West Michigan

Youth Soccer Assoc.

2016 Fall WMYSA / SWM Kickers TOPSoccer

WMYSA Season Starts Saturday April 15

Schedules are available at the Schedule and Standings tab


Key WMYSA Upcoming Events:

  • Apr 15th: WMYSA Spring season opening date
  • Apr 23rd: WMYSA Academy 1st Jamboree date
  • June 17th: MSYSA first allowed Tryout date
  • July 5th: WMYSA Fall 2017 team commitment due date



WMYSA Soccer Camp (16th Annual)  ---  Best Value Camp in the WMYSA area

WMYSA camp had 180 campers in 2016  ... Don't miss out on a great value and great training for WMYSA players

St Joseph SJ Kickers Berrien Springs location July 31st  thru Aug 3rd.  

Battle Creek Lakeview HS location Aug 7th thru Aug 10th 

Kalamazoo Portage Complex location Aug 7th thru Aug 10th

WMYSA Soccer Camp (16th Annual) Registration is Open    Click Player Registration



WMYSA 2017 Scholarship Winners

The WMYSA 2017 Scholarship winners were recognized at the Feb President's Dinner.


Josie Herman was the female 2017 WMYSA College Scholarship recipient.  She attends Marshall High School and will be attending Michigan State University in the fall.  She played her travel soccer with both Marshall and most recently Battle Creek.  

 

Nolan Hadder was the male 2017 WMYSA College Scholarship recipient. He attends Mattawan High School and will be attending and playing soccer at Calvin College in fall.  He played his travel soccer with Midwest United FC Kalamazoo.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM BOTH



WMYSA Sponsoring TOP Soccer 

WMYSA is sponsoring a Top Soccer pilot program in the Fall 2016 in Berrien County with the SWM Kickers soccer club.  TOP Soccer is an amazing program! It opens up the game of soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability. It started small, as a grassroots effort by parents with a wonderful vision. Then US Youth Soccer nurtured it. It goes right along with US Youth Soccer’s mission “to foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth and development of America’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels.”

Click here for more detail and registration links


WMYSA 2017 Spring Registration Due Dates, New Items, and Procedures for Club Administrators

Click for Due Dates pdf

Click for New Items and Procedures pdf


Soccer Goal Safety Is Critical

Safety of players is very is a high priority priority for WMYSA.  It is critical that Clubs, Coaches, Referees, and Parents are aware and diligent about Goal Safety.  Before each game please monitor the goals to assure that they are properly secured. If not secured please find a means to secure before the match is played.  Go to the WMYSA Club Administrator page for details and a video everyone should watch. Click Here


Risk Management Update:

A. MSYSA is now requiring it to be submitted annually.  The cost is $7.50. 

B. WMYSA will not provide coach vouchers any longer. The cost to WMYSA needs to be managed. 


C. WMYSA decided to transition away from paying for these vouchers.  Instead we implemented a three-year phase out where we will provide a club credit for each WMYSA sponsored team.  In 2016-2017  we are providing credit for up to three individuals per team.  This is estimated to cost WMYSA about $3,400. In the 2017-2018 season, it will be reduced to two per team at an estimated cost to WMYSA of $2,300.  Then down to one per team for the 2018-2019 season at an estimated cost to WMYSA of $1,000 before phasing it out completely.



WMYSA Recently Approved Rule Changes related to US Soccer Mandates

Rule Change A: WMYSA will implement the offside rule for U9-U10 divisions beginning in Fall 2016. It will not increase the number of required referees as it views this as a transition period. Furthermore, WMYSA will reach out to the referee associations to explain our position.

Rule Change B: Effective immediately, purposeful heading will no longer be allowed at the U11 or younger age group levels. This rule is to protect players 10 years old and younger regardless of what age group are playing in.  A purposeful heading will result in an indirect free kick for opposing team.

Rule Change C: Beginning Fall of 2016, WMYSA will do away with trapped players and now offer a U14/U15 combined age division for both Fall and Spring and we will continue to offer U15/U16 division seasonally. U15 players have a choice of which team they want to play on for each season.

Rule Change D: Beginning Fall 2016, WMYSA will strictly go by the age of the player rather than school grade. For example, U15 Freshman who don’t have or make a high school team would now be able to play in the combined U14/U15 Division.

Rule Verification E: WMYSA will not extend the age division to include U20. It will remain an Academy & U9-U19 age ranges.

Rule Verification F: WMYSA will not allow U7 players to play in U9 division

Rule Verification G: For safety reasons, WMYSA will continue to enforce the maximum two year play-up until age 15.

Rule Change H: WMYSA, for 2016-2017 season will waive the $25 transfer fee for U15 players who play in their off season on a U15 Team playing in U14/U15 division and wants to transfer to the older team playing in the combined U15/U16 division.

Referee Small Sided Rule: WMYSA Rule Highlights for 2017 Spring - CLICK HERE




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