Brandon Youth Soccer Association

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If you have a child interested in playing indoor or outdoor soccer either recreationally or competitively in Brandon, MB, you can find all of these programs and more with the Brandon Youth Soccer Association (BSYA). With 1,200+ kid members (and as many as 2,000 members if you include the Latino and Women’s leagues), BYSA is one of the largest sporting associations in Brandon. They also are affiliated with both the Minnedosa and Neepawa soccer leagues.

 

 

Recreational Soccer - Outdoor

 

Age

AGE

Kids and teens ages 4 to 18.  Divisions are grouped as follows:

 

Year Born

Division (2014)

Nights of Play (2015)

2011

Mixed Under 4

Monday & Wednesday

2010

Mixed Under 5

Tuesday & Thursday

2009

Mixed Under 6

Monday & Wednesday

2008

Mixed Under 7

Tuesday & Thursday

2007

Mixed Under 8

Monday & Wednesday

2005 & 2006

Girls Under 10

Tuesday & Thursday

2005 & 2006

Boys Under 10

Monday & Wednesday

2003 & 2004

Girls Under 12

Tuesday & Thursday

2003 & 2004

Boys Under 12

Monday & Wednesday

2000 & 2001

Boys Under 14

Tuesday & Thursday

2000 & 2001

Girls Under 14

Monday & Wednesday

1998 & 1999

Girls Under 16

Tuesday & Thursday

1999 & 2000

Boys Under 16

Monday & Wednesday

1997 & 1998

Mixed Under 18

Monday & Wednesday

 

Season

 

BYSA’s outdoor recreational program runs from late April to the end of June.  The teams play twice per week (See table above for days of the week.)  Start times vary with U4 to U8 ages playing at 6:00pm, 6:15pm or 6:30pm.  U10 to U18 play at 6:00pm or 7:15pm.

 

Cost (2015 Prices)

BYSA House League Fees for recreational play are as follows:

 

League

Registration Fee

Volunteer Fee*

Total Cost

U4 to U6

$105.00

$30.00

$135.00

U7 to U8

$115.00

$30.00

$145.00

U10 to U18

$150.00

$30.00

$180.00

*One volunteer fee is collected per family. It is collected during registration and is refundable after five hours of volunteering.  Check out “Volunteer Overview” on the BYSA website for more information.

 

Fees paid go towards all of the things required to run a non-profit organization.  Since BYSA owns and operates the Optimist Park, fees help cover operating costs and maintaining the infrastructure.  All BYSA soccer players are registered with the Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA) which in turn is affiliated with the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association. To be associated with the MSA, CSA and FIFA, each player must be covered by insurance which the fee covers. Each player also gets a jersey and wind up snack/meal such as a hot dog lunch or timbits depending on sponsorship.

BYSA is eligible for Kidsport Funding.

 

Equipment

Players should wear shin guards and socks. Cleats are optional.

Location

Games are played at the Optimist Soccer Park.  Here is a map:

 

 

 

Recreational Soccer - Indoor

During a normal indoor soccer season, all games are played at the Keystone Indoor facility.  However, during the 2013-14 season, the Keystone facility needed repairs to the roof requiring the BYSA to use alternate venues which in turn changed the fee and registration levels. Once the roof is repaired, the BYSA will have a better idea of fee levels, age groupings etc so please check back in September 2014 for more information.

 

Age

Age

BYSA has a "Kids that Kick" program for kids aged 4 to 10. Age groupings are dependent on registration levels. This program helps to keep the kids involved in soccer and learn soccer skills. For kids older than 10, indoor divisions are also grouped depending on how many kids register in each age group.

 

Season

Season

BYSA's indoor recreational program runs from early November to late March. The teams play once per week.

 

Cost (2014-15 prices)

Cost (2014-15 Prices)

Costs will be determined once BYSA knows at which facility they will be playing (which depends on the repairs being completed on the indoor facility at the Keystone Centre.)

 

Equipment

Equipment

Players must wear shin guards, socks, and clean running shoes.

 

Competitive & Developmental Soccer

Competitive/Developmental soccer in Brandon, MB is governed by Westman Football Club (WFC). The WFC covers U10 to U18 boys and girls as follows:

Team

Description

BU10/BU12 Developmental

Boys U10 & U12

GU10/GU12 Developmental

Girls U10 & U12

BU13

Boys 13 and under

BU14

Boys 14 and under

BU16

Boys 16 and under

GU15

Girls 15 and under

BU18

Boys 18 and under

GU18

Girls 18 and under

 

Development League

Development League

Player development ages U10 and U12 can enroll in the Development League that is part of Westman FC. This program operates from May to September and is separate from the House League. Tryouts are not required for this U10 and U12 program.

 

Kids 12 and older who are interested in playing competitive soccer must try out for the teams.  Tryouts are held in March at various locations depending on age groups and a $15.00 fee is collected at the tryout. 

 

Westman FC Tryouts - 2015

 

Westman FC Tryouts - 2015

 

Age Group>

Date

Location

Time

Boys born 2002/2003 (BU13)

TBD

TBD

TBD

Boys born 2000/1999 (BU16)

TBD

TBD

TBD

Girls born 1997/1998 (GU18)

TBD

TBD

TBD

Boys born 2001 (BU14)

TBD

TBD

TBD

Boys born 1997/1998 (BU18)

TBD

TBD

TBD

Girls born 2000/2001 (GU15)

TBD

TBD

TBD

Boys born 2001 (BU14)

TBD

TBD

TBD

Boys born 2000/1999 (BU16)

TBD

TBD

TBD

Girls born 2000/2001 (GU15)

TBD

TBD

TBD

Girls born 1997/1998 (GU18)

TBD

TBD

TBD

Boys born 1997/1998 (BU18)

TBD

TBD

TBD

Boys born 2002/2003 (BU13)

TBD

TBD

TBD

Open Tryout

TBD

TBD

TBD

Ages Groups may change depending on interest. Once a kid makes a competitive team, the season length, cost, nights per week, fees etc are contingent on the age group and how much the teams travel. The strongest BYSA competitive soccer players often have what it takes to play at college or university level!

 

Camps

Camps

BYSA also runs a number of camps and clinics during the year.  Check their website for more information.

 

more Information

For More Information...

Check out the following links:

BYSA

BYSA Facebook page

Canada Soccer

FIFA

Manitoba Soccer

Westman FC 

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