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Winnipeg Youth Soccer Tournament Draws Record Number of Teams


Winnipeg, May 29, 2013 – The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) is proud to announce the 22nd Annual Children’s Hospital Tournament will kick off today with a record number of teams. 

This year, the tournament will feature 199 teams, up seven from last year’s record. Teams are coming in from across the region, including from Kenora, Ontario, Yorkton, Saskatchewan and from Minnedosa, Portage la Prairie, Brandon and Carman, Manitoba.

“The tournament started with only four teams back in 1991. Now it’s one of the largest tournaments in western Canada,” said Carlo Bruneau, executive director of the WYSA. “We want to thank the thousands of volunteers in the soccer community who make this event so successful every year.”

Over the years, the tournament has raised more than $275,000 for the Childrens’ Hospital Foundation. The tournament will feature games at various fields around the city, but home base will be John Blumberg soccer complex in Headingley.

The tournament will run from May 29 to June 2. Despite a challenging weather forecast that is predicting rain, WYSA plans to complete as many games as possible and have finals played as scheduled on Sunday. 

“All players and teams should expect to play at their scheduled times,” said Bruneau. “Marshals will decide whether games are playable or not at the field.”

WYSA is the largest youth soccer league administrator in Manitoba. In addition to managing all premier, premier-developmental 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. In recent years, WYSA has managed high school indoor and outdoor soccer leagues and has played a key role in bringing soccer programming to disadvantaged youth in Winnipeg’s core areas.

Organizers plan to play as many games as possible despite poor weather forecast

Children's Hospital Tournament Schedule

Please be advised that due to unexpected changes in registration for the Children’s Hospital Tournament, a number of games have been rescheduled since the schedule was first released.
All teams are advised to review the game schedule before attending their first game of the tournament as game times and fields may have changed since you last reviewed it.

Please follow the CHT link on the right side of this page for more information on the tournament, including pitch layouts, markings and tournament rules, located on the CHT Homepage.

We thank you for your patience and support. Good luck this weekend!

Online Scoring for Team Officials

Coaches and Managers,

There is an issue with some team officials being unable to use the self-score option.

We are investigating the problem with IT SportsNet and we envisage this will be resolved the week of 20th MAY. Please continue to submit your game sheets within the specified timeframe.

Thank you for your patience.


2013 Outdoor Season Schedule

All 2013 Outdoor Season Schedules have now been posted under the Standings & Schedule button on the right side of this page!

For all scheduling concerns, please contact

Goodluck and have fun this season!

2012 U18 FC Northwest named Calm Air Junior Team of the Year

The Under 18 FC Northwest boys who won last year’s WYSA League, MSA Provincial Championship Competition, and CSA U18 National Championships was named Junior Team of the Year at Sport Manitoba’s annual Night of Champions. Click here for the full list of recipients.

Soccer Community loses a Beloved Coach and Friend

The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association expresses its deepest condolences to the family and many friends of Riccardo De Thomasis. Riccardo recently passed away after a long fight with cancer. He was 34. 

Riccardo was an inspirational and beloved soccer coach who had a tremendously positive impact on thousands of Winnipeg soccer families. He will be missed.

2013 Outdoor Season Coaches Notes

Click here to open the 2013 Outdoor Season Coaches notes distributed at the Coaches meeting April 23, 2013.

WYSA kicks off season tonight on artificial turf fields

Winnipeg, April 26, 2013 – The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association will kick off its outdoor season tonight on artificial turf at the Waverley Soccer Complex. The unseasonably cold and snowy spring will delay the use of natural grass fields for at least two more weeks.

“This really highlights the need for more artificial turf fields in our city. Bad weather is common here, so we should prepare for it,” said Tom Thompson, President of the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association. “With artificial turf fields, we can start the season earlier and end it later. We can also play four times as many games on them without risk of damage.”

WYSA is advising its leagues that the recreational leagues for ages U13 to U18 will begin play as scheduled using the artificial turf fields at the Waverley Soccer Complex. Weather permitting, it expects to begin allowing play on natural grass fields in two to three weeks, including for U9 to U12 recreational and developmental teams and for U13 to U18 premier and premier-developmental teams.

“We need a lot of sun and wind to melt the snow and dry the fields,” said Carlo Bruneau, WYSA Executive Director. “We’ll start using the fields as soon as it is safe and practical to do so. We will reschedule cancelled games as quickly as we can, but the weather this year might mean we have to play a slightly shorter season.”

WYSA reminds soccer teams and all Winnipeggers to be gentle on sports fields this spring until they have dried up. Wet and muddy fields can be easily and badly damaged by sports teams. 

The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association administers youth soccer leagues for ages U9 to U18 in the City of Winnipeg. For more information regarding schedules and game cancellations, please visit



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What is a Guest Player and how does it work?

A guest player is a player who plays on another WYSA registered team that they are not registered with, but are registered with another team for that season. Please note, there are restrictions to guest players in order to uphold the competitive integrity of the league. 

Currently, the criteria to be eligible to act as a guest player is covered in our Rules and Regulations under 4.1 Guest Players. 


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