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 Youth Soccer Association is looking for a Coach Coordinator to run its 5 week Mobile Mini Soccer Program, May 11 - June 11! Click here for the complete job description! The application deadline is April 30, 2015.
One of Western Canada’s biggest summer soccer tournaments has a new name and a new cause! Known as the Children’s Hospital Tournament for the last 23 years, the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association is proud to announce the tournament has a new name and a new cause, to help players who can't afford to play the game! The contributions from subsidy programs that exist today are shrinking and while it was an extremely difficult decision, the WYSA Board of Directors felt it made sense for soccer to start supporting soccer! To read more about this, please click here!
Team registration for the 2015 Outdoor Season has now closed and we are in the process of compiling the registrations from each District to form our divisions and start the scheduling process! We hope to have the first 3 weeks of the schedule (April 24 - May 15) completed and posted online by April 8. The rest of the seasonal schedule will be available by April 24 so that we have some time to scrutinize and smooth out the schedule for each team and division. Looking for info on U9 - U12 LTPD, view our LTPD menu tab above for more resources!
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 on July 4 & 5, 2015 at Grant Park Fields!
The U13-U18 Recreational League will kick-off on turf at the Waverley Soccer Complex on April 24, 2015.Grass field matches will begin on May 4, 2015 continue until June 26, 2015. All divisions will have 12-14 regular season matches. The Cambrian Challenge Cup (playoffs) will begin on August 31 (no matches September 4-7) with the Finals on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
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 will kick-off on May 4, 2015.and run to July 9. No matches will be scheduled between July 10 and August 2. The season will resume August 3 and run to September 13 - September 12/13 WYSA and the Districts will host the season ending Jamboree at Grant Park Fields!
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 will kick-off on May 4, 2015 and run until September 19/20. Each division will have 14-16 total regular season matches. This year, we are trying a new format to the Cambrian Challenge Cup to put more emphasis on league standings - divisions of 7 or less, only the top 4 teams will make the CCC, and divisions of 8 or more only the top 6 teams make the CCC. This exact format will be explained on each divisions homepage. We are working very hard to have a consistent night of play for each Premier division thereby giving you only 1 match per week, however, it becomes extremely challenging when you mix in pooled teams, out-of-town teams, team travel, and of course referee/field availability. We will post the typical days of play for each division as the picture becomes clearer.
Please note there will be no WYSA League matches on the following dates:
June 3 - 7, 2015 - WYSA Outdoor Tournament (more details TBA soon!)
June 8, 12, 15, & 16 - FIFA Women's World Cup Match Dates
MSA Cup Match Days (age specific)
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of long weekends, but matches may be scheduled on the Monday night.
*Please note these are the typical days of play in which you can reasonably expect the majority of your matches to be scheduled. We make every effort to stick to them, but as there are a number of different factors which determine the outcomes of schedules, it’s not always possible.
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association would like to congratulate the following individuals being recognize at the Manitoba Soccer Association Annual Awqards Banquet this Saturday, March 28, 2015:
KENNEDY KIDD - OUTSTANDING YOUTH FEMALE PLAYER
JULIAN AVILA - OUTSTANDING YOUTH MALE PLAYER
MARKO KALIC - OUTSTANDING REFEREE
MARTINO VERGATA - OUTSTANDING COACH
MARK POTTER - OUTSTANDING YOUTH VOLUNTEER
The above individuals have all contributed to in different capacities to the growth and development of youth soccer in Winnipeg, and are all very deserving of the recognition! We are looking forward to celebrating with them this Saturday, March 28 at the MSA Awards Banquet! For more information regarding the Banquet, please click here.
Congratulations to all the teams that competed this past weekend in the Cambrian Challenge Cup Finals! To see the final results click here!
The Cambrian Challenge Cup Finals are set to take place this week! To see who's playing and when, click here!
A big thank you to Cambrian Credit Union who continues to proudly support youth soccer in Winnipeg!
As well, thank you to all of the coaches, players, referees, and parents who participated this indoor season! We hope to see you all participating in the 2015 outdoor season!
