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.
Thank you for your patience.
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 email@example.com.
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
WYSA is currently working on all schedules for the 2013 outdoor season and are optimistic that we will kick off the season, as we have in previous years, on the last weekend in April!! WYSA is constantly evaluating the weather and field conditions and will make changes to the schedule if necessary.
Nights of Play Information
Teams will generally play on the following nights of the week depending on the availability referees and fields.
U9-U12 Boys and Girls Developmental:
Teams will generally play one game a week.
U9 teams will generally play Monday, Wednesday or Friday matches.
U10 teams will generally play Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday matches.
U11 teams will generally play Monday, Wednesday or Friday matches.
U12 teams will generally play Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday matches.
U9-U18 Boys and Girls Recreational:
Teams will generally play two games a week.
EVEN divisions (U10,U12,U14,U16,U18) will generally play on Mondays, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays depending on the number of teams in a division, field and referee availability.
ODD divisions (U9,U11,U13,U15,U17) will generally play on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Sundays depending on the number of teams in a division, field and referee availability.
Pre-Season Coaches 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. A further update of the meeting and information to be provided will be posted on our website.
As indicated, we are optimistic to kick off the league on the weekend of April 26, 27, and 28 and will aim to have the schedules available online during that week.
Below you will find information regarding each League (level of play) that outlines the playing season, field dimensions, match lengths, and season length.
Congratulations to Stephanie Jacoby and Jena Wilks who were co-recipients of the female WYSA Scholarship!
Congratulations to Brendan Rattai and Logan Grzenda who were co-recipients of the male WYSA Scholarship!
All four student athletes possess strong personal attributes such as leadership, community involvement, and are excellent role models for the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association and of course the game of soccer.
We would like to thank all of those who applied and look forward to this year's applications which is due on October 15, 2013. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to Jaret Ditter, Bonivital Soccer Club Coach, was recognized with the Dr. Jack Hunt Memorial Award in the Learn to Train / Train to Train category at Coaching Manitoba's Excellence Awards. Click here to read more about the Awards and other recipients.
The MSA will be offering Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and Active for Life Clinics at the WSF Indoor Soccer Facility - 211 Chancellor Matheson Rd (University of Manitoba) Please click on the following link for further information and schedule:
For an up-to-date overview of Coaching Certification, please click on the following link:
U11 GIRLS - FINAL A - APRIL 1st, 2013 - PARK CITY (SOUSA) vs TRI-S (PREUN) - 6 PM, WSF FIELD 1
CAMBRIAN CHALLENGE CUP RESULTS:
|DIVISION||DATE||HOME||HOME SCORE||AWAY SCORE||AWAY|
|FINAL A||18 MAR||Park City Urciuoli||2||0||Corydon Tesoro|
|U10 BOYS||FINAL B||18 MAR||Southdale Wilks||1||2||Waverley Heights Khan|
|U10 GIRLS||FINAL A||18 MAR||Garden City Dvorak||2||1||Whyte Ridge Popovic|
|U10 GIRLS||FINAL B||18 MAR||Windsor Blackburn||4||1||JTCC Harbottle|
|U10BDL||FINAL||19 MAR||FCNW Juvonen||1||2||BVSC Fonseca|
|U10GDL||FINAL||18 MAR||FCNW Zarrillo||0||1||FCNW Morais|
|U11BOYS||FINAL A||19 MAR||Waverley Heights Rostami||4||0||NGCC Giesbrecht|
|U11 BOYS||FINAL B||19 MAR||Bronx Nyhof||5||0||JTCC Seunarine|
|U11 GIRLS||FINAL B||MAR 18||NGCC Aiello||1||1||Tyndall Park Herrera( 2 - 1 PK )|
|U11 BDL||FINAL||MAR 19||FCNW Pater||2||0||BVSC Fernandes|
|U11GDL||FINAL||MAR 18||Phoenix Marsh||1||0||FCNW Castro|
|U12 BOYS||FINAL A||MAR 20||Southdale Strempler||5||3||Waverley Heights Tomy|
|U12 BOYS||FINAL B||MAR 20||Waverley Heights Gabel||3||4||Windsor Friesen|
|U12 GIRLS||FINAL B||MAR 19||Waverley Heights Hellmann||2||3||St. Charles McGillivray|
|U12 GIRLS||FINAL A||MAR 20||Oxford Heights Morrisseau||1||6||Whyte Ridge Tavares|
