July 26, 2020: As of now, both leagues that the PWSC participates in, the Long Island Junior Soccer League and New York Club Soccer League, are planning to proceed with the Fall 2020 season, albeit with a slightly delayed start. The PWSC is forming teams (without formal tryouts) primarily based on teams from last year, although we welcome any and all new players interested in joining a travel team. Please contact our Director of Coaching, Gerneil "Jigsy" Lorne at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss available options for new players.
Our primary goal for this season, first and foremost, is to provide a safe and fun soccer experience for our travel soccer players. After the lost spring season, and lack of summer camps for many, we understand players are anxious to get back to soccer, working out with their teammates and coaches, and again competing in a league format.
We will follow local and national guidelines from both governmental authorities as well as soccer sanctioning bodies.
At this time, we do need all interested players to register in order to guarantee roster spots, confirm we have enough players to enter teams in leagues, and to process player passes - there's a small upfront fee to register, with the option of paying the annual fees via installments. Should the situation change, the club will adjust accordingly, as we did last spring, so we hope you are confident that we will do the right thing for our families - it's the benefit of being a nonprofit organization - we are simply here to serve our community, with minimal overhead.
June 15, 2020 Update:
The Port Washington Soccer Club is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Memorial Scholarship Awards, including the new Pierce Slutzky Memorial Scholarship.
April 25, 2020 Update:
When we put our Spring 2020 season on hold in mid-March, we had high hopes of restarting our programs once the Coronavirus crisis dissipated. As of today, US Soccer sanctioned activities remain suspended through April 30, and New York State remains under a stay-at-home order through at least May 15. Given the standard timeline for these programs and the continued uncertain outlook, the Board of Directors of the Port Washington Soccer Club has regrettably determined that it is best to cancel the Spring 2020 season.
As a result of this cancellation, we are going to offer our members that were registered for a Spring 2020 program (travel, intertown, intramural) two options:
(i) full refunds (including cancellation of remaining payments, if applicable) for the Spring 2020 season;
(ii) reduced refunds (including cancellation of remaining payments, if desired) with the option to donate all or a portion of the refund to our trainers who are in financial need due to the loss of their expected Spring 2020 season compensation.
We are calling this fundraising initiative PWSC Cares, and we are trying to raise at least $100K to help these families in this difficult time. Please click here for more details about the refunds and PWSC Cares program.
March 12, 2020 Announcement:
In light of the ongoing local/national/global issues with respect to Coronavirus, the Board of Directors of the Port Washington Soccer Club has determined that, effective immediately, all club-related activities (practices, games, etc.) will be suspended temporarily, pending further notice. As with the rest of our community, we will continue to actively monitor and assess this situation and will make further determinations and announcements as needed. In the meantime, we send our best wishes to the entire community, and please stay safe.