KAMLOOPS, BC –– The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) has declared the Kamloops’ teams that will be entering Provincial Cup play this season.
There are three levels of Provincial Cup play offered by BC Soccer: “Premier” which is open only to BC Soccer Premier League teams, and Provincial “A” and “B” Cups.
Provincial Cup play is the sole domain of district select teams. Each team’s coaching staff, in consultation with the KYSA Technical Director, choose which of two levels they wish to enter (“A” or “B”}.
Teams who enter Provincial Cup play at the “B” level must first qualify for a berth in the Provincial Cup finals through the Thompson-Okanagan Youth Soccer League playoffs which are being held in Penticton, June 18/19.
In two instances in the Provincial “A” Cup, KYSA teams have been challenged by Prince George to determine who moves on to represent the interior in the Provincial finals. Otherwise, the KYSA’s other four entries get an automatic berth in the tournament.
The KYSA teams entering Provincial Cup play are:
B CUP – TOYSL Playdowns, June 18/19 Penticton (Boys Provincial B Cup finals being held in West Vancouver, July 7-10 • Girls Provincial B Cup finals being held in Penticton, July 7-10).
U13 Boys – Head Coach: Graham Trotman
U13 Boys – Head Coach: Victor Lizzi
U14 Boys – Head Coach: James Finley
U13 Girls – Head Coach: Tammy Kosolofski
U18 Girls – Head Coach: Charlie Nigro
A CUP – Playdowns vs Prince George, hosted by Prince George, June 18/19 (finals being held in Burnaby, BC – July 7-10)
U18 Boys – Co-Head Coaches Tony Cuzzetto/Mary Bartucci
U18 Girls – Co-Head Coaches: Chris Hansen/David Lloyd
A CUP – Being held in Burnaby, BC – July 7-10.
U14 Girls – Head Coach: Ryan Strank
U15 Girls – Head Coach: Ryan Susheski
U16 Girls – Head Coach: Gord Cumming
U15 Boys – Head Coach: Jason Nesci
Of note, the Kamloops U18 Girls “A” Cup entry will be trying for their 3rd Provincial “A” Cup title, having won in two previous years.