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The 2018 WYSA AGM will be Saturday, March 3 at Downtown Kitchen in Milwaukee. More details to come, please contact with questions.

AGM Documents & Forms
2018 AGM Schedule
2018 AGM Agenda
2018-2019 Proposed Budget
2018 AGM Parking Information
2018 Proxy Form
2018 AGM Exhibitor Request

Meeting Information
The 2018 Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held Saturday, March 3 at Downtown Kitchen (777 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202). There are several convenient parking options for the WYSA AGM. We recommend parking in the US Bank Parking Structure (members parking here will have complimentary parking). Please click here for best parking options.

Accommodations are available by calling The Westin Milwaukee at 414-224-5224. When calling to make reservations, reference the group name “Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association”. The special room rates of $129/night will be available until February 2, 2018 or when the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. The Westin Milwaukee is connected to Downtown Kitchen.

Affiliated clubs are asked to assure that the most up to date contact information is on record with the State Office. Please keep in mind, votes of a member club, in “Good Standing” may be cast only by the President of that member Club OR their assigned proxy. As Club President, you may assign your vote to an appointed club delegate who will attend the 2018 Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association AGM. Conditions of this assignment are detailed on the proxy form.

Invitations are sent to Club Presidents. Attendance is open to all membership but we ask that you send an RSVP to or complete the Session Sign-up if you plan on attending.

Round Table Discussions
Club presidents, board members, coaches, administrators and other volunteers are invited to participate in the round table discussions held in conjunction with the WYSA AGM. The round table discussions will be led by the WYSA state staff and executive committee. Our goal is to not only disseminate information to the members, but also provide an open platform for information sharing and input. Discussions will be approximately 25 minutes to allow members to maximize their time and participate in multiple round tables. Topics and descriptions are below:

Coaching Education: WYSA to National | Julie Schmitt, Craig Carlson & Jim Launder
US Soccer’s Grassroots Licensing Courses have formally launched. Learn more about the new pathway, US Soccer’s Digital Coaching Center and how it’s being implemented in Wisconsin. We’ll talk about WYSA’s updated Coach Compliance Policy as well course opportunities around the State.

Elite Competitions & Programming: Opportunities through WYSA | Patrick Hodgins & Danny Sweeney
Leagues, tournament series and player development – WYSA has available many competitive player programs across the State. Hear more about elite options such as: State Leagues, the Wisconsin Development Academy (WDA), Youth Academies, State Championship vs President Cup, and Wisconsin’s Olympic Development Program. What’s the right fit for your players and teams? We want to answer questions and hear your input on these programs.

Finance, Budgets, Employees vs Independent Contractors | Ken Ward
It is imperative that all clubs are open and straightforward about their finances; make sure your budget is proportionate, you’re allocating funds to the proper categories, and you are not losing money. Additionally, the difference between employees and independent contractors is significant, find out if your staff is in the right category.

Outreach Programming: Underserved Youth | Meghan Ward
From TOPSoccer, to urban and rural areas, to Soccer for Success, how can we make soccer accessible to all youth? What works for you? What can help your program grow? Is there a need in your community for outreach?

Registration Growth & Retention: Maintaining Players & Referees | Chris Lacey & Chris Lay
Retention of players is equally important as registering new players. Not only are clubs competing for players, soccer is facing competition from other sports and activities. Hear success stories and find out how to grow and retain your player pool. We’ll also share a model for referee retention that has proven results for attracting and keeping officials in your area.

Females in Soccer | Melissa Zielinski & Alvaro Garcia-Velez
This is a broad and critical topic in our sport. This listening session is part of a greater movement to improve the female experience in the game, engage continued participation and equalize the female roll in soccer. Topics are wide-ranging from “Coaching Female Players” to “Increasing the Presence of Women as Coaches”. The objective of the discussion is to learn more about the challenges you face personally or as an organization, and to introduce an initiative to support females in the soccer – The Wisconsin Women’s Soccer Advisory Council.

WYSA Partners & Sponsors Exhibits
Keeper Goals
Stefans Soccer
Sports Logic
Sports Pins International

Below are the PowerPoints that were presented at the 2016 WYSA AGM. Please contact with questions:
General Meeting
Directors of Coaching Meeting
Small Sided Games & Birth Year Registration
Creating a Club Budget
Club Budget Sample Worksheet
Promoting Recreational Soccer
Getting and Retaining Volunteers
Insurance - Managing your Club's Risk
LeagueOne ClubReg Online Demo
LeagueOne Tips, Tricks, Scheduling

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