As a proud supporter of Canada’s National Teams, Mondelez (the makers of Ritz, Chips Ahoy, and more) is looking to give back to the Canadian soccer community this summer by donating a total of $100,000 to community soccer clubs. Visit www.PrideandJoy2015.ca and share how your club could use $5,000 to enhance soccer in your community for your chance to be selected.
Entering only takes a few minutes, so don’t delay! As part of your submission, be sure to add links to any social media accounts and upload any club photos and crests.
The deadline for applications is next Thursday, March 26th at 12:00pm EST. If you have any questions about the Pride and Joy Soccer Campaign, please contact Lindsay Crone here.
The Manitoba Soccer Association is hiring a program coordinator! Click here to review the job description! The application deadline is Thursday, April 2, 2015.
The Manitoba Soccer Association has recently introduced a social media policy for all participants of the sport of soccer! The policy can be summarized in four basic principles:
1. Be truthful, respectful, polite, and fair
2. Do not say things that you would not want said of you
3. Use social media only when appropriate
4. Keep appropriate and common sense barriers between participants, such as between coaches or team staff and players
To view the entire policy, please click here.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ is set to kick off on June 6, but fans can get a taste of what’s to come when the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola launches its two-month, 12-city tour starting April 1 in Ottawa. Travelling from coast-to-coast in celebration of soccer and women in sport, Canadians will have a rare chance to get up-close-and-personal with the real FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy at the free events. The trophy will make it's stop in Winnipeg on May 8-10 at Polo Park Shopping Centre. To read the official press release, please click here.
We want your feedback!
Below is a link to a survey about your experiences at the Golden Boy Tournament. Please take a moment to fill out the survey and let us know what you liked and what we can improve on for next year. At the end of the survey you will have the option to provide your contact information to be entered in a draw to win $50 off your team's registration at a WYSA tournament in 2015!
Thank you to everyone who participated!
The U14, U16, & U18 Boys and Girls National Club Championships were played this past week, October 7-12, in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, and British Columbia respectively. To view the final results of all of our Manitoba representatives, please click here.
The U14G FCNW battled very hard this morning, October 12, vs Alberta but just couldn't find the back of the net and fell 1-0 to AB. The girls will bring home a silver and should be very proud of the way they played this week! Congratulations girls! View the team photo with their silver medals here!
U18G FCNW lost this morning to a strong Quebec team 5-0 and finish in fourth place.
FC Northwest is currently looking to hire a General Manager for their Club. The application deadline is October 19, 2015. For more information on the position, please click here.
UPDATE: WYSA will have the League Schedule for October 16 - November 1, 2015 posted in your team areas no later than Friday, October 9, 2015. The rest of your indoor schedule will be posted no later than Friday, October 23, 2015. All teams should be prepared to play the first weekend, October 16, 2015.
As we enter the home stretch of the 2015 Outdoor Season, WYSA and its Clubs are now preparing for the 2015 Indoor Season. Registration typically takes place between the middle of August to the middle of September - Contact your district club or community centre to find out the exact dates. Not sure which club or community centre you belong to? Click here to find out!
The WYSA 2015 indoor season will kick-off on October 16 with the finals being played on March 19, 2016. Teams will typically receive one match per week, either played Tuesday (either gender), Thursday (either gender), Saturday (females only) or Sunday (males only).
Registration for the Golden Boy Tournament will begin in the third week of November with the Tournament taking place February 10-15, 2016.
If you have any other questions, please contact us or your local club!
Are you interested in helping shape the way the sport of soccer is delivered here in Winnipeg!? If so, consider becoming a Board Member of the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association! Elections are held in October at our Annual General Meeting and are for a term of two years. If you are interested, please contact Carlo Bruneau, WYSA Executive Director, by clicking here.
Be apart of the first official women's university soccer match played at a World Cup stadium! The Bison's will take on the Wesman on October 9, 2015, at Investor's Group Field at 6PM. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster for $10, but children under 12 and U of M students get free admission!
The U of M Bison's are also hosting program information sessions on October 1st and 7th at the U of M. For more info, please click here.
The soccer season looks to be well underway, is it too late to register my child for this season now?
Contact your District Club or Community Centre and they might be able to find space on a team for you. A late fee may apply.
Not sure which Club you belong to, click here and we'll help you out!
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.