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Welcome to Western Branch Soccer Club

General Information

The Recreation (Rec) program is for ages 3 to 11 years old (U4 to U12).  Recreational soccer is where the kids play for fun regardless of level.  For those just starting out in the game, and for those who simply want to play with their friends, recreational soccer is the perfect level.
 
Soccer is probably the best sport available for children to play. It is easy to learn the basics, it is active, it is exciting.  Kids love this level particularly at younger ages. 
Most of the games and practices will be held at Jolliff Middle School.  Please note that some coaches may elect to practice somewhere else.  WBSC has access to fields at some of the other local schools.

Kids this age are the impressionable ones that need to be learning the technical skills.  Especially, U8 up to U13 is when they should be learning the technical skills.  Around U13 when they are playing 11v11 and on a full size field the teaching should focus on the tactical side of the game - this includes reading and understand the game, your position, your teammates capabilities and the other teams strengths and weakness and how to exploit them, etc.  So WBSC can offer this type of training to our players we have partnered with Elite Soccer Academies/Camp of Hampton Roads, Inc. to provide coaches for practices.  We will still use parent volunteers to assist at the practices and be the leader of the team during the games on Saturdays for U4, U6, U8.  We will still use parent coaches for U12 and older.  These parent coaches will assist the Elite Soccer coaches at practices on Monday and then coach Practices on Thursday and the game on Saturdays.  This will allow for these parent volunteers/coaches to also learn from the Elite Soccer coaches.

For age specific information, please visit the tab with the age group you are interested in.

2023 - 2024 Rec/Inter-league Age Brackets

 U4 / U3: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021
 U6 / U5: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019
 U8 / U7:
 January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017
 U10 / U9 (*Inter-league): January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2015
 U12 / U11 (*Inter-league):   January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2013
  
*We recommend these Inter-league ages tryout out for an Advanced Team, visit available programs or contact [email protected] for available teams and coaches contact information.

Season Practice Schedule: 

Monday:    U9 / U10 5:30-6:30pm  (May vary based on coaches and field availability)
 U11 / U12 5:30-6:30pm  (May vary based on coaches and field availability)
 U8 / U7 6:30-7:30pm  (Practices twice a week Monday & Wednesday)
    
 Wednesday:
 U6 / U5 5:00-6:00pm 
  U4 / U3 6:00- 6:30pm 
  U8 / U7 6:30-7:30pm  (Practices twice a week Monday & Wednesday)
    
 Thursday:
 U9 / U10 5:30-6:30pm (May vary based on coaches and field availability)
  U11 / 12 5:30-6:30pm (May vary based on coaches and field availability)

Season Game Schedule: 

WBSC schedules all of the Rec Games (U3 through U8). The season is designed for 7 games (to be held on Saturdays).  We guarantee 5 games but do our best to ensure 6 games with built-in rain make-up days at the end of the regular season.  All games will be held at Joliff Middle School with Game Times as follows: 8:30am, 9:30am, and 10:30am.  The season schedule will be shared via email a week before the first game. 
> The first Game is Saturday, 9/16/23

WBSC coordinates with other clubs for Games (U9/U10 and U11/12).  Games will be held at Joliff Middle and Churchland.  Since this is a coordination effort, times will vary based on availability.  Schedules will be released as soon as they become available!

Cancellation Policy

NO REFUNDS will be issued after the 2nd game of the season. For more info on WBSC's cancellation policy, click here.