All Cambrian Challenge Cup (CCC), September playoff schedules, are now available online - click on the 'Standings & Schedules' link on the right side of this page! All formats are also explained on the division home page! There are a couple of divisions who's schedules cannot be posted until the final standings are determined. If this is the case, it will be noted on your League home page and you will not find a 'CCC' page until the final standings and schedule are completed.
Good luck to all of the teams participating and have fun this September! Don't forget to register for the upcoming indoor season with your local Community Centre or District Club!
The Soccer Hall of Fame announced the 2014 list of inductees, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on November 9, 2014, of which Hector Vergara will be inducted into the Builder category.
For the full Soccer Hall of Fame announcement, please click here.
For the MSA's media release, please click here.
The Univeristy of Winnipeg Wesmen Athletics are looking for teams and individuals to help out at their sporting events. Please click here for more details.
The Manitoba Soccer Association has recently distributed newly proposed By-Laws that address the MSA board structure, governance and membership. We encourage all WYSA members to review the proposed By-Law changes and join us for an information and consultation session on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014, 7-9 PM at the Subway Soccer South Complex. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Adam Dooley, WYSA President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here for the July 30 WYSA Meeting Notes.
Please click here for the MSA website explanation and proposed by-law documents.
The Manitoba Soccer Association is currently running a contest to select a slogan that will be printed on the customized MSA License Plates when they become available to the public. The contest closes on August 22nd, 2014. Click here for more info!
This past weekend, July 5th & 6th, WYSA and its District Clubs hosted the U9-U11 Recreational Outdoor Season Finale Jamboree with great participation and enthusiasm from all the participating teams! Thank you to all of our volunteers, referees and sponsors who also participated in the event as well!
Click here for the event photos!
The National Organizing Committee for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup unveiled the Official Poster for the upcoming 2015 FIFA WWC being hosted here in Canada next June. Click here to view the Official Poster.
Bonivital Soccer Club is seeking an individual to fulfill the role of Assistant Technical Director. Click here to view the job posting.
Please see the opportunity below - this is free of charge for a limited time and doesn't take long to complete!
Making Head Way in Sport is now available FREE to coaches across the country!
This online concussion eLearning module is a valuable resource for coaches and parents alike, and is available through the NCCP The Locker.
A Making Head Way in Sport marketing toolkit is available on the Partner Resources section on coach.ca. Please feel free to use these tools to share this great news with your coaches and athletes so as many people as possible can take advantage of this important resource.
Please note: The sport-specific versions of Making Head Way will continue to cost the standard $14.95 per use until further notice.
The University of Winnipeg has achieved its goal of creating an indoor soccer facility for the students, staff, and community! Click here to read the article.
This past weekend, the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association held its 23rd Annual Children's Hospital Tournament in support of the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. 171 teams participated in this very worthy fundraising event and we'd like to thank all of the teams, referees, volunteers and sponsors who helped make this year's event so great! Click here to view the final results!
FC Northwest has announced a new partnership with Global Image Sports and A.C. Chievo Verona of Italy's Serie A. Please click here to read the official press release.
The 23rd Annual Children's Hospital Tournament in support of the Children's Hospital Foundation kicks off today! Click here to read the official press release.
The Manitoba Soccer Association has appointed its new Technical Director, Marinos Papageorgopoulos. Please click here to read more.
The U11G St. Charles Force Developmental team have been practising a new drill lately .... read more.
Summer is nearly over and with it goes another outdoor soccer season. Things are busy at WYSA as the league prepares for September Cambrian Challenge Cup playoffs in many of its divisions and gets the ball rolling on a brand new 3 v 3 tournament at the end of August.
The last few years has been a time of change for youth soccer in Winnipeg. We've moved the younger age groups to smaller sized game with fewer players on smaller pitches. This encourages all players to get more touches on the ball and more time on the field. The focus is entirely on player development and enjoying the game, which is where it should be. Over time, we expect to see players raised in this new environment to display greater skills and abilities.
The improvement won't come just from players individually though. It has to come through our coaches. One of the goals we should all have for the game is to have the best possible coaches on our benches. Our players deserve coaches who have taken the time to learn and improve their skills through certification programs. Parents, players, community centres and clubs should expect that from coaches. Fortunately, our premier clubs have been doing a good job over the past few years of training more and more coaches to serve all levels of the game.
Here are a few other changes that are in the works at WYSA:
- We launched a player subsidy program in 2015 and pledged proceeds from our big summer Boston Pizza Players Tournament towards that program. Our goal is to see that program grow in the years ahead so we can help more kids play soccer in Winnipeg.
- We are taking concrete steps to broaden our revenue streams at WYSA so we're not solely dependent on player fees. To that end, we have signed or re-signed a number of corporate sponsorships - Boston Pizza, Cambrian Credit Union and CM Engrave - this year that will have a positive impact on our bottom line.
- New events such as the 3 v 3 tournament will also serve to add new revenues to the organization while also creating new opportunities for our youth to play the game in fun and dynamic ways.
- And we're in the midst of a major governance review which should help simplify and streamline our constitution while providing us a stronger foundation on which to grow the game in years to come.
A long time leader in our sport recently told me that WYSA is more stable and well administered now than it has been in many years. I agree, though there is much work to do. Still, it's worth celebrating milestones and I'd like to thank our board and office staff for all the hard work they've put in to bring about these positive changes.
We need more people like them helping grow the game. If you want soccer to be better in Winnipeg, then get out and volunteer. Be a coach, manager or convenor. Be a ref. Serve on a board. Do something to make the game better. Let's not settle for mediocrity here. Let's strive to have the best youth soccer league in the country. It's our collective responsibility to demand more of our league, our clubs and our community centres, but it's also our individual responsibility to pitch in and help.
Yours in soccer,
As the WYSA 2015 Outdoor Season continues, please be reminded of a few important dates:
Thursday, August 20 - Deadline for roster changes - no changes will be permitted after this date.
Monday, August 31 - Pooled teams must declare a minimum of 12 players to their Premier 1 team roster by this date.
Monday, August 31 - Cambrian Challenge Cup (playoffs) begin for WYSA Recreational teams. Finals will be held September 26 at John Blumberg Sportsplex.
Tuesday, September 8 - Cambrian Challenge Cup (playoffs) begin for WYSA Premier teams. Finals will be held September 19 & 20 at the Waverley Soccer Complex.
Saturday, September 12 - WYSA U9-U12 Developmental League Jamboree at Grant Park Fields.
Tonight is the last night to register for the WYSA 3v3 Tournament taking place August 29-30th at Assiniboine Park! For more information on the tournament and to register your team, please visit http://3v3.winnipegyouthsoccer.com/
Register today before it's too late!
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!
The indoor facilities are as follows:
Gateway CC (1717 Gateway Road) – Indoor turf shoes only (no cleats).
Seven Oaks (725 Kingsbury Avenue) – Indoor turf shoes & outdoor cleats are allowed.
Skylight (140 Haarsma Street) – Indoor turf shoes & outdoor cleats are allowed.
WSF Subway Soccer South (211 Chancellor Matheson, U of M) – Indoor turf shoes and outdoor cleats are allowed.
U of W United Health & RecPlex - Indoor turf shoes & outdoor cleats are allowed.
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.