Coaches Clinic for our Volunteer Coaches

Register on our website by 5 pm, August 12th

The Ohio Soccer Association(OSA) will be conducting a clinic for the BWSA parent coaches on Saturday August 27th, 6pm at Souders Elementary soccer fields in Galena. The clinic is free for all BWSA parent coaches. 

The clinician, Tom Turner PhD, a former U.S. Soccer U23 Women's National Team assistant coach, was also the Technical Director of Ohio North Youth Soccer Association and is currently OSA's Director of Membership Growth and Development. Dr Turner has also served in various capacities within the US Youth Olympic Development Program(ODP).

Be sure to register as a volunteer in the Coaches Clinic event by August 12th

Fall Season Openings

Coaches Meeting: (For Coaches Only)  Sunday, August 21st; 3 PM, Sunbury UM Church
Parents will hear from their coach after this meeting.

(Updated 08/08)

Open spots in the following age groups:

Coed: Middle School  

Boys:  Grades 1-2, 3-4 

Girls:  Kindergarten 

BWSA Fall Wait List Registration

Questions - Email

Waitlist Registrants:

Select positions available - Open spots in the following age groups:

Coed: Middle School; Boys: Grades 1-2, 3-4; Girls: Kindergarten

If no position is currently available, you will be added to a waitlist.

Please Note:  If we cannot place your waitlisted child, we will refund your fee less $5 for the credit card charge we incur.


Recreational League: Players registering  will be placed on a team which are drawn randomly by grade and the leveled by experience.


Teams will be formed by grade levels and will be determined...

Freedom Soccer Club 2022-2023 Info

Are you interested in learning about the Freedom Soccer Club, our training methods, coaches, or the prospects of playing on a Freedom team for the 2022/23 year?  Freedom Soccer Club extends an invitation to girls and boys, 7 to 19 years of age for a supplemental tryout.

To schedule a supplemental tryout,  complete the tryout registration on our website ( or use the links below.  Someone will contact you to schedule a time.

Freedom U15...

Welcome to Big Walnut Soccer Association

Welcome to Big Walnut Soccer Association

'O Jogo Bonito' (Portuguese) phrase, meaning 'The Beautiful Game' was actually popularised by the Brazilian professional footballer Pelé. In 1977, he named his autobiography 'My Life and the Beautiful Game' and since then the phrase has entered the language as a description for what we call soccer.

Many of your questions can be answered in the following pages, but feel free to contact us if there is anything else you require.

The Big Walnut Soccer Association consists of a two part system to accommodate players from ages 4-14 in all levels of skill.

1) The recreational league, known as BWSA, is a non-profit recreational league for children ages 4-14 in the Big Walnut area and surrounding communities. We have divisions beginning in Pre-Kindergarten and going through Middle School.

The BWSA is a volunteer organization and we are constantly in need of parents of younger children to join as coaches and board members and grow with their children and the league.

The BWSA hosts two seasons each year. The Fall Season runs from mid-August through October with the application deadline in early July, while the Spring Season runs from mid-March through May with the application deadline in early February. Participants must both register and pay the appropriate fee for each season separately.

2) The Freedom Soccer Club is a professionally coached affiliate travel program. Teams participate in the Mid-Ohio Select Soccer League (MOSSL), Buckeye Premier League (BPL), Ohio South State League (OSSL), and in the Midwest Regional League (MRL).

For more information about the Select program, click here. Freedom has opportunities for ages 8-18.

Our Mission

The Big Walnut Soccer Association (BWSA) is dedicated to the education of soccer and good sportsmanship in a fun, community environment. Players are taught the value of hard work, perseverance, teamwork and respect. We strive to create a positive, energetic learning experience for children and parents as well.


Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. According to FIFA's most recent Big Count survey, there are 265 million players actively involved in soccer around the world, roughly about 4 percent of the world's population. At least 3.2 billion people watched some part of the 2014 World Cup, with 1 billion tuning in for the final live on television. In comparison, approximately 115 million people watched the 2016 Super Bowl.