Referee Clinics


Entry Level Referee Clinic
April 10/11/12 2015 at TRU
The Entry Level Referee Clinic is the entry point into 11 a-side soccer. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic they will be classified as a Youth Referee (if they are 14 or 15 years old) or a District Referee  (if they are 16 years old or older).

The goal of this three day clinic is to ensure that individuals who pass are capable to be either a Referee or an Assistant Referee in 11 a-side soccer. This is done with experienced referee instructors who use video educational material and practical on field sessions. The topics covered include, but are not limited to the Laws of the Game, Positioning, Signals, Administration of the game, and Pre-Match Preparation & Match Reporting. Successful individuals have their first year’s registration free.

Referee Refresher Clinic
April 12 2015 at TRU

The Canadian Soccer Association and the British Columbia Soccer Association requires all referees to attend a Referee Refresher Clinic annually and register with the BC Soccer office in order to maintain their active status.

Referee Refresher Clinics are designed to update all Registered Referees in British Columbia with any Laws of the Game changes and interpretations. The clinic content of the refresher is developed by the Referee Education Program and launched in August of each year.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please wear suitable clothing to participate in on-field activity and there will be a Fitness test at all Refresher Clinics

Pre-requisite: Must currently be a BC Soccer Registered Official
Clinic Length: 3 hours.
Clinic Fee: FREE (once you have attended a Refresher Clinic you must re-register as a BC Soccer Referee, which is to be done annually.  For more information on this proecess, including timings to register / re-register – please visit BC Soccer’s Referee Annual Registration page)

Contact Rob at the WLYSA office 250-392-1103 or e-mail to register or for more information on these clinics

Coaching Clinics


Coaching Clinics have been set up for the following dates.
Fundamentals (coaching the U7/U8 player) – February 21 2015 at Columneetza Secondary – 9:00 am until 5 pm
Active Start (coaching the U4 to U6 player) – February 24 2015 at TRU – 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm
Active Start (coaching the U4 to U6 player) – April 2 2015 at TRU – 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm
Soccer for Life (coaching the U13 + player) – April 11 & 12 2015 – 9:00 am until 5 pm both days)

All WLYSA coaching clinics are free to WLYSA coaches. Contact Rob at the WLYSA office 250-392-1103 or e-mail to register or for more information on these courses.

Registration for the 2015 Spring Soccer on now


Registrations for the 2015 WLYSA Spring Soccer season are being accepted now. Register by March 6th to receive the early registration fee discount – Fees remain unchanged from last season’s rates

Click on the link for the 2015 Spring Soccer registration form
WLYSA 2015 Registration

*Please Note – Registration and Fee payment will be required prior to the start of play in the Spring of 2015*

2015 BC Soccer Scholarship

BC Soccer is proud to award scholarships every year to players and referees proceeding on to post-secondary education. The Scholarships are presented at a special Scholarship Celebration at a Whitecaps FC match in June/July each year. Applications must be signed off by your Youth District Soccer Association Chairperson or Adult League President. The completed application can either be forwarded to BC Soccer by the Youth District/Adult League or the individual who is applying for the scholarship application.

For the 2015 Scholarship Application form click on the link BC Soccer 2015 Scholarship Application

Applications must be received by the British Columbia Soccer Association Office by March 31st.

European Football School (EFS) returns for a 12th year

Saibo Talic is returning to Williams Lake with his European Football School (EFS) – July 13th to 17th 2015. Participants aged 7 to 19 are encouraged to sign up for this fun,fast paced soccer camp designed to give player’s the tools to advance their soccer skills and increase individual and team performance.

To download a registration brochure click on the link EFS-WL-July-2015.pdf

For more information please contact Paula Freeman at 250-267-1079 or by e-mail

Whitecaps FC launch Cariboo Prospects Academy

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that the Northern Academy Centre has expanded to include a Cariboo Prospects Academy that will act as a satellite program to the main Academy Centre in Prince George.

The Cariboo Prospects Academy is being launched in partnership with Quesnel Youth Soccer Association (QYSA) , Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association (WLYSA) and 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association (OMHSA). The Prince George Prospects Academy continues to be run in partnership with Prince George Youth Soccer Association (PGYSA).

“After establishing the Prince George Prospects program more than a year ago, the goal was to eventually link in other key Northern satellite areas and associations,” said Whitecaps FC director of soccer development Dan Lenarduzzi. “The next natural step was to move into the Cariboo region and set up this satellite program. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with QYSA, WLYSA, and OHMSA to further grow the game for local players in Northern BC.”

Training sessions at the Cariboo Prospects Academy will be delivered by Whitecaps FC Northern Academy associate head coaches Ross Holtom and Sonny Pawar. All selected players follow the official Whitecaps FC training curriculum. Selected Cariboo Academy players will have an opportunity to train with the Prince George Prospects and the Vancouver Academy programs. The Cariboo Prospects Academy will also receive a visit from Whitecaps FC Vancouver-based coaching staff.

Participation in the Cariboo Prospects Academy is by invite only. All players must go through an evaluation process to be selected. The inaugural evaluations will take place on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the QYSA Indoor Facility. The evaluation is free, however players must register online to be eligible. Register now at

The program will be for motivated and advanced boys and girls from U-10 to U-18 and will run over a 10-month period in three phases: Winter, Spring, and Fall. The Winter Phase will launch the program with 10 sessions from January 10 through April. Sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons at the QYSA Indoor Facility.

Whitecaps FC Academy Centres are a network of regional training hubs linked through key staff, curriculum, and standards that provide professional supplemental club training for serious, motivated players. Whitecaps FC now have a network of seven primary academy centre locations, including the Northern Academy Centre, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan, Kamloops, the Kootenays, and the Saskatchewan Academy Centre – the first such centre outside of British Columbia.

For more information on the Cariboo Prospects Academy, visit or contact Ross Holtom at or 250.981.4401, or Sonny Pawar at or 250.649.5856.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 is coming to BC and tickets for Stadium Passports, Stadium Half Passes and tickets to the final match in Vancouver are on sale today.

BC Soccer wishes to ensure that all member of the soccer community across the provinces have the opportunity to be part of this incredible event and so we encourage you share the attached communication/newsletter with your member groups and soccer clubs. There are some great groups ticket and cash back incentives available to groups and affiliated clubs

Vancouver is host to nine FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 matches including the FINALS and the ticket window is now open. Purchase Stadium Passports, Stadium Half Passes and tickets to the final match in Vancouver! Group ticket incentives including up to 7.5% cash back are also available as are Youth program incentives which include the ability to be a ball girl or to walk out the tunnel with some of the greatest female soccer players on the planet.

Please click on the link below which outlines all the ticket information that you need. For questions regarding group ticket sales or incentives please contact:

Alix Davidson
Community Outreach Coordinator l Coordinatrice des initiatives locales
M + 1 604.354.6882
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