All teams are required by WYSA Rules and Regulations to provide the match official their validated ID cards and an approved team roster prior to the start of each match. What happens if you forgot your cards or team roster? Click here to find out what the protocols are.
Please be advised that the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Subway Soccer South located at the University of Manitoba. For more information on the AGM, please click here.
The U14, U16, & U18 Boys and Girls National Club Championships were played this past week, October 7-12, in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, and British Columbia respectively. To view the final results of all of our Manitoba representatives, please click here.
The U14G FCNW battled very hard this morning, October 12, vs Alberta but just couldn't find the back of the net and fell 1-0 to AB. The girls will bring home a silver and should be very proud of the way they played this week! Congratulations girls! View the team photo with their silver medals here!
U18G FCNW lost this morning to a strong Quebec team 5-0 and finish in fourth place.
FC Northwest is currently looking to hire a General Manager for their Club. The application deadline is October 19, 2015. For more information on the position, please click here.
UPDATE: WYSA will have the League Schedule for October 16 - November 1, 2015 posted in your team areas no later than Friday, October 9, 2015. The rest of your indoor schedule will be posted no later than Friday, October 23, 2015. All teams should be prepared to play the first weekend, October 16, 2015.
As we enter the home stretch of the 2015 Outdoor Season, WYSA and its Clubs are now preparing for the 2015 Indoor Season. Registration typically takes place between the middle of August to the middle of September - Contact your district club or community centre to find out the exact dates. Not sure which club or community centre you belong to? Click here to find out!
The WYSA 2015 indoor season will kick-off on October 16 with the finals being played on March 19, 2016. Teams will typically receive one match per week, either played Tuesday (either gender), Thursday (either gender), Saturday (females only) or Sunday (males only).
Registration for the Golden Boy Tournament will begin in the third week of November with the Tournament taking place February 10-15, 2016.
If you have any other questions, please contact us or your local club!
Are you interested in helping shape the way the sport of soccer is delivered here in Winnipeg!? If so, consider becoming a Board Member of the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association! Elections are held in October at our Annual General Meeting and are for a term of two years. If you are interested, please contact Carlo Bruneau, WYSA Executive Director, by clicking here.
Be apart of the first official women's university soccer match played at a World Cup stadium! The Bison's will take on the Wesman on October 9, 2015, at Investor's Group Field at 6PM. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster for $10, but children under 12 and U of M students get free admission!
The U of M Bison's are also hosting program information sessions on October 1st and 7th at the U of M. For more info, please click here.
Please click here to view all results from the WYSA 2015 Outdoor Cambrian Challenge Cup Recreational Finals which were played this past weekend at John Blumberg!
Thank you to all of the volunteers, coaches, players and referees for making this such a wonderful season! We hope to see you during the indoor season!
Please click here to view all results from the WYSA 2015 Outdoor Cambrian Challenge Cup Premier 1&2 Finals which were played this past weekend.
Thank you to all of the volunteers, coaches, players, and referees for making this such a fantastic season! We hope to see you during the indoor season!
Do you love soccer? Do you want to help make it run better for children in Winnipeg?
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association is holding its annual general meeting on October 21, at which time the membership will be electing the following positions:
Vice-President (2 year term)
Director of Finance (2 year term)
Director of Outdoor (1 year term)
Director of Indoor (2 year term)
Director of Communications (2 year term)
Director-at-large (2 year term)
We have made great strides at WYSA in recent years, improving the level of service we offer our members, players, families and volunteers. We're proud of the improvements we've made, but we can still do more.
The WYSA board is made up of independent elected directors and appointed representatives from the five districts. While originally conceived as an operational board, in recent years the board has deliberately moved to a model where the board governs while paid staff administer the day to day operations of the league.
The board and organization are stable and have a solid financial foundation. We work closely with our member district clubs and community centres to ensure our youth can play the game at the level they choose. We are working hard to diversify our revenue through sponsorships, tournaments and as a service provider to other organizations (ie. we administer the indoor high school soccer league). That helps us keep a lid on player fees while expanding our capacity to improve our offerings.
WYSA administers recreational and competitive leagues for indoor and outdoor soccer, serving more than 10,000 players. We would like to grow the game and make it better. If you want that too and are interested in learning more about serving on the WYSA board, contact me confidentially at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bonivital SC U14 Boys will be holding a fundraiser to help with the costs of travelling to the U14 Nationals held in St. John's, Newfoundland, October 5-12, 2015.
