Women’s Soccer Club, established in 2000, is a 501c3 organization in Southeast Wisconsin that connects all women 16 years of age and older, regardless of skill level and past playing experience, with an opportunity to learn and play soccer in the WSC within a safe, organized and structured club environment. The Women’s Soccer Club is a mentoring club that matches age with a level of play experience.
The mission of the Women’s Soccer Club is to provide opportunities and to promote adult women’s soccer without regard to the level of experience, skill level, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, or socioeconomic status.
We are a community of women finding strength in numbers, helping our surrounding community on and off the field working towards the greater good. As a mentoring club, with an opportunity to learn and play soccer in the WSC within a safe, organized, and structured club environment, we come to play soccer and stay for the friendships.
We empower women to reach an increased self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-acceptance through positive team building and positive peer role models at all levels of play and find strength in numbers on and off the field through the club’s women helping women.
- Indoor at OAW Indoor Sports Complex in New Berlin, WI
- Indoor at In-bounds Training Center, Glendale, WI
- Outdoor at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee, WI
Comprehensive interactive website: provide detailed information for the WSC events calendar, schedules, field locations, league play, standings, and communications tools to keep your team up to date.
Roster management for team captains: add and/or remove players; identify active, subs, inactive players; review game attendee RSVPs.
Manage team session fees: captain divides team fee between the players on the roster; assigns the fee on the team roster page; player pays online fee on website using Fees tab via the electronic payment method selected.
Referees: Referees have USSF licensure
- For Semi-pro/Majors or Open/O25: 16 years old or older.
For O30: turning 30 in the calendar year.
For O40 Division I: turning 38 in the calendar year.
For O50: turning 48 in the current calendar year.
- For Walking Soccer: cannot run or don’t want to run; recovering from an injury; coming back from preganancy; want less body contact; still want club comaraderie
- If leagues and divisions are balanced, promotion and relegation will not be utilized.
- Promotion and relegation can be used when necessary to maintain equal and fair competition throughout the club.
- Teams are promoted and relegated within the league using the stats from the previous session to determine seed placement of teams in each division within the league. Wins and losses, as well as goal differential, will be taken into consideration when promoting and relegating teams. The top one or two teams in the lower division are promoted to the upper division and the bottom one or two teams in the upper division would be relegated to the lower division.
- Captains will be given advanced notice of this decision.
Fees and Scholarships
WSC needs the team fees paid prior to the start of the session to pay the facility rental in advance.
- Your team will not be added to the schedule if the complete fee is not paid within one week after the due date. Once your team has been removed, your team will need to wait until the next session to re-join the scheduled league.
- If you find that you have players that do not pay their fees prior to the due dates, you can remove the fee and/or player from the roster, then re-assign the fee as you feel appropriate (this can be to the captains or new players). Once the fee is reassigned, it must be paid within one week after the due date.
- Non-WSC leagues typically do not allow teams to start the session if the complete team fee is not paid in full prior to the session.
Players receive an RSVP email alert with a link to pay fees. Click on the link. Pay the fees. Or players can log in to their accoount and click on the My Fees tab. If fees aren’t satisfied by the due date, a $15 late fee is assigned with a one week grace period after the due date.
- Session fees are due one month prior to the start of the session.
- Individual players are assigned a $15.00 late fee with a one week grace period after the due date.
- If complete team fees are not paid in full by the start of the session, the team will be at risk of being omitted from the upcoming session.
- Individual players who have not paid her fees by the start of the session are not allowed to play until the complete fee (session and late fee) is paid.
New and building teams should work with appropriate league coordinator to determine if a due date can be extended to help ensure the team has enough players to field a team for the upcoming session.
Scholarships are available throughout the year. Players may apply when in need and we will contact her as opportunities become available.
How it works: players can request full or partial scholarships by submitting a Scholarship Application to the Scholarship Coordinator (Click this link for Scholarship Application) Player gives eight hours of their talent to earn a partial scholarship. To earn a full scholarship, player gives sixteen hours of their talent. A player can remain on scholarship for as long as the WSC has activities or events available. If a fee is assigned and the player does not complete the scholarship activity, the fee will remain owing by the player.
Should captains assign fees to those on scholarship? Yes. Once the fee is assigned, notify the appropriate league coordinator that the fee has been assigned and the player is on scholarship. The league coordinator will work with the scholarship coordinator to determine when the assignment has been completed. At that time, the administration will mark the fee paid via scholarship.
Team Placement, Rosters, & Subs
At the captain’s choosing, a team can have as many or as few players on their roster. Please keep in mind that roster size drives the per player fee. The fewer players listed on the roster, the higher the player fee.
A club sub is any WSC member, not actively on a roster, who is in good standing, and fits the league age requirements. Club sub fees to be paid to the captain.
- A team sub is a rostered sub listed on a particular team within a league.
You can list as many subs to your roster as you feel necessary to fulfill your team needs, including having enough players to field a team for each game, as well as offset session fees.
We do not always have playoffs. If playoffs are deemed necessary to determine the upcoming division seeding, playoffs will be scheduled prior to the start of the session. Captains will be given advanced notice of this decision.
Using the stats from the website scoreboard and the total number of possible points, the seeding is determined by the # of points earned during a session.
- Win = 3 points
- Tie = 1 point
- Loss = 0 points
- Shutout =1 point
If for example, a team plays 7 games, the total possible game points are 21. (7×3 points=21) If the team won 3 games, tied 2 and lost 2 games, their total points would be 11 total points out of a total of 21 points possible. Shutouts add additional points. If it is a head to head tie, then the team with the lowest Op score gets the higher seeding. Higher seeded teams get later times on the schedule.
