WYSA U8 Tournament Guidelines

The Board of Directors (BOD) of the WYSA, in accord with the BOD of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), opposes traditional "travel" soccer programs and leagues, as well as traditional tournament play for U8 players. As such, the WYSA discourages coaches and players affiliated with the WYSA from participating in such play, with the following exception:

U8 teams may participate in a jamboree-type division in a tournament that has been sanctioned by the MYSA with the following requirements:

a. Scores or standings shall not be kept or posted in the U8 division of the tournament;

b. U8 players/teams shall not be required to travel more than 20 miles;

c. WYSA coaches shall offer all of the players on their most recent WYSA intown roster a spot on such teams (and may otherwise expand such tournament rosters at their discretion);

d. U8 teams may only be charged participation fees that cover just the direct costs of their division; and

e.  Rosters must be approved by a member of the Intown Committee.