League & Complex Contacts:
What is the address of the complex and league?
The Wichita Regional Soccer Association (WRSA) will be a KSYSA and USYSA sanctioned league operated at the Stryker Sports Complex. The address of the complex and the league is 2999 N Greenwich Rd, Wichita, KS 67226.
How can I contact the WRSA office?
You can reach the office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to you normally in 24 hours. You can also reach the office by phone at 316-260-1060. During registration, call volume is higher with longer response time. Best to reach us via email as we are able to respond during free time.
What are the office hours of the WRSA league office (beginning February 2019)?
Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday – Friday by appointment
Appointments may be requested outside of these hours by emailing the WSRA Office at email@example.com.
Stryker and WRSA Office will be closed selected national holidays so please check ahead before heading out.
How can I contact the Stryker Sports Complex?
You can reach the Stryker Sports Complex by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to you normally within 24 hours. The complex phone number is 316-260-1060.
What are the hours of the Stryker Sports Complex?
Stryker hours will be 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday to Friday if fields are rented. Weekend hours will vary based on the youth league and events scheduled. If no rentals, complex will close 15 minutes after the last rental.
Game Information for WRSA Youth Soccer League
Where are the league games played?
All WRSA games will be played at the Stryker Sports Complex, located at 2999 N Greenwich Rd. in Wichita, KS.
What times are games held?
The league schedules games starting at 8:00am on Saturdays and Sundays. Friday night games begin at 6 pm based on team requests on the conflict form. Games may be scheduled as late as 9:00 pm start time. Please check with your coach and your team schedule.
How many games will we play each season?
The league will schedule each team 8 games per season for outdoor leagues. Indoor league games will be determined based on the number of teams and field availability of the Indoor field.
New Player Registration
What is required to get signed up?
Players will register with their team/club. Players will be asked to complete a registration and medical release. Players new to WRSA will be required to provide proof of birth.
How do I register with WRSA?
Wichita Regional Soccer Association (WRSA) hosts recreational and competitive soccer leagues throughout the year. Teams register with our league through the online registration process on or before the deadlines set for each season. Individual players register with teams/clubs through the team/club registration process.
How can I get my child on a team?
WRSA always has coaches and teams looking for players. Contact the league office for team information. The WSRA divides players into recreational and competitive teams by age: U5 to U8 players are recreational and U9 to U19 competitive. Click here for the Birth Year matrix to help find the correct age for your child.
If your child is in the U5-U8 age range, click here to see a list of teams looking for players.
If your child is in the U9 through U19 age range, tryouts held for the teams. This is often attending a practice for a coach to see your child’s skills.
Where do I take my paperwork? Can I register online?
First thing is to find a team. Once you have found a team that works for your child, the team will help you register. There are several options to register depending on the club or team. Some of the clubs have online registration. Some of the clubs or teams will register using the WRSA online application found on our website.
Do I have to have my child’s birth certificate?
Proof of birth is required to be seen by the WRSA League office when your player registers for the first time. Proof of birth can be a birth certificate, passport or driver’s license. The identification is required to be issued from a federal or state government. Immunization records, hospital birth letters or baptismal certificates do not qualify.
I lost my child’s birth certificate; do I still need it?
Yes, you still need a birth certificate but it is easy to obtain a copy. Follow this link to request a birth certificate from the State of Kansas: http://www.kdheks.gov/vital/birth_howto.html
Please make sure you are on the Kansas Department of Health website. One copy of a birth certificate should only cost you $15. There are websites that will charge more – up to $60 so be careful when ordering.
Failure to supply a birth certificate before the start of our league session will result in your child being unable to continue play in our league.
What group would my child be in?
Players are placed in age divisions according to their date of birth. See Birth Year Matrix to identify division.
What are the typical practice times and locations?
Each team determines the location, frequency and time of practice. Ask these questions to the team contact when you attend the tryout for a club or team.
Who will be the coach of the team?
As the parent, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the coach and/or team by phone or in person at the practice to determine the best team for your child. This discussion should always be before any player agreement is signed or fees paid.
How much does it cost to play soccer at WRSA?
WRSA will have team fees which include any player fees except for the direct pass-through fees to KSYSA which include $14.25 per player competitive or $8.25 recreational State fee and $20 background check for coaches. Click here for the link to the WRSA fees for the upcoming season.
What does the cost to play cover?
Competitive Players: The cost per player is determined by each team or club. Many factors go into a team per player cost: league fees, state registration fees, uniform costs, training facilities, tournament fees, etc. Some teams are fortunate to secure a sponsor to offset costs. Ask the coach or team manager about costs.
Recreational Players: The league charges a team fee per season plus an annual state registration fee of $8.25. The fee includes one uniform kit (jersey, shorts, socks) per seasonal year. The team may have additional costs. Again, ask the coach or team manager.
Remember, the league fees include applicable sales tax to the posted fees on the flyer, we don’t want that to be a surprise to you.
Why does WRSA and Stryker charge sales tax?
Sales tax is required by the State of Kansas when a for-profit entity is selling a service or product. Wichita Sports Form LLC is the parent company of Stryker Sports Complex and WRSA League and is a for-profit entity. Sales tax is not required on any direct fees paid to a non-profit entity classified as 501(c)3 such as KSYSA so the $14.25 comp/$8.25 rec per player fee and $20 background check fee is not subject to sales tax.
Are there any exceptions to this sales tax payment?
Yes, if your team and/or club provides a tax exemption letter from the State of Kansas prior to or at time of payment. The letter must be on file with Stryker and/or WRSA. For the tax exemption letter to apply, the league fees must be paid for by the tax-exempt entity (club/team). For example, if a check is used as payment, it must be a check of the tax-exempt entity, not a personal check from the person registering the team/player. Therefore, if the coach pays with a club check or credit card, the payment is tax exempt. If a parent or coach pays with their personal check, credit card or cash, the payment would be taxable even if the player is on a tax-exempt team/club.
Will WRSA allow guest players play in the league?
Yes, guest players will be allowed in the league up to 3 per league game not to exceed the maximum roster for the division. Guest player permit and guest’s primary player card will be required to be submitted at time of check-in for each guest player. Rules for these guest players will be posted to the website.
Can my child play on more than one team?
Always discuss this option with your child’s coach first. Players may multi-roster (play on a second team). This also applies to guest players. Playing for a second team requires approval of the primary team head coach and a multiple roster request found online.
Cancelled or Rescheduled Games
How do I find out if games are cancelled due to weather or any other reason?
WRSA uses a mobile app called Rainedout.com in the event games are delayed or cancelled due to weather. This is a free service that will directly text you all league and facility updates (standard text rates may apply). WRSA will also post updates on their social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter) for your convenience.
The easiest way to sign up is to text “WRSA1” to 84483 and you will be automatically placed on our list to be notified of any delays or cancellations.
When are tryouts held?
Tryouts are held for competitive teams during the Free Agency Period as defined by Kansas Youth Soccer Association. The free agency period for ages U10 and younger will begin the first Friday in June after the completion of the State Cup tournament. The free agency period for ages U11 and older will begin the first Saturday in June after the completion of the State Cup tournament. Free agency period ends July 15th.
Are tryouts held for recreational teams?
No, tryouts are not held for recreational teams. Recreational teams are defined as teams U8 and younger. Parents may learn about recreational teams through the U5-U8 Teams Looking For Players under the Parents page.