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Handshaking

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.

3.13 Handshaking

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.

Recreational Indoor Playoff Structure

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.

Long-term Player Development Update

Building skills and participation with new player development guidelines
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.

BYTE SIZE Coaching

Great tool for all Youth Coaches - use THE BYTE SIZE COACHING PROGRAM to receive coaching tips and instruction for coaching!
http://www2.bytesizecoaching.com

Contact your HOME district for a user name and password.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can WYSA tell me which nights my child will likely be playing on for the Outdoor Season?

The following information is only a guideline to how games are scheduled for outdoor season play.

 

Recreational teams will generally play two (2) games per week during May & June with playoffs scheduled for September (No July/August play) for U12-U18. U9-U11 will play May/June and wrap up the season in early July.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Developmental teams will generally play one (1) game a week from the months of May to September with a planned break from the 2nd Monday of July until the 1st Tuesday in August.

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.

 

Premier or Premier-Developmental teams:

There are no set nights of play. The Premier and Premier-Development League season runs from May through to the end of August with a planned break from the 2nd Monday of July until the 1st Tuesday in August. The City Playoffs will begin after the Labour Day long weekend and continue through to the final game in late September or early October.

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