Wyoming Soccer Coach Selected as US Youth Soccer (USYS) West Region Boys Competitive Coach of the Year
Wyoming Soccer is proud to announce that Brian Orr from Heart Mountain United Soccer Association has been chosen as US Youth Soccer's West Region 2019 Boys Competitive Coach of the Year! Please join us in cogratulating him and wishing him luck as he is now in the running for the National Title. The USYS Awards Gala will be held in Baltimore during the United Soccer Coaches Convention on January 18th.

Upon receiving the news of his award, Coach Orr stated, "I am extremely honored to be selected as the West Region boys competitive coach of the year. There are so many great coaches and to be considered among them is special. I want to thank the Heart Mountain players and families, as without their commitment none of this would be possible. I am lucky to coach a lot of great players and be supported by their parents. Thank you to those that wrote the nominations and Wyoming Soccer for supporting my nomination." He added, "Being a smaller program and coed is a sense of pride for our team. Like our jersey states, we must play with a lot of "HEART" to compete against teams that are mostly all boys and from larger programs. While we have been successful (we took 1st or 2nd in 11 of 18 tournaments, and finished 2nd in the Boys Gold bracket at the 2019 Wyoming Cup), I am most proud of how we are playing the game the "right way" and always show great sportsmanship."

This is a huge honor for Brian and for Wyoming Soccer in general. The West Region includes 14 states (basically every state directly north, south and west of Wyoming including Hawaii and Alaska). Brian was selected as Wyoming's boys competitive coach of the year at the 2019 Wyoming Soccer Awards Banquet held during the Annual General Meeting (AGM). All award recipients were then nominated for the West Region awards.
The 2020 Wyoming Soccer AGM and Symposium is planned for March 7-8, 2020 in Casper at the Hilton Garden Inn. You do not want to miss it. We have a great line up and will host our 2nd Annual Awards Banquet as part of the event. This is your chance to nominate someone from your club who you feel is deserving of state recognition, and who knows...maybe regional and national honors!

Nominations are now open through January 19, 2020.

Please click here to view our list of awards, selection criteria and nomination forms.
Wyoming ODP
Wyoming 307 Select Program
Wyoming Soccer Association sent six ODP teams to the small-state friendlies in Boise November 9-10. The teams had a good time and results for each age group can be viewed here .

The next training for the Wyoming ODP teams is scheduled for:

The West Region ODP Championships will be held in Phoenix, AZ January 3-6, 2020 .
Wyoming 307 Teams are preparing to head to several upcoming tournaments. We will keep you posted on their results on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

The next training weekend for 307 Select teams is scheduled for:

Please visit the   307 Select Program  page on the Wyoming Soccer Association web site for complete program information.
Team results and photos are posted on Wyoming Soccer's social media platforms.
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Wyoming Futsal League Games are Happening in Casper November 23-24, 2019
We have 26 teams from four clubs and over 220 (26 of them are brand new) players participating in this first ever event! This has exceeded our goal and we appreciate everyone who is playing, coaching, refereeing and parenting!

If you are in Casper, please feel free to stop by the Community Activities Center (2371 Hickory St) and watch! Games begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, November 23rd and 24th. View the schedule here.

We need a few volunteers to help with team check-in on Friday evening, initial set-up and tear down of the event, assist with referee lunches, and monitor the doorways. Any position you can offer to help with would be greatly appreciated! Please click the button to review the available slots and sign up.

Thank you!
November's player spotlight focuses on Dannon Kohler, a 12U girls player from Evanston. She currently plays on Evanston Express' "Steamer" team. Dannon started playing soccer when she was four and normally plays sweeper, but is also strong as a midfielder and forward. 

Besides playing soccer, Dannon loves to read and dance. This year, she ran cross country with the middle school students, and had an awesome time. She also has been working really hard on her studies and is currently on her school Honor Roll.

A few of Dannon’s favorite things are her little sister, candy, friends, games, and helping her brothers take care of the chickens...ok, that last one might not be her favorite, but she still gets to help! All in all, we think she’s pretty great!!

We want to hear more about players like Dannon.  Remember, the player spotlight can highlight achievement in any area, whether it's soccer, academics, community, or attitude. Please share your kids with us!  
To nominate a player from your club for the Player Spotlight, please click  here . Scroll down to the general section. Click "Player Spotlight Submission Form" and it will save to your computer. The form is very simple and should be emailed to .   
It is Time to Apply for the 2020 West Region Presidents' Cup
& Farwest Regional Tournaments!
That's right...the deadline to apply for entry into both regional events is December 31st!

The 2020 Farwest Regional Tournament  is in our backyard again this year, and will be held in Boise, ID June 15-21.

