WSC Sponsors: Thank You!

Words cannot express the appreciation we have for our sponsors! We have been incredibly lucky to have maintained the support of such wonderful members of our community throughout the past year. WSC Soccer is not possible without their generous contributions!

Thanks to our sponsors we are able to field 10+ teams and provide an opportunity for 250+ players each Summer to engage in the sport we all love.

From the players, parents, coaches, board members, and Westmount Soccer community; we Thank You for your continued support and we will make you proud this 2021 Season!

Special Thanks to our overall sponsor: Bitumar


Special Thanks to our Jersey Sponsors: Standpro, CIBC Jim Wilson, Metro Logistics & Korne Ortho


Special Thanks to our Web Sponsors: Meldrum & Bob Johnson!

Westmount Soccer Club New Logo!

It is with great honour that we unveil the new Westmount Soccer Club logo. Our new crest will make its debut Summer 2021 and we cannot wait for the season that comes with it.

We would like to thank all members of our Westmount Soccer community that participated in our Logo challenge. We had twenty (20) wonderful submissions, all of them were creative and great options to choose from; it made the final voting very difficult! However, only one could be chosen; drumroll please!

Congratulations to Emel! Emel’s family was highly involved in Westmount Soccer Club, her boys played with us, and her son Deniz played from 2018 – 2020 for the U11/U12/U13 teams. Emel was also a team manager for the U11 team and very involved in the Organization as an active parent volunteer. Emel’s family has relocated to Ankara, Turkey, for the next few years and will be greatly missed! We wish you all well and we cannot wait to see you and your wonderful family upon your return! Thank You again for your Logo submission and lasting impact on Westmount Soccer Club! Congratulations!

We would also like to thank our graphic designer for her efforts in bringing our logo to life! You can take a look at Jodie Hebert’s work online here!

And now, without further delay, we would like to present to you our new Westmount Soccer Club logo:

WSC – Annual General Meeting

Dear Parents, Players & Referees,

Please join your Westmount Soccer Club Board for our Annual General Meeting! We encourage as many people as possible to join the AGM; not only is it important to understand how the Club functions but it is also a safe forum for feedback and community contribution! We will also be revealing our new logo! 

Details below:

Date: January 13, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: Zoom – https://fnraec.zoom.us/j/99509056020

Meeting ID: 995 0905 6020

You can join by clicking the link and participating via web browser; downloading the app and participating via the app (using link or meeting ID); or by calling in (+1 438 809 7799) and using the Meeting ID number to join! You can also see a “how-to” here!

Agenda:

  1. Approve Minutes from last 2020 AGM (here)
  2. Introduce Tech Director, Coaches & Board of Directions (BOD) members
  3. 2020 Reports:
    1. 2020 Statistics 
    2. 2020 Highlights
    3. 2020 Financials
    4. 2020 Satisfaction Survey Results
  4. 2021 Updates:
    1. New License Classification Program + Club Development Center (U8 to U12)
    2. Priorities
    3. 2021 Team Formation
  5. New Logo contest & Results
  6. Question & Answer period
  7. Adjournment

See you there!

Your WSC Team

2021 Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2021 season is now open. After a very special 2020 season that started late with some restrictions, we have our fingers crossed that 2021 will be a more normal season.

Although the planned start of the season in early May seems a long way away. we will need to decide the teams we will enter in January. This is based on the level of registration in each age group, so registering early is the best way to make sure we have a team for you.

Players born in 1995-2015 are welcome to register.

Players who played for WSC in the 2020 season can use our express easy registration form. We already have all of your details. This also includes a short confidential survey on the 2020 season. New players should use the our new player form which collects all of your details.

Please contact us at info@westmountsoccer.org if you have any questions.

2020 Season Early Completion

Dear WSC Family,

 Thank you for your tremendous support this summer.

 Soccer Québec has officially cancelled the rest of this special season so that all families and regions may focus on health and safety.