Please join us Friday, September 25, 2015 at Cowboys Canad Inns on Lagimodiere from 5PM - 8PM for our Bud and Spud fundraiser! Tickets are $20 each. If you wish to purchase a ticket or make a donation if unable to attend, please contact our fundraising chair, Lisa Reyes at email@example.com.
Thanking you in advance and please help these young boys make their "dream come true."
Bonivital SC U14B and their Parents!
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the shot speed and shot accuracy activities at last weekend's D-League Jamboree! Below is a list of our overall winners in each age/gender category. In the case of a tie, a winner was drawn at random from the players who were tied.
U9 Boys - Seth Hasker (2)
U10 Boys - Ryder McMurchy (4)
U11 Boys - Lucas Kalberg (3)
U12 Boys - Matthew Gagliardi (3)
U9 Girls - Julia Martens (3)
U10 Girls - Courtney Smith (3)
U11 Girls - Megan Porco (3)
U12 Girls - Brooklyn Wityshyn (3)
U9 Boys - Markus Arndt (71 km/h)
U10 Boys - Ibrahim Dosso (80 km/h)
U11 Boys - Adriano Moncado (87 km/h)
U12 Boys - Nicolas Menei (87 km/h)
U9 Girls - Chloe Froese (59 km/h)
U10 Girls - Lexi Schimnowski (69 km/h)
U11 Girls - Jayda Anderson (72 km/h)
U12 Girls - Steffa Fridfinnson (79 km/h)
All the winners have been contacted via email. Please check your inbox for information on how to claim your prize!
If you are interested in participating in the WYSA Indoor High School Soccer League, please click here to contact the WYSA League Coordinator Scott Dixon for more information!
Please click here to view the WYSA 2015 Cambrian Challenge Cup Coaches Notes!!
Congratulations to the U14G, U16G, U18G FC Northwest teams, U14B Bonivital SC, U16B Winnipeg Phoenix FC, and U18B Winnipeg South End United SC teams who won the 2015 MSA Cup! The respective teams will represent Manitoba at the National Club Championships in Newfoundland (U14s), British Columbia (U16s), and Prince Edward Island (U18s)!
To find out more about the final results for the MSA Cup, please click here.
To find out more about the Sport Chek National Club Championships, please click here.
WYSA kicks off its very first 3v3 Tournament at Assiniboine Park this past weekend! Click here to view the final results!
Thanks to all of the teams who participated and the volunteers who helped make it possible!! See you all next year!!
Please click here to read the 2015 August edition of WYSA's AFTER 90' REPORT.
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,
Please click here to view the Teams/Divisions page with every division's competitive structure and format! Registration for the WYSA 2016 Golden Boy Tournament is now closed, and we will be publishing a schedule no later than February 1st. Thanks again to all the teams who joined our tournament and see you in the New Year!
The Manitoba Soccer Association is currently accepting nominations for its annual awards in the areas of Players, Referees, and Volunteers. If you know somebody who is worhty of such recognition, please vist the MSA website to download the nomination form (scroll to bottom of page).
Thanks to your support, registration for the 2016 Golden Boy Tournament is now closed. Over the next few days we'll be in contact with teams where we need to add teams or combine a division to make it viable. Once that is complete, we'll post a new 'divisions' tab on the Golden Boy website listing each group and its competitive format. An update will be posted here once that is all completed. Stayed tuned and thanks again for the amazing response!
The registration for the 2016 Golden Boy Tournament is NOW OPEN!
Last year, the tournament was full by mid-December so make sure you register early to secure your spot! The registration fee is $525 per team and you are guaranteed at least 3 games.
For more information regarding the tournament, including it's rules and regulations, please click here.
We have just under 100 teams registered in less than 24 hours, including 40 out-of-town teams! Some divisions have already filled up or are close to full, so don't delay in registering your team!
Currently, the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) has rental agreements with:
Gateway Community Centre - 1717 Gateway Road
Seven Oaks Sportsplex - 725 Kingsbury Avenue
WSF Subway Soccer South - 211 Chancellor Matheson Road
U of W United Health & RecPlex - U of W Campus
Outdoor cleats are allowed at all venues except Gateway where they require indoor turf shoes.
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.