Youth Outdoor Soccer

Registration for Youth Soccer is now closed.


Program

Whyte Ridge Youth Soccer offers recreational soccer for youth ages U9 to U18. Our youth soccer program is designed to be an inclusive environment that fosters growth and builds confidence in youths’ abilities. Our goal is to build on foundational soccer and movement skills, meeting youth where they are at. We believe that soccer can act as a pathway to helping our youth develop lifelong healthy active habits. All youth will receive a new uniform that they will keep and use for both the indoor and outdoor seasons. This program relies on parents/guardians, and we encourage anyone interested to coach or assistant coach at this level.

Format

Our playing format reflects our goal of creating a fun program that maximizes the time each youth spends touching the ball. Our matches follow the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) Recreation League Rules. For more information on our rules and guidelines for play please see their website at WYSA Rules and Regulations.

Coaching

Our youth soccer programs rely on our dedicated coaches and volunteers. We aim to ensure all our programs maintain an ideal player-to-coach ratio to ensure a high-quality program and a positive experience for all participants and coaches.  We provide our coaches with online training and resources so they can foster an inclusive, positive, and fun environment for the youth of our communities. No experience is necessary, and we will walk alongside you in proving the tools to be successful as a coach. Thank you to all our coaches and volunteers! If you are interested in learning more about coaching, please make a note on your registration form or reach out to the soccer director. Please see our Coaching Soccer page for a more in-depth description of our coaching requirements.

Catchment Requirements

Catchment areas for the Youth Recreation Outdoor season remain unchanged in 2024. Residents of Whyte Ridge, Linden Ridge and South Winnipeg (see the map) can register directly with Whyte Ridge Community Centre.  We welcome anyone who played soccer with us last year, but if you are outside of our catchment area, we ask that you register with your home community centre and submit a transfer request to have your child play in Whyte Ridge.  To find your home community centre, please visit WYSA – Where to Register page.

For those who joined us from Lindenwoods in 2023, please note that Lindenwoods Community Centre will be hosting Mini and Youth Recreation Outdoor programs this year and anticipate opening registration on March 1st.

Teams

Our goal is to create a player-centered experience where all players feel welcome and are given an opportunity to play. We aim to ensure ideal player-to-coach ratios and that teams are balanced.


Schedule and fees

The outdoor season begins in May and runs through June with U13-U18 age groups competing for playoffs in July.  Matches will be scheduled by WYSA Monday – Thursday, and there may be some Friday evening or Sunday evening games as well. Teams will play games at HOME or AWAY, usually a 50/50 ratio, where HOME games will take place on a field in Whyte Ridge or Lindenwood’s Community, and AWAY games will be played at the opposing team’s field, which is usually in the South Winnipeg area. The schedule is subject to change, once the season has started, please check your RAMP App for any updates.

Practice dates will be determined by team coaches.

Age Birth Year Game Day (and/or) Fees Field size
U9 2015 Tuesday/Thursday $240 ($190 WRCC & $50 MSA) Half
U10 2014 Monday/Wednesday $240 ($190 WRCC & $50 MSA) Half
U11 2013 Tuesdays/Thursdays $240 ($190 WRCC & $50 MSA) 3/4
U12 2012 Monday/Wednesday $240 ($190 WRCC & $50 MSA) 3/4
U13 2011 Tuesday/Thursday $270 ($220 WRCC & $50 MSA) 3/4
U14 2010 Monday/Wednesday $270 ($220 WRCC & $50 MSA) Full
U15 2009 Tuesday/Thursday $280 ($230 WRCC & $50 MSA) Full
U16 2008 Monday/Wednesday $280 ($230 WRCC & $50 MSA) Full
U17 2007 Tuesday/Thursday $280 ($230 WRCC & $50 MSA) Full
U18 2006 Monday/Wednesday $280 ($230 WRCC & $50 MSA) Full

Outdoor 2024: Alternate days of the week for practices or games, are as follows:

  • U9/U11/U13/U15/U17 – Sunday
  • U10/U12/U14/U16/U18 – Friday

The first game typically starts at 6:00 PM, and the second game at 7:15 – 7:35 PM depending on the age.

Payment is due at the time of registration. Additional fees must be paid to Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA) after that. Visit our registration page for additional details.

Contacts

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at soccerteam@whyteridge.ca or visit our Soccer Contacts webpage.