The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) is proud to announce the kickoff of its 3rd season of the Mobile Mini Soccer Program! The Mobile Mini Soccer Program offers a free one-hour soccer session to children aged four to eight, at various locations in the inner-city throughout the summer. The sessions are structured to introduce children to the beautiful game by a certified coach coordinator and premier players from local youth district soccer clubs. The youth players not only help coordinate the activities, they are often regarded as role-models for the mini soccer players, a role they embrace.
Since 2013, the program has seen approximately 1,600 children participate, providing them the opportunity to get active and learn some new soccer skills. “We have built some momentum over the past two years and I know some of the kids are already talking and looking forward to this year’s program” said Carlo Bruneau, WYSA Executive Director. “By bringing the game to them, we’re hoping to give children an opportunity they might not otherwise have.”
The program is supported by the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association, Manitoba Soccer Association, and Tim Hortons in conjunction with WYSA’s five district soccer clubs. The program runs 6 PM – 7 PM, May 11 to June 11, Monday to Thursday, at Dufferin School, Brooklands School, Lord Selkirk School and Central Park respectively.
Starting Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10, you are invited to the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola at Polo Park Shopping Centre. On a coast-to-coast trip across Canada, the Trophy Tour will treat guests to several interactive and engaging elements, including a photo with the real FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy. Join us for this unforgettable event by reserving your complimentary tickets at coca-cola.ca/trophytour!
The entire seasonal schedule for all U9-U12 D-League, U13-U18 Recreational and U13-U18 Premier 1 & 2 divisions are now available in your team areas! Good luck and have fun this season!
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ is pleased to announce the release of a limited number of premium seats for the highly anticipated June 8th and 12th matches in Winnipeg featuring the USA.
Tickets will be available starting on Friday, April 24th at 10 am CST, and can be purchased by visiting FIFA.com/Canada2015. The newly released seats feature several hundred premium Category 1 and 2 seats.
Individual and group tickets are available for the June 15th and 16th matches, but to ensure you don’t miss out, order today via FIFA.com/Canada2015.
the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association is looking for a Coach Coordinator to run its 5 week Mobile Mini Soccer Program, May 11 - June 11! Click here for the complete job description! The application deadline is April 30, 2015.
One of Western Canada’s biggest summer soccer tournaments has a new name and a new cause! Known as the Children’s Hospital Tournament for the last 23 years, the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association is proud to announce the tournament has a new name and a new cause, to help players who can't afford to play the game! The contributions from subsidy programs that exist today are shrinking and while it was an extremely difficult decision, the WYSA Board of Directors felt it made sense for soccer to start supporting soccer! To read more about this, please click here!
Team registration for the 2015 Outdoor Season has now closed and we are in the process of compiling the registrations from each District to form our divisions and start the scheduling process! We hope to have the first 3 weeks of the schedule (April 24 - May 15) completed and posted online by April 8. The rest of the seasonal schedule will be available by April 24 so that we have some time to scrutinize and smooth out the schedule for each team and division. Looking for info on U9 - U12 LTPD, view our LTPD menu tab above for more resources!
The U9-U12 Recreational League season is administered by each individual district, so please contact them directly with questions pertaining to schedules and days of play. WYSA and the Districts will host the season ending Jamboree on July 4 & 5, 2015 at Grant Park Fields!
The U13-U18 Recreational League will kick-off on turf at the Waverley Soccer Complex on April 24, 2015.Grass field matches will begin on May 4, 2015 continue until June 26, 2015. All divisions will have 12-14 regular season matches. The Cambrian Challenge Cup (playoffs) will begin on August 31 (no matches September 4-7) with the Finals on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
U13/U15/U17 will typically play Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday*
U14/U16/U18 will typically play Monday, Wednesday and Friday*
Make up matches may be scheduled on off days of play.
The U9-U12 Developmental League will kick-off on May 4, 2015.and run to July 9. No matches will be scheduled between July 10 and August 2. The season will resume August 3 and run to September 13 - September 12/13 WYSA and the Districts will host the season ending Jamboree at Grant Park Fields!
Typically days of play*
U9s - Monday; U10s - Tuesday; U11s - Wednesday; U12s - Thursdays
Make up matches will be scheduled on Friday/Saturday
The U13-U18 Premier 1 & 2 League will kick-off on May 4, 2015 and run until September 19/20. Each division will have 14-16 total regular season matches. This year, we are trying a new format to the Cambrian Challenge Cup to put more emphasis on league standings - divisions of 7 or less, only the top 4 teams will make the CCC, and divisions of 8 or more only the top 6 teams make the CCC. This exact format will be explained on each divisions homepage. We are working very hard to have a consistent night of play for each Premier division thereby giving you only 1 match per week, however, it becomes extremely challenging when you mix in pooled teams, out-of-town teams, team travel, and of course referee/field availability. We will post the typical days of play for each division as the picture becomes clearer.
