Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Prince Rupert Youth Soccer charts course for 2023, introduces plans for indoor facility

Prince Rupert Youth Soccer provided for an update on how the 2022 season went and what exciting plans they have ahead for 2023, with the PRYSA hosting their Annual General Meeting on Monday evening at the Booth Building Community Space.

The 2022 season one of rebuilding from the stoppage years of COVID, with 340 players having registered for play this past year, which is 67 percent of the placements available for youth soccer in the community.

The Association setting a tentative schedule for the 2023 season to run from April 17th to June 23rd, the Prince Rupert season one of the shortest that there is in British Columbia.

The year ahead one that will also see the restart of the Development/Competitive program which will extend the season for players until August,

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The Association has also secured a grant towards helping parents towards costs of completing the requirements of the Grassroots Soccer Certifications, something which will be required of youth coaches in 2023.

To try to keep interest in the sport active beyond the Regular Spring/Summer Season, this year with the introduction of Futsal Fridays at Conrad School, the sport an indoor version of the game and one that was well received.

From the Success of the fall, Futsal Fridays is set to return from February 24 to March 31st and the program has also spawned an ambitious program to expand the sport and the season for the Prince Rupert area.

Of their notes from Monday, the Biggest news and most exciting of the update from the AGM is announcement of plans by PRYSA to develop their own Indoor sports facility in the community

"We have been working with various partners to design and configure a Futsal specific playing surface in select spaces. We are very happy to be at this point, past boards have put us in a position to take this bold step. We look forward to finalising a location so we can move into the construction phase. Until that time, we will turn our attention to securing additional grants and sponsorships." -- The PYSA Board announced on Monday that it is moving forward on plans for an indoor Futsal Facility for the community 

A location for the proposed facility has yet to be selected, but the fundraising towards the plans for what is being called Project Ts'mtsaaw, having worked with a number of partners to date to try to realize the goal of the indoor facility.

Learn more about that initiative from the information release below:

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The PRYSA will have more to share on the exciting addition to the local youth sports scene, as well as towards the outdoor season in the weeks and months ahead.

You can keep up with their updates through their Social Media feed or website.

More notes on Youth Soccer on the North Coast can be explored by way of our archive page.

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