About WSA Winnipeg
World Soccer Academy (WSA) Winnipeg was established in 2001 to provide world class soccer development for young players wanting to advance their soccer skills and knowledge of the game. Since inception, hundreds of players have benefited from the environment found at the youth academy and have gone on to reach their highest potential, many at the pro level. Beyond the academy, WSA Winnipeg’s men’s and women’s adult teams have been long time members of the Manitoba Major Soccer League (MMSL) and Winnipeg Womens Soccer League (WWSL) respectively. In 2010, looking to enable the next pathway of development for Winnipeg players, WSA Winnipeg invested in a United Soccer League (USL) franchise. The team plays in the USL League Two’s Heartland Division and is comprised of 100% local players.
Our mission is to provide local Winnipeg players with world class soccer training and skill development, opportunities to play at the highest level, and a safe and supportive environment that fosters a love for “the beautiful game”.
QUALITY SOCCER PROVIDER
The Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program is designed to guide member organizations throughout the country toward best principles for organizational development both on and off the field. Member organizations play an essential role in the development of players, coaches, and officials and provide both the daily playing environment and primary contact for participants. By raising the standards of member organizations, both the daily playing environment and participant experience are enhanced; thereby improving the overall soccer system in Canada.
In developing the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program, the underlying philosophy is to take “high standards” to “best principles.” Many Provincial/Territorial Member Associations (MAs) have existing charters or standards-based programs, which provided a guide for the development of the national standards. By consolidating these programs along with those of Canada Soccer’s governing bodies, Concacaf and FIFA, it is envisioned that the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program is vertically aligned (from FIFA through the MAs) and integrates best principles from several sources to create a standard that is both high quality and recognizes the unique Canadian soccer landscape. The following MAs are recognized for providing information on their existing standards-based programs to support the development of the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program:
- BC Soccer
- Saskatchewan Soccer Association
- Manitoba Soccer Association
- Ontario Soccer
- Fédération de Soccer du Québec
- Soccer New Brunswick
Beyond those that contributed to this project with existing programs, the feedback from MAs and member organizations from across the country was invaluable in developing the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program and ensuring it is supported.
View the Club Licensing section where all active license holders across the country are listed here: https://www.canadasoccer.com/play-landing/club-licensing-program/quality-soccer-providers/