The new definition is: eg, A player born in 2007 or later, under 10 as of Jan. 1, 2017, will be in the U10 category. We aim to have more than 90% of the players playing in their age group.
For 2017, we will follow the announced Canadian Soccer Association (MSA) guidelines for the “Game Structure”. The idea behind the changes is to:
- give the players more touches on the ball (playing time).
- to make the game more easily understood by both players and coaches, particularly at the younger age groups.
Depending on the age group between 30 mins and 45 mins.
- U4 to U8 will play in a local league
- U10 to U17 will play in the Eastman Youth Soccer League (games start at 7pm, home games in Steinbach, away games in other communities)
- U10 to U17 developmental Teams will play the Winnipeg League (WYSA)
- U10/U14: play on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- U12/U17: play on Mondays and Wednesdays