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.
The U11G St. Charles Force Developmental team have been practising a new drill lately .... read more.
All team schedules have now been uploaded and can be found by clicking the red/white Standings & Schedules button on the right side of this page.
The Manitoba Government, City of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Soccer Federation have announced a massive expansion of Garden City Community Centre, which includes a 120,000-sq.ft. indoor field that can be split into four smaller fields and a fully lit outdoor synthetic turf field. Please click here to read the entire news release.
Additionally, the Bonivital Soccer Club has received funding from the City and Provincial governments to upgrade the Memorial Field Clubhouse. Please click here to read the entire news release!
The Canadian Women's National Team earned a hard fought draw against the USA on May 8, 2014 at Investors Group field. Please click here to read the CSA's official press release.
Registration for the 2014 Children's Hospital Tournament will begin on Monday, April 21 and close May 16, 2014. The tournament will be capped at 150 teams and/or 8 teams per division. For more info, please click on the Children's Hospital Tournament button on the right side of this page.
UPDATE: We have now reached capacity for the 2014 Children's Hospital Tournament!! We are currently in the process of forming the divisions and will be contacting teams if there are any changes. Thank you to the soccer community for your interest in this very worthy fundraiser for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba!
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.