2024 Fall Season Registration

The Fall 2024 Season Registration CLOSES on 7/28!

As we transition to GotSport all families who do not currently have a GotSport account will need to create an account before registering players and coaches.

Click Here: Player Registration Sign Up

Click Here: Coach Registration Sign Up

This is a new platform for the BWSA - please be patient as we make this transition and reach out to bwsaadmn@bigwalnutsoccer.com if you have any questions.


Freedom SC & BWSA Attacking Skills Soccer Camp

Freedom SC & BWSA Attacking Skills Soccer Camp

Registration for the Freedom SC & BWSA Attacking Skills Soccer Camp is NOW CLOSED!

Freedom SC & BWSA Attacking Skills Soccer Camp

WhoBoys and Girls Ages: Birth Years 2012-2017
Experience: Recreational and Competitive Level Players
Camp Director: Ian Peña
Camp Dates: July 15th - July 18th
Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Cost: $92.00
Camp Location: Souders Elementary School, 4121 Miller Paul Rd, Galena, OH




Please Note! Using goals that are unanchored is DANGEROUS!

Goals are NOT necessary to hold practice!


We are all excited to get out on the fields.  However, until goals are properly anchored, it is very dangerous to use them. Goals are NOT necessary to hold practice.

Here is some info on the dangers of unanchored goals:





Freedom Soccer Club Information

The Freedom Soccer Club is a professionally coached select club. Teams begin at U8 for girls and boys. If you or your team are looking for a club where skills are developed, a love for the game is nurtured, and player development is the focus in an age-appropriate environment, then the Freedom Soccer Club is the club for you!

Players can try out at any time of the year outside the main tryouts in May. Visit our website www.freedom-na.com or contact freedomsoccr@yahoo.com for more information.


Big Walnut Soccer Association History


In the early 1990s, Big Walnut Soccer Association (BWSA) was born out of the passion and dedication of a group of parents who envisioned bringing recreational soccer to their community. Leading...

Welcome to Big Walnut Soccer Association

Welcome to Big Walnut Soccer Association

'O Jogo Bonito' (Portuguese) phrase, meaning 'The Beautiful Game' was popularised by the Brazilian professional footballer Pelé. In 1977, he named his autobiography 'My Life and the Beautiful Game' and since then the phrase has entered the language as a description for what we call soccer.

The Big Walnut Soccer Association consists of a two 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, referees, 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 Freedom Soccer Club is a professionally coached affiliate travel program. Teams participate in the Ohio Champions League (OCL), Buckeye Premier League (BPL), Ohio South State League (OSSL), and in the Midwest Regional League (MRL).

For more information about the Select program, click here. Freedom has opportunities for ages 8-18.

Our Mission

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.


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.

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