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Final 2015 Division A Teams Announced

Thanks to all players who attended our tryouts this fall.   Decisions are always difficult, but places are limited, so choices were made based on the best information available to the evaluators. 

Teams will be posted as they are finalized.   All players should register as usual early in January.  Those who are not assigned to the Division A team will be placed on a Division B team when the season begins.

Girls U11 -- coming Oct. 22                                               Boys U11 -- coming Oct. 28  

                                                                                          Head Coach -- Adil Rajwani                                     

Girls U12                                                                          Boys U12 -- coming Oct. 28

Head Coach -- Dor'Ann Russouw                                         Head Coach -- Brady Ibbetson
Anna DeWynter
Anya Raymond
Chloe Dehnel
Damia Thalheimer
Danielle Pelletier
Flora Watt
Georgia Insley
Julia Groening
Madyson Greggor
Olivia Gran
Sailor Janes
Talia Russouw
Tianna Cavezza
Toni Willoughby

Girls U14 -- coming Oct. 23                                             Boys U14 -- coming Oct. 28

Head Coach -- Keath Kemper

Girls U16 -- evaluations to be carried out                         Boys U16 -- coming Oct. 28
in the spring 2015
                                                                                        Head Coach -- Brad Farrell

Posted on Sunday, Oct 19, 2014

Division A Tryout Schedule

Players interested in playing Division A (more competitive) next season are invited to try out for those teams, as listed below.  To be eligible, you must be born in the appropriate year (no playing up!), and must either be registered in KYSA this season, or living within the boundaries of KYSA (no players from other clubs eligible!).  Please be at the sessions at least 15 minutes early for registration.  Tryout fee of $15 (cash or cheque to KYSA) covers all sessions.   Players must attend at least one tryout to be considered, and will improve their chances of being properly evaluated by attending all sessions.  Where large numbers show up, cuts may be made before the final session.  Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring water.  Please pre-register at, including name, birthdate, 2014 team, and preferred positions (goal-defender-midfield-forward). This will help us plan, and allow us to contact you if any changes are made.

All tryout sessions will be held at Lillooet Field on Dilworth
.  Tryouts for the 2015 Division A teams are scheduled as follows:

Boys U11 (born 2004)
        --Sunday, Sept. 28                10:30 am - 11:30 am
        --Saturday, Oct. 18                9 - 10:15 am
        --Saturday, Oct. 25                10:30 - 11:45 am

Girls U11 (born 2004)


Boys U12 (born 2003)
        --Sunday, Sept. 21               10:30 am - 11:30 am
        --Sunday, Sept. 28                1:30 - 2:30 pm
        --Sunday, Oct. 19                  9 - 10 am
        --Saturday, Oct. 25                9 - 10:15 am

Girls U12 (born 2003)


Boys U14 (born 2001-2)


Girls U14 (born 2001-2)
Sunday, Oct. 5                   10:30 - 11:30 am
        --Tuesday, Oct. 14              4:30 - 5:30  pm
        --Monday, Oct. 20               4:30 - 5:30 pm

Boys U16 (born 1999-2000)
        --Wednesday, Oct. 15        5:00 - 6:00 pm
        --Wednesday, Oct. 22        4:30 - 5:30 pm
        --Thursday, Oct. 23            4:30 - 5:30 pm

Girls U16 (born 1999-2000)
        --Tryouts postponed till Spring -- not enough girls pre-registered, and no coach in place yet.

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

2015 Division A Coach/Player Selection Guidelines

In Divisional Soccer (U11, U12, U14, and U16),  two tiers of competition are organized.  Division  A is a more competitive level of soccer, designed to provide an opportunity for more skilled players to play a more competitive schedule within the house league framework.  It is still a house league program, with games on Saturday and one practice a week, with the possibility of a second if desired.  All team members can expect to play at least half of each game.  Each local club (Kelowna, Mission, Rutland, Westside and Lake Country) will provide at least one Division A team at each age level, but may add more if numbers and talent allow.  Where more than one team is entered at an age level, the two teams will be drafted to be as equal as possible in age and ability.

