WLYSA offers 3 age levels of competitive soccer programs. Majority of our Competitive program practices are on Wednesday evenings unless otherwise specified by the coach for the season.
U9 - U10 competitive program
Future Stars is the first opportunity for youth to get a taste of competitive. Future Stars is an additional program beyond our house league for any player interested in more focussed soccer training.
During each session, players will be grouped with players of similar ability to make sure they receive an appropriate level of challenge and allows them freedom to make mistakes and improve their skills with friends and peers. Practices will see a mix of games and drills to help players hone their skills. All players practice in a mixed age, co-ed environment.
Despite being more serious than house league soccer, Future Stars still provides a relaxed environment based on having fun. Future Stars is the foundation for our Rep Development and Rep Programs. This is the first step in a player's competitive journey and we hope to see more of our youth join.
For the registration fee, players will receive:
Players will be invited to participate in the friendly matches organized within the Cariboo Youth Soccer District - Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and Quesnel. Majority of games are organized for Sundays as to not interfere with district house leagues.
U11, U12 and U13 competitive program
Teams will participate in exhibition games and at least one tournament throughout the season. There will be at least one additional team practice each week. Players are still required to play house league soccer at these ages.
Players will receive equal playing time over the course of the season, not on a game by game basis. This program will help prepare the players for the Rep Programs as they get older. The practices will be more challenging than house practices and players will be required to be more focussed.
U14 - U18 competitive program
WLYSA is committed to providing players registered in the U13 - U18 Rep Program with the best competitive playing opportunity we are able to offer. This program is for any player who wants to get better at soccer and participate in competitive fixtures and tournaments across the province of BC.
WLYSA will try everything reasonable to form teams for the year based on Spring Season registrations and volunteer coach availability/interest. This means, that in the event a team can not be formed due to low Williams Lake Rep Registrations for an age group or no-volunteer coach, players will be given an option to join a team in the Cariboo Youth Soccer District (Quesnel or 100 Mile House). This opportunity will allow our rep players to still travel provincially for tournaments and gain experience that WLYSA cannot offer for the year. Vise-versa, if Williams Lake holds the majority of players for an age group, we may have 100 Mile House or Quesnel players join our team for the season.
Regardless of a player's team location, WLYSA will provide a minimum of one practice time in Williams Lake for all registered Rep Players. U13+ Rep Players are not required to participate in the house program, however it is strongly encouraged for additional field/game time.
Teams are expected to attend at lease two tournaments, as well as participate in the inter-district matches organized within the Cariboo Youth Soccer District. Travel across the province may be required, and fundraising may be required by teams to travel.
The WLYSA Future Stars, Rep Development and Rep Program players, volunteer coaches and parents are the representatives of our organization not only on the fields, but also within our community and the communities they have the opportunity to visit.
Rep Players are required to complete the following to participate in the programs:
Interested in becoming a coach or manager for one of our rep teams? Contact Alexis through firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.