Divisions

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. 

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 (2016 birth year and January - June 2017)

 
Division Head (click to Contact) Alan Leverenz
Field Central Park (Fall 2020) / 74th Street Track Oval (Spring 2021)
Day of Play Sundays @1pm
Ball Size Playground Ball (to be provided to participants on Day 1)
On-Field Format Playground Soccer
Time Slot 60 minutes
   

B6: Boys Under 6 (2015 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Vilda Mayuga
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Krista Adler
Field Central Park (Fall 2020) / 74th Street Track Oval (Spring 2021)
Field Size 20x30, pugg goals
Day of Play Saturday
Ball Size Size 3 Ball
Team Size 5-6 players
On-Field Format 3v3 (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
Footwear Sneakers or turf shoes (NO CLEATS)
   

G6: Girls, Under 6 (2015 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Tanya Trakht
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Karen O'Connell
Field Central Park (Fall 2020) / 74th Street Track Oval (Spring 2021)
Field Size 20x30, pugg goals
Day of Play Sunday
Ball Size Size 3 Ball
Team Size 7-8 players
On-Field Format 3v3 or 4v4 (no keeper) depending on attendance
Time Slot 60 minutes for integrated practice and game
Game Length 35 minute practice followed by 25 minute game with two 10-minute halves
Footwear Sneakers or turf shoes (NO CLEATS)
   

B7: Boys, Under 7 (2014 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Vilda Mayuga
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Neil Kahrim
Field Central Park (Fall 2020) / Randalls Island (Spring 2021)
Field Size 20x30, pugg goals
Day of Play Saturday
Ball Size Size 3 Ball
Team Size 5-6 players
On-Field Format 3v3 (no keeper)
Practice 30 minutes pre-game
Game Length 45 minute game with two 20-minute halves
Footwear Sneakers or turf shoes (NO CLEATS)
   

G7: Girls, Under 7 (2014 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Tanya Trakht
Chief Ref (click to Contact) TBD
Field Central Park (Fall 2020) / Randalls Island (Spring 2021)
Field Size 20x30, pugg goals
Day of Play Saturday
Ball Size Size 3 Ball
Team Size 6-7 players
On-Field Format 4v4 (no keeper)
Practice 30 minutes pre-game
Game Length 45 minute game with two 20-minute halves
Footwear Sneakers or turf shoes (NO CLEATS)
   

B8: Boys, Under 8 (2013 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Geoff Wolinetz
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Fred Cocozzelli
Field Central Park (Fall 2020) / Randalls Island Field (Spring 2021)
Field Size 20x30, pugg goals
Day of Play Saturday
Ball Size Size 3 Ball
Team Size 6-7 players
On-Field Format 4v4 (no keeper)
Practice 30 minutes pre-game
Game Length 45 minute game with two 20-minute halves
Footwear Sneakers or turf shoes (NO CLEATS)
   

G8: Girls, Under 8 (2013 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Karen O'Connell
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Gwen Kilvert
Field Central Park (Fall 2020) / Randalls Island (Spring 2021)
Field Size 20x30, pugg goals
Day of Play Sunday (Fall) and Saturday (Spring)* (note the change in day fall to spring)
Ball Size Size 3 Ball
Team Size 6-7 players
On-Field Format 4v4 (no keeper)
Practice 30 minutes pre-game
Game Length 45 minute game with two 20-minute halves
Footwear Sneakers or turf shoes (NO CLEATS)
   

B9: Boys, Under 9 (2012 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Elizabeth Hillman
Chief Ref (click to Contact) James Rubinstein
Field Riverside Park 101st Street Field (Fall 2020 & Spring 2021)
Field Size 50x30
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
Footwear Cleats permitted
   

G9: Girls, Under 9 (2012 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Bevan Rosenbloom
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Biran Wang
Field Central Park (Fall) / Riverside Park 101st Street Field (Spring)
Field Size 50x30 / 55x30
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
Footwear Cleats permitted spring only (sneakers or turf shoes in the fall)
   

B10: Boys, Under 10 (2011 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Tom Bretz (interim) and Alison Giovanni
Chief Ref (click to Contact) John Yarwood
Field Riverside Park - 101st field (Fall 2020) / 107th field (Spring 2021)
Field Size 50x30 / 68x30
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
Footwear Cleats permitted )
   

