How to register
About Soccer in Winnipeg
Winnipeg has many alternatives for your young soccer player. There are teams, leagues, clinics and academies for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18 of all different skill levels and aspirations.
In fact, soccer is the most popular youth sport in our city with more than 9,000 players aged 9-18 playing in leagues and more than twice that number enrolled in mini-soccer (ages 3-8). Soccer is played year round in Winnipeg. Outdoor soccer runs from May to October. Indoor soccer runs from October to March.
As the leading voice for youth soccer in the city, WYSA believes every child should have the chance to learn and enjoy the beautiful game.
Mini-soccer (ages 3-8)
There are various options for mini-soccer wherever you live in the city. Mini-soccer is generally played with small-sided teams on small fields. It's primarily focused on ensuring players have fun, get the maximum number of touches on the ball and develop good basic soccer skills, athleticism and sportsmanship.
Contact your local community centre or Greater Council of Winnipeg Community Centres www.gcwcc.mb.ca
Contact your district soccer association or club http://www.winnipegyouthsoccer.com/content.php?navigation_id=36
Recreational Soccer (ages 9-18)
Registration for recreational (or house league) soccer takes place in early March (outdoor) and early September (indoor) every year.
If you have missed the registration date, you may still be able to have your child placed on a team depending on the availability of spaces. Late fees may apply.
Contact your local community centre Greater Council of Winnipeg Community Centres
www.gcwcc.mb.ca or district soccer club
http://www.winnipegyouthsoccer.com/content.php?navigation_id=36 for more information.
Developmental, Premier-Developmental & Premier (ages 9-18)
The city is home to five district soccer clubs which run programs and academies for players seeking a more competitive level of instruction and play.
Tryouts for Developmental, Premier-developmental and Premier teams (for ages 9-18) are usually held in early February.
Indoor and outdoor developmental programs are for boys and girls aged 9-12.
Indoor and outdoor Premier and Premier-Developmental programs are for boys and girls aged 13-18.
Contact your district soccer association or club for information on the program nearest you:
Winnipeg South End United (serving the southwest)
Bonivital Soccer Club (serving the southeast)
Phoenix Soccer Club (serving the northeast)
FC Northwest (serving the northwest)
Charleswood Youth Soccer Association/ Portage Trail Soccer Club (serving the west and Headingley)
High School Soccer
Many high schools in the City of Winnipeg host competitive soccer teams that play in leagues against other schools. Contact your high school or local school division for information about outdoor high school soccer.
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association administers an indoor soccer league for Winnipeg high schools. Contact your high school or local school division for more information about indoor high school soccer.
Fees for playing various levels of soccer vary from community centre to community centre and from club to club. Please contact your nearby community centre or soccer club for more information.
February - Try-outs and registration for developmental, premier-developmental and premier teams are held in early February at district clubs.
March 1-15 - Registration for recreational (house league) soccer at City of Winnipeg community centres.
March - Indoor season ends near the end of the month before spring break.
May 1 - Approximate start date for outdoor soccer season.
August - Registration for indoor developmental, premier-developmental and premier teams is held at district clubs.
September 1-15 - Registration for indoor recreational (house league) soccer at City of Winnipeg community centres.
October - Indoor soccer season commences in late October.
Who runs the leagues?
Recreational soccer leagues for players aged 9-12 are administered by district soccer clubs or associations. They oversee scheduling, referees, discipline and other league matters.
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association administers recreational youth soccer leagues for players aged 13-18. It also administers all Developmental ages 9-12, Premier-developmental & Premier leagues ages 13 and older. They oversee programming, scheduling, referees, discipline and other league matters.
How can my child excel beyond Premier soccer?
The Manitoba Soccer Association runs the provincial youth team program for boys and girls aged 13-18. It also runs a Regional Training Centre for developing elite soccer players here in Manitoba. Contact the Manitoba Soccer Association for more information.