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.
Registration for WYSA's 1st Annual Players Tournament is over 80% full! Some divisions have already reached capacity and others only have a couple spots left. Make sure you register your team TODAY before its too late! CLICK HERE to register now!
If the division you would like to register in is already full, please register your team anyways! Your team will be placed on a waitlist, and if there is enough interest we may open up more spots in those divisions to the teams that are on the waitlist.
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.
The first 3 weeks of the U9-U12 D-League, U13-U18 Recreational and U13-U18 Premier 1 & 2 schedules are now available online. Please note that some fields are listed as TBA as the City of Winnipeg has not completed their field allocations as of yet. We anticipate these will all be update by April 17.
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.
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.