Our league offers year round play.
Fall season kicks off early outdoor with Sunday morning 7 v 7 Recreational soccer. Late Fall begins the Golds' Gym indoor league offering small sided 6 v 6 soccer for A-O18 Open Competitive, B-O21 Semi-competitive, and C-O30 Recreational.
Spring season this year (2013) we will be offering Sunday afternoon soccer. Summer season games are played on weeknights at 6:30pm offering Open 11 v 11, Semi-competitive 7 v 7, and Recreational Soccer 7 v 7.
Outdoor games are generally held between three fields, Stringham Park, Wappingers Fields, and occasionally Tymor Park. See our Field Info page under the teams section of our website for more information.
Indoor games are played at The Net at Gold’s’ Gym http://golds-gym-poughkeepsie.ezleagues.ezfacility.com/default.aspx
Spring Season: April-June Summer Season: June-August
Fall Season: September-November
Fall/Winter Indoor: late October-early April
The number of teams varies from season to season. Winter and summer is our biggest time of year with teams increasing as high as 19 with three divisions this past year.
There is a Flat fee ($50.00) that is charged each season by the EHWSL. This fee is broken up to cover many expenses incurred by the league. Expenses such as field rental, first aid kits, flags, balls, and referee fees.
Each Fall, or new to the league players, will incur an additional $30.00 fee for the players pass and insurance through US Club that is required to play in the league.
The registration fee also includes a uniform shirt for every player.
The Indoor league is run together with Golds Gym, the fee per player is determined by Golds Gym usually between $65 (6 wk season)-$85(10 wk season)/season plus a players pass if applicable.
Outdoor Competitive/ Semi-competitive- 2- 45 min halves /5 min half-time. Beginner/Recreational games-2- 25 minute halves /5 min half-time. Indoor matches 2- 25 min halves/5 min half-time.
Some teams practice, some do not. The EHWSL is currently offering a women's skills class for any player regarless of skill level. We can challenge the seasoned players while breaking the game down to help beginners work on their skills.
Current sessions are being held at the Net at Golds Gym and will be offered outdoors. Keep an eye on our Home page for updated information.
Some teams have them, some do not. The decision is determined by each team's captains.
The minimum age to play in the EHWSL is 18. There is no maximum. We currently have players ranging in age from 18-50+!
Due to the style of soccer that small indoor fields create, we do have age minimums in all divisions. We do not have these minimums for outdoors.
No! We have players from all towns, counties, and even some from CT that come to play in the EHWSL.
Yes, all referees are professionally certified and assigned by an established referee assignor. EHWSL has it's own specific rules can be found under the teams section of our website. FIFA rules are also observed during play.
Players go to the home page of our website www.ehwsl.org and look for the current or upcoming registration link.
The link will take you to our online registration. You will need to create an account using your email (You email will receive periodic emails about what’s going on in our league). Some teams already have full rosters but most of the time teams have room. The league will place new players on a team that has room and if you have a friend or two we will do our best to keep you rostered with your friend.
If you're interested in forming a new team feel free to step up and become a captain. We can help you get started , you can add a whole team or we'll work with you to form a new team!
How do I get placed on the mailing lists so that I can receive information about tournaments and registration dates?
The same way that you go onto our website to register. Click on the link as if you are going to register and create an account using your email. You do not have to “check out” or pay unless you are actually registering and your email is automatically stored and added to the mass email list.
Why haven’t I received my player pass yet? I just registered and need a player pass.
If you haven’t received your player pass yet then you have not completed all of the steps below. Please email the league w/ subject: Player Pass to see what you still need to do.You cannot submit pass materials and expect to receive a pass the next day. Passes take 2-3 business days to process.
Do you offer tournament play?
Yes! The EHWSL both host our own annual tournaments as well as participates in tournaments with teams. We invite you to contact us if you are interested in playing in tournaments. There are several local tournaments but we also travel to tournaments.