WMYSA Camp and Academy

WMYSA 2016 Registration Due Dates, New Items, and Procedures for Club Administrators

Due Dates pdf

New Items and Procedures pdf


WMYSA Soccer Camp (15th Annual)  Register Now to Guarantee Your Spot

Battle Creek Camp & Kalamazoo Camp August 1-4 and St Joe camp July 25-28  from 9 am to noon; Cost $45;    Player Registration      or cut & paste url  https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=46088&Type=PLAYER


Risk Management Update:

A. MSYSA is now requiring it to be submitted annually.  The cost is $7.50.  If the coach/manager did their RM before Aug 1, 2015 then their RM will be good for two years. They will not need to renew until the summer before the 2017/18 season. 

B. WMYSA will not provide vouchers beginning April 1, 2016.


What it takes to play like a champion both on and off the field

PCHS, Portage Soccer Club alum, and two time Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Tarpley will be joined by former WMU and Indianapolis Colts quarterback, Tim Hiller as they address the community on what it takes to play like a champion both on and off the field.

                               

This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Portage Soccer Club.  Please join us Tuesday July 19th at 6 pm in the Portage Central High School auditorium for this inspirational community event.  Visit www.portagesoccer.com for more information.


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.



The WMYSA Scholarship Committee would like to congratulate both Sarah McCoy and Bailey Snyder for being selected as our Fall 2016 $500 WMYSA College Scholarship award recipients.   For more details click here


Key WMYSA Upcoming Events:

  • Jan 15th: Spring WMYSA Registration Begins
  • Feb 11th: Managing Club Liability Issues; 7 pm
  • Feb 26th: Winter President's Appreciation Dinner; 7 pm Holiday Inn West
  • Feb 11th: Webinar - Managing Club Liability Issues
  • Mar 3rd: WMYSA Coach Clinic 6 to 9 pm at SoccerZone Portage, 7187 S Sprinkle Rd, Portage, MI
  • Mar 11th: Due Date for WMYSA Registrations
  • Apr 16th: WMYSA Spring Season Begins
  • May 7th: Premier applications due to WMYSA
  • June 18th: First day Tryout are allowed for WMYSA Select/Elite and MSPSP Premier  
  • July 25th - 28th: WMYSA Player Camp in St Joseph
  • Aug 1st - 4th: WMYSA Player Camp in Portage and Battle Creek 
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