Winter Weather Cancellations
Attention all KYSA players, parents and guardians...
All soccer games are cancelled the weekend of January 7th, 2017, further extending the planned winter break.
All outdoor practices are cancelled. Indoor practices for the minis should continue as scheduled - Please check with your team officials regarding practices.
[Photo taken at Van Tech Turf on January 1st, 2017]
Posted on 01/04/2017
Opportunity for Small-Sided Referees
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE, EXCLUSIVE KYSA REGISTRATION ENDS NOVEMBER 6TH.
REGISTER TODAY BEFORE IT OPENS TO OTHER NON-KYSA MEMBERS.
There is a great opportunity for the youth in our community to learn a new skill and earn a few extra dollars…refereeing youth soccer. As more players join KYSA and other local soccer clubs, there is a potential shortage of referees! Anyone aged 12 and older (at the time of the course) that is a currently registered KYSA player qualifies to take the Small-Sided Level Referee Clinic. The next clinic runs November 19th, 2016 and participants should register right away! Of course, these clinics are not just for the young, so anyone with a zest for the game is welcome to sign up!Pre-requisite: Minimum 12 years old on the day of the clinicClinic Length: 6 hoursClinic Time: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 9am – 4pm
Killarney Community CentreClinic Fee: $40.00 (plus a $4.25 user fee / system processing fee) - The club will cover the fees of currently registered players as long as you agree to referee for KYSA Home GamesTo Register:
- Go to the BC Soccer website https://www.bcsoccer.net/referee-clinics
- scroll down and click “Small Sided Referee Clinics"
- scroll down and click “Schedule of Clinics and Registration"
- Select “KYSA” option from the "Search by club / district" down menu. Pressing “Search” will take you to a list of Small Sided clinics.
- Click on the blue “Register” button on the right hand side of the screen.
- If you have any questions about this process please email Paul Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org
- DO NOT EMAIL or PHONE BC Soccer as they cannot answer your questions
Posted on 11/03/2016
Our west coast weather doesn't always cooperate and often delivers soggy and muddy conditions. Sometime mother nature even throws freezing and snowy weather our way too.
The quick rules on game cancellations is as follows:Please always assume your game will go as scheduled. If your games normally have a referee, it is their decision to cancel the game.
Poor weather is the nature of soccer in Vancouver, there are rules regarding games in these conditions and these rules vary by age group.
As weather becomes poor, games will be moved to all-weather surfaces or cancelled outright by the Schedulers. This information is typically delivered to coaches/managers on Friday or earlier for redistribution to the teams. You can also check the Vancouver Parks website on Friday to see if a specific field is closed for the weekend - Vancouver Park Board Field Closures
Field decisions may not be uniform throughout our playing area. Fields may be closed in one municipality while they are open in others so always assume the game is on unless you hear otherwise.
The Schedulers will notify the clubs within their district if all league play is cancelled within their district or if certain fields are known to be unplayable due to snow, ice or flooding. The home team must notify their opposition as soon as possible of the cancellation or change. Failure to do so can result in a forfeit by the home team.
If there is no “blanket” closure in your district, but you know that the field you are scheduled on is either snow-covered, frozen or flooded, contact your District Scheduler to let them know and they will take the steps necessary to cancel or change the game. If you do not hear via your District Scheduler and your Club that the game has been cancelled, both teams should be in attendance to play as scheduled and the referee will make the decision as to the playability of the field at game time.
Age group guidelines if the field has not been cancelled by the league or the district:
|U6/U7||It is up to the coaches/managers to assess the field and playing conditions for safety. |
If it is unsafe to play or you will damage the field please cancel the game.
|If you have a normally have a referee, it is their decision to cancel the game.|
If no referee, it is up to the home team to make the decision regarding cancellations.
You must inform a visiting team if you are playing a non-Killarney team.
If you are AWAY, you must rely on the HOME team to make the decision.
U11 Gold – U17
|It is the referee’s decision to cancel the game if not already cancelled by the district or parks board.|
As the HOME team, it is your responsibility to inform the visiting team of a cancellation – failure to do so will result in a forfeit on your part and a loss
If you are AWAY, you must rely on the HOME team to inform you of a cancellation decision. Failure to show up for a game will result in a forfeit if the game isn't actually cancelled.
Still looking for more information, consult the 4D Guide
Posted on 10/14/2016
KYSA-Whitecaps club night a success
Thanks to KYSA families and friends for making our annual Whitecaps Club Night a success!
