Welcome to the Big Walnut Soccer Association! 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). Freedom has opportunities for ages 8-18.
For more information regarding either of the Select programs, click on the appropriate tab 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.
Registration for Pre-K thru 6th Grade -Child must be 4 years old by 5/1/2018
Cost is $90. Late fees begin on February 1st. Registration closes February 14th.
Registration for Middle School 7th & 8th Grade - Cost is $100. Late fees begin on February 1st. Registration closes February 14th.
Starting February 15th, registrations will be placed on a waitlist. These players will be placed on a team if spots are available.
Pre-K through 4th grades games will be played at Souders Elementary.
5th-6th grades and the Middle School division will have a travel component.
We will hold our coaches meeting in mid March. After that meeting, you will be contacted by your child’s coach with practice information. The BWSA Board does not dictate practice schedules nor do we keep track of them.
Games typically begin the first Saturday in April (weather permitting) and generally will run through the end of May. Most teams practice one or two times a week. The coach will dictate how many practices and on which nights. There is no way players can be matched to a particular night of practice.
Games are played mostly on Saturdays with a couple weeknights and/or Sunday afternoon games.
We would also like to congratulate BWSA Freedom Soccer Club's Deja Edwards. She was selected to represent US Youth Soccer Region II Olympic Development Program(ODP) in the upcoming US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Boca Interregionals. The event will be held in Boca Raton, FL. This event is one of the highlights of US Youth Soccer ODP Girls and brings together the best players from all four regions of US Youth Soccer into one venue with National Team staff and college coach exposure. Congratulations Deja!