President’s Season End Message

Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association
#204-197 N 2nd Avenue
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z5
Phone: 250-392-1103 Fax: 250-392-6210

Hello Coaches, Managers, and all other Volunteers!

On Behalf of the Williams Lake Youth Soccer Executive, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make this soccer season another very successful year. Offering a meaningful soccer season to over 1000 kids just wouldn’t be possible without all the volunteers who gave countless hours to make it happen. To give you an idea of the scope and size of our association, check out the following numbers:

– 1009 players registered this year to play house and development/rep soccer from U4 to U18
– 621 players in “Mini’s” (U4-U10) and 388 in “Senior’s” (U11-U18)
– 103 house teams participated in our league
– 66 players participated in the Future Stars program (U9/U10)
– 58 players participated in Development soccer (U11/U12)
– 110 players participated in Rep soccer (U13-U18)
– 91 referees called the games
– Approximately 250 coaches and assistant coaches organized players and teams

These numbers are amazing for a town of our size and doesn’t even include the countless team managers, phone parents, half-time snack providers, and player drivers that help make it all come together.

Special thanks to the U17 boys rep team and parents who provided a concession at the fields every weekend throughout the season, our senior refs who helped mentor our younger refs, and to our Association Operations and Field Manager, Rob Tazelaar, who constantly works to get players registered and our fields lined and looking great while balancing his many other tasks.

Our Annual General Meeting will take place Tuesday September 26th at 6pm at the Esler Clubhouse. Our executive is always looking for new members to join us so youth soccer can continue to be successful in Williams Lake.

Thank you everyone for another great season and look forward to seeing everyone again next spring!


Curt Levens
WLYSA President

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WLYSA Mission Statement

The WLYSA shall support soccer players, coaches, referees and volunteers by providing appropriate programs and opportunities to help the individual achieve their potential, while employing the principles of Fair Play.  The goal of WLYSA is to create and foster a positive and fun-filled environment for players, coaches, officials and parents, to strive for the highest standard of skill and sportsmanship, to develop and train referees for all levels of competition and to provide a program for both the novice and select level players

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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

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New Indoor Facility

Have you heard the exciting news?

The Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association is working together with many of the sports organizations in town to make our dreams of an indoor sports facility a reality.

Keep checking in on this page for updates and photos!

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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

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Lightning Policy

WLYSA follows the Canadian Soccer Association Lightning Safety Policy, which can be found under Documents – Policies

You Tube video on Lightning safety on the soccer field Lightning Safety on the soccer field link

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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.

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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.

Policies Page

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