The Devin O'Neill & Waker Boyd clinics are in full swing this spring. Mondays April 15, 22, 29 are for u11 through u13 boys and girls. Mondays May 5, 12, 19 are for ages 14 and up. The popular Monday night clinics are free to WUP players.
U13 Girls (coached by JR Reilly), U14 boys (coached by Terrence Leahy and Ryan Dunphy) and U14 girls (coached by Jenny Maurer) all won their state cup round robin matches last week, joining 8 other teams (Boys U13 - U10 and Girls U13, 14, 16 & 17) in the Round Robin.
The U16 Boys Red team (coached by Mark Haynes) claimed 1st place in their Northeast League division, with a 5-0-1 record.
Contgraulations to the u16 boys red coached by Mark Haynes for their 5-0 start in Regional League play after two 3-0 victories this weekend.
At the NEFC Tournament four teams were finalists with three claiming championships: the boys’ u11 red team coached by Andrew Serafino, u14 red team coached by Terrence Leahy and Ryan Dunphy, and u15 white team coached by Jay WillisRead More
WUP boys teams played in the GPS MarchMadness Premier Tournament and the Scorpion Bowl last weekend.
Mark Haynes’u16 Red team topped their bracket in the GPS March Madness tournament convincingly winning all three of their matches while Frank Montagna’s and Nick Bone’s u12 pool teams reached the finals of the ScorpionBowl where the Red team prevailed in a spirited match. Congratulations boys!
The spring soccer season kicked off this past weekend as a number of our girls’ teams headed to the Scorpion Bowl where despite the cold weather and frozen fields they were able to play competitive matches.
Congratulations to our U14 girls white team coached by Jason Carrington and Jeff Coelho who captured their Scorpion Bowl bracket.Read More
Super 20 Girls Tryouts
Saturday April 19th
9 - 10:30 am
Lustiano Stadium Ludlow
Holyoke Elks Club
Summer campsVisit the Pioneers Website to learn about summer camps. Great WUP discounts available!
Ask the Referee
Ask the Referee #5
Situation:The blue goal keeper is taking a goal kick. Before the ball leaves the penalty area, a red player enters the penalty area to intercept the ball and is violently pushed to the ground by another blue player. You stop play and show the red card to this blue player and restart with a penalty kick to the red team.
Is issuing a red card and awarding a penalty kick the correct call?
Ask the Referee #4
Situation:Team A is setting up for a free kick. A defender goes to kick the ball, but he realizes that his kick isn't very powerful. He turns around and passes back to the goalkeeper. The goalkeeper, caught off guard is unable to save the ball as it rolls into the goal. What's the call?
- No goal; a goal kick is taken
- An own goal. Time for a kick-off!
- No goal. A corner kick is taken
- No goal; a dropped ball is given
Ask the Referee #3
Theres a corner kick for team A. Team B's keeper makes the save and in doing so gets tangled up with a player from team A. After the two players seperate, Team B's keeper distributes the ball down field. While the ball is now clearly down field and in team A's penalty area Team B's keeper punches team A's attacking player in the head. What would the restart be?.
- Immediately stop play and award and indirect free kick from where the ball is for team B and eject the keeper for violent conduct.
- Let play continue until the next stoppage and then eject the keeper for violent conduct.
- Immediately stop play, award a indirect free kick from the spot where the keeper struck the player from team B and caution the keeper.
- Immediately stop play, award a penalty kick and eject the keeper for violent conduct
Ask the Referee #2
An offensive player dribbles away from their opponents’ goal trying to create space for a shot. The offensive player is fouled outside the box but the ball was clearly on the 18 yard line.
The player was going away from the goal, they were fouled outside the box but the ball was clearly on the top of the 18 yard line.
What are the restart and caution/red card?
- A direct kick from the top of the box and red card to the defender for denying a goal scoring opportunity.
- A direct kick from the top of the box and caution to the defender for a reckless challenge.
- A penalty kick from the spot and caution to the defender for a reckless challenge.
- A penalty kick from the spot and a red card to the defender for denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Ask the Referee #1
Situation:A goal has been scored. Before the kickoff, the referee finds that the scoring team had more than 11 players on the field at the time the goal was scored. What is the appropriate action to be taken?
What is the Answer?a) The goal shall be disallowed, the offending team player and coached shall be cautioned and the game restarted with a goal kick.
b) The goal shall be disallowed, the game restarted by kicking off again. The extra player is sent off the field with a caution.
c) The goal is allowed as it is the coaches of both teams’ responsibilities to police the number of players on the field. The opponent’s coach failed to live up to his responsibility.
d) The goal is allowed but the extra player is red carded and the offending team must play the rest of the match with ten players.
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