 We are so proud of the accomplishments of our teams and the progress they have made.  We would particularly like to thank our  amazing group of dedicated coaches for their work overcoming the 2020 challenges to make the season such a success for our players.  Our team managers, refs and volunteers worked tirelessly.

 As we move into a red zone, we encourage everyone to remember the positive moments and memories of the summer and look forward to the next time we can get together on the pitch.

 We are already thinking about 2021:  You can re-register now for 2021 and complete an optional short confidential survey at https://westmountsoccer.org/registration-2021/re-registration-for-2020-players/

 Wishing you and your loved ones continued health and safety.

 Your WSC Board

COVID-19 : Mise à jour du 29 septembre 2020

 

Support Your Club – Merch Sale

It is getting chilly for those practices and games, so there has never been a better time to wear a WSC hoodie.  Carry your ball , cleats and shin guards in the stylish and practical Adidas club backpack.

2020 has been a challenging financial year but our players have had an amazing season, so help support your club!

Visit our webstore or click on the combo packages to reserve while stocks last.

 

Sid Soccer: Session #2!

OUR DREAMS CAME TRUE and Sid has created a second video!

Sid is continuing his sessions online for improving your ball control. For the structure of the sessions (water breaks, timing, etc.) please refer to his first amazing video here.

For moves #11 through to #20, please go to his new video

here!

Some of you may wonder “what’s the point of doing this?” The answer is simple: Why not? Summer 2020 is a unique summer and COVID-19 cannot take away your passion for something you love; it’s not just about improving your ball control, it is about doing what you can to find that happy place: a green space with a soccer ball at your feet.

Tag us in your posts if you do the training sessions! And coaches, are you also keeping your skills fresh?

Stay Safe!

Your WSC Team

 

 

 

 

Sid Soccer: Improve your ball control!

Are we lucky or what? Our absolutely amazing Technical Director, Sid, created a fantastic video on a 10 minute training session working on ball control. It incorporates everything from a warm-up to drills to dynamic stretching, to even providing some alternate solutions for our younger kids (i.e. using your hands to maximize touches on the ball with your feet).

All you need is a soccer ball, 4 cones (or anything that can act like one), and a small space inside or outside. Sid explains what needs to be done on the screen and has provided a wonderful soundtrack to keep the focus as well.

The only thing we are worried about is that at the end of the video, Sid may have broken his camera – is the camera OK Sid? If not, we will buy you a new one because we can’t wait for video #2 (no pressure)!

Thank You Sid for making this video and we hope everyone enjoys it!

 

Sid juggling a soccer ball

2019 Season Recap | 2020 Westmount Field of Dreams

As the first snowfall has reminded us, yet again, that we need to put on our winter tires before the deadline every year, it also leaves us reminiscing of warmer days and reliving our epic summer days. So, as you prepare to shovel your driveway, wait for the winter tires to be put onto your car, or cozy up on your living room couch with a hot cup of coffee, come on a Summer 2019 throwback with us.

Every season starts the same way, with the exciting return to the soccer field at soccer tryouts. Thanks to CIBC Wood Gundy’s Jim Wilson for sponsoring our tryout sessions. As players came and went with every session, coaches made decisions, parents waited patiently, board members worked tirelessly, and Sid (with the help of all of the coaches) put together our 2019 Westmount Soccer Club Teams.

As the final registrations rolled in and the teams were solidified, our board got to work on ordering our Summer gear (available for purchase here). A huge Thank You to Café Gentile, Bitumar, Poros Shipping, Standard, and Metro Canada Logistics for being our kit sponsors. Our uniform is our armour, our uniform is what our players wear with pride every day; Thank You for letting them rock their black, maroon, and white all summer long!