Coach Selection Guidelines

Coaches interested in head coaching positions for U11, U12, U14, and U16  Division A  teams may apply for consideration on the Division  A  Coach  Application form (DivACoachApp)   All current coaches will be notified by email, and info will be posted on our website.  We also encourage coaches who don’t have children playing at that level to consider applying.  From the applications submitted, a committee of KYSA Board members and the Division A Director will shortlist and interview where necessary, and may spend time observing potential coaches in game/practice situations.  From that process, head coaches will be appointed for each team.  Assistant coaches will be appointed after the team selection in the fall by the head coach, on approval of the KYSA Board.

Timeline for Selection (all dates may be adjusted for specific age groups or circumstances)

          Sept. 1/14               –        Coach application forms considered..

          Sept. 1 - 15             --       Shortlisting,  interviewing, and observation where required.

          Oct. 1                     –        Deadline for appointment of head coaches where possible.

The following criteria will be considered in selection of head coaches:

--coaching experience and certification—our Div  A coaches must have completed the appropriate BC Soccer level before the season begins

          --playing experience

          --coaching philosophy

          --communications with players, parents and referees

          --capability of their child playing at the Division A level

This information may be gathered from the application form, from personal interviews, and/or from observations of the coaches in game/practice situations.


Player Selection Guidelines

For the 2015 season,  at least one team per division will be selected.   Where numbers exist, the Board may consider adding a second team.   Roster numbers for these teams will be as follows:     U11 and U12 --  14 players     U14 – 16 --  18  players      

All current coaches in U10, U11, U12, U14 and U16 will be notified of the tryouts and asked to pass the information along to their players.  All players in those divisions will be notified by email of the tryout criteria and schedule.  Info will also be posted on the KYSA website.  Tryouts will begin in late September.   Tryouts are open to all current KYSA players, plus any other players living within KYSA boundaries.  Players will be asked to register ahead of time to help us determine numbers and plan sessions.   A non-refundable tryout fee of $15 will be charged.  All players may participate in the first tryout, but depending on numbers, subsequent tryouts may be by invitation only.  Players must attend at least one of the tryouts to be considered for these teams.  Tryouts will be run by an independent panel of coaches, including the team’s head coach and the Division A Director.  At the conclusion of these tryouts,  the full 2015 rosters of these teams will be selected.    

The following criteria will be used in choosing players for this team:

--soccer skills

--physical fitness

--understanding of the game


--attitude/work ethic

--positional preferences (eg goalkeepers)

--commitment to the program (ie limited interference from other activities)

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014

Thanks to Kidsport/Canadian Tire Jumpstart

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of two community minded organizations.   Kidsport and Canadian Tire Jumpstart have paid the 2014 soccer registration fees of 32 of our players, to a total subsidy of $4510.   Without their help, these children would not have an opportunity to play this great game.   Please consider donating to Kidsport and Canadian Tire Jumpstart programs when opportunities arise.

Posted on Thursday, Jun 05, 2014

Referee Information for 2014

Looking for a way to make some extra spending money this year?  Want to get involved in a different way with soccer?   Enjoy leadership activities and taking responsibility?   Then consider refereeing with Kelowna Youth Soccer in 2014.

The 2014 Ref Clinics and Refreshers have now been set and the information is on the COYSA website under the Referees tab.

Returning Small Sided Referees must take a Small Sided Refresher to be able to referee again this year. Cost is $15 and registration form is on the COYSA website.

First time Referees must be at least 12 by March 31, 2014 to sign up for the Small Sided Referee Clinic. Cost is $60.00 and registration form is on the COYSA website.

First time Referees that are 14 or older may sign up for the Entry Level/District Referee Clinic. Registration information is on the BC Soccer website (link below).

Returning Entry Level/District Referees must take a Refresher to be able to referee again this year. Registration is on the BC Soccer website (link below).

For more info, and to answer some common questions about refereeing, click on the Referees tab above.

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013