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About WYSA

WYSA is a volunteer run organization dedicated to providing the youth of Walpole the opportunity to learn, play and appreciate the game of soccer. WYSA is committed to providing a soccer experience that is fun and safe for players, coaches, referees and spectators.

WYSA provides playing opportunities for over 1,000 players, from Kindergarten through high school, on approximately 85 teams in both its in-town program and its membership in the Boston Area Youth Soccer Association (BAYS). WYSA sponsors player and coaching clinics and coaching licensing courses in conjunction with Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA). WYSA each year also sponsors the Robert and Irene Ellis Memorial Scholarship for two graduating high school seniors (boy and girl) who participated in the soccer program and are continuing their education beyond high school.

WYSA has two primary field locations for our Fall and Spring seasons: Mylod Field and Ellis Field. In addition, we have limited use of Bird Middle School, Bird Park and Fisher School. The Town of Walpole, in conjunction with Walpole Cooperative Bank and others created Mylod Field. WYSA bore the total costs of its development, and has remained solely responsible for all upkeep and maintenance. WYSA also manages the field upkeep for Ellis Field, which is owned by The Trustees of Reservations.

Our volunteers run all parts of the organization via direction from the Board of Directors. WYSA is a self-supported organization, generating the necessary operating revenue through player fees and a raffle event. Revenue is used to provide uniforms and equipment to players, field equipment (goals, flags, storage, and maintenance equipment), field on-going maintenance and improvements, league and referee fees, insurance, etc.