Summer Student Job Posting – Assistant Facility Manager

Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association
Field and Recreation Facility Assistant

Student Position: Full-Time Temporary

Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association (WLYSA) is hiring a full-time temporary student Field and Recreation Facility Assistant for the period May through August 2017.

This position reports to the Williams Lake Soccer Field Committee and is responsible for field and recreation facility maintenance to support local sports and provide a quality, safe playing environment. The Facility Assistant will provide input on setting facility maintenance and landscaping priorities, and will assist in the assessment of the health of the playing fields. The Facility Assistant will be required to resolve work-related problems and prepare and submit progress reports, requisition supplies and materials, and maintain a petty cash fund and financial records related to such. Tasks will include fertilizing, weeding, seeding, irrigation monitoring, line painting, purchasing supplies, inventory control, and facility maintenance.

Students pursuing a career in horticulture, agriculture, landscaping, recreation management, or facility maintenance/management will benefit from the Facility Assistant position.

To be considered for this position applicants must be enrolled in full-time attendance at a post-secondary institution and returning to full-time studies in the Fall. Preference will be given to qualified applicants of aboriginal descent.
Submit your resume with a cover letter via email to

Closing Date: May 3 2017
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Welcome to WLYSA – 2017

On behalf of the Executive, Coordinators and Coaches of WLYSA, I would like to welcome you to another exciting season of youth soccer.
To ensure our kids have another successful season please be sure to…
• Ensure your child is not left unsupervised at the field at any time. Coaches are focused on teaching the children soccer.
• Ensure your child is picked up immediately after practise and games
• Players must wear shin guards, socks that cover the guards, and shorts to all games and practices. T-shirts will be provided when games begin.
• Ensure players have adequate water in hot weather and sunscreen
• Help by assisting with set up and tear down of nets. (specific date(s) will be assigned to every family)
• Read BC Soccer Fair Play Code for Parents and Expectations for Parents
• Refrain from use of all tobacco products. The use of tobacco is strictly prohibited on all School District 27 grounds.
Three different schedules will be posted to the WLYSA website before or during the season…
• Practice Schedule: Posted at the beginning of the season
• Full Season Game Schedules: Posted in the first 2 weeks of the season
• Jamboree Round-Up Schedule: Posted the week before the Jamboree
Important Dates to Remember
Team Photographs – (date to be announced)
Mini Soccer Wind-up (Jamboree) – June 16 and 17

We hope that our players, volunteers and parents have an enjoyable season. When you see a volunteer giving their time for our kids, please take a moment to say “Thanks!”, as there would not be an association without all of them!

Have a great season!
Christina Lambe
Mini-Coordinator WLYSA

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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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Small Sided Referee Clinic

Small Sided Referee/Small Sided Referee Refresher Clinic – Tuesday April 11 2017 (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm) – Room 138 at the Columneetza Campus of Lake City Secondary School

There is an outdoor portion to this clinic – please dress appropriately

Small Sided Games Referee
The Small Sided Games Referee is where the basics of refereeing is offered to individuals who are no less than 12 years of age. Once an individual is successful in passing the certification clinic, they are classified as a Small Sided Games Referee and may officiate in any under 12 and below match.
Pre-requisite: 2005 birth year or older

**Contact Rob at the WLYSA office to register or for more information**

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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 22/23 2017 (9am-5pm both days) at the Esler Soccer Clubhouse

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 8 2017 (9 am- 1 pm) 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)

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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

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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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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

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Lightning Policy

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

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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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