Charleswood Youth Soccer Association
  Saturday, July 21, 2018  
printer friendly page

City Recreational Soccer - Detailed Description

For girls and boys ages 13 through 18. This program is managed by the city: Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA). Teams play against other teams throughout the city. Boys and girls teams are kept separate.

Games can be held throughout the week, with WYSA determining the schedule. Games are played at fields all across the city and at fields on the outskirts of the city.

The coach, assistant coaches, and managers are normally parents of players on the team, and quite often have progressed from being a district soccer coach.

The regular season runs from early May to the end of June. Playoffs begin in September, with championship games finishing by early October.

Skill Development
Stage 7: Soccer for Life of the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model is followed.
Practice times and frequency are determined by the coaches in consultation with team players.
During the outdoor season there are several tournaments. Participation in a tournament is optional and up to the coach and players. Tournament fees are not covered by regular registration fees. Example tournament: Boston Pizza Players Tournament.

Playoffs begin in September and end with championship games in early October. For the playoffs, the teams are split into two groups based on the regular season round-robin standings. The top teams playoff with other top teams for the A-Side championship. The lower teams compete for the B-Side championship.

Coaches at this level are required to complete the Soccer for Life coaching clinic. The Manitoba Soccer Association runs the clinics, typically in April and early May. The clinics provide information about coaching males and females of any age.  Developing coaching skills is a priority for both the Charleswood Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) and the St Charles District. CYSA pays the fees for all coaches to attend.

All coaches and assistant coaches must pass a police background check and child abuse registry check and complete the respect in sport on-line course before being allowed to coach. Where a coach is a different gender than the players, then a Same Sex Team Official must be present on the bench during all games. This person is not required to have passed a background check.

  • Soccer Jersey provided by CYSA. Yellow, with the jersey number silk-screened on the back
  • Soccer socks, black provided by CYSA.
  • Shorts, black provided by CYSA.
  • Shin pads
  • Soccer cleats
  • Water bottle
All divisions, U13 to U18
  • Roster: 18 players max.
  • Players on field: 11 players per side
  • Field size: Full size soccer field
  • Ball size: 5
  • Offside: Traditional offside enforced
  • U13 and U14 Game length: 2 35 minute halves, 5 minute half-time break
  • U15 and U16 Game length: 2 40 minute halves, 5 minute half-time break
  • U17 and U18 Game length: 2 45 minute halves, 5 minute half-time break

Laws of the Game
The FIFA Laws of the Game are enforced, except where revised by Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) Rules and Regulations.
The WYSA Rules and Regulations related to recreational game play, mainly address these areas:

  • Changes for smaller team sizes and shorter game times, etc., for younger players and LTPD.
  • Allow for unlimited and more frequent substitutions.

Official Rules:

Game Volunteers
Two parent volunteers from each team are required at each game. The roles of the volunteers are:

  • Referee Liaison. Assist the referee when asked to do so. The Referee Liaison's job is to control the behavior of their spectators, warning them politely to stop any misbehavior. They should not confront the spectators from the opposition, but submit a report to WYSA if they witness any improper conduct from them.
  • Linesman. Signal when the ball goes out of bounds by raising the linesman flag.


Created by: CYSA - Webmaster -- Last updated:Feb 04, 2018

Powered By Ivrnet