Many of your questions can be answered in the following pages, but feel free to contact us if there is anything else you require!
The Big Walnut Soccer Association consists of a three part system to accommodate players from ages 4-14 in all levels of skill.
1) The recreational league, known as BWSA, is a non-profit recreational league for children ages 4-14 in the Big Walnut area and surrounding communities. We have divisions beginning in Pre-Kindergarten and going through Middle School.
The BWSA is a volunteer organization and we are constantly in need of parents of younger children to join as coaches and board members and grow with their children and the league.
The BWSA hosts two seasons each year. The Fall Season runs from mid-August through October with the application deadline in early July, while the Spring Season runs from mid-March through May with the application deadline in early February. Participants must both register and pay the appropriate fee for each season separately.
2) The Big Walnut Heroes is our volunteer parent coached travel program. The available divisions in this program is variable and dependent upon coaches who choose to serve in the capacity required for a one year commitment beginning in June of each year. Teams participate in the Mid-Ohio Select Soccer League (MOSSL)
3) The Freedom Soccer Club is our professionally coached affiliate travel program. Teams participate in the Mid-Ohio Select Soccer League (MOSSL), Buckeye Premier League (BPL), Ohio South State League (OSSL), and in the Midwest Regional League (MRL).
For more information regarding either of the Select programs, click on the appropriate tabs at the top of this page.
The Big Walnut Soccer Association (BWSA)is dedicated to the education of soccer and good sportsmanship in a fun, community environment. Players are taught the value of hard work, perseverance, teamwork and respect. We strive to create a positive, energetic learning experience for children and parents as well.
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. According to FIFA's most recent Big Count survey, there are 265 million players actively involved in soccer around the world, roughly about 4 percent of the world's population. At least 3.2 billion people watched some part of the 2014 World Cup, with 1 billion tuning in for the final live on television. In comparison, approximately 115 million people watched the 2016 Super Bowl.
We have entered into a formal, long-term agreement with the Big Walnut Schools which will allow us to better plan and create opportunities for growth and improvements to the playing fields.
We have had also meetings with local leagues and are looking to provide more opportunities to play against those neighboring teams in the older levels of the recreational program - 4th & 5th grades primarily. This is in response to the success of our Heroes program which has changed the numbers of players available in those age groups.
We welcome people with ideas for improvement. The best way for you to get involved is to attend a meeting and volunteer your energies to help, even in a small way. We typically meet the 3rd Sunday of every month (except December) at 6:00 at the Sunbury United Methodist Church. That is subject to change so it is best to check if you plan on attending.