KYSA partners with Whitecaps

Kelowna youth soccer to get a boost from arrangement with Vancouver's professional club

The Vancouver Whitecaps have formed a partnership with the Kelowna Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) to provide technical services to the local club.

Whitecaps’ Okanagan Academy centre head coach David Broadhurst will lead a select staff, including assistant coach Jason Thompson, that will provide general technical direction for the club, and more specifically field sessions and coaching development.

On the players’ side, there will be training sessions and select games to reinforce development messages. On the coach’s side there will be session support for volunteer coaches, on-field coaching feedback and coach development clinics.

“We are really pleased to be able to partner with the province’s professional club the Whitecaps, on our development program,” says KYSA president Andy Hyatt. “We are looking forward to working together with David and the Whitecaps in building and enhancing our players and coaches experience as being part of KYSA.”

“This is a great opportunity to extend our Academy centre programming in the Okanagan to directly work with a progressive club like KYSA and support them through our Whitecaps development network,” said Broadhurst.

KYSA provides house league programs for girls and boys aged five to 18 and has over 1000 members. It is one of the five member clubs of Central Okanagan Youth Soccer Association (COYSA).

The Whitecaps are also partnered with the Thompson Okanagan Football Club (TOFC) which plays in the BCSPL.

 

Just Posted

Updated: Highway 97 reopens to traffic, Peachland fire crews monitor fires this morning

Crews continue to battle the 1,000 hectare Mount Eneas blaze south of Peachland

West Kelowna residents remain on alert due to wildfire

Evacuation alerts are in effect for properties in the Glenrosa area

Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire burns at 400 hectares

An evacuation alert remains in effect for those on Lakeshore Road

Show of union solidarity on casino picket lines

Labour movement to back striking BCGEU workers in protest on Saturday

Updated: Complete list of B.C. Interior wildfire coverage

Up-to-date information on blazes happening the Kamloops Wildfire Centre

Okanagan Wildfires: The latest on wildfires and evacuations

A Friday morning look at the major wildfires impact the Okanagan and Similkameen.

Fundraiser launched to help mom of French jogger detained after accidentally crossing U.S border

Cedella Roman, 19, was detained in America after accidentally crossing the border

Trump slams Federal Reserve rate hikes

Fed raised benchmark rate for a second time this year in June, and projects two more hikes to come

New wildfire burning in the Naramata area

Wildfire ignited at Paradise Ranch, near Naramata

Police to provide update on case against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

McArthur worked as a landscaper, allegedly concealed the remains of seven men in planters

Premiers to wrap up 2 days of meetings at New Brunswick seaside resort

Meetings held in the scenic seaside town of St. Andrews on Thursday focused on trade

B.C. city wants pot banned from ALR

Mayor and council are concerned about conversion from growing food to making marijuana

On the street: Kelowna reacts to 2018 wildfires

BC Wildfire is working with local departments to battle multiple blazes near Kelowna.

World’s translators push back on forcing Trump interpreter to testify

Democrats had asked translator to testify about Trump’s lengthy conversation with Putin in Helsinki

Most Read