All you need to know
I’m feeling impulsive, can I come down and check it out?
Yes you can come for a drop in class to see what it’s all about. Drop ins are $35 per class.
So what is this soccer business about?
Round ball, goal posts (maybe jumpers if you don’t have those) and players. Soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in the US and enjoyed by millions around the world. USA men’s team played in the first ever World Cup in 1930 however the women’s team is the only one to win the World Cup. Three times!!
Ok that sounds good but my child has never kicked a ball before.
That’s no problem at all our classes cater for beginner to intermediate players
However we want him/her to be the next Messi / Carli Lloyd
Doesn’t everyone? We can start the journey! They will learn the fundamentals in our classes and have fun. Who knows further down the line we may look to add in more advanced classes but right now we just want the kids to enjoy the game. The key is practice and practice!
How can we be sure we will like it?
Nothing is guaranteed but we would be surprised if you don’t have fun. You can always come to a drop in class to try it out!
Are the coaches nice?
It’s really annoying when courses keep changing the coaching staff. Do you keep the same staff each week?
We agree and keep the same staff each week. There are occasions where we might have to have a sub but those are very rare. We recognise the importance of consistency.
Do I know the coaches?
Quite possibly! Our coaches have been coaching for years in the local area and regularly for WSC so the chances are you might of seen them around.
Will I have to participate?
Yes if your coming to the 2yr and 3yr old classes. Your off the hook for the 4&5yr and 6-8yr classes
Great, however I have a sibling that will be with us and they are to young/old for the class or not interested in soccer.
No problem at all as there are tables and chairs at the side of the field where they can sit and watch or do other activities.
Oh and we also have a pooch that comes everywhere with us
Doesn’t everyone. As long as they are well behaved, bring them along. Although they can’t go on the field and play as much as they would like to it’s side of field only.
I don’t have any fancy soccer gear, is that ok?
No problem at all. You just need some comfortable gear and sneakers to play.
I see some of the kids with WSC shirts, are they compulsory and how do I get one of those?
They aren’t compulsory, however if you want one they are available for $10ea. BUY NOW
Hydration is important, do you have regular drinks breaks?
We certainly do so make sure you bring a bottle
But what if I forget my water?
It happens more than you think, but we have a water fountain so you’ll be fine
I’ve also heard something about coffee? It’s a bit early for me and I need a caffeine fix.
That’s true! Next door is Upstate Stock and they have a coffee bar. Grab one before you arrive or whilst the kids play.
There is also word on the street about brunch, brunch cocktails and live sport. Is that true?
This is also true! Berry Park (which the field is connected to by an internal door) serves all of the above
Ok I’m convinced, how do I book onto a term?
Hit the classes tab and find the class you want to take. BOOK NOW
Can I pay in cash?
Of course, cash is king. Just select pay offline
Oh nearly forgot, do you have parking
There is street parking on North 14th Street and surrounding streets
Are you indoors?
Are there toilets?
Are there changing rooms?
Ok now breathe....
Do the coaches follow a program or do they just wing it?
They follow a program of course. Each week will focus on different areas of the game developing skills and ability. Including; shooting, dribbling, defending, ball control and passing with the emphasis on having fun whilst learning.
What will my child learn?
Start to develop a range of kicking
Slow directional dribbling and control
Enjoy scoring goals
Develop good directional kicking and strong striking
Control and trap moving balls
Develop directional dribbling under control
How long are the classes?
2yrs 35 mins (24-36 months)
3yrs 35 mins (36-48 months)
4&5yrs 40 mins
6-8yrs 45 mins
8-10yrs - 45 mins
How long is the course
Do you have a break between terms?
Do you play competitive matches with other clubs?
Other classes and locations
You don’t have a class for the age group
I want, what’s going on?
Sorry, if you don’t see your age group it just means we haven’t had enough interest to put it on. However we will happily add it to the schedule if we can get a group together. If you are well connected and want to be the ambassador, get in touch and we will work out a deal for you.
Why don’t you have classes at my school or in my neighbourhood?
Unfortunately we don’t know all the fields and facilities however if you know a good spot let us know and we will be sure to check it out. There may also be a finders reward in it for you.
Do you run private classes?
Is certainly something we can discuss
It’s hot will classes still be on?
Yes there is ac
Now it’s cold will classes still be on?
This weather is so unpredictable... yes classes are still on. There’s heat
Ok I’ll get my winter gear and snow boots on and come down, however what am I going to do with it all whilst we play?
There is a coat rack, lockers and plenty of tables and chairs for you to put your gear down whilst playing.
My son/daughter is ill and we can’t make class this week. Do I get a refund if I cancel or can’t make it one week?
Sorry to hear that but unfortunately not. There maybe a possibility to make up the class on a different day, subject to availability.
We missed the start of term but have heard it’s great and want to join! Do you pro rata the rate?
Yes, please get in touch to arrange
I came for a drop in and love it! We want to sign up for the rest of the term
Sounds good, we can pro rata the term rate taking into account the fees paid for the drop in class
When doing things like this we always have to fill in some boring paperwork, do you have some too?
Yes we do, but it’s quick and pain free click here to complete
Outdoor Terms & Conditions
Weather - With the classes being outdoors we will be subject to changing weather conditions. We aim to run the classes rain or shine, however there will be occasions where it is just not possible to run the classes safely. In the event of torrential rain, a polar vortex (or similar) we will likely cancel the class. If this happens we will email all participants and also update the 'Weather' page on the website 1-2 hours before the due start time. For classes that are cancelled by Williamsburg Soccer Club we will offer a make up class (subject to availability) or a credit towards the next term. If you choose not to attend one of the classes that we deem fit to run, there will be no refund or credit given. Williamsburg Soccer Club also reserve the right to cancel classes due to adverse weather conditions at any point in time, including while class is in progress as the safety of the participants and staff are our number 1 priority.
Clothing/water - Wear weather appropriate clothing for the outdoor classes and bring a bottle of water. There are water fountains at BIP, however should they not be working it's best to be prepared.
Sunscreen - we will have sunscreen availbale for use, however this must be applied by the parents/carers/guardians before the class starts as we are unaware of any potential allergies.
Toilet breaks - There are public toilets at BIP available for use, however they are at the other end of the field so make sure you use them on the way to class. If a toilet break is needed mid class, the parent/carer/guardian will be responsible for taking the player.
Parent attendance required (not drop off) - Please note the outdoor classes are not drop off classes. Parents/carers/guardians will be required to stay for the duration of the class.