More than 400 KYSA players, families and friends attended the Sept. 24 event at BC Place Stadium. In addition to enjoying the 3-3 tie game between the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Colorado Rapids, they raised funds that KYSA uses to keep registration fees low so everyone has an opportunity to play organized soccer.
Over 75 Killarney kids were also involved in the game, as part of the Hi-5 Line and as player escorts, flag squad members and ball retrievers.
Keep any eye out for the invitation to next fall’s event. To participate, youth have to be Killarney Youth Soccer Association players, so make sure to sign up for next season too.
Posted on 10/02/2016
Killarney Phoenix U15 boys take bronze at provincials
Congratulations to the Killarney Phoenix U15 boys team which finished as provincial bronze medallists last weekend.
The team competed in the 2016 BC Soccer U13 - U18 Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup held in West Vancouver. The boys earned their berth in the provincials by playing in the finals of the Coastal Cup when they finished in second place.
The team completed the provincial tournament with two wins and a loss. They started off July 7 with a 5-2 win over the Prince George Timberwolves. The next day, they lost 5-3 to Surrey FC Avalanche before wrapping things up with a 4-0 win over North Van FC Surge on Saturday.
KYSA shared the third-place finish with the Nelson Selects.
Well played Killarney Phoenix! You did KYSA proud!
Posted on 07/12/2016
U15 Killarney Phoenix does KYSA proud
After a hard-fought match, the U15 Killarney Phoenix finished in second place at the Coastal Cup final last Sunday in Aldergrove.
They played hard and well, ending the first half tied 1-1 with Surrey Pegasus. But the Pegasus added two goals in the second half, winning with a final score of 3-1.
The Phoenix did Killarney proud with their exciting march to the championship final, which also earned them a well-deserved spot in the provincials.
Now it’s on to the provincials being held in July in West Vancouver where the Phoenix will represent not only KYSA but Vancouver. Well done, boys!
Posted on 05/05/2016
U18 boys team seeking goalkeeper
The U18 Booted Eagles (a U18 bronze team) is seeking a goalkeeper for the upcoming 2016-17 season. To be eligible, player must be a boy born in 1999 or 2000.
If interested, please contact Rory at email@example.com
Posted on 05/05/2016
Kudos to U15 Spurs for first-place league finish!
Congratulations to KYSA U15 Spurs who were co-winners in Vancouver Youth Soccer Association’s U15 division for the 2015-16 soccer season. The Spurs was among five teams that tied for first place as co-champions, a rare occurrence indeed.
The boys were led by coach Graham Parke and assistant coach Rich Li.
The U15 Spurs players are invited to the KYSA Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 pm in Room 202 of Killarney Community Centre. There, they will be presented with their 2016 League Champion medals and be recognized for their very successful season.
Posted on 05/01/2016
U15 Phoenix headed to Coastal Cup finals
Congratulations to the U15 Killarney Phoenix who are now headed to the Coastal Cup finals!
The boys earned their spot in the final with a hard-fought 4-3 win against AMF Storm in the semi-final last Saturday.
The championship final game of the Coastal Cup will be played at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 1. The match takes place on the East Grass field at Aldergrove Athletic Park, on 29th Avenue at 268th St.
As if getting the chance to play for the championship title in the Coastal Cup finals weren't enough reason to cheer, the guaranteed Top 2-finish also means the U15 Phoenix automatically qualify to play in the provincials! That tournament takes place in West Vancouver in July. Stay tuned for more details.
Come on out to cheer on KYSA’s U15 Phoenix!
Posted on 04/22/2016
Girls Save 50% This Fall
Girls* Save 50% on Registration for Fall Soccer
The recent Women's World Cup (summer 2015) here in Vancouver showcased the skill and determination of great female soccer athletes from around the world.
In that spirit, KYSA wants to encourage more girls to get involved in soccer. We believe that community-based organized sports are great for developing friendships, skills, competitive spirit and teamwork. To make it easier for girls in East Vancouver to give soccer a try as part of a local neighbourhood club, KYSA will be offering a half-price discount for girls registering for U6 to U12 in the 2016-17 season.
Please let your friends and family know about our exciting discount.
Register today at http://bit.ly/KYSAReg
* Discount is valid for U6 to U12 girls only.
Posted on 04/01/2016