KAMLOOPS, BC – On Friday, April 8th a handful of Kamloops Youth Soccer House League teams will begin play in the 2016 soccer season. They will be the first of more than 200 teams that will be participating in the KYSA’s Spring/Summer season and the first of hundreds of matches that will be played between Friday and the end of September.
Approximately 3600 boys and girls between the ages of five and eighteen have registered to play in the KYSA this year. This is a slight increase over the past few years.
The first major event of the 2016 soccer calendar will be the Annual Mike Bartram Memorial Youth Soccer Tournament, which is being held on May 7/8. The tournament is for teams in the U13 to U18 age groups with the majority of games being played on McArthur Island.
On the weekend of June 4/5, teams in the U5 to U12 divisions will get their turn to participate in a showcase event––the Annual Errol Wild Memorial Active Start Mini-Soccer Festival. Around two-thirds of the KYSA’s teams will take part in this non-competitive event––staged on fields around the city.
The 38th consecutive edition of the KYSA’s popular Slurpee Cup tournament is scheduled for the Victoria Day weekend, May 21-23. The tournament, which involves the KYSA’s 20-plus select teams, draws an average of 175 teams to the Tournament Capital every year from around the province and Alberta.