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 (BWSA) is a non-profit recreational league for children ages 4-14 in the Big Walnut area and surrounding communities. The 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.
The BWSA is a totally 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 has two seasons each year. The Fall Season runs from August through October with the application deadline in early July, while the Spring Season runs from March through May with the application deadline in early February. Participants must both register and pay the appropriate fee for each season separately.
Spring 2015 Registrations Open-Limited Spots Still Available
The BWSA online registration will be closing on Saturday, February 28th at midnight. There are limited roster spots available and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. The on time deadline for registering was February 7th.
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. Come Fall we will be looking to create age divisions which more closely resemble the majority of our neighbor leagues and will facilitate those match ups. Additionally, this Spring we have agreed with those leagues to create a Boys U12 division which will, for this season, consist of all 6th graders. This team will not be playing in the middle school division, but rather, a whole new division which will play exclusively outside teams of kids who are the same age. We will move in that direction for the Girls side as well come Fall when we re-organize the age divisions. 6th grade boys should register through the program entitled Pre-K through 6th grade. 6th grade girls should register, as before, through the Middle School League until next Fall.
Things will changing and hopefully for the better. 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.
Although it seems that registration and the following deadline are quite early in the process, it takes time to get a critical mass of participants signed up. Until that point, we cannot determine the number of teams that we can create within a particular age group and then the number of coaches we will need to lead those teams. The more parents that volunteer for those positions, the easier it is for us to define these issues.
You will be contacted by your child’s coach with practice information after our coaches meeting in mid March. Refer to the web site to stay informed as to when that exact date will be. Games will begin on the first Saturday in April and will run through the end of May.