As a result of the ongoing health crisis, and in consideration of the safety and wellness of our members, WYSA is suspending all sanctioned activities through April 30, 2020.
All WYSA administered league play is suspended until April 30. The reschedule window is open and will end on April 3. The deadline for games to be played is being extended to July 12. Use of the extended dates is discretionary to clubs, with the understanding that tryout dates will remain unchanged. Contact league administrator via email with questions.
Wisconsin has various levels of league offerings. Please review the descriptions below to find the best fit for your club or team. Any questions regarding WYSA Leagues should be directed to Patrick Hodgins.
Southeast Classic League (SECL)
SECL is a competitive league run and operated by WYSA that features teams and clubs in Southeast Wisconsin. The SECL Is considered a “classic” league with teams earning promotion to the WYSA State League. The geographic area covered by the SECL: Sheboygan (North) Kenosha/Racine (South), Waukesha (West), Milwaukee (East).
Southwest Classic League (SWCL)
SWCL is a Recreational league run and operated by WYSA that features teams and clubs in Southwest Wisconsin. The SWCL is accompanied by seasonal Soccerfest to promote soccer in the area.
The purpose of the Wisconsin State League (Boys and Girls Premier, First Division) shall be to provide the highest level of competition for the 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U,17U, 18U, 19U youth teams in Wisconsin. Teams can qualify to participate in the WYSA State League through district or classic league participation (East Central, CWSL, SECL, MAYSA).
Wisconsin Development Academy (WDA)
WDA is a program for boys and girls age 11U-14U. Inclusion in this league will be club-based rather than team-based. To be considered for participation, clubs will need to meet certain requirements for accreditation and maintain standards that ensure sustainability, transparency and accountability; most importantly, a safe and constructive playing, working, and learning environment for players, officials, and coaches.
Youth Academies are player development methods for 8U and 10U players. The characteristics of Youth Academies are to focus on pool rostering of players and flexible gameday play. It also provides a higher level of training for the players desiring a more advanced development model. In addition, the Youth Academy receives assessment and oversight by the WYSA Directors of Coaching. Clubs must be accredited through WYSA to participate in the Youth Academy.
In order to achieve accreditation, a club is assessed on the structure of their current or potential academy program that includes the coaching education and license level of the director of coaching, trainers, and other coaches associated with the program. In addition, their training program(s) and methods (sessions per week, training calendar, coaching methods, and environments) are examined. Finally, The WYSA Directors of Coaching observe player development methods and team training sessions with post observation assessment meeting(s) aimed at providing quality feedback to enhance current or projected academy programs.