Coaches Meeting - Sunday, March 25th 4:30 pm
Sunbury United Methodist Church Gymnasium 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!
After registration: We will hold our coaches meeting at 4:30 pm on March 25th at the Sunbury Methodist Church. 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.
PreK through 6th grade games are played mostly on Saturdays with a couple Sunday afternoon games. Makeup games are typically scheduled on weeknights and/or Sunday afternoons.
You will be contacted by your child’s coach with practice information after our coaches meeting which will be held March 25th. Games will begin on the first Saturday in April and will run through the end of May.
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.
03/09/2018 BWSA Hosts: Freedom Juniors Soccer Skills Training - Register...
BWSA Hosts: Freedom Juniors Soccer Skills Training - Register using the online registration
Spring 2018 Dates:
Friday's - April 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm - $35 Register prior to April 13th
The Freedom Juniors program is an extension of the Freedom Soccer Club. Freedom Juniors is not a team, it is a soccer specific training environment for young players who desire to improve their soccer skills, understanding, and enjoyment of the game. Freedom Juniors program is an advanced program. This is a compliment to recreation soccer.
It is recommended for all girls and boys in grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 who enjoy playing soccer and want to improve their soccer skills.
Purpose of Freedom Juniors
The focus of the program is to help children develop the technical foundation needed to enjoy and play the game of soccer at the next level. This will be accomplished by placing the players in an age appropriate soccer environment. The emphasis will be fun and individual technical development.
Training will focus on improving dribbling, shooting, passing, ball control and othe r technical skills. Creativity will be encouraged. Included in the sessions will be activities to improve decision-making, foot speed, balance and coordination. Small-sided games will also be utilized to encourage skill application and promote team play.