The Central Okanagan Youth Soccer Association (COYSA) is the District that covers the Central Okanagan between Peachland and Oyama for your players as defined by our governing body, the BC Soccer Association (BCSA).
In 2017 we had just over 4,700 players participating in our outdoor soccer programs and over 1,000 that participated in our indoor soccer program.
We have 6 Clubs within our District, each handling their own registrations. Players register in the Club that is in the area they live in with the exception players participating in our Kelowna United Football Club. Kelowna United is our rep Club and evaluations for their teams are held each year and are open to players in all our Clubs. Kelowna United is the technical arm of COYSA and provides coach workshops and courses as well as various player camps and academies. All Club websites and contact information are on the main page of our website as well as under the Contacts tab.
For the 5 House Clubs, teams play against teams from the 5 different areas of town: Westside, Rutland, Mission, Lake Country and Kelowna. Registration is traditionally held in December/January with teh season running from mid April when the fields open until the end of June, taking the summer off, returning after the Labor Day weekend to finish either the weekend before Thanksgiving (U7-10) or the weekend after Thanksgiving (U11-18).
Due to the limited indoor field time that we are allocated, our indoor program can only hold 1,000 players. The indoor season runs from near the end of October until just before Spring Break, taking time off during the Christmas holidays. Registration is traditionally held in mid August. Families print off the registration form and drop it off at the COYSA office.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: In January 2018 a change has been brought forward where there is a possibility of International Students playing in our league. The entire document is found HERE - please specifically look towards the bottom of page 5 where it says as copied below. The form that needs to be completed and submitted with the documentation is found HERE (please note there is a $100 fee apparently charged for this - not by COYSA).
Typically exchange students are ineligible to apply for an ITC because they must have at least one parent in Canada with them; however the FIFA Players Status Committee may, on a case-by-case basis, review an application to grant approval to request a minor exchange student’s ITC, providing one of the following very specific circumstances apply and the club the minor player intends on registering with has no professional team, is strictly amateur, and has no financial, legal, or de facto links to a professional club:
If applying to the FIFA Players Status Committee, all of the mandatory documentation listed below must be included with the application:
Proof of Birth (Birth Certificate) of the player;
This process can take anywhere from two to six weeks to receive a decision (or longer, depending on the complexity of the case). Please note that provisional ITCs cannot be issued for the player during this application process. The FIFA Players Status Committee may also request additional documentation to what is listed above.
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