I HAVE A TEAM BUT WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH PLAYERS?
The Player/Team Coordinators can help. Click here for more information.
WHERE CAN MY TEAM PRACTICE?
WSWSA advises that if your team uses a school facility or public park you contact the school or parks department and complete a field use permit (if required). Be advised that usage fees are your team’s responsibility.
DOES WSWSA HAVE PRACTICES?
Our Saturday practices in Redmond and Seattle are open to all women, ages 17 and over. Refer to the Practices page for details.
DO I NEED A MEMBERSHIP OR PLAYER CARD?
Yes! Every player must have a valid Cascadia Adult Soccer Association Player Identification Card to play on a WSWSA soccer team. Cards must be shown to the referee prior to kick-off. Managers – It is your responsibility to make sure that your players have current ID cards. More information on Player ID Cards can be found on the Policies page here.
WHAT ABOUT TEAM/LEAGUE FEES?
Each year the WSWSA Board meets to set the budget for the following year. The budget is submitted to the members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for approval. The fees are established to cover the cost of operating WSWSA. The fees pay for fields, referees, insurance, and affiliation with the Cascadia Adult Soccer Association. A complete budget breakdown is available from the Treasurer at the AGM.
Registration fees for each season will be posted on the WSWSA website home page before registration begins for the season.
WHAT LEVELS OF PLAY ARE AVAILABLE?
Teams are divided into divisions based on age and level of play. Click here for details on age divisions and levels.
WHAT ARE THE SOCCER SEASONS?
Click here for details about WSWSA seasons.
WHAT ABOUT UNIFORMS?
Click here for details about team uniforms.
WHERE ARE THE GAMES PLAYED?
Fields are at a premium and the Association does the best job possible to acquire fields.
Your team may play anywhere in the greater Puget Sound region. Click here to see a list of all potential fields.
Note: the list includes ALL fields in the area, many of which we seldom use.
CAN MY TEAM OR PLAYERS PLAY ON ONE OR MORE TEAMS OR DIVISIONS DURING THE SEASON?
A player may be rostered and play with no more than one WSWSA team per age division in Spring season. Players may participate on multiple teams in an age division during summer, fall and frostbite seasons provided they meet age requirements. For Spring season, providing the player meets the age requirements, she may play in Platinum, Gold, Classic, Masters, and Open divisions.
HOW MANY MEMBERS MAY I HAVE REGISTERED ON MY TEAM?
There is no limit to the number of players that may be on a season roster. No team shall have more than 18 players suited up for a single game.
HOW DO I REPORT SCORES DURING THE SPRING SEASON?
Teams are not responsible for reporting scores. The referee records them on the referee association's website. The WSWSA League Recorder transfers those scores to the WSWSA website. Note that although standings are provided for all seasons, Spring standings are primary for determining team alignments. Standings for Summer, Fall, and Frostbite seasons may also be used in some cases.
WHAT IF THERE'S AN ALTERCATION?
Any altercation before, during or after a game (that is from the time you step out of your car to the time you step into it to depart) will not be tolerated by WSWSA. If an altercation occurs on the field during the game, the referee will handle it. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the team manager, coach and team members to cooperate with the referee in controlling spectators or team followers. After the game make sure the referee notes all red or yellow cards issued and to whom (uniform number will do) on your game sheet.
Altercations before or after the game: please try to document as clearly and concisely as possible with witnesses - whether players, coaches, spectators and/or neutral observers. Submit this in writing to the attention of the Judicial Chairperson, WSWSA, P.O. Box 7505, Covington WA, 98042.
ONE OF MY PLAYERS RECEIVED A RED CARD. NOW WHAT HAPPENS?
Refer to the Disciplines page here for details about red and yellow cards.
WHAT IF I HAVE A COMPLAINT?
Refer to the Policies regarding complaints by clicking here.
IS THERE A FEE FOR A FORFEIT?
Refer to the Forfeitures policy here.
WHAT IF THE LIGHTS DON'T COME ON?
Click here for details on what to do if lights do not come on or turn off early.
WHAT IF THE REFEREE DOES NOT SHOW UP?
If your referee does not arrive, find a substitute or play without one. Click here for more information.
WHAT IF A PLAYER GETS INJURED DURING THE GAME?
Follow the process outline here if a player is injured during a game.