West Side Soccer League offers two 10-week seasons of recreational and competitive/travel soccer for 4,000 kids in New York City, ages 5 to 18. Games are played at various fields in Manhattan and Randalls Island. The Fall season (Sept – Nov) includes a dedicated and growing program for children of all ages with special needs. Each season includes free weekly professional skills training. The Spring season runs from April through June. WSSL has a partnership with the New York Red Bulls who provide training to parent coaches, competitive/travel teams for children in U9 and up and tournament teams for U8 and up. WSSL attends many New York Red Bulls games each year and hosts five skills development camps with the New York Red Bulls in Riverside Park and on Randall’s Island.
Special Needs Division The WSSL runs a vibrant VIP program for children with special needs. The program is offered Sundays in the Fall from early September through the weekend before Thanksgiving. The program typically has over five dozen children and young adults across a wide range of abilities. Everyone is welcome, everyone plays. Each weekly session includes practice and a game. The Red Bulls Training squad runs the VIP sessions three times during the season.