-submitted by KYSA

KAMLOOPS, BC –– The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association’S (KYSA’s) U7 to 12 teams begin play this weekend as the 2018 season gets underway with an Ice Breaker Jamboree that will see the teams in these age groups play several small-sided games over two days.

This non-competitive event means no scores are kept and no trophies awarded. It’s all for fun and a chance to get back into the groove of playing outdoor soccer!

There are 110 teams in the U7-U12 boys and girls age groups representing some 1220 registered players.

On Monday (April 23), the remainder of the teams in the KYSA will take to the fields for regular league play and the association’s U4/5/6 Initiation Training Program begins.

There are 480 players registered in the initiation Training Program and 40 teams in the U13 to U18 boys and girls divisions representing 630 players.

League play will continue through the remainder of April and the months of May and June culminating with the Errol Wild Memorial Mini-Soccer Festival (for U4 to U12 teams) and the House Playoffs (for U13 to U18 teams).

There will be the traditional summer hiatus in the months of July and August. In September, players who have registered for the fall season will regroup for a six-week program.

Meanwhile, the KYSA’s 22 U-11 to U18 boys and girls select and development teams have begun their participation in this year’s Thompson-Okanagan Youth Soccer League. In addition to Kamloops, the league has representation from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm and Revelstoke. As well as league supremacy, KYSA Select teams will be vying to qualify for various levels of Provincial Cup competitions which take place in July.

The KYSA is hosting the Girls Provincial B Cup from July 5-8 at McArthur Island.

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