Washington Local Soccer Club (WLSC) is a co-ed recreational soccer league based in Toledo, Ohio. We have five divisions of play for players ranging in age from 3-14. All of our league games are played on the fields adjacent to Shoreland Elementary School.

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On May 7, 2016 we will be kicking off our 18th year of recreational soccer. Our club was founded in 1996 as a competitive (travel) soccer organization. At that time, all home games were played at Erme Field.

Just a few years later (1999) the recreational division was added, as interest in the program grew. The travel division was renamed Glass City Soccer, while the recreational program continued under the WLSC name. 

We are a volunteer operated program, primarily serving the children of Washington Local Schools, West Toledo, Point Place and Erie, Michigan. Our focus is on helping children learn the fundamentals of soccer in a positive, encouraging environment.

Our season consists of six league games every Spring and Fall. The Spring season typically runs from the first Saturday in May until the 2nd Saturday in June. In the Fall, we begin the Saturday after Labor Day and go through mid-October.

An Educational Experience in a Tournament Atmosphere

Our top priority is to provide all of our players with a fun, safe and educational environment to learn soccer. We accomplish this by helping our coaches with practice ideas, getting feedback from parents and ensuring our referees have been trained prior to each season.

We expect to have between 7-9 fields all playing at the same time in 2016. In that sense, our facility has a tournament-like atmosphere every Saturday.

Our Club Continues to Grow

In recent years, we have seen considerable growth as soccer continues to gain popularity in the United States. In 2014 and 2015, we had over 500 participants in the Spring, and over 400 in the Fall. Prior to those two years, we usually averaged around 400 players in the Spring and 275 in the Fall.

As you can imagine, with this many players it takes many volunteers to make this league successful each year. For just one season, WLSC has the need for the following:
    • Over 70 volunteer coaches
    • Between 10-15 referees
    • 36-40 concessions volunteers
    When registering your child this season, please consider becoming either a volunteer coach (we understand it's not for everyone) or a concessions volunteer (just 40 volunteers at 1 hour each is all we need).

    Thank You for considering Washington Local Soccer today.

    We look forward to working with you and your child/children to help them improve their soccer skills in 2016. Read below for some additional information about our club.

    • We are not directly affiliated with the Washington Local School District, which means all children are welcome to participate, regardless of where they live or attend school.

    • We do not charge an out-of-district fee for children outside of the Washington Local School District or surrounding neighborhoods.

    • We do our very best to make the teams as evenly matched as possible each season.  A lot of time and effort goes into registering players and assigning teams so that each participant has a high quality experience.

    • Game lengths vary based on the age of the players.  Our U-5 teams play 32 minute games, while our U-14 teams play 50 minute games. All games are played between 9 AM - 1 PM on Saturday mornings.

    • We have a concession stand on-site every Saturday morning. We sell snacks, drinks, and WLSC Spiritwear. All of the profits go directly back into the club. You'll also be able to get general information about WLSC from our volunteers here.

    • We partner with Glass City Soccer to help your child advance to the next level.  If your child shows signs of wanting to play beyond the recreational level, we can put you in touch with their coaching staff and move you toward the process of playing travel soccer.