In conjunction with the New Jersey Wildcats, WWPSA is pleased to offer an opportunity for our alumni to return to our club to participate in summer U19, U20 and U23 teams. This program is geared toward providing college players, young adults, and youth players an opportunity to play at a high level during the Summer months (May, June and July).
In 2009, the NJ Wildcats will provide a home for a U20 and a U23 squad. The U20 team consists of players from the former WWPSA U18G Breakaways along with additional players who recently participated in the NJ Wildcats tryouts.
The WWPSA and the NJ Wildcats partnership serves two purposes:
- For WWPSA, the program closes the gap between our U18 youth teams and our older adult programs.
- For NJ Wildcats, the program provides a U19/ U20/ U23 feeder system toward their very successful W-League team.
We look forward to developing this program and opportunity in the future.
WWPSA was formed in 1979, and they have a mission to provide youth and adults the opportunity to play instructional and competitive soccer at the highest level commensurate with their ability, potential and interest. WWPSA is one of the largest soccer clubs in New Jersey offering a number of programs including Youth Recreational Soccer (1,500 players), Youth Travel Soccer (550 players on 40 teams plus 85 players in the Travel Development Academy), Adult Recreational Soccer (120 players) and Adult Competitive Soccer (80 players).
About New Jersey Wildcats
The New Jersey Wildcats played their debut season in the W-League in 1996 and has competed every season since. Under the guidance of then-head coach Charlie Naimo, the Wildcats compiled a 41-1 regular season record from 2004-06, winning regular season titles in 2004 and 2006 while taking the W-League championship in 2005. Following the 2005 season, the Wildcats were named the USL Franchise of the Year, and Naimo won the FieldTurf W-League Coach of the Year award in 2006.