What is VYSA, and how is it different than Park and Rec?
VYSA offers players the opportunity to travel and play tournaments that are at a higher competition level than that of the Park & Rec play. Viking Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) has seen tremendous growth since its inception in 2010, and as such is offering more programs. VYSA supports and enhances the area’s youth soccer program.
Viking Youth Soccer maintains an alliance with Holmen Parks and Rec through the use of fields and resources. VYSA players generally are playing in the competitive tournament programs throughout MN, IA and WI. Players that are playing Holmen Parks and Rec are generally playing local area clubs. VYSA will administer teams as needed when the Holmen Parks and Rec Department does not offer a program (ie Fall Soccer). Viking Youth Soccer administers all WI player registration for sanctioned events as required by Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association policies.
When are tryouts held?
The Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) soccer season dates run August 1 through July 31 instead of a calendar year. To roster teams and adhere to the seasonal calendar, VYSA hosts tryouts in June to adhere with WYSA tryout policies.
How are teams decided?
Teams are selected based on various soccer skill criteria, the evaluation sessions, and discussion between our coaching director and coaching staff. Team placement is to ensure proper player development with the end vision of merging team rosters at the upper age levels of U13-U17, where full sided games (11v11) are required.
Can my son or daughter play only one session (Spring or Fall)?
Yes, players can choose to play one session or both. However, we request that the player’s intentions be made up front so we can roster accordingly.
Can teams perform fundraising to offset their participation cost?
Yes, however, to maintain overall fundraising consistency, VYSA board approval is required prior to fundraising activities. VYSA requires that fundraising be performed as a team unit and that all members of the team receive equal benefit from that fundraising. For example, if a team of 10 players earns $500 from a fundraiser, each player should receive $50 to offset some of their costs.