Kelowna United Tryout Schedule Announced
Beginning at the U11 level, players have a number of options regarding levels of play. Those skilled and committed players wishing to be involved in Select Soccer are invited to investigate options available through Kelowna United (www.kelownaunited.com) The tryout schedule for the 2016 teams is available by clickiing on 2016KUTryouts
For those players wishing to stay in the house league program in U11 and higher, a tiered program is offered. Some changes are being made. More information re the tiered house program will be published here by the end of June.
Posted on Thursday, Jun 18, 2015
Eagles Win Slurpee Cup
KYSA Division A Girls U14 Eagles were flying high at the Slurpee Cup over May Long Weekend!!!
The Eagles took a while to take flight but once they did it was an impressive sight to see.
Their first game was against a Williams Lake squad that had the girls on their heels for the first 15min. Eagles prevailed 2-1
The next morning the Langley United was on the table. This was a seesaw battle with chances at both ends. Eagles settled down after trailing at half to tie the game and then take the lead midway through the second half. Final score was 2-1.
Monday had 2 games on the table and the Prince George was first up. Great ball movement helped in a 4-0 win and set up a date with the Provincial B bound Surrey Infinity. Needing only a tie to wrap up top spot the Eagles fell behind midway through the first, but never put their heads down and answered back before half. The second half was majority of back and forth with the Eagles giving very limited scoring opportunities. Eagles were able to pull ahead on a counter attacked and finished with a 2-1 score.
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015
Whitecaps Summer Camps Available!
The Vancouver Whitecaps are pleased to present a series of summer camps for boys and girls from U6 - U14. Dave Broadhurst and Jason Thompson, who are working weekly with our U6 - U10 players, along with others from the Whitecaps coaching staff, will lead a variety of sessions suitable for recreational players to elite prospects. For more information, and for registration information, click here
Posted on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015
Play Better – KYSA pilot project
The Kelowna Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) announced today that during the 2015 outdoor season seven of its teams will be involved in a unique pilot project called Play Better. Play Better empowers coaches and parents to teach values such as empathy, community investment and personal growth, while helping children to play better – whatever their sport.
Change the reward. Change the game.
See how here & get involved.
Posted on Thursday, Apr 16, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information on the Whitecaps in the Okanagan contact David Broadhurst at email@example.com
Posted on Sunday, Mar 22, 2015