Coach Clinics

WLYSA provides coaching courses to WLYSA coaches free of charge. Contact the WLYSA office for more information on courses being offered.

Coaching Clinics

  • Soccer for Life April 8/9 2017 (9am-5pm both days) at TRU

Coaching the U13+ player – also a requirement for coaching rep level teams in BC

At this stage, skill training demands and training loads are increased to develop and refine skills and tactics. Tactical awareness becomes an increasingly important facet of training, alongside mental toughness, concentration, and diligence. Elite soccer groups may express interest in recruiting talented young players, but coaches and parents should be careful to recognize and protect the long-term interests of each athlete. Game formats develop from 8v8 to 11v11 (although no 11v11 prior to 13 years of age) as players grow through this stage, and the season moves toward year-round play that includes appropriate rest and recovery periods.

**This course is free to WLYSA coaches – Participants are to contact Rob at the WLYSA office (250-392-1103 or e-mail for the payment code and instructions on how to register for this course

Active Start April 15 2017 (10am-2pm) at the Esler Clubhouse

 Coaching the U6 player

  • At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. The emphasis should be movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play within a fun but structured setting. Informal games can be set up at the end of practices or as part of a jamboree mixing exercising and games. Play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeper, and equal time should be allotted to practices and games.

To register for this free course click this link and follow the instructions (contact Rob at the WLYSA office if you require assistance)

Registration for the 2017 Spring Soccer Season

Registration for the upcoming spring soccer season will begin January 4 2017. Early Registration rates available until February 17 2017.

New this year, online registration – the link is listed below
2017 WLYSA Registration
*Please note that if you wish for your child to participate in the Future Stars or Development Program that you must register and pay at the WLYSA office. For an explanation of what Rep Development and Future Stars Programs are, visit our Rep/Rep Development page

Registrations can also be mailed or dropped by the WLYSA office. To print and mail or deliver the 2017 registration form click here

WLYSA Office Hours

The WLYSA office located at #204-197 2nd Avenue N is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (closed on holidays) 9:30 am until 1:30 pm. The office phone is 250-392-1103 or you may contact us by e-mail

2016 Kidsport Funding Application

KidSport™ is a community based sport-funding program established by Sport BC. KidSport™ provides grants for children ages 18 and under to participate in a sport season of their choice. KidSport™ works to fulfill its mission of eliminating the financial barriers to sport participation, ‘So ALL Kids Can Play!’ For more information or to download the application, please follow this link KidSport 2016 Williams Lake application

Esler Fields Map/Diagram – Directions to Esler Fields

Esler Fields Diagram

Directions to Esler Fields – Google Maps

when coming from the North … at the junction of Hwy 97 and Hwy 20… continue through the lights on Hwy 20 …. Approximately 6 to 7 miles along hwy 20 turn right on Hodgson Road to the Esler Recreational complex …. Follow Hodgson Road approximately 2 miles … turn right on Wilkie Road (this road shows as unnamed road on google maps) and the fields are located there.

WLYSA Two-Deep Policy

The Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association requires two-deep adult supervision at all times in order to protect the interests of both the youth and the volunteers. This means that all WLYSA volunteers, whether they are a coach, an assistant coach, a team parent, a phoning parent, or a team manager, must always have another adult with them when they are with one or more WLYSA players. The second person can be another WLYSA volunteer or a parent/guardian, but must be a person over the age of 19.

Parents/guardians should never leave their child alone with a single adult. The parents/guardians of a child in the Mini Division must remain with their child at all times. It is recommended that parents/guardians of youth players in the Senior Division and parents/guardians of players on rep teams remain with their child at all times.

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