As the WYSA 2015 Outdoor Season continues, please be reminded of a few important dates:
Thursday, August 20 - Deadline for roster changes - no changes will be permitted after this date.
Monday, August 31 - Pooled teams must declare a minimum of 12 players to their Premier 1 team roster by this date.
Monday, August 31 - Cambrian Challenge Cup (playoffs) begin for WYSA Recreational teams. Finals will be held September 26 at John Blumberg Sportsplex.
Tuesday, September 8 - Cambrian Challenge Cup (playoffs) begin for WYSA Premier teams. Finals will be held September 19 & 20 at the Waverley Soccer Complex.
Saturday, September 12 - WYSA U9-U12 Developmental League Jamboree at Grant Park Fields.
Tonight is the last night to register for the WYSA 3v3 Tournament taking place August 29-30th at Assiniboine Park! For more information on the tournament and to register your team, please visit http://3v3.winnipegyouthsoccer.com/
Register today before it's too late!
Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the Manitoba Soccer Association are pleased to be announcing their first Player Identification Camp in Manitoba. Players will have an opportunity to train and showcase their talent in front of Whitecaps FC Academy Director and Pre-Residency Head Coach Bart Choufour. Click here for more info regarding dates, locations and registration!
The playoff schedules for the 2015 Cambrian Challenge Cup are now posted! To view your team's schedule please click here and select the CCC page for your age group under 2015 Outdoor Divisions.
Good luck to all teams!
WYSA will be running a season finale jamboree on July 4th & 5th for all U9-U12 recreational teams. The event will be held at Grant Park (at the corner of Taylor Ave and Nathaniel St). Each team will play two games, and we will have the schedule ready and posted by the end of the week.
U9 and U11 teams will play on Saturday July 4th
U10 and U12 teams will play on Sunday July 5th
We will also have activities for teams to participate in on-site between their games, with an opportunity to win prizes!
Please click here to find your schedule!
Please click here for a copy of the Grant Park field map!
Dear Soccer Community, there is a need for us to clarify that the MSA needs to GAUGE the interest of the community on a soccer specialty license plate before proceeding with the program. We have not yet formalize an application and the application is conditional on demonstrating that there is interest and support for this initiative.
As such, if you would be willing to purchase a license plate, once the process is completed, please complete the form and submit it. It is critical that we gauge the interest before proceeding to ensure that it would be a successful initiative.
To view the form please click here.
To read the full press release please click here.
Thank you to all of the players, coaches, referees, and volunteers who participated in this year's Boston Pizza Players Tournament and a special thank you to Boston Pizza for all of their support! With your help, we hope to raise 10,000 for our player subsidy fund from this year's tournament! An update of the total proceeds will be posted here and on the WYSA website by the end of the month.
Thanks again for your support and we hope to see you next year!
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) is proud to announce a new multi-year partnership with Boston Pizza! As part of the partnership, one of Western Canada’s biggest summer soccer tournaments will have a new name - Boston Pizza Players Tournament which will raise funds for WYSA’s new player subsidy fund. This summer marks the first annual Boston Pizza Players Tournament which it is hoped that we will raise $10,000 for a new player subsidy fund to help those families who may miss out on playing simply because their families can’t afford to pay the fees. In addition to the tournament, Boston Pizza will also support several other WYSA programs.
"Boston Pizza has long been a place for soccer teams, families, and fans to get together and enjoy meals", said Andrew Shefchyk, Director of Marketing for Boston Pizza. "We are very proud to support the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association and this tournament that will enable more children and youth to play and enjoy the beautiful game!"
“Boston Pizza is a great fit for the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association and positive step forward in strengthening our community partnerships,” said Carlo Bruneau, Executive Director of WYSA. “Boston Pizza has a very strong track record of community involvement and we’re extremely pleased to have their brand associated with youth soccer here in Winnipeg.”
The Boston Pizza Players Tournament runs June 3rd – 7th, 2015 at John Blumberg Sportsplex and Grant Park Fields. The tournament has attracted 155 total teams, including teams from Ontario and South Dakota. The finals will be held on Sunday, June 7th at John Blumberg Sportsplex.
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association manages the largest youth soccer league in Manitoba. In addition to managing all premier 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 during the outdoor season. In recent years, WYSA has managed indoor high school soccer and has played a key role in bringing soccer programming to disadvantaged youth in Winnipeg’s core areas through its Mobile Mini Soccer Program.
