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PRACTICE / TRAINING / GAMES

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Practices / Training for spring are 1-2 times a week. During the winter months, practices are held at the Jr./Sr. High School, Wawaloam & Exeter Job Corps. During the Spring practices are held at the EWG Soccer Complex. 

CLICK FOR COMPETITVE TRAINING CALENDAR


The game schedule usually consists of eight games, being held one per week.  Four of the games will be held at the EWG fields “Home” and the other four will be “Away” at fields located throughout Rhode Island. The parent and/or player is responsible for transportation to and from these matches and practices. 

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Please make sure that your player attends practice and arrives to the games on time (30-45 min. prior to the start time). Practicing as a team in an important part of the training as is warming up and stretching before games. Please notify the coach if you are running late or know that your child will be absent from a game or practice.   

INDOOR SOCCER

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Winter Indoor Soccer - Typically the coach will choose to enter the team into 1-2 indoor sessions, usually held at Wide World of Indoor Sports in North Kingstown. Indoor is not mandatory. 


The first session generally starts in October and second session usually starts in January. Each session runs approximately 8-9 weeks long. Practices are held at Wawaloam School, EWG Jr. High, and at the Exeter Job Corp and are usually scheduled 1-2 times each week. Games are once a week when available.
 

The costs associated with indoor vary by the age group and the number of players on a roster. Cost is calculated by what the indoor facility charges, divided by the number of players on the roster. 


World Wide of Sports also require each player to have an ID made for separate fee of approximate $10.00 (subject to change). 

EWG FUTSAL

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Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard-court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also played with a smaller ball. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity, and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.  


Bill Sampaio, National Coaching Director and staff lead youth player development training sessions in FUTSAL for EWG teams during the winter with the option of additional sessions throughout the year. U.S. Futsal National Director provides a professional, multi-layered player development curriculum for a 6 week training program for all EWG Competitive Players, with Invitations to National /Regional Tournaments  
 

REGISTER for RI Futsal League and RI Futsal Academy. The cost for RI Futsal League is additional to the Competitive and Academy fees. 


Contact our COMPETITIVE DIRECTOR for more info.  


Click the TRAINING CALENDAR for dates and times for Futsal training/matches.  



EQUIPMENT

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Players should bring a ball, cleats, shin guards, and plenty of water to all games & practices.  All players must wear proper shin guards to every practice and every game. Hard surfaces of shin guards must be covered with socks.  No jewelry (including *earrings), metal devices, or hazardous equipment may be worn. *Casts can be allowed if they are padded & the Referee approves them before the game. 


Each player should have a soccer ball of proper size. Soccer balls come in 3 different sizes: 3, 4, & 5. The ball size is shown on the ball. Also, look for a stamp that says either “official size & weight” or “FIFA Approved” · U-4, U-5, U-6 & U-8 use a size 3  · U-10 and U-12 use a size 4  · U14+ use a size 5.       


Referees check to make sure all rules are followed before each game.    

DEVELOPMENTAL PHILOSOPHY

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The EWGYSA Developmental Program philosophy is to provide players the opportunity to develop skills at an elevated level for the purpose of self-improvement while competing against other developmental programs at similar associations in the region.


 The EWGYSA developmental program is not result oriented and the 50% play-time rule applies to all players with strong emphasis on player participation at various positions. Our developmental program benefits EWGYSA and increases interest in the game of soccer. 


The Developmental program is for Under 8 and under 10 players.  

COMPETITIVE PHILOSOPHY

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EWGYSA Competitive Program philosophy is to bring together the most skilled players from within the program to compete against other competitive soccer programs offered through other similar associations in the region. 


The EWGYSA Competitive programs goal is to raise each player’s skill level and level of play as well as contribute to the success of the School Districts Athletic Program. The EWGYSA Competitive Soccer Program shall strive to assemble and train the strongest teams possible for each division to best represent the EWGYSA. 


The objective is not only to win, but provide each player with high quality training and the playing time necessary to improve.