The Central Okanagan Youth Soccer Association (COYSA) is the District that covers the area in italics below. Our governing body is the BC Soccer Association (BCSA).
Central Okanagan: Boundaries are the 50th parallel to the north, the 49th parallel to the south, highway 1 to the west, and upper arrow lake to the east. Communities in the district include but are not limited to: Kelowna, Peachland, Westbank, Lake Country, Falls Creek, Keefers, Boothroyd, Chaumox, Canyon Alpine, North Bend, Boston Bar, Hells Gate, Chapmans, Kingsvale, Brookmere, Aspen Grove, Spuzzum, Yale, Squeah, Choate, Tulameen, Coalmont, Jura, Allison Lake, Princeton, Allenby, Copper Mountain, Hedley, Shingle Creek, East Gate, Manning Park, Keremeos, Cawson, Oliver, Inkaneep, Osoyoo, Kaleden, Penticton, Trout Creek, Cummerland, Crescent Beach, Garnet Valley, Chute Lake, Myra, McCulloch, Carmi, Beaverdell, Westbridge, Zamora, Eholt, Phoenix, Boundary Falls, Bridesville, Rock Creek, Midway, Ehold,
In 2022 we had just over 4,600 players participating in our outdoor soccer programs and just under 1,000 that participating in our indoor soccer program.
We have 7 Clubs within our District, each handling their own registrations. Players are welcome to register in whichever Club they wish. the Go to the Clubs tab on the home page of our website, part way down on the left hand side for all the Club websites and contact information.
Outdoor soccer registration is traditionally held in December/January with the season running from April when the fields open until the end of June, taking the summer off, returning after the Labor Day weekend to finish either the weekend before Thanksgiving (U7-10) or the weekend after Thanksgiving (U11-16). U18s typically go from mid April to mid June.
Due to the limited indoor field time that we are allocated, our Indoor Soccer program can only hold 1,000 players. The indoor season runs from near the end of October until just before Spring Break, taking time off during the Christmas holidays. Registration is online and begins in August. Go to the Indoor Soccer tab on the home page of our website, part way down on the right for details on dates, fees and the registration link.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS or first time REFUGEES: In order for International Students or first-time registering Refugees to participate in any of our Clubs, they must go through the ITC (International Transfer Certificate) process. The entire document is HERE. International Students please specifically look at Checklist E on page 16 and Refugees look at Checklist G on page 19. A letter needs to be provided by the Club and they will need the player's full name and date of birth to complete that.
Please note there may be a fee charged for this by BCSA/CSA which neither charged or paid for by COYSA.
This process can take anywhere from two to six weeks to receive a decision (or longer, depending on the complexity of the case).