BWSA Fall Rec Registration Now Open

Fall registration for Big Walnut Soccer Association recreational soccer is now open.  

Please note the following dates:

Rec PreK through Grades 6 - $125   On time registration closes July 6th.  After this date, a $20 late fee will be applied to all registrations.

Middle School Soccer - $150 On time registration closes June 30th due to deadlines to apply to the Middle School Soccer League.  After this date, a $20 late fee will be applied to all registrations.

All registrations close on July 17th.  

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Freedom SC & BWSA Attacking Skills Soccer Camp

Accepting Birth Years 2011-2016 Registration closes June 30th!

Freedom SC & BWSA Attacking Skills Soccer Camp

Freedom SC & BWSA Attacking Skills Soccer Camp 

Who:  Boys and Girls Ages: Birth Years 2011-2016
Experience: Recreational and Competitive Level Players
Camp Director: Ian Peña
Camp Dates: June 21st - June 24th
Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Cost: $75.00 - Tshirt included
Camp Location: Souders Elementary School, 4121 Miller Paul Rd, Galena, OH

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Camp Focus:
-    Small group attacking - Exercises and games that improve creativity with the ball in 2v2 and 3v3 situations
-    Finishing - Exercises and games that improve technique and encourage instinctive scoring when around the goal

Register Now at   Registration closes June 13th

Freedom Soccer Club 2023-2024 Info

"Is your son, daughter or team interested in taking the step to the next level?

Freedom Soccer Club tryouts will begin 22nd of May 2023. 

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Freedom U15 team for “trapped 8TH graders”
U15 players in 8th grade(fall 2023), considered to be “trapped eighth graders” interested in playing club soccer in the fall must try out for our fall team. After the fall season “trapped” players are able to rejoin U15 teams.


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.