developmental Information

What is Developmental Soccer?

Developmental Soccer is a level of soccer that exposes players from the ages of 9 – 12 to an environment that focuses on skill development, game sense, and individual and team achievement.

Developmental soccer is not simply for players who demonstrate a high level of skill or talent. It is intended for those players who have a passion for the game, are committed to practicing, and want to play in an environment that fosters skill development and achievement, rather than simply winning.

How do I get on a Developmental team?

In order to be placed on a Developmental team, potential players must attend a tryout. Tryouts are held in March (2021) for outdoor and in August and/or September for indoor of each year. Typically, players must pre-register for the tryout. A fee is assessed for each tryout to cover the cost of facility and other administrative components. For more information on upcoming tryouts, please stay tuned to this website.

During the tryouts players are assessed and placed on a team based on their abilities and skill level. BVSC balances their developmental teams we do not have A, B, C, etc. level teams at these ages.

There are times that players are encouraged to play recreational and/or attend academy sessions in order to better prepare themselves for playing at the developmental level, this is intended to see the player be successful in their developmental process.

I don’t live in the BVSC District, can I still register to try out and/or play?

Yes, Manitoba Soccer and Winnipeg Youth Soccer League have removed the District Boundaries early 2020. This means players are free to play with the Club of their choice

When does the season start and end?

OUTDOOR: April – September

  • Training kicks off outdoors in April, while league play kicks off in May going until September.

  • Facilities: various locations around the city and potentially rural areas

  • For full listing visit the WYSA website HERE

INDOOR: October – March

  • Indoor training and league play kicks off in October going until Mid-late March


  • WSF North

  • WSF South

  • University of Winnipeg

What is the time commitment for Developmental Soccer?


Minimum 2 practices a week, with one game per week

Game days for Developmental:

U9 – Monday

U10 – Tuesday

U11 – Wednesday

U12 - Thursday


1 – 2 practices per week, with one game per week

Game Days: Saturdays (Females), Sundays (Males)

What is the cost to play Developmental soccer?