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Alcohol, Drug, Tobacco Policy

Alcohol, Drug, Tobacco Policy


Westford Youth Soccer Association has a zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco products at any WYSA event. We are a drug-free organization at all times.


  • Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and drugs (including marijuana and misuse of prescription medication) are not permitted at any WYSA event, including practices and league games;


  • No coach or volunteer shall participate in any WYSA activity while under the influence of drugs or alcohol; and


  • Smoking or use of tobacco products is not permitted in or around youth sports practices or games. Tobacco products include smokeless products, E-cigarettes and vaping. Chewed, Puffed or Inhaled, Tobacco Kills!

by posted 09/25/2019
Goal Safety

Goal Safety!


Parents - please do not allow your children to play on the soccer goals.  The soccer goals are designed to be used in the game of soccer and not to be used as a play area.

Hanging from the top bar of the goal, doing chin-ups, playing with or walking in the netting and other similar activities pose a safety risk as the goals can tip over or cause other injuries when used in this manner. 

There are many documented cases of children ranging in age from very young to high school students who were fatally injured while playing on goals.  Please discuss this with your players and their siblings.

by posted 09/04/2019
Pets at Westford Soccer Fields
Pets at Westford Soccer Fields
Pets are not permitted at the Westford Academy Turf Field or any Westford Rec Department fields including Jack Walsh, Old Nab (Captain Hamilton), Frost, and Community Fields (Nutting Road).  This is a Town of Westford Ordinance or in the case of Westford Academy a school policy.

Parents - if you bring your pets to soccer games or practices at Blanchard please follow these guidelines:
  • Please keep animals on a leash (and keep the leash at a reasonable length)
  • Please keep animals away from the sidelines of the field so they don't distract/scare the players
  • Particularly on the fields with younger players please keep your pets away from the action
  • Please clean up after your pets
  • Please control your pets so they don't run up to people

For travel players – many towns do not allow pets on the fields so you may want to check the town’s soccer website to see if they allow pets.  For HS Age teams the NVYSL League prohibits pets from all games.

Thank you for your cooperation!
Westford Youth Soccer Association

by posted 09/04/2019
Looking for Volunteers!

Looking for WYSA Members to fill Open Board Positions!

WYSA is a volunteer organization and depends on our membership to keep our youth soccer program running.  We have several open board positions that we are looking to fill.  If you are interested in any of the positions please email Stephen Jones at President@westfordyouthsoccer.com.  Open positions include:

  • Registrar - manage the WYSA website, setup registration programs, process drops and refund requests
  • Equipment Coordinator - manage/order field equipment including goals, nets and flags.  Maintain inventory of soccer balls and coaches kits.  Manage contract with vendors for in-town and travel uniforms.
  • Concessions Coordinator - coordinates volunteers to staff snack shack at Jack Walsh Field on Saturdays, maintains inventory of sale items including coffee, hot cocoa, water, candy and cold drinks.  Coordinate seasonal inspection with board of health.
  • All positions include attendance at monthly board meetings

by posted 08/29/2019
Not Receiving Emails from WYSA?

Not Receiving E-Mails from WYSA?

Most soccer communications (team assignment, game schedule, team notices, etc.) are sent by email through our website.  In order to make sure you receive these important emails please do the following:

  • Make sure your Spam Filter allows emails from Notification@LeagueAthletics.com.  League Athletics has directions for most current email programs.  Click here for more information.   
  • Periodically check your spam and junk mail folders to make sure important soccer communications haven't been marked as spam.    
  • Check your account to make sure your email addresses are valid.   
  • Make sure you haven't checked off the "No Email" option or unsubscribed to emails.  If you want to receive the emails click here for instructions or click on "Parents/Player" and then select "Parent Instructions for WYSA Web."  The instructions are at the bottom of the page.

by posted 01/01/2016
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