All games will continue as scheduled for today's Recreational Jamboree. We look forward to having all the teams out!
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 Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) is proud to announce a new multi-year partnership with Boston Pizza! As part of the partnership, one of Western Canada’s biggest summer soccer tournaments will have a new name - Boston Pizza Players Tournament which will raise funds for WYSA’s new player subsidy fund. This summer marks the first annual Boston Pizza Players Tournament which it is hoped that we will raise $10,000 for a new player subsidy fund to help those families who may miss out on playing simply because their families can’t afford to pay the fees. In addition to the tournament, Boston Pizza will also support several other WYSA programs.
"Boston Pizza has long been a place for soccer teams, families, and fans to get together and enjoy meals", said Andrew Shefchyk, Director of Marketing for Boston Pizza. "We are very proud to support the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association and this tournament that will enable more children and youth to play and enjoy the beautiful game!"
“Boston Pizza is a great fit for the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association and positive step forward in strengthening our community partnerships,” said Carlo Bruneau, Executive Director of WYSA. “Boston Pizza has a very strong track record of community involvement and we’re extremely pleased to have their brand associated with youth soccer here in Winnipeg.”
The Boston Pizza Players Tournament runs June 3rd – 7th, 2015 at John Blumberg Sportsplex and Grant Park Fields. The tournament has attracted 155 total teams, including teams from Ontario and South Dakota. The finals will be held on Sunday, June 7th at John Blumberg Sportsplex.
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association manages the largest youth soccer league in Manitoba. In addition to managing all premier and developmental leagues from ages 9 through 18, WYSA oversees recreational soccer leagues for community centres from ages 13 to 18. It also supports district soccer associations who administer the recreational leagues for ages 9 through 12 during the outdoor season. In recent years, WYSA has managed indoor high school soccer and has played a key role in bringing soccer programming to disadvantaged youth in Winnipeg’s core areas through its Mobile Mini Soccer Program.
3 years in remission and Mackenzie Ratcliffe continues to make strides. With all of your support, you've helped raise over $10,000 the past 2 years! Team Mack Attack has been the biggest team in Winnipeg since we started to attend the Spring Sprint in 2013 and we hope this year we hope this year we continue the trend to help and support the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and all who have been affected.
WYSA is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic individuals who would like to volunteer at our 1st annual Players Tournament, happening from June 3rd to June 7th at the John Blumberg Sportsplex and Grant Park soccer fields. This is an excellent opportunity for students looking to complete volunteer hours for school, or anyone who is interested in volunteering their time to help a great cause!
For more info, please click here.
WHAT IS LONG TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT (LTPD)?
LTPD Is about putting the player first and offering age-appropriate opportunities for kids to enjoy the game of soccer. Making the game fun is key in teaching and coaching, so that players will continue in the game and may even coach or referee as they get older. More specifically, LTPD is a model of athlete development that parallels what doctors and psychologists have long used to better understand human development: as a series of distinct stages, which takes us from infancy through to adulthood. A person's abilities, behavious and emotions, as well as their understanding of the world around them, varies from stage to stage.
Similarly, experts in sport science have identified seven stages of development — each with its own physical and psychological characteristics —that form the basis for LTPD. When young soccer players are able to train and compete in an evironment that's appropriate to their stage of development, they not only perform at their best, they also have more fun.
| In other words, LTPD is designed to give players an optimal soccer experience at every stage by putting their needs front and center |
In order to accomplish this goal, the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) with the District Clubs and Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA) and Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) has introduced changes designed to encourage more playing time for every player, enhance skill development, improve coaching and generally make the game more fun to play! Whether you dream of playing for Canada's National Team or simply want to have fun with friends, taking the right approach to the game when children are young sets the stage for a lifetime of enjoyment! As well, new and better coach education is a critical element of the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA), Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA) and Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association's (WYSA) new Long Term Player Development (LTPD) initiative.
For more information on LTPD, visit our homepage and view the menu options below LTPD!
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.