This past weekend, July 5th & 6th, WYSA and its District Clubs hosted the U9-U11 Recreational Outdoor Season Finale Jamboree with great participation and enthusiasm from all the participating teams! Thank you to all of our volunteers, referees and sponsors who also participated in the event as well!
Click here for the event photos!
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.
Please see the opportunity below - this is free of charge for a limited time and doesn't take long to complete!
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!
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 Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association is currently looking to add to its team and hire an Event Coordinator. Please click here for the job description. The application deadline is December 11, 2014. We thank all individuals who apply for the position, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
FC Northwest is currently looking to add to it's technical department and hire a Staff Coach. Click here for the full job description.
Registration for the FC Northwest Domino's Christmas Classic Tournament is now open. Visit www.fcnorthwest.com for more information.
Please be advised that the WYSA Office will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in honor of Remembrance Day.
Join Desiree ‘Destroyer’ Scott, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medallist, Pro Soccer Player with Notts County LFC, and member of the Canadian Women’s National Team as she and her team of top Manitoba coaches lead players through some of the very drills and skills that the Canadian team do to help develop their game. This fundraising camp is designed for girls and will focus on soccer specific exercises, developing individual techniques and having fun! The camp will take place on Sunday November 2, 2014 - click here for more details!
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.