- Communicate with the Recruitment Coordinator to request additional players as needed.
- Update roster on team homepage.
- Direct new players to the WSC Registrar to register so player can be added to the roster.
- Ensure that all players are added to the roster prior to playing.
- Assign player fees to individual player accounts on the web roster in a timely manner. This avoids late fees and ensures team payment by the due date.
- Ensure the total team fee due is assigned and paid for every session by the due date.
- Follow up with players after fees are assigned.
- Encourage players to RSVP to all games. It is used as a gauge not only to their own team but for the opposing team to determine if there will be a forfeit or a game.
- Collect sub fees. This can help offset the costs for future sessions.
- Notify the opposing captain when a club sub will be playing.
- Submit the game score via the Game Reportbot RSVP that is sent to captains via email after the game is completed. If the score was accidentally posted wrong, please contact Ginny McCullough and submit a request for score change.
- File Incident Reports with the Grievance and Disciplinary Coordinator (GAD) if a card is issued for an injury sustained during the game, behavior that is considered disruptive to the game or has the potential of causing injury or harm to another. The Incident Report is reviewed by the GAD Coordinator. If you do not know how to file an incident report, contact your League Coordinator for assistance or Help tab/Contact Us on the website.
- For injuries, immediately contact our athletic trainer Mark Alberg from Midwest Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He is available 24/7 for a consult. If he doesn’t pick up, PLEASE leave a message. Mark.Alberg@wfhc.org
or cell 414-588-9028. He is expecting injured players/captains to contact him at the time of the injury or any time after for a free injury screening. If you need to get a consultation or an MD right away, he will make that happen. PLEASE utilize his expertise. Put his number on your speed dial JUST in case. We want all WSC members, families, and friends to stay safe and healthy.
- While we recommend that each team has two captains, one captain is required. Only captains have the ability to access the Team Management tools to create or update rosters and assign fees. Captains can only be added to a roster by the League Administrator. To add or change the captain, go to the Help tab/Contact Us and submit request to add or change the captain.
Session dates change from year to year and can differ from one league to another. Captains will receive notification from the league coordinator of the session dates, as well as the roster and fee due dates. It is imperative that captains pay attention to e-mails for this information. We will also be updating this information on the EVENTS calendar on the website and WSC e-newsletters.
- For outdoor: show roster page to referee from cell phone upon request.
- For Indoor: show roster page to referee from cell phone upon request.
- After the game: reply to emailed game score request.
- Incident Report – If any injuries, complaints, or other disruptions worth note, file an Incident Report in your My Tools section of your WSC Dashboard.
Contact the Referee Coordinator ASAP to check for the delay. If the end results that there is no referee, the game will proceed without a referee/fan can referee if you choose. The referee fee will be divided in half and credited to each team for the next session.
At the captains choosing, a team can have as many or as few players on their roster. For 7v7 outdoor roster needs 7 players, but will typically have 12-16 players. An indoor roster needs six players but typically will have 11-12 players. Please keep in mind that roster size drives the per player fee. The fewer players listed on the roster, the higher the individual per player fee.
You can list as many subs on your roster as you feel necessary to fulfill your team’s needs.
After each game, the WSC website automatically generates an e-mail to the captains of each team which populates game scores. If the score is posted wrong, please contact league administrator/help tab on the website.
- Outdoor games can only be rescheduled due to inclement weather. Cancellations due to inclement weather will be made by the referee and/or field facility management.
- If a game is rained out, one attempt will be made to reschedule the game. We will normally try to reschedule the game on the second Tuesday after the rained out game.
- Indoor games are not rescheduled.
- Forfeit: A forfeit is defined as when a team surrenders their right to play a scheduled game and causes their opposing team to be denied the opportunity to play the game as scheduled.
- Surrender team: The team that determines for any reason they are unable to play a scheduled game.
- Opposing team: The team that is denied the opportunity to play a scheduled game.
- Forfeit fee: The fee that is a pre-determined amount set by the WSC President or designee to be paid by the surrendering team to the opposing team prior to their next scheduled league game.
Each team must be prepared to field a team at least 15 minutes prior to game time. Indoor teams must have at least 4 players to start the game and outdoor 7v7 games must have at least five players to start the game. If a team does not have enough players to play a scheduled game, captains may borrow players from existing teams. If a game is played, the game is forfeit with a score of 3-0 win to the opposing team and a $30 forfeit fee will be waived as a game was played. If a game is NOT played, the game is forfeit and a $30 forfeit fee to the team via the captain or the captain’s designee’s account. The forfeit fee is to be paid before the next game played by the team forfeiting the game.
If a team reports to the field, does not have enough players, does not borrow players and forfeits just prior to game time, a forfeit fee will be charged to the surrender team. The team that arrived prepared to play can use that field at their own discretion. The referee will stay only if a game is played.
If at any time, a team decides not to play a specific team for reasons other than not having enough players, the captain of the surrender team is to communicate with the opposing captain to explore other options. The game can be considered a forfeit, but the teams can swap players and scrimmage. This gives everyone the opportunity to play the game as scheduled.
If an incident happens: injury or cards given, these must be documented in the incident updates that you will automatically be receiving after every game via e-mail score game reminder.
Incident Report: Report any injury, red or yellow cards awarded, issues resulting in a need to file a notice or file a grievance
- Injury & cards sent in right away
- Grievance/Notice sent in 24 hr cool-off requirement