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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
Click here to open the 2013 Outdoor Season Coaches notes distributed at the Coaches meeting April 23, 2013.
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 www.WinnipegYouthSoccer.com.
As discussed at the coaches meeting, click here to view the U13 - U18 Recreational Games scheduled between April 26 to May 8, 2013. The online Schedules and Standings have also been updated to reflect the scheduled games.
Slide tackling IS permitted at all ages for the outdoor season (not permitted during indoor season). Incorrect information appears in the printed edition of the 2013 WYSA Spring Newsletter.
The laws of the game state:
A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following seven offences in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:
- kicks or attempts to kick an opponent
- trips or attempts to trip an opponent
- jumps at an opponent
- charges an opponent
- strikes or attempts to strike an opponent
- pushes an opponent
- tackles an opponent
A player is guilty of serious foul play if he uses excessive force or brutality against an opponent when challenging for the ball when it is in play.
A tackle that endangers the safety of an opponent must be sanctioned as serious foul play.
Any player who lunges at an opponent in challenging for the ball from the front, from the side or from behind using one or both legs, with excessive force and endangering the safety of an opponent is guilty of serious foul play.
Advantage should not be applied in situations involving serious foul play unless there is a clear subsequent opportunity to score a goal. The referee must send off the player guilty of serious foul play when the ball is next out of play.
A player who is guilty of serious foul play should be sent off and play is restarted with a direct free kick from the position where the offence occurred or a penalty kick (if the offence occurred inside the offender's penalty area).
For more on the laws of the game, please visit: http://www.manitobasoccer.ca/referee/laws-of-the-game
Despite the challenges we are facing with the weather, the 2013 WYSA Outdoor Season will kick-off on April 26 at the Waverley Soccer Complex (WSC). Only RECREATIONAL matches will take place throughout the weekend and following 2 weeks at the WSC, as we have to start their season due to their limited playing dates of only May / June. The schedule of matches for the first weekend and following 2 weeks will be posted on the WYSA Homepage (here). Recreational teams will continue to play matches at the WSC until the natural grass fields become playable, which we now expect to be around mid-May. We will try to accommodate the schedule requests that we have received, however, due to the weather delays we may not be able to accommodate every request.
The U13 - U18 Premier & Premier-Developmental League will kick-off at the WSC on May 10, 2013.
The U9 - U12 Developmental League will kick-off on May 13, 2013.
Online schedule (ITSN) - As we have had to re-do each schedule, we don't expect to have them uploaded until the first week of May, so until then, all games will be posted on the WYSA Homepage (here).
Pre-Season Coach/Team Official(s) Meeting
The pre-season coaches meeting will be held in the evening of April 23 at Bergmann's on Lombard which is located on the 6th floor of the Grain Exchange Building at 167 Lombard Avenue.
6 PM - U9 - U12 Developmental Team Official / Manager
7 PM - U13 - U18 Recreational Team Official / Manager
8 PM - U13 - U18 Premier & Premier-Developmental Team Official / Manager
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!
FC Northwest has announced a new partnership with Global Image Sports and A.C. Chievo Verona of Italy's Serie A. Please click here to read the official press release.
The 23rd Annual Children's Hospital Tournament in support of the Children's Hospital Foundation kicks off today! Click here to read the official press release.
The Manitoba Soccer Association has appointed its new Technical Director, Marinos Papageorgopoulos. Please click here to read more.
In order to have a match rescheduled, you must follow the below process:
1) Contact the opposing coach (contact info available on the website under team contacts) and request that you need to rescheduled the match to a mutually agreeable date. You will need to select two dates. As you will need to forward the email communication to WYSA, it would be preferable to contact the coach via email.
2) Once both teams have come up with two possible dates for WYSA to reschedule the match to, contact Scott Dixon at email@example.com with the email communication.
3) Upon receipt of said communication, WYSA will assign a field and referee for the match.
**U9-U12 Recreational teams please contact your District**
NOTE: All notices of match re-scheduling must be made to the WYSA no later than 48 hours prior to the match. Failure to do so will result in the match being defaulted.
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.