Volume 46 | July 9, 2021
Weekly Newsletter - July 9, 2021
Return to Play Update
NYS Current Status - Current as of 6/15/2021

Effective immediately, state-mandated COVID restrictions are lifted across commercial and social settings. This includes social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, health screening, cleaning & disinfecting protocols and contact information for tracing.  The lifting of restrictions also applies to sports and recreation.

If you are not vaccinated and unable to maintain a social distance then a face covering is still recommended. If you are playing and not vaccinated, a face covering is recommended unless it can’t be tolerated.

NYSW Updates
Champions Conference Fall Cup &
NYSW Festival
We will be hosting a Fall Cup sponsored by the Champions Conference and Fall Festival sponsored by NYSW on October 9-10, 2021 in Rochester, NY. The Fall Cup will be open to 12U & 13U teams and the festival will be open to 10U & 11U teams.

Additional Details Coming Soon!
2021 NYW Academy Announced
Are you a soccer player born in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012? 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 2021 NYW Academy is just what you’re looking for.

Come improve your game and learn from the acclaimed NYSWYSA Coaching Staff.

Online registration will open on August 1, 2021
TOPSoccer Program Webinar!
TOPSoccer, The Outreach Program for Soccer, is a New York State West and US Youth Soccer official program. This program is designed for children with disabilities, ages 5 to 21. The program accommodates all disabilities whether mental or physical. This is an exciting program that brings the joy of playing soccer to players who have not traditionally had a place in the youth soccer system.

Title: NY State West, in conjunction with Binghamton University Student Body, Start a TOPSoccer Program

Date: Monday, July 12th
Time: 8:00 pm

Free Intro to Youth Soccer Clinic
Date: Saturday, July 17th
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Orchard Park Soccer Complex, 6909 Milestrip Rd, Orchard Park, 14127

Advance Registration Required.

For more info, contact Diana at dgroth@nyswysa.org

2021 - 2022 Club Tryouts
With the season underway, many clubs are making plans to hold tryouts for next season in the coming months. In order to make it easier for our members to locate tryout details, we will be adding 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@nywysa.org

US Youth Soccer Updates
Pilot to launch fall 2021 and engage 12,000 youth in first year

The U.S. Soccer Foundation and U.S. Youth Soccer announced today that beginning this fall, the two organizations will pilot a new in-school soccer program for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Led by physical education (PE) and health teachers, the Soccer for Success in School curriculum will teach the fundamentals of the game while also supporting children by increasing their knowledge and skills in order to maintain and improve their physical, social, and emotional health.

During the 2021-2022 school year, four school districts will pilot the program, with the goal of collectively engaging 12,000 youth in the first year. PE and health teachers will receive equipment, tailored training, and professional development before beginning the program.

Opening - USYS National League Commissioner
Today we are posting to fill the role of USYS National League Commissioner. As I wrote in the job description, the “Commissioner will supervise a nationwide network of talented staff, supporting the overall growth and success of the league and the sport. He/she will be a persuasive entrepreneur/visionary with a dynamic, commanding personality that has an insatiable appetite to make the National League inarguably the best, most prestigious, sought-after youth soccer league the world has ever seen”.

U.S. Soccer Updates
USA Deaf Soccer Association to hold tryouts for National Teams
USA Deaf Soccer Association is holding open tryouts for both their Women's and Men's Deaf National Teams this July. Tryouts are for the selection to the 24th Summer Deaflympics (May 2022) rosters.

U.S. Soccer announces application window for 2021-22 A-Youth and B coaching courses is now open
U.S. Soccer has announced that the application window for 2021-22 A-Youth and B license coaching courses is now open. As coaching courses and in-person education resumes, additional information will be provided regarding in-person safety protocols and requirements. As always, U.S. Soccer’s top priority is the health and safety of its players, coaches, and staff.

Female candidates accepted into A-Youth and B courses will have 50-percent of their tuition waived thanks to the Jill Ellis Scholarship Fund, established in fall 2019.

Coach / Parent / Athlete Resources
How You Can Help Your Child During Tryouts
I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, success is when preparation meets opportunity. Well, the prep part of that should be on a regular basis throughout the entire season. If your child is having to change a lot of what they are doing in order to “prepare” for tryouts, then there is a much bigger issue at hand.

Francis Jacobs on Life as the Youngest Professional Player in US Soccer History
Is the future of American soccer 16-year-old Francis Jacobs, a midfielder for Orange County Soccer Club in the United Soccer League? At age 14, Jacobs became the youngest player in American history to sign a professional contract, attracting attention from fans and media across the country.

Minor Athlete and Parent SafeSport Training
SafeSport is providing virtual trainings on the 2022 Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP), including changes from the 2019 MAAPP. There are eight (8) different trainings scheduled for May and the Center will offer sessions during the summer.

If you’re an adult athlete, coach, parent, or administrator, learn how they apply to you in free, live, and virtual U.S. Center for Safe Sport MAAPP trainings tailored to your role.
New York State West Youth Soccer Association | PO Box 1247, Corning, NY 14830
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).