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.
The WYSA Developmental League is an extension of the SECL (Southeast Classic League) offering recreational based programming at the 7U-15U age groups for teams and clubs within the footprint of Southeast Wisconsin. The D-League is a competitive step above your standard recreational league.
NWCL is a Recreational league run and operated by WYSA that features teams and clubs in Northwest Wisconsin. The NWCL is accompanied by seasonal Soccerfest to promote soccer in the area.
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).
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).
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.