PoliciesThe policies of the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) are established by the WYSA Board of Directors. These policies establish minimum guidelines to be followed by member clubs, districts and leagues throughout the State of Wisconsin. Questions regarding these policies should be forwarded to the District Representative, Club President and/or the State Office for discussion at the WYSA Board of Directors meetings. WYSA Consolidated Policy Manual - January 2011
Changes to the WYSA tryout policy for the 2014-2015 program year (tryouts beginning in June 2014) have been finalized. The tryout policy applies to all competitive teams (Classic, State League, and Regional League) statewide.
WYSA Tryout Policy
Each district has the authority to establish tryout dates for their geographic area. All other components of the policy are standard across the state. Dates for districts in Southeast Wisconsin (Milwaukee Kickers, Metro, Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Stateline) will be determined on an annual basis by district representatives under the direction of the WYSA Vice President of Competitions.
Competitive Player Transfers
A player is considered committed to a team for the seasonal year (8/1-7/31) when a written acceptance occurs and a parent/guardian completes the player registration form and submits it to a club representative. If at any time during the registration year, a competitive player desires to transfer to another club’s team (interclub transfer), that player must submit a Player Request Transfer Form with transfer fees (cashier’s check or money order only) to the WYSA Executive Director. Competitive Player Transfer Policy
It is recognized that age divisions are a necessary component of youth soccer. They ensure that children are grouped based on their physical, emotional, and social development, affording each child the opportunity to thrive in the safest, least restrictive environment possible. However, there are also times when exceptions to a strict age deadline would advance these objectives. Age Exemption Policy and Procedures
A club pass is defined as use of a registered player from one team’s roster for competition with a different team in the same club. The club pass is designated as an intraclub player arrangement and is not intended to be used as an interclub arrangement between two different clubs. Club Pass Policy
22 Player Roster
The Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association and all recognized leagues within the Association shall recognize roster limits of up to 22 players on the official State roster for players at the U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18 and U19 age group levels. The addition of U13 and U14 is effective for the 2012-2013 playing season.
In an effort to offer more flexibility to clubs for registration of players and to facilitate more fluid movement between teams based on the needs and abilities of the player, WYSA has approved “pool registration” for the U12 and under age groups beginning in fall 2013. (Pool registration is optional, at the discretion of the WYSA district or competition for the 2013/2014 program year.) Pool Roster Policy
Event teams are defined as teams that are formed for competition in a particular event, i.e. tournaments, showcases, or league competitions that allow event teams. An event team allows a player to maintain their existing obligation to their club and team, but also be placed on an event roster for a specific competition. Event teams can be composed of players from multiple clubs. Approval from the home club is necessary for participation. The competition shall define roster requirements. All event teams will be authorized and processed by the State Office.
Tournament Only Teams
Tournament only teams are defined as teams registered with a club, whose players are exclusively rostered to a team in the club. The team does not participate in a sanctioned league; its competitions are limited to tournaments. All standard player registration and team rostering rules apply. This includes but is not limited to, rosters sizes, age eligibility, and coach requirements. The procedure to obtain approvals, team rosters and player passes also remains the same as a team playing in leagues.
Event and Tournament Only Teams Policy
Below are the roster minimums and maximums as approved by the WYSA Board of Directors. (4 / 7 denotes single sided roster max / side by side roster max)
|U6||4 / 7||6 / 12|
|U7||5 / 7||8 / 12|
|U8||5 / 7||8 / 12|
|U9||7 / 9||12 / 18|
|U10||7 / 9||12 / 18|