Please note there will be no WYSA League matches on the following dates:
June 3 - 7, 2015 - WYSA Outdoor Tournament (more details TBA soon!)
June 8, 12, 15, & 16 - FIFA Women's World Cup Match Dates
MSA Cup Match Days (age specific)
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of long weekends, but matches may be scheduled on the Monday night.
*Please note these are the typical days of play in which you can reasonably expect the majority of your matches to be scheduled. We make every effort to stick to them, but as there are a number of different factors which determine the outcomes of schedules, it’s not always possible.
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association would like to congratulate the following individuals being recognize at the Manitoba Soccer Association Annual Awqards Banquet this Saturday, March 28, 2015:
KENNEDY KIDD - OUTSTANDING YOUTH FEMALE PLAYER
JULIAN AVILA - OUTSTANDING YOUTH MALE PLAYER
MARKO KALIC - OUTSTANDING REFEREE
MARTINO VERGATA - OUTSTANDING COACH
MARK POTTER - OUTSTANDING YOUTH VOLUNTEER
The above individuals have all contributed to in different capacities to the growth and development of youth soccer in Winnipeg, and are all very deserving of the recognition! We are looking forward to celebrating with them this Saturday, March 28 at the MSA Awards Banquet! For more information regarding the Banquet, please click here.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the Manitoba Soccer Association are pleased to be announcing their first Player Identification Camp in Manitoba. Players will have an opportunity to train and showcase their talent in front of Whitecaps FC Academy Director and Pre-Residency Head Coach Bart Choufour. Click here for more info regarding dates, locations and registration!
The playoff schedules for the 2015 Cambrian Challenge Cup are now posted! To view your team's schedule please click here and select the CCC page for your age group under 2015 Outdoor Divisions.
Good luck to all teams!
WYSA will be running a season finale jamboree on July 4th & 5th for all U9-U12 recreational teams. The event will be held at Grant Park (at the corner of Taylor Ave and Nathaniel St). Each team will play two games, and we will have the schedule ready and posted by the end of the week.
U9 and U11 teams will play on Saturday July 4th
U10 and U12 teams will play on Sunday July 5th
We will also have activities for teams to participate in on-site between their games, with an opportunity to win prizes!
Please click here to find your schedule!
Please click here for a copy of the Grant Park field map!
Dear Soccer Community, there is a need for us to clarify that the MSA needs to GAUGE the interest of the community on a soccer specialty license plate before proceeding with the program. We have not yet formalize an application and the application is conditional on demonstrating that there is interest and support for this initiative.
As such, if you would be willing to purchase a license plate, once the process is completed, please complete the form and submit it. It is critical that we gauge the interest before proceeding to ensure that it would be a successful initiative.
To view the form please click here.
To read the full press release please click here.
Thank you to all of the players, coaches, referees, and volunteers who participated in this year's Boston Pizza Players Tournament and a special thank you to Boston Pizza for all of their support! With your help, we hope to raise 10,000 for our player subsidy fund from this year's tournament! An update of the total proceeds will be posted here and on the WYSA website by the end of the month.
Thanks again for your support and we hope to see you next year!
The process you need to be involved in is the Out Of Region Transfer. Individual players from outside the boundaries of WYSA must submit their requests to participate in WYSA’s Premier and Recreational programs to the Manitoba Soccer Association. Once approved by the MSA, the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association will place the player based on their current domicile (just like all other WYSA players living in Winnipeg). To view where you would be placed, please click here. However, there are a few exceptions to the placement map, which are as follows: St. Charles Soccer Association catchment also includes - Stonewall, Grosse Isle, Argyle, Woodlands, Warren, Headingly, Elie, St. Francis Xavier, Oakville, Portage La Prairie and Brandon.
For the Outdoor Season, these requests must be submitted to the Manitoba Soccer Association by January 1st.
For the Indoor Season, these requests must be submitted to the Manitoba Soccer Association by September 1st.
2015 OUTDOOR SEASON
At this time, there are no match cancellations. The match official will determined whether the field or conditions are unplayable at the field.
League wide cancellations will be posted here. In the event of an individual game cancellation, email notification will be sent directly to the teams.