, click here.
Register early. Our most popular divisions may fill the first day registration opens. As a result, you may be placed on the waitlist even if you register during the Early Registration Period.
Proof of Age
Children are only allowed to play in the age group designated by the League. For date ranges, please see What Division Am I In?
For your child's first season with WSSL, you will need to provide proof of age to the League so we can ensure that your child is placed in the proper age division and that your child and all of our players are covered by insurance when they play. We accept birth certificates or passports. Color photo/scans/copies of the documents must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org when you complete your online registration.
If you are registering in person, you need to bring such documentation with you to the registration session. WSSL will not place your child on a team until proper documentation is received and checked. WSSL reserves the right to give your child's spot to another fully registered and documented player if your information is not received in a timely manner.
We do not accept registrations of college players and if you are registering for high school divisions you must be able to demonstrate you are in a valid high school program.
Any attempt to provide WSSL with false birthdate information, will result in your family's expulsion from the League.
Sometimes, WSSL has to impose a limit or cap on the number of players it can accept per age group due to field limitations. This will usually happen in the Spring season when we have less fields as many of our Fall fields are provided for baseball. It may also happen in the Fall for certain age groups. Kids who register after a cap has been achieved, even if they register by the registration deadline, will be automatically placed on a wait list. If these players cannot be placed on a team by the time the season is underway for two (2) weeks, they will be given a refund. We hate to set caps, but recognize this as a reality we must face in order to maintain a level of quality for our programs.
If your child has a history of missing pre-game training and/or games in WSSL, we reserve the right to block your ability to register your child or to restrict them from receiving a team assignment. Our League functions best when everyone attends and a player with chronic absences hinders the experience of not only his/her team, but the opponent's team as well. We do not tolerate poor attendance.
POLICY: There are no refunds for travel, development academy or tournament team player fees. Refunds of core player fees (less the $20 AYSO membership fee which becomes non-refundable starting with the Fall 2017 season) only will be given (1) to those players who are waitlisted and whom we are not able to place on a team by the third week of the season or (2) who notify the Registrar directly (email@example.com) of their desire to withdraw BEFORE the refund deadline. The refund deadline is posted on the home page and is March 1 for the Spring Season and July 15 for the Fall Season.
No refund requests will be considered after the deadline. There are no exceptions to this policy and no one can grant you a refund based on special circumstances. Refunds are 100% driven by placement and dates, as noted above. Please check the home page when registration opens for each season for the date of the refund deadline for that season.HOW TO REQUEST A REFUND: Please e-mail any refund request to the Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your request must include your name, the player's name, and the player's date of birth.
Refunds will be issued by refund or credit to the credit card or debit card used for payment. Refunds will be issued by check (to the original submitter of the registration) only if the cardholder no longer has this card or a refund or credit to a card is not possible for some other reason.