South Winnipeg’s Outdoor Soccer program is the Recreational Soccer program provided by Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) and Winnipeg South End United (WSEU) soccer club. It is available to all youth from 9 to 18 year’s old living in the South Winnipeg Community Center (SWCC) catchment area. The program focuses on physical activity, building soccer skills and above all, having fun!
South Winnipeg Community Centre and the St. Norbert Community Centre work closely together to “blend” their soccer program. Once you register in your catchment area, the conveners of these two community centres work together to form teams from the two districts. The majority of our registered players will be hosted by one of these two community centres. In rare cases, your child may be transferred outside of these two catchment areas if they are late to register and the teams are at their max capacity.
Emphasis on Coaching:
Coaching is critical to both the development and enjoyment for our young soccer players. Being a soccer coach, does NOT require soccer experience. Please consider becoming a coach. There are coaching certificate courses that are available to you, to help you gain experience and information. These courses are NOT mandatory, but you are encouraged to take part! Respect in Sport, an online course that you can do from the comfort of your own home, is required to coach. Child abuse/Criminal Record checks are also required, but all fees associated with these checks are fully reimbursed by the WSEU.
South Winnipeg Soccer will help give you the tools to help you give your child(ren) and their friends a great soccer experience.
**KEEP IN MIND ALL THAT ALL OF OUR TEAMS ARE LEAD BY PARENT VOLUNTEER COACHES. IN ORDER TO HOST THE TEAMS IN SOUTH WINNIPEG AND KEEP OUR PLAYERS FROM BEING TRANSFERRED OUT – COACHES MUST STEP UP AND OFFER TO LEAD A TEAM.**
Age Groups are defined by birth year, rather than the child’s actual age.
For example U9 refers to players who will turn 9 in the current calendar year (between Jan 1 and Dec 31).
Each age group is kept separate. There will not be a “combined” 12-and-13 team (the exception is 17/18 are often combined due to low registration numbers).
Each age group is separated by gender, so there are girls teams and boys teams; there are no co-ed teams.
All age divisions carrying multiple teams will be subject to assessment. Players will be invited out prior to the season start to be assessed on skill level. South Winnipeg Soccer fosters the creation of balanced teams.
Invitations of time and date will be shared via email.
If your child is not born in one of the years indicated they are not eligible for the Outdoor Soccer program. Younger children (aged 4 – can register in our Outdoor Mini Soccer program but must be 4 years old by April 30. Unfortunately SWCC does not provide soccer programming for children under 4 years of age or for adults.
Find information on mini here:
The schedule is put together by Winnipeg South End United (WSEU) for ages U9-U12 and by Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) for ages U13-U18. Unfortunately we are not able to provide a specific schedule of games and practices until close to the season start.
Even ages (U10, U12, U14, U16, U18) – play Monday and Wednesdays, with the rare occasional weekend game.
Odd ages (U9, U11, U13, U15, U17) – play Tuesday and Thursdays, with the rare occasional weekend game.
Practices are generally held once a week and are decided by the leading coach. Days of practices ARE NOT released until teams are formed and the coaches are assigned.
Game times and locations will be published with the schedule prior to the start of the season.
The season is set to start April 27th, weather permitting.
U9-U12, also known as LTPD will end their season in June – with a large Jamboree fun tournament event, to take place on June 23rd & 24th.
U13 – U18 – will STOP their season at the end of June and return in September for playoffs and finals. Their season typically ends at the end of September.
The fees for the OUTDOOR 2018 season are as follows:
- U9-U12 – $235.00, plus $31 for uniform fee. (Includes Jersey, Shorts & Socks)
- U13-U18 – $260.00, plus $31 for uniform fee. (Includes Jersey, Shorts & Socks)
There may be additional costs throughout the year, if a team participates in a tournament or special event.
Registration opens March 1st and closes March 15th.
To register online please visit www.swcc1.ca/springregistration
For more information on Outdoor Soccer or Indoor Soccer please contact:
Jaime Webster – President
Suzanne Fraser, Vice President
Have a great season!