|U12BDL/U13BPD||FINAL||MAR 20||Phoenix Sirdar||3||2||BVSC K. Nordman|
|U12GDL||FINAL||MAR 19||FCNW Pilz||2||1||WSEU Crymble|
|U13 BOYS||FINAL A||MAR 20||PortageCobras Green||1||0||Oakbank Notarianni|
|U13 BOYS||FINAL B||MAR 20||Central Corydon Durette||1||0||Sinclair Park Loft|
|U13 GIRLS||FINAL A||MAR 20||Tri-S Martin||1||2||Garden City Aiello|
|U13 GIRLS||FINAL B||MAR 20||Whyte Ridge Standing||1||0||JTCC Ness|
|U13PR GIRLS||FINAL||MAR 19||
( 3 - 1 ) PK
|U13PR/U14PD BOYS||FINAL||MAR 21||BVSC Lourenco||2||3||WSEU Dueck|
|U14 BOYS||FINAL A||MAR 19||Corydon Chilelli||2||3||Southdale Burmey|
|U14 BOYS||FINAL B||MAR 21||Richmond Kings Guillemard||1||2||CYSA Barr|
|U14 GIRLS||FINAL C||MAR 21||St. Norbert Fowler||2||1||Park City Murray|
|U14 GIRLS||FINAL A||MAR 21||Whyte Ridge Aiello||3||2||Morse Place Pereira|
|U14 GIRLS||FINAL B||MAR 21||Tri-S Fisher||1||2||Lorette Gaucher|
|U14 PD GIRLS||FINAL||MAR 18||FCNW Koroluk||2||2||
( 3 - 2 ) PK
|U14 PR BOYS||FINAL||MAR 21||Phoenix Albo||1||0||WSEU De Thomasis|
|U14PR/U15PD/U16PD GIRLS||FINAL||MAR 18||Phoenix 14PR Balog||2||1||PTSC 14PR Bustos|
|U15 BOYS||FINAL||MAR 21||Tri-S Carter||2||1||Southdale Strempler|
|U15 GIRLS||FINAL A||MAR 18||Tri-S Massie||5||0||JTCC Brandson|
|U15 GIRLS||FINAL B||MAR 18||Greendell Ruczak||2||1||St. Charles Purcell|
|U15/16 PR BOYS||FINAL||MAR 21||FCNW Olivier Job||4||3||Phoenix Moudgill|
|U15PR/U16PR GIRLS||FINAL||MAR 21||WSEU Connor||1||2||FCNW Redekopp|
|U16 BOYS||FINAL A||MAR 21||Oxford Heights West||2||1||Vince Leah Swanson|
|U16 BOYS||FINAL B||MAR 21||St. Charles O'Hara||1||4||Tyndall Park Hererra|
|U16 GIRLS||FINAL B||MAR 18||Park City Bayrak||1||2||Whyte Ridge Standing|
|U16 GIRLS||FINAL A||MAR 21||St. Norbert Richichi||5||1||Hanover Wiebe|
|U17 GIRLS||FINAL B||MAR 18||Garden City Canak||4||2||CYSA Muir|
|U17 GIRLS||FINAL A||MAR 18||Waverley Heights Ironside||1||0||Lindenwoods Adam|
|U17/U18 BOYS||FINAL||MAR 19||St. Charles Volkov||1||2||Tri-S Racicot|
|U18 GIRLS||FINAL A||MAR 19||Oakbank Mathewman||2||1||Park City Cook|
|U18 GIRLS||FINAL B||MAR 19||NGCC Schneider||1||0||St. Charles Davies|
|U18 GPR||FINAL||MAR 19||
( 2- 1 ) PK
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!
WHAT IS LONG TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT (LTPD)?
LTPD Is about putting the player first and offering age-appropriate opportunities for kids to enjoy the game of soccer. Making the game fun is key in teaching and coaching, so that players will continue in the game and may even coach or referee as they get older. More specifically, LTPD is a model of athlete development that parallels what doctors and psychologists have long used to better understand human development: as a series of distinct stages, which takes us from infancy through to adulthood. A person's abilities, behavious and emotions, as well as their understanding of the world around them, varies from stage to stage.
Similarly, experts in sport science have identified seven stages of development — each with its own physical and psychological characteristics —that form the basis for LTPD. When young soccer players are able to train and compete in an evironment that's appropriate to their stage of development, they not only perform at their best, they also have more fun.
| In other words, LTPD is designed to give players an optimal soccer experience at every stage by putting their needs front and center |
In order to accomplish this goal, the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) with the District Clubs and Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA) and Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) has introduced changes designed to encourage more playing time for every player, enhance skill development, improve coaching and generally make the game more fun to play! Whether you dream of playing for Canada's National Team or simply want to have fun with friends, taking the right approach to the game when children are young sets the stage for a lifetime of enjoyment! As well, new and better coach education is a critical element of the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA), Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA) and Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association's (WYSA) new Long Term Player Development (LTPD) initiative.
For more information on LTPD, visit our homepage and view the menu options below LTPD!
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.