Volume 04 | August 7, 2020
Weekly Newsletter - August 7, 2020
Return to Play Update
Travel Restrictions: Updated 8/7/2020
  • Teams are not permitted to travel outside of NY State at this time.

  • Tournaments of multiple games, matches, or scrimmages that require travel outside of your (COVID) region or beyond counties that border the one you are in (irrespective of region) are prohibited. 

  • Individual games or league play: No restrictions on a single match in a single day that does not require an overnight stay.

US Youth Soccer Updates

US Soccer Updates
PLAY ON Guidelines

There are now guides for all three return-to-play phases published online, along with FAQs and other tools/assets for getting back on the field. You can find all of the information in the PLAY ON hub at ussoccer.com/playon. Additionally, the Member Toolkit has been updated and we’ll continue to add more tools as we complete them.
NYSW Updates
2020 - 2021 Seasonal Registration Now Open
NYSW Player registration for the 2020 - 2021 season is now open. The seasonal year runs from September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021.

NYSW will support registered players born in 2001 (20U) as per the USYS Birth Year Modification for the upcoming season. Make sure to confirm the correct Date of Birth for all players upon registration.

All players must be registered by their club in RosterPro prior to any practices or team events to ensure medical insurance and liability coverage

Contact pwhitcomb@nywysa.org with any questions.

2020 NYW Academy Registration Open
Are you a soccer player born in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 or 2011? Are you committed to becoming better at the sport you love to play? Do you want the opportunity to play with and against other good players your age? Do you want to learn more about the Olympic Development Program (ODP)? If you answered yes to any of the following questions then the 2020 NYW Academy is just what you’re looking for. On the heels of the COVID-19 induced period of inactivity, there’s no better way to get your game back up to speed than by attending the NYW Academy.

August 11, 2020 - Spot Available
Due to a recent cancellation, the NYSW Spotlight on August 11 is available. Please contact us if you would like to take this opportunity to highlight your club.

The NYSWYSA Spotlight is a FREE opportunity for members to promote and showcase their club to current and potential players, parents and coaches. To find out more information about bookings on the New York State West Spotlight, contact Pam Whitcomb via email at pwhitcomb@nyswysa.org.

 Click Here for the Complete Schedule
Club Tryouts
With the season coming to a close, we know that clubs will be holding tryouts in the upcoming months. In order to make it easier for members to locate tryout details, we have added a list on our website with club names and links to their tryout pages.

If you are a club who would like to have your information included on our list, please email pwhitcomb@nyswysa.org.

Great Lakes Conference (15U - 19U)
For all teams planning to play in the Great Lakes Conference Spring 2021 season, the application window is now open! The application period runs until August 28.

Parent / Athlete Resources
Exclusive Shop Event - Coming Soon!
NYSWYSA will be offering an exclusive shopping event with Dick's Sporting Goods on September 11 - 14, 2020. Get ready for the upcoming soccer season with 20% off your entire purchase. The coupon will be shared in September.
Nutrition for Soccer Players: Top 10 Foods to Eat
The foods we eat essentially tell our bodies what to do; ​deflame​ or ​inflame​. Just as certain foods can increase inflammation in the body, the opposite can be true if anti-inflammatory foods are consumed on a regular basis. Certain foods have high antioxidant levels, gut-healing probiotics, and essential vitamins and minerals that can keep the body running at an optimal level.

Athletes create stress in the body via hard trainings and games and therefore, should have these foods on their ongoing grocery list.

New York State West Youth Soccer Association | 1200C Scottsville Rd. Rochester, NY 14624
607-962-9923 | office@nyswysa.org

The New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA) is the parent organization for over two hundred and fifty affiliated clubs and leagues in Western New York State. NYSWYSA is affiliated with US Youth Soccer, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and the Federation de International Football Association (FIFA).