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Team Information

Webster Groves Soccer Club happily serves and welcomes families in the following areas and beyond: Webster Groves, Shrewsbury, South St. Louis City, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Warson Woods, Rock Hill, Glendale, Oakland, Crestwood, Affton, Ladue, Clayton. Our programming is an ideal fit for the families who live, work, and play in the South-Central communities surrounding Webster Groves. 

Season Timeline

Tryout sessions typically occur in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. We then break to allow the athletes to participate in the regular CYC league in the fall. Open tryouts resume in the Fall to fill out each team's roster.

 

Upon the conclusion of the CYC league, we begin our season with a November-February indoor or futsal session, outdoor and indoor training, and fundraising efforts.

 

We play in a spring SLYSA (St. Louis Youth Soccer Association) outdoor league from March to June. Typically, teams participate in two tournaments (indoor and/or outdoor tournaments).

In addition to the match schedule, training sessions throughout the year (November-May) will be held twice weekly.

 

The past few seasons, we have tested the concept of playing a Fall-Spring season with one or two teams playing in the Fall SLYSA league. There is an option for teams 12U and older, beginning with the 2024-25 season, to play in the Fall and Spring seasons. During December and January, the teams may opt to do a reduced activity schedule - namely, focusing on indoor training and unsanctioned indoor league play. They would report to the club in early February to begin pre-season prep for the Spring season. 

Training Sessions

Teams will train weekly on the turf at SLUH (a short 12-minute drive from Webster Groves) and in gym space near the Webster Groves area or outdoors in the late spring at Lutheran South HS (a 10-12 minute drive from Webster Groves). We are evaluating other locations as our club grows. 

 

For players with an appetite for more soccer, WGSC offers its specialized Academy training - powered by Elite FT, on Wednesdays. Intensive foot skills (technical) training focused on ball control, passing, movement off the ball, etc. Some of our primary roster players also join the Academy during the CYC season to supplement their training until they return to the Club and their competitive team.  

 

Our players consistently train during the winter months when other teams and clubs often shut down.

Uniforms

Using the My Uniform system for ordering, parents will be able to order the required New Balance customized pieces for each season (e.g., Long Sleeve black uniform, Short sleeve orange and white uniforms, black shorts, and one pair of black socks plus one pair of white socks, plus ordering a sponsor supplied training shirt); this is also an opportunity for families to order replacement pieces, and order optional items (balls, bags, customized warm-up pants and jackets) for direct fulfillment by Soccer Master.

 

Parents pay for shipping and taxes in exchange for direct delivery of customized orders, with the support of Soccer Master's team sales/customer service departments. The "all-in" cost for the customized kit including taxes and delivery is projected to be approximately $200. The additional costs associated with the optional ordering of a bag, warm up pants and jackets or extra shorts and socks would add to this total cost. 

 

We aim to get 2-3 seasons with a base customized uniform kits subject to manufacturer turnover of styles and inventory available. The 2024-2025 season is slated to be the transition season into our new kits. Uniform numbers are assigned by the club scheme based on odd and even birth years. 

 

Timing of Team Uniform Ordering:

 

Fall Teams: Regarding uniform ordering, new players and returning players on WGSC teams electing to play in the Fall SLYSA season must have their base uniform kits, optional pieces, or replacement pieces ordered by June 30th. 

 

Spring Teams: For new players and returning players on WGSC teams returning to play in November, all base uniform kits, optional pieces, or replacement pieces must be ordered by September 15th.

 

Players who register with WGSC after September 15th should be added to the My Uniforms ordering system by their coach or manager or the club office; these new players must order their uniforms as soon as possible. It may take up to 4-6 weeks for fulfillment of these one-off orders. 

 

Fanwear

Team fanware stores for online ordering are made available for family and friends to order items in support of their favorite club team in October and January annually. 

2023/2024 Season Costs

U8 & Younger: $1000

U9-U10: $1075

U11-U12: $1100

U13-U14: $1125

Membership Payment Options:

A. Full payment at registration (June)

 

B. Payment Plan

Each team has a $250 registration deposit due at registration, followed by three equal installments

#1 Registration Deposit

#2 September 1

#3 November 1

#4 February 1

 

When a player registers on or after September 1, November 1, or February 1, then the account must be made current with the payment plan. For example, a primary roster player is registered on September 15th. The registration fee of $250 and the September 1 payment would be collected at registration. 

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