One year ago, a grass roots movement began - a consortium of service providers led by the Youth Agencies Alliance (YAA) met with the Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA), the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) and KidSport to address the underservicing of kids living in the inner city. The discussions were mindful of the realities families and service providers are facing in supporting their children and youth, and they highlighted the fact that there were hundreds of kids without access to a rite of childhood: mini soccer.
Flash forward one year the YAA, MSA, WYSA and 5 Winnipeg District Clubs, FC Northwest, Winnipeg Phoenix FC, Bonivital SC, Portage Trail SC, and Winnipeg South End United along with Tim Hortons, and the Ministry of Children and Youth Opportunities, the Mobile Mini Soccer Program came to life and has been visiting inner city areas to provide free mini soccer programming!
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MSA Policy Statement:
All Manitoba Soccer Association affiliated teams (ie. all WYSA Teams) must have approval from their District Club, WYSA and the MSA prior to playing in any exhibition or tournament games outside of Manitoba.
Be advised that the MSA requires each travel application to be submitted to them at least 2 weeks prior to departure - WYSA is currently working on a 3 day turnaround at this time of the year. All applications should be submitted to WYSA by the team's District Club and WYSA will return all completed applications to the District Club.
Please click here for the MSA Team Travel Application policy, procedure and application form.
Thank you to all of the Volunteers, Participants, and Referees who helped make the Children's Hospital Tournament such a great success!
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
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!
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.
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All 2013 Outdoor Season Schedules have now been posted under the Standings & Schedule button on the right side of this page!
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Goodluck and have fun this season!
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.
The National Organizing Committee for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup unveiled the Official Poster for the upcoming 2015 FIFA WWC being hosted here in Canada next June. Click here to view the Official Poster.
Bonivital Soccer Club is seeking an individual to fulfill the role of Assistant Technical Director. Click here to view the job posting.
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Making Head Way in Sport is now available FREE to coaches across the country!
This online concussion eLearning module is a valuable resource for coaches and parents alike, and is available through the NCCP The Locker.
A Making Head Way in Sport marketing toolkit is available on the Partner Resources section on coach.ca. Please feel free to use these tools to share this great news with your coaches and athletes so as many people as possible can take advantage of this important resource.
Please note: The sport-specific versions of Making Head Way will continue to cost the standard $14.95 per use until further notice.
The University of Winnipeg has achieved its goal of creating an indoor soccer facility for the students, staff, and community! Click here to read the article.
This past weekend, the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association held its 23rd Annual Children's Hospital Tournament in support of the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. 171 teams participated in this very worthy fundraising event and we'd like to thank all of the teams, referees, volunteers and sponsors who helped make this year's event so great! Click here to view the final results!
The following information is only a guideline to how games are scheduled for outdoor season play.
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 typically on the first weekend in July!
The U13-U18 Recreational League season typically kicks off the last weekend in April and runs until the last weekend in June. Depending on weather, all divisions will have 12-14 regular season matches from April to July. The Cambrian Challenge Cup (playoffs) will begin around the Labour Day weekend in September with the finals being played the last Saturday in September.
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 typically kicks off the last weekend in April and will run until the second week in July. The League will then break and resume after the August Long Weekend and run until the second weekend in September. WYSA and the Districts will host the season ending Jamboree on this weekend to wrap up the season!
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 typically kicks off on the last weekend in April and runs to the thrid weekend in September. Each division will have 14-16 total regular season matches. Typical days of play will depend on the number of teams and out of town teams in each division.
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.