G10: Girls, Under 10 (2011 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Martin Crockett
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Matt Fienman
Field Central Park (Fall) / Riverside Park 101st Street field (Spring)
Field Size 50x30 / 55x30
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
Footwear Cleats permitted spring only (sneakers or turf shoes in the fall)
   

B11: Boys, Under 11 (2010 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Karen Solimando
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Scott Breckenridge
Field Riverside Park 103rd field (Fall 2020) / 107th field (Spring 2021)
Field Size 60x50 / 65x50
Day of Play Saturday
Ball Size Size 4 Ball
Team Size 11-13 players
On-Field Format 9 v 9 including keeper
Practice 45 minutes pre-game
Game Length 55 minute game with two 25-minute halves
Footwear Cleats permitted
   

G11: Girls, Under 11 (2010 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Jason Gere
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Philip Brohn
Field Riverside - 101st field (Fall 2020) / Frederick Douglass (Spring 2021)
Field Size 60x50 / 65x50
Day of Play Sunday
Ball Size Size 4 Ball
Team Size 10-11 players
On-Field Format 8 v 8 including keeper (Fall 2020)
Practice 45 minutes pre-game
Game Length 55 minute game with two 25-minute halves
Footwear Cleats permitted
   

B12: Boys, Under 12 (2009 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Gary Kane (interim)
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Joe Francfort
Field Riverside Park 103rd field (Fall 2020) / 107th field (Spring 2021)
Field Size 65x50
Day of Play Saturday
Ball Size Size 4 Ball
Team Size 11-13 players
On-Field Format 9 v 9 including keeper
Practice 45 minutes pre-game
Game Length 65 minute game with two 30-minute halves
Footwear Cleats permitted
   

G12: Girls, Under 12 (2009 birth year)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Tanya Trakht
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Don Rollock
Field Riverside Park 103rd field (Fall) / Frederick Douglass (Spring)
Field Size 65x50
Day of Play Sunday
Ball Size Size 4 Ball
Team Size 10-11 players
On-Field Format 8 v 8 including keeper (Fall 2020)
Practice 45 minutes pre-game
Game Length 65 minute game with two 30-minute halves
Footwear Cleats permitted
   

B13/B14: Boys, Under 14 (2007 and 2008 birth years)

Division Head (click to Contact) Elisa Winokur and Art Heffner
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Jim Anderson and John Decatur
Field Central Park (Fall 2020) / Thomas Jefferson (Spring 2021)
Field Size Full field
Day of Play Sunday
Ball Size Size 5 Ball
Team Size 13-18 players
On-Field Format 9v9, 10v10, or 11v11 including keeper (Fall 2020 TBD)
Practice 60 minutes pre-game
Game Length 75 minute game with two 35-minute halves
Footwear Cleats permitted

G13/G14: Girls, Under 14 (2007 and 2008 birth years)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Joe Francfort and Michael Conboy
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Derek Utter and Jeremy Roberts
Field Riverside Park 107th Street field (Fall and Spring)
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
Footwear Cleats permitted
   

B19: Boys, Under 15 to Under 19 (2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002 birth years still in HS - no college players)

 
Division Head (click to Contact) Kerry Dziubek, April Darrow and Meredith Berkowitz
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Carlo-Edoardo Carlon and Norbert Porlein
Field Riverside Park 107th Field (Fall) / Randalls Island (Spring)
Field Size Full field
Day of Play Saturday
Ball Size Size 5 Ball
Team Size 15-20 Players
On-Field Format 11v11, including the keeper
Practice 60 minutes pre-game
Game Length 85 minute game with two 40-minute halves
Footwear Cleats permitted
   

G19: Girls, Under 15 to Under 19 (2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002 birth years still in HS - no college players)

   
Division Head (click to Contact) Alan Leverenz
Chief Ref (click to Contact) Carlo-Edoardo Carlon and Norbert Porlein
Field Central Park (Fall) / Randalls Island (Spring)
Field Size Full field
Day of Play Saturday
Ball Size Size 5 Ball
Team Size 12-15 Players (Fall 2020) / 18-20 Players (Spring 2021)
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
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
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)