West Des Moines Soccer Club has changed our registration system and ended our contract with Stack Sports. Iowa Soccer Association has announced a partnership with a new system called Demosphere, a fully integrated sporting management platform to support its 40,000 members across the state.
What this means to new members:
Returning Members Setup Instructions
As you prepare to register your child for the Fall Recreational season, we encourage families to go ahead and get those items in line so you will be able to register in a timely manner.
WDMSC Registration is open for the Fall 2020 Season!
Registration for Fall 2020 Season is Open Now! Sign up HERE now! (http://register.wdmsc.org)
The Early Bird Discount for Recreational soccer will be closed before you know it. You can get $25 off by signing up by June 24th. After that, the price automatically goes up, and there are NO exceptions or discounts.
Finally, to ensure you receive our outgoing communication, please add the following the emails to your address/contacts:
Thanks for being a WDMSC member!
WDMSC Board of Directors and Staff
Hello WDMSC Rec and Academy Families
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy. As stated in our previous email, the Iowa Soccer Association has officially ended the regular spring season but has left the door open for clubs to create a summer season. We understand that this may not fit the needs of your family. Please complete this SURVEY choosing to play in the proposed summer season, refund, or donate. A survey will need to be completed for each player in a family. Responses must be provided no later than Friday, May 1, 2020
If you choose refund on the survey, we will start completing FULL REFUNDS immediately. We are also waiving the $10 admin fee. Thank you for being patient as we tried to work out possible playing solutions during the ever evolving pandemic. We hope the fall brings back normalcy and a return to the fields.
Another choice you can make is to donate all or a certain dollar amount of your fees to the Club. The Board believes it is in best interest of our players and families in these stressful times to reimburse the $10 admin fee and provide a FULL REFUND. We care about our families within the club and appreciate your membership! While the canceling of the season was a necessary decision, just like many businesses, it will have future impacts on the Club's finances and programming. Much of the admin work for the spring had already been done. Our largest expense is fields which continue to need to be maintained whether we play or not. Any donation amount to the club would be greatly appreciated!
SUMMER 2020 SEASON INFO
Summer Season Viability
The Summer 2020 season shall not be considered viable for any of the following reasons. FULL REFUNDS will be issued if:
Academy and Rec 9U-15U- All teams will play in six games over three weekends of play. Both Academy and Rec 9U-15U will play teams from Iowa Rush, Vision Soccer Academy (VSA) and Johnston Urbandale Soccer Club (JUSC). Additionally, Academy teams will also play two games as part of the Sporting Iowa Premier Games.
Rec 5U-8U- Teams will play other WDMSC and Norwalk teams similar to other seasons.
5U-8U, Academy, Rec 9U-12U games will be played in the same format as a normal season. However, 13U-15U will be small sided with smaller roster and field sizes.
Academy and Rec 9U-15U
Academy and Rec 9U-15U- will be based on a schedule developed in partnership with the other participating clubs.
Rec 5U-8U- games will be played Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons (starting at 1 PM). 5U-8U Each team will play one game per day.
Detailed schedules shall be provided no later than Friday, May 22, 2020.
Academy and Rec 9U-15U- Two games a weekend will be played at WDMSC, VSA, JUSC, or Rush complexes
Rec 5U-8U- Games will be played at Raccoon River and possibly the new Sporting Iowa Field House!
No teams shall train prior to Monday, June 1, 2020.
5U-15U Rec team coaches may hold practice Monday June 1st thru Friday June 26th.
Academy teams will train Monday June 1st - Friday July 10th. Academy Director Whitney Sharpe Lewis will release exact training dates later.
All recreational and academy teams have the option to form and register a team on their own for these known events:
Summer Season Fees adjustment
As the season is condensed, spanning fewer weeks and in most cases offering fewer games and training, the following refund adjustments will be made for those who choose to play in the Summer Season.
Age Group - Refund/ Discount
5U-6U - $10
7U-8U - $30
9U-10U Rec - $30
9U-10U Academy - $70
11U-12U - $40
13U-15U - $45
West Des Moines Soccer Club President
Hello Club Members!
As part of our commitment to the development of our players, we are going to roll out the TopTekkers Training App for each of our players. This app is used by English Premier League clubs such as Southampton FC, Sheffield United and Burnley FC for the technical development of their players.
Before you sign up to the app, please watch the following short Parent Video;
TopTekkers Parent Guide: How to set up your child's account and join their team
Each coach and parent will receive an onboarding email and please follow the instructions to complete your coach/parent account and your own child's account (please also check your spam) and the attached welcome pack. Please do not sign up to the app before receiving your verification email.
The TopTekkers app can be downloaded onto a phone or tablet from the Play Store/ App Store; TopTekkers.
Here are some videos guides for the app;
Introduction to TopTekkers
How to complete registration when your club have signed you up
How to coach isolated players remotely using TopTekkers
TopTekkers Parents Guide: Sheffield United Academy
TopTekkers Coach Guide: How to establish player connections on TopTekkers
TopTekkers Coach Guide: How to assign Individual & Team Development Plans
TopTekkers: How to coach isolated players remotely
TopTekkers for coaches: How to use the coaches portal
Once you have created your child’s account it will automatically be linked to your coach, and your coach can also set Individual Development Plans for each player. The players can also complete any challenges they like and submit their scores. We will also be creating leaderboards within our club!
Also you can follow the app on the following social media channels and if you record your child doing any of the technique challenges, add them to your social media account and add our club social media along with:
Any questions please let me know and I hope our players enjoy this technical training app!
Any onboarding issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy. As you are well aware, the coronavirus pandemic and State and National response to it is very fluid. As of today, the April 15th start to the season as dictated to us by Iowa Soccer Association has been pushed back to May 1st. They are working on different scheduling options based on this new start date. Thank you for your continued patience in this unprecedented situation. We will provide schedules and additional information once it has been shared with us.
In the meantime, we want to share information about the TopTekkers app that will be available to our membership. We hope it can be another outlet for players to get some touches and exercise while we wait for the season to begin.
As a club, we made the decision to invest in TopTekkers this spring. TopTekkers is a learning platform for players aged 5 - 14. Players can watch technique videos, try the challenges, unlock trophies and view training sent to them via the TopTekkers app. It will give players something to do on their own, provide a way for kids to remain physically active and connected to the game, and, hopefully, will help them maintain some sense of normalcy during this unprecedented time. Players will have access to this app through the end of July.
Below are introduction videos to the app:
As part of the roll out to our membership this week, an onboarding email will be sent to the primary contact on your child's account with the club. Please be sure to check spam folders for the email. Follow the instructions provided in that email to complete your parent account and your child's account. The TopTekker app is available at Google Play and the Apple Apps Store.
On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors, we truly appreciate your continued patience and understanding.
Brandon Hope | President
West Des Moines Soccer Club
As noted in our update this past Friday, we are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) situation. A lot has happened over the weekend that affect our plans for the spring season. Last night, Governor Kim Reynolds, in consultation with the Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC, is recommending that schools close for four weeks due to the occurrence of community spread in Iowa.
In response to this, we are taking the following actions:
While league and sanctioned tournaments are suspended until April 15th, we anticipate this date will be pushed back.
We truly appreciate your continued patience and understanding. More information will be provided in the coming days.
West Des Moines Soccer Club President