With WYSA moving to implement new Long Term Player Development guidelines, we're continuing to monitor similar efforts elsewhere in the world. Here's an interesting piece from the FA in England which is also moving to a system of youth player development that focuses on coaching and skill development. That means getting rid of league tables. Does it mean getting rid of competition? No, not at all.
Click here to read more.
WYSA continues to work with the MSA to develop LTPD guidelines that best fit Winnipeg's soccer community. Central to LTPD is an enhanced system of coaching the coaches. We're starting with mini-soccer and have begun meeting with community centres around the city's five districts to lay out expectations for enhancing mini-soccer coaching and games.
Stay tuned for more information on LTPD. We'll post it here.
Click here for the updated Indoor Rules document.
Change 1: Rule 4 Players' Equipment
1. Only indoor soccer shoes or shoes specifically designed for artificial turf shall be allowed. Molded cleats may only be worn on FIFA approved third generation turf.
Exception: For All Leagues. Cleats.
Molded cleats are allowed at Seven-Oaks, Skylight & the WSF Indoor Complex facility; however, independently screw-in studded cleats are not permitted.
The change is that Skylight as now indicated that outdoor style cleats may now be worn at its facility.
Change 2: Rule 12 Fouls and Misconducts
5 h) Should a player from each opposing team receive a five minute (dismissal) time penalty at the same time, the players shall be sent off and the use of substitutes shall not be permitted. If a third player is dismissed his team shall play "short" in accordance with 5b of this Rule; player from that team receives a five (5) minute penalty.
This change is being made in order to bring the rule into accordance with the earlier change of 5 L). Now, in cases where two opposing players are either both cautioned or dismissed, teams will not be permitted to make a substitution to replace the penalized players and will play short a player during the time penalty.
December 5, 2011
Please note this reminder to all WYSA indoor officials (including High School) that the following procedure MUST take place prior to every game.
All teams will shake hands with their opponents before every match (approved on September 28, 2008).
Having the players line up for an equipment check followed by handshake and then coin toss will take approximately one minute if done in an organized manner.
Check the players equipment:
1. Shin guards covered by socks
2. Shirt tucked in, sleeves rolled down & shorts at proper length
3. All jewellery removed other than medic alert tags (made safe)
4. Nothing dangerous (no watches, no metal hair clips, knee braces covered)
AT THIS TIME THE TEAMS WILL SHAKE HANDS
Handshaking prior to the game does not replace the handshakes afterwards which is the sporting thing to do after any game.
Click here for the playoff structure for the Recreational Indoor teams. A reminder that ALL Challenge Cup Championship FINALs will take place the week of March 19-22.
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association is leading a special task force with the Manitoba Soccer Association to introduce new Long-term Player Development Guidelines. The new program starts with doing a better job of coaching our coaches, but it's end goal is better skill development and enjoyment of the game for children from age 4 up. Our ultimate goal is to improve skills and increase lifelong participation in soccer.
We've created a special newsletter with more information on this important initiative. A printed copy of the newsletter was distributed to every youth soccer team (recreational, developmental and premier-developmental) in the city this week. You can also download a PDF copy here.
The task force is meeting regularly now and expects to bring forth recommendations to the city's soccer community later this year.
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!
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VISA cardholders are being offered a pre-sale opportunity, between February 6-25, for individual tickets to the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015! Ticket sales have been very strong for the Winnipeg matches, especially after it was revealed that the USA would be playing two matches here! We'd encourage you to take advantage of this pre-sale opportunity as we expect Winnipeg to be the first venue across Canada to sell out!
To purchase your tickets now, please click here!
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association has published its January 2015 Edition of the AFTER 90' REPORT - please click here to view it. You can subscribe to the mailing list on the right hand side of this page or once you've clicked the link above, there is a subscribe button in the top left corner!
Registration for the 2015 Golden Boy Tournament is now closed and all divisions have been determined. To view your division/pool and format, please click here.
UPDATE - The Golden Boy Tournament Schedule is now posted!! Please click here to locate your team's schedule!
Thank you to all of the teams who registered early, we are very appreciative of the overwhelming response and look forward to making this the best Golden Boy Tournament ever!
The Transfer Table Committee is chaired by a WYSA Representative with other members representing the 5 District Clubs. The Committee deals with all Inter-District Transfers for each season. Players are first placed by need of the Clubs (we need to make viable teams) and then player preference.
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.