3 years in remission and Mackenzie Ratcliffe continues to make strides. With all of your support, you've helped raise over $10,000 the past 2 years! Team Mack Attack has been the biggest team in Winnipeg since we started to attend the Spring Sprint in 2013 and we hope this year we hope this year we continue the trend to help and support the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and all who have been affected.
WYSA is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic individuals who would like to volunteer at our 1st annual Players Tournament, happening from June 3rd to June 7th at the John Blumberg Sportsplex and Grant Park soccer fields. This is an excellent opportunity for students looking to complete volunteer hours for school, or anyone who is interested in volunteering their time to help a great cause!
For more info, please click here.
Kia is the Official Automotive partner of FIFA Women’s World Cup and is a big supporter of grassroots soccer in Canada and wants to let you know about an exciting contest opportunity for youth soccer players! The contest is open to boys and girls (ages 8-16) where all they need to do is share their soccer story (I.e., favourite soccer moment, how soccer help them overcome an obstacle, a coach that influenced them, etc.). Entrants into the contest will have the chance to be selected to win suite tickets to a Women’s World Cup Match in their market and have the ability to bring along some teammates/guardians to enjoy the match with them. The winner will also get the opportunity to accompany the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Mascot Shueme onto the field during the half-time show!
The contest is run online and has a simple entry method. Click the link to begin nominating: kia.ca/mascotcontest. The Contest ends on June 5, 2015. For more details please visit www.facebook.com/kiacanada
Please click here to view the AFTER 90' REPORT - MAY 2015 EDITION.
WYSA will be re-scheduling all U13-U18 REC/PR matches that were cancelled on May 14, 17, and 18. We should have the re-schedules completed and posted online by the end of this week.
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) is proud to announce the kickoff of its 3rd season of the Mobile Mini Soccer Program! The Mobile Mini Soccer Program offers a free one-hour soccer session to children aged four to eight, at various locations in the inner-city throughout the summer. The sessions are structured to introduce children to the beautiful game by a certified coach coordinator and premier players from local youth district soccer clubs. The youth players not only help coordinate the activities, they are often regarded as role-models for the mini soccer players, a role they embrace.
Since 2013, the program has seen approximately 1,600 children participate, providing them the opportunity to get active and learn some new soccer skills. “We have built some momentum over the past two years and I know some of the kids are already talking and looking forward to this year’s program” said Carlo Bruneau, WYSA Executive Director. “By bringing the game to them, we’re hoping to give children an opportunity they might not otherwise have.”
The program is supported by the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association, Manitoba Soccer Association, and Tim Hortons in conjunction with WYSA’s five district soccer clubs. The program runs 6 PM – 7 PM, May 11 to June 11, Monday to Thursday, at Dufferin School, Brooklands School, Lord Selkirk School and Central Park respectively.
Starting Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10, you are invited to the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola at Polo Park Shopping Centre. On a coast-to-coast trip across Canada, the Trophy Tour will treat guests to several interactive and engaging elements, including a photo with the real FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy. Join us for this unforgettable event by reserving your complimentary tickets at coca-cola.ca/trophytour!
The entire seasonal schedule for all U9-U12 D-League, U13-U18 Recreational and U13-U18 Premier 1 & 2 divisions are now available in your team areas! Good luck and have fun this season!
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.
The Winnipeg Phoenix FC (WPFC) is looking for an individual to fulfill their Club Administrator role. To read more on the job description, please click here. The application deadline is 4:00 PM, Friday, December 4, 2015.
Murray Chevrolet & the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association have formally struck a partnership, which Murray Chevrolet has donated a vehicle for the 2016 outdoor season plus $2,500 cash! Click here to read the Winnipeg Free Press article and below for some photos from the event.
FC Northwest will be hosting their annual Christmas Classic Tournament December 22 - December 30, 2015. Registration deadline is December 8, 2015. Please click here for the Tournament Registration Package.
Former WYSA players Ashley Adams, Delaney Ratcliffe, and Lauren Kressock who are now playing at South Dakota State University will be competing in the NCAA Division 1 Women's College Cup this upcoming month! The Cup draw is November 9, with the first round matches being played November 13-15. We'll keep the WYSA website and twitter updated with their results!!
Please be advised the WYSA Office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Remembrance Day. We will re-open on Thursday, November 12 with our regular operating hours.
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.