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Our fundamental goal today continues to be to encourage broad
participation in the great game of soccer. Soccer is
a fun sport that has much to offer kids - physical activity,
camaraderie and competition. At the same time it teaches
important life lessons like the value of team play, commitment,
hard work and good sportsmanship. We are working to
extend the opportunity to play competitive soccer to different
parts of our community.
We strive to provide the coaching and competition
our kids need to become the best players they can be.
We are also working to help our coaches improve their skills
through coaching clinics and support for advanced coaching
licenses. We have developed a successful summer
soccer camp between the summer and fall seasons. Our
winter indoor program gives kids the opportunity to improve
their skill the year round.
Most importantly, Westside believes in the
idea of good sportsmanship and fair play. Sport can
be a means of community bridge-building. That handshake
at the end of the game is a big deal. It would be terrific
if both sets of parents walked across the field and did the
Our club has always been run by volunteers.
It is constantly renewing itself as some kids pass through
the program and others begin. The continued success
of the club depends on parents who recognize its value and
offer some of their time to make it work. Please step
forward and lend a hand - your kids and community will thank