Divisions - Where / When We Play

COVID-19 NOTICE - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is difficult at this time to say with certainty which fields we will be issued permits for, or to confirm with certainty the format of play. Information on this page reflects what we would expect under normal circumstances, but we will adapt and make changes as may be required by the NYC Parks Department or by city, state or federal authorities, US Soccer and AYSO in terms of fields, format and number of players on each team. 

Children are separated into divisions based on gender and age. Boys teams bear a B and Girls teams bear a G. Each division also has the distinction of U6, U8, U10, etc. meaning Under 6, Under 8 and Under 10 corresponding to the age of the child. Girls may register to play in the Boys divisions. However, these are not co-ed divisions and mostly consist of boys. We are bound by USSF age cut-offs and we do not allow children to play up or down a division.

Field assignments are tentative and may change due to field constraints or registration numbers which make it impossible for us to do what we think is IDEAL. We do our best and will do our best to inform you of changes in a timely manner, and will update this page as soon as those changes are known.

Please understand and honor what USSF and AYSO small-sided rules and years of wisdom and experience have taught us about how many players should be on the field for a particular age group. We marry that number with the right sized field to give all of our kids the best soccer learning experience that we can. In other words, please do not allow or support the interest of some to put more kids on the field than is prescribed here. If needed, a team can put less players on the field, but never more. Field and team sizes may differ from AYSO, USSF or FIFA rules. In WSSL, we do it the best way we can given what we have in terms of registration numbers, fields and permits. Thanks for understanding!

For Fall only, WSSL also has a VIP Division for children with mental and physical disabilities. Children in the VIP Division are of all ages.

**Please note that B19 and G19 are "high school" divisions and WSSL does not permit players enrolled in college to play. 

PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE CONTINUING

The field and day of play allocations below:

- ARE TENTATIVE for our Spring 2022 season

- we do not get the permits from the city until the New Year

- we are trying to give you a sense of where and when to expect to play, but the below is not a guarantee

- we will share the final allocations with our registered families as soon as we have that information and definitely before the refund deadline

 

B6 G7 B9 G10 B12 G13/G14 Playground U5
G6 B8 G9 B11 G12 B19 VIP
B7 G8 B10 G11 B13/B14 G19

 

Playground Soccer:  Boys and Girls, 3 and 4 year olds (2017 birth year and January - June 2018)

 
 
Division Head (click to Contact) Alan Leverenz  
Field 74th Street Oval  
Day of Play Sundays  
Ball Size Playground Ball (to be provided to participants)  
On-Field Format Playground Soccer  
Time Slot 60 minutes  
     

B6: Boys Under 6 (2016 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Sarah Wolsey  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Caroline Bragdon  
Field  74th Street Oval  
Field Size 20x30 yards, Pugg goals  
Day of Play Saturday  
Ball Size Size 3 Ball  
Team Size 6-7 players  
On-Field Format 4 v 4 (no keeper)  
Time Slot 60 minutes for integrated practice and game  
Game Length
 
35 minute practice followed by 25 minute game with two 10-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Sneakers or turf shoes (NO CLEATS)  
     

G6: Girls, Under 6 (2016 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) TBD  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Neil Kahrim (interim)  
Field 74th Street Oval  
Field Size 20x30 yards, Pugg goals  
Day of Play Sunday  
Ball Size Size 3 Ball  
Team Size 5-6 players  
On-Field Format 3 v 3 (no keeper)   
Time Slot 60 minutes for integrated practice and game  
Game Length
 
35 minute practice followed by 25 minute game with two 10-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Sneakers or turf shoes (NO CLEATS)  
     

B7: Boys, Under 7 (2015 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) David Schiff  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Krista Adler  
Field Randall's Island (we provide free bus transportation)  
Field Size 20x30 yards, Pugg goals  
Day of Play Saturday  
Ball Size Size 3 Ball  
Team Size 6-7 players  
On-Field Format 4 v 4 (no keeper)  
Practice 30 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
45 minute game with two 20-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Sneakers or turf shoes (NO CLEATS)  
     

G7: Girls, Under 7 (2015 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Karen O'Connell  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Cody Zalk  
Field Randall's Island (we provide free bus transportation)  
Field Size 20x30 yards, Pugg goals  
Day of Play Saturday  
Ball Size Size 3 Ball  
Team Size 6-7 players  
On-Field Format 4 v 4 (no keeper)  
Practice 30 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
45 minute game with two 20-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Sneakers or turf shoes (NO CLEATS)  
     

B8: Boys, Under 8 (2014 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Vilda Vera Mayuga  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Neil Kahrim  
Field Randall's Island (we provide free bus transportation)  
Field Size 20x30 yards, Pugg goals  
Day of Play Saturday  
Ball Size Size 3 Ball  
Team Size 6-7 players  
On-Field Format 4 v 4 (no keeper)  
Practice 30 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
45 minute game with two 20-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Sneakers or turf shoes (NO CLEATS)  
     

G8: Girls, Under 8 (2014 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Tanya Trakht  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) John Lee  
Field Randall's Island (we provide free bus transportation)  
Field Size 20x30 yards, Pugg goals  
Day of Play Saturday  
Ball Size Size 3 Ball  
Team Size 6-7 players  
On-Field Format 4 v 4 (no keeper)  
Practice 30 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
45 minute game with two 20-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Sneakers or turf shoes (NO CLEATS)  
     

B9: Boys, Under 9 (2013 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Geoff Wolinetz  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Peter Stone  
Field Riverside Park 101st Street Field  
Field Size 50x30 yards  
Day of Play Saturday  
Ball Size Size 4 Ball  
Team Size 9-10 players  
On-Field Format 7 v 7 including keeper  
Practice 45 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
55 minute game with two 25-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Cleats permitted spring only (sneakers or turf shoes in the fall)  
     

