Volume 09 | September 10, 2020
Weekly Newsletter - September 10, 2020
NYSWYSA 2020 Fall League - Deadline Approaching
We are offering a revised Fall League for the upcoming season. The league is open to ages U09 - U18, and will be a self-schedule league held from September 22 - November 1. Registration deadline extended to Monday, September 14.

School Soccer: We understand that there are still a number of questions surrounding the school season and what it may look like for the older teams (U13-18). If you are interested in joining the Fall League, please register so that we know the number of teams that are interested at each age group. If the school season is moving forward, we will reach out to each team at the older age group to determine their intention on proceeding with the league or withdrawing without penalty.
Return to Play Update
Travel Restrictions: Updated 8/24/2020
  • 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. This now includes out of state travel. However teams that travel out of state will need to quarantine after travelling to those states listed as quarantine states.

  • Teams from outside of NY State are still not permitted to travel into NY State at this time.

NYSW Updates
2020 - 2021 Seasonal Registration Open
Insurance coverage from the previous season is no longer valid. The only way to ensure that your players, team staff and club officials, are covered for medical insurance and liability coverage is by making sure they are all listed in RosterPro as part of your organization.

Completing registration within the club website does not ensure coverage for players. They must be registered with NYSW as well.

Contact pwhitcomb@nywysa.org with any questions.

2020 NYW Academy Starts This Sunday
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.

2020 - 2021 ODP Tryouts Announced
Are you looking for an opportunity to play with and against some of the best players in your area and around the state? Are you looking for a good way to supplement the training that you are getting with your local club team? Are you looking to develop your game through exposure to high level coaching and in a competitive environment? If so, then the NYW Olympic Development Program is something you will want to be a part of.
NYSWYSA 2020 Annual Awards - Announcement
Every year the NYSWYSA recognizes and honors individuals who have distinguished themselves by their exemplary voluntary contributions to the youth soccer community. This time honored tradition will continue for the 2019-2020 season despite the disruption of activities caused by the Coronavirus.

The 2019-2020 playing season is over, so it is now the time to identify any and all potential candidates for these awards while the season’s activities are still fresh in your minds. Please do not wait any longer. The deadline for submission of nominations is September 11, 2020. 

Coaching Education Coming Soon!
Upcoming coaching courses are being finalized. Following are potential dates being confirmed in Rochester.
  • D License - September 18-20 (Weekend 1) and November 6-8 (Weekend 2)
  • Grassroots 9v9 and 11v11 - September 16

Details and registration will be confirmed shortly. Check our website for updates.

Contact Scott Craig, Director of Coaching Education, via email at scraig@nyswysa.org with any questions.
US Youth Soccer Updates
September is National Youth Soccer Month
Playing soccer ties families together as schedules, vacations and family time are coordinated.

Family makes the sport we love even better as we share our trials and special moments with them. Whether it's running through a victory tunnel made of your family after the game or embracing your parents after a hard loss, our families are always there to share the moment.

Take some time this week to kick around the ball or watch a game with your family and make sure to thank your mom, dad and siblings for all the car-rides, orange slices, signs, support, hugs, tears etc.

2021 Spring Great Lakes Conference Registration Deadline Extended

Please note that the spring 2021 season application deadline for the 15U through 19U age groups has been extended until Friday September 18. This extension is meant to allow teams, clubs and State Associations additional time to gain some more clarity on their statuses for the upcoming season. Please note that only paid teams will be considered for acceptance, this payment deadline has been extended for all teams to fall in line with the new application deadline.

We still expect the selection committee to complete their assignments by the original October 12 date, so brackets are still expected to be published in late October as usual.

US Soccer Updates
One Nation

U.S. Soccer believes in the power of soccer to unify our nation. We’ve seen it happen in the past, and know that during these times the sport’s impact is needed now more than ever to help inspire and generate change. To ensure we foster a community of belonging that is welcoming and supportive to all, we are committed to addressing important social issues and taking the necessary steps to improve the lives of our soccer family.
Parent / Athlete Resources
Exclusive Shop Event - This Weekend
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.

NYWestSoccer SAT/ACT Prep
The USYS, NFHS, and eKnowledge continue to support New York West Soccer Families.

Updated Exams Schedule
SAT - Sept 26, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5
ACT - Sept, 12, 13, 19, Oct 10, 17, 24, 25, Nov 7, Dec 5

The official Prep of the NFHS for all 19,500 member schools and 12 million students. 15 years, 300,000 families assisted, 45,000+ 5-star reviews, fully vetted.

Cost: Students only pay a one-time fee between $19.99 to $49.99 ($350 to $1,500 value) for a 1 year license. All fees reinvested to improve the program and reach more families. The Project does not create a profit.

For 95% discount go to: www.eknowledge.com/NYWestSoccer to access the Sponsored SAT/ACT Prep courses.
Minor Athlete and Parent SafeSport Training
Policy 212-3 requires members to offer SafeSport training to youth participants. The U.S. Center for SafeSport offers this training free of charge to anyone.

This training is available without creating an account or going through the NGB Portal, and you can offer this training to your players and parents, but note that parental consent is required for any minor athlete to complete the training.
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).