The WYSA Academy is designed to provide a place for players with a high level of skill and commitment to the game of soccer. The expectations and commitments for participating in the WYSA Academy will be higher than those on the regular house teams.
These commitments include regular attendance at two practices / week and all league games during the entire outdoor season (April - June and September - October), possible off season training and possible attendance at 1 or more tournaments. There may be additional costs associated with participating on a WYSA Academy team (to be determined at a later date)
Players will be selected for the WYSA Academy based on the following:
-Commitment to the program (limited interference from other activities)
-Attitude / work ethic
-Coachability (willingness to take and ability to apply instruction)
-Understanding of the game
-Position preference (eg. goalkeeper)
Players wishing to join the WYSA Academy for their age group should plan on attending the fall evaluation sessions to be held at the end of October. Participants will be selected based on their playing history and performance at the October sessions along with evaluations from and consultations with the player's current coach.
WYSA Academy teams will play within the COYSA house league and will compete against similar level teams from the other COYSA clubs.