Since many of you were only parents to one or two kids, here is a list of all the WSC teams we had this past summer:

  • U8 Developmental Team (Co-ed)
  • U9 Westmount City (Boys)
  • U9 Westmount United (Boys)
  • U10 Westmount Club (Boys)
  • U11 Westmount Club (Boys)
  • U11 Westmount Club (Girls)
  • U12 Div. 1 Westmount Club (Boys)
  • U13 A Westmount Club (Girls)
  • U14 A Westmount Club (Boys)
  • U16 A Westmount Club (Boys)
  • U17 AA Westmount Club (Boys)
  • U24 A Westmount Club (Boys)

As much as we would love to indulge in every moment of every team, let’s talk about a few summer highlights:

Firstly, let’s recognize the commitment and effort that went into building our U8 Developmental team. Every club needs to have a focus on developing the skills of our youngest players to ensure their success on the field as an older player. Not only were they lucky enough to have Coach Sid as their full time coach, but they got guest coach appearances from Coach Reza, Miranda, Robert, Marwan, and so on. It is the commitment from the various coaches in putting in the effort and time to build the foundation needed in order to play fun, safe, and quality soccer.

Our season started off strong, with our U9 Boys winning their opener 3-2 on May 5th and our AA U17 Team winning their Mother’s Day game opener on May 12th 3-2 versus Dollard; we were starting off the season right. However, do not think we let our summer opener wins get to our headS, because the beginning of the season is bittersweet for coaches. If you are a coach with a team that is winning at the beginning, you need to work that much harder to convince your team that they still need to work on A LOT of different skills. If you are a coach with a team that is having a slower start to the season, you need to work that much harder to convince your team that the skill is there and they are able to harness it. A constant balance of skill and ego all summer long.

As our season began to pick up steam into June and July, the U11 Girls team celebrated their first win on July 8th on the Junior home field, while our U13 Girls team celebrated a 5-2 win vs. Dorval on the neighbouring Westmount main field. It was an epic night for Westmount Soccer Club’s female soccer teams, not one that will be soon forgotten. If you are interested in reading about those highlights, check out the article here.

Wins are not the only highlights of our summer, from our loses we also learned lessons and gained humility. A game lost is not a game poorly played, in fact, some of the best soccer is the one in which the outcome cannot be foretold. The nail bitters, the sit on the edge of your seat, the almost goals, the epic saves, the penalty shots, the hope, the journey, the disappointment…the rematch. Our U17 AA Boys team travelling to Gatineau to play in a match on July 7th only to lose 2-4, but were still standing tall and proud at the Cup Playoff game vs. Lasalle on September 14th – not letting a loss blur their vision, the end goal, the mountain top.

Throughout all of this, we were also raffling tickets to go see the Canadian sweetheart himself, Shawn Mendes, in concert on August 21. Thank You to our sponsors at Evenko for providing us with four of the best tickets in the house for our raffle winners; not only did this raffle spread awareness of our club and help raise funds for our teams, but it got the entire community involved in engaging with WSC. Hey Shawn, want to come watch one of our games next season?  

Additionally, Thank You to Robert Johnson and Pharamaprix for sponsoring the club throughout the 2019 Summer season – without all of our sponsors, there is no soccer club, and that would just be devastating!

The end of a season brings with it the gut wrenching sadness of a team having spent every day together, and now having to go their separate ways. Each team member knowing that the next time they see one another it won’t be the same. It is the definition of bittersweet, of sweet departure, a beautiful tragedy, if you will. They will all be one year older, one year wiser, the team slightly different, but ready to move forward and make new Summer memories.

SPOILER: U13 AA Boys team is also playing Winter Soccer, being our first team ever to achieve this! Full Article and details to come in Winter Newsletter, stay tuned!

So, as you sit starring out the window at the first snowfall of our Fall season, hoping to unite on an organic, artificial, eco-friendly turf field (details here to SIGN OUR PETITION to press Westmount City Council for the implementation of our #WestmountFieldOfDreams), in late March, early April. Be reminded of the wonderful memories Summer 2019 brought and look forward to the exhilarating potential of Summer 2020.

2020 Registration is Open Here.