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Season Opens April 7!

Weather permitting, first practices for our teams will begin the week of April 7, with first games taking place on Saturday, April 18.  U18 games will begin April 7 for girls, and April 8 for boys.

Our coaches meeting is Wednesday, April 1.   At that meeting, coaches will get their team lists, and begin contacting players over the next few days.  PLEASE DO NOT PANIC IF YOU DO NOT GET CONTACT BEFORE THE WEEKEND!   WE WILL NOT BE RESPONDING TO CALLS OR EMAILS ABOUT NO CONTACT FROM A COACH UNTIL AT LEAST SUNDAY, APRIL 5.

Don't be surprised if your contact is from a different coach from last season.   We have had significant change in many of our teams and age groups, with new coaches, new players, more or fewer teams, significant difference in competitive balance, etc., all leading to some changes.  Encourage your children to look forward to new experiences with new friends and new coaches if that is the situation.   DO NOT CONTACT LAST YEAR'S COACH ASKING TO BE RETURNED TO THAT TEAM!  Coaches have been informed that changes will not be made unless we have a need to do so to balance teams.
Posted on Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

KYSA Partners with the Vancouver Whitecaps!

Whitecaps David Broadhurst to lead the delivery of technical services to the club


Kelowna Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) announced today an agreement with the Vancouver Whitecaps for 2015 to provide technical services to the club.  

 Whitecaps Okanagan Academy centre Head Coach David Broadhurst will lead a select staff including assistant coach Jason Thompson that will provide general technical direction for the club, and more specifically field sessions and coach development.  On the players side this will include attending training sessions and select games to reinforce development messages. On the coaches side there will be session support for volunteer coaches, on field coaching feedback and several coach development clinics.    

 “We are really pleased to be able to partner with the province’s professional club the Whitecaps, on our development program”, says KYSA president Andy Hyatt.  “We are looking forward to working together with David and the Whitecaps in building and enhancing our players’ and coaches’ experience as being part of KYSA”.  

 “This is a great opportunity to extend our Academy centre programming in the Okanagan to directly work with a progressive club like KYSA and support them through our Whitecaps development network”, notes David Broadhurst.   

 KYSA provides house league programs for girls and boys 5 - 18 and has over 950 members.  They are one of the five member clubs of Central Okanagan Youth Soccer Association (COYSA).  Vancouver Whitecaps FC are part of MLS -Major League Soccer.  As part of the clubs development program it has an established a network of Academy centres across western Canada which provide prospects academy training as well as technical services for club.  David Broadhurst heads up the Okanagan Academy centre as Head Coach.  The Whitecaps are also partnered with TOFC the Thompson Okanagan Football Club which plays in the BCSPL.  David Broadhurst acts as a technical advisor for TOFC and Jason Thompson is the Technical Director.

For more information on KYSA please contact Andy Hyatt at or for more information on the Whitecaps in the Okanagan contact David Broadhurst at

Posted on Sunday, Mar 22, 2015

Great Way Martial Arts Sponsors Two Teams!

We are pleased to welcome Great Ways Martial Arts as a sponsor for KYSA.   They will sponsor two teams this season:  the Boys U14A Great Way Martial Arts Cobras, and the Girls U16B Great Way Martial Arts Heat.  Along with Wendy's, who sponsor our U6 - U12 teams, and Interior Savings Credit Union, who sponsor our U18's, these community-minded companies help us keep down the cost of your kids playing soccer.
Posted on Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015

Limited Registration Spaces Remain!

All five local clubs have met to declare the number of teams we will have in each age group.  Now uniforms and equipment can be ordered, schedules set, and fields booked.  Following is our situation re registration spaces for each age group.

BU6 -- some spaces available
BU9 -- some spaces available
BU10 -- some spaces available
BU18 -- need more players to form a second team

GU6 -- waitlist
GU7 -- waitlist
GU8 -- waitlist
GU9 -- some spaces available
GU10 -- some spaces available
Posted on Friday, Feb 27, 2015