Preliminary games will be played June 15-18, Championship elimination rounds will take place June 19-21.  To view the application, please click   here .

The 2020 West Region Presidents' Cup  will take place at the Silver Lakes Sports Complex in Norco, CA on June 8-14.

Preliminary games will take place June 8-11, with quarter finals on June 12, semi-finals on June 13 and finals/championships on June 14.  To view the application, please click   here .
Below are things to keep in mind regarding team rosters for both events:

  • At least 9 players from the original State Cup Roster must stay on the team to participate and be registered.
  • Players cannot play in both Far West Regional (FWR) and Presidents' Cup (PC).
  • All players must be properly registered in accordance with US Youth Soccer rules. Players must be currently living in Wyoming, and registered for play as a current member of Wyoming Soccer Association.
  • No out of state players may be rostered to teams. (Split custody between states must be discussed with the State Office prior to rostering).
  • There are no guest players on FWR/PC rosters. All players must be properly registered to the club and team prior to the roster deadline.
US Youth Soccer recently announced their partnership with TiPEVO, a data-solutions company dedicated to helping you choose the right sports program based on reviews.

There is now an official US Youth Soccer Club directory, and you can review your local club through TiPEVO .

  • The US Youth Soccer Club Directory is a centralized online platform to discover information on US Youth Soccer’s clubs.

  • The directory’s unique ability to integrate verified, independent, crowd-sourced reviews brings a whole new dimension to the youth soccer landscape.

  • The platform also includes a safe communication tool between parents and clubs.

"TiPEVO gives parents a voice and brings transparency to youth sports. This is youth sports Re-Imagined,” says Dan Conte, Founder & CEO of TiPEVO."
2020 US Soccer Innovate to Grow Grant Cycle
Begins in January
US Soccer announced the 2020 Innovate to Grow Applications in September and the deadline to apply was October 15, 2019.

Wyoming Soccer Association applied for another grant with the hopes of benefiting ALL Wyoming Soccer Association affiliated clubs.

Stay tuned as we await the news of whether we were selected again this year. Announcements are slated for the week of January 6, 2020.
There are several Referee Clinics scheduled over the next several months. Be sure to register for one near you!
December 1st, 2019 in Gillette
December 7th, 2019 in Laramie
December 9th-11th, 2019 in Lander
February 29th, 2020 in Rock Springs
March 7th, 2020 in Casper
WSA will continue to offer courses for continuing education and licensing.

There are no courses listed for November, but several are in the planning process, so please be on the lookout for communications from Wyoming Soccer and posts on our social media platforms. Please follow us here:
WSA encourages coaches to continue their education and get reimbursed through the Coach Development Initiative . Additional on-line courses are added on a periodic basis.
The 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention is less than two months away! Are you registered? If you are able, we highly encourage all Wyoming soccer coaches to try to attend the largest gathering of soccer coaches in the world! T he United Soccer Coaches Convention and US Youth Soccer Workshop draws more than 6,300 coaches and more than 14,000 attendees. Over five days, there are more than 250 educational opportunities consisting of live field demonstrations, classroom sessions, meal and social functions, award presentations, coaching diplomas and more!

You don't want to miss this opportunity to hear from some of the best coaches and technical directors in the country. In addition, the MLS SuperDraft will be held during the convention, not to mention the announcement of the 2020 USYS Annual Awards - of which one of our own, Brian Orr, is in the running for the boys competitive coach of the year!

For a complete schedule, please click  here . For complete convention information, including housing and registration, please click  here.

 November 23 - 24, 2019
Wyoming Futsal League - Casper (Closed)

December 13 - 15, 2019
2019 Pepsi Cup - Gillette
Registration closes Dec 1, 2019

January 3 - 5, 2020
Cowboy Turf Wars - Laramie (Closed)

January 10 -12, 2020
Registration closes Jan. 1, 2020

January 3 -6, 2020
ODP West Region Championships - Phoenix, AZ

February 23 - 24, 2020
ODP Sub-Regional Event - Laramie
Registration will Open Dec 1, 2019

March 7 - 8, 2020
Wyoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Symposium - Casper

April 18 - 19, 2020
Casper Spring Jam

April 25 - 26, 2020
Wyoming Soccer Spring League

May 2 - 3, 2020
Cody Shootout

May 9 - 10, 2020
Snicker's Cup

May 16 - 17, 2020
Battle in the Springs - Rock Springs

May 23 - 25, 2020
Wyoming Cup & Championships - Casper
All registrants must agree to the Wyoming Soccer Association's (WSA's) Code of Conduct.

Please remember to RESPECT the rights and property of others.
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