G9: Girls, Under 9 (2013 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Karen O'Connell  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Gwen Kilvert  
Field Riverside Park 101st Street Field  
Field Size 50x30 yards / 55x30 yards  
Day of Play Sunday  
Ball Size Size 4 Ball  
Team Size 9-10 players  
On-Field Format 7 v 7 including keeper  
Practice 45 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
55 minute game with two 25-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Cleats permitted spring only (sneakers or turf shoes in the fall)  
     

B10: Boys, Under 10 (2012 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Elizabeth Hillman  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Michel Zamojski  
Field Riverside Park 101st Street Field  
Field Size 50x30 yards / 68x30 yards  
Day of Play Saturday  
Ball Size Size 4 Ball  
Team Size 9-10 players  
On-Field Format 7 v 7 including keeper  
Practice 45 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
55 minute game with two 25-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Cleats permitted )  
     

G10: Girls, Under 10 (2012 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Bevan Rosenbloom  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Biran Wang  
Field Riverside Park 101st Street field  
Field Size 50x30 yards / 55x30 yards  
Day of Play Sunday  
Ball Size Size 4 Ball  
Team Size 9-10 players  
On-Field Format 7 v 7 including keeper  
Practice 45 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
55 minute game with two 25-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Cleats permitted  
     

B11: Boys, Under 11 (2011 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Alison Giovanni  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Stan Ince (ad interim)  
Field Riverside Park 107th field   
Field Size 60x50 yards / 65x50 yards  
Day of Play Saturday  
Ball Size Size 4 Ball  
Team Size 11-12 players  
On-Field Format 9 v 9 including keeper  
Practice 45 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
65 minute game with two 30-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Cleats permitted  
     

G11: Girls, Under 11 (2011 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Lucio Verani  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Matt Fienman  
Field Frederick Douglass  
Field Size 60x50 yards / 65x50 yards  
Day of Play Sunday  
Ball Size Size 4 Ball  
Team Size 11-12 players  
On-Field Format 9 v 9 including keeper (Fall)  
Practice 45 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
65 minute game with two 30-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Cleats permitted  
     

B12: Boys, Under 12 (2010 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Karen Solimando  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Hillel Hirshbein   
Field Riverside Park 107th field   
Field Size 65x50 yards  
Day of Play Saturday  
Ball Size Size 4 Ball  
Team Size 11-12 players  
On-Field Format 9 v 9 including keeper  
Practice 45 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
65 minute game with two 30-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Cleats permitted  
     

G12: Girls, Under 12 (2010 birth year)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Jason Gere  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Philip Brohn  
Field Frederick Douglass  
Field Size 65x50 yards  
Day of Play Sunday  
Ball Size Size 4 Ball  
Team Size 10-11 players  
On-Field Format 8 v 8 including keeper  
Practice 45 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
65 minute game with two 30-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Cleats permitted  
     

B13/B14: Boys, Under 14 (2008 and 2009 birth years)

Division Head (click to Contact) Art Heffner and Gary Kane
Chief Ref (click to Contact) John Decatur
Field Thomas Jefferson
Field Size Full field
Day of Play Sunday
Ball Size Size 5 Ball
Team Size 14-18 players
On-Field Format 9v9, 10v10, or 11v11 including keeper
Practice 60 minutes pre-game
Game Length
 
75 minute game with two 35-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
Footwear Cleats permitted

G13/G14: Girls, Under 14 (2008 and 2009 birth years)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Michael Conboy and Tanya Trakht  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Don Rollock  
Field Riverside Park 107th Street field  
Field Size Full field  
Day of Play Sunday  
Ball Size Size 5 Ball  
Team Size 14-18 players  
On-Field Format 11 v 11 including keeper  
Practice 60 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
75 minute game with two 35-minute halves
Two substitution breaks in each half
 
Footwear Cleats permitted  
     

B19: Boys, Under 15 to Under 19 (2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003 birth years still in HS - no college players)

 
 
Division Head (click to Contact) Kerry Dziubek and April Darrow  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Carlo-Edoardo Carlon and Norbert Porlein  
Field Randalls Island  
Field Size Full field  
Day of Play Saturday  
Ball Size Size 5 Ball  
Team Size 14-18 Players  
On-Field Format 11v11, including the keeper  
Practice 60 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
85 minute game with two 40-minute halves
Monitored substitutions
 
Footwear Cleats permitted  
     

G19: Girls, Under 15 to Under 19 (2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003 birth years still in HS - no college players)

 
     
Division Head (click to Contact) Alan Leverenz  
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Jim Anderson  
Field Riverside Park 107th Field  
Field Size Full field  
Day of Play Saturday  
Ball Size Size 5 Ball  
Team Size 14-18 Players  
On-Field Format 9v9 (Fall 2020) and 11v11 (Spring 2021), including the keeper  
Practice 60 minutes pre-game  
Game Length
 
85 minute game with two 40-minute halves
Monitored substitutions
 
Footwear Cleats permitted  
     

VIP: Boys & Girls with Special Needs (all ages)

 

Fall only - VIP does not play in the spring

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Jim Karpe and Joshua Noble  
Field Central Park North Meadow  
Field Size Varies depending on age  
Day of Play Sunday afternoons  
Ball Size Size 4 Ball  
Team Size Varies depending on age  
On-Field Format Varies depending on age  
Practice Varies depending on age  
Game Length Varies depending on age  
Footwear Sneakers or Turf shoes (no Cleats)