Volume 10 | September 17, 2020
Weekly Newsletter - September 17, 2020
NYSWYSA 2020 Fall League - Last Call
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.

We are looking for 1 or 2 teams at the following age groups:


Return to Play Update
Travel Restrictions: Reconfirmed 9/12/2020
  • 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
RM Renewal for 2020/21 & 2021/22
The Risk Management registration season typically closes on 9-15-2020 for the current season. However due to the unique circumstances we have encountered this year, we are extending that date to 9-30-2020. After that the system will go off-line for transitioning to the new season.
Only staff that require RM for this FALL 2020 season need to apply or renew during this remaining period.
ALL others expiring on 12-31-2020, your NEW renewal period will open on 11-1-2020 for RM Seasonal year 2021-22. Please wait until that time to renew/apply.

Club Insurance and Board Liability Webinar
We know that there are many questions around insurance and liability this year. NYSW, in conjunction with Dan Pullen from K&K Insurance Group, hosted an informational webinar and Q&A session for our member clubs on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

If you missed the presentation, the recording and slides can be found here.
2020 NYW Academy - Last Call
Are you willing to do the little bit extra that will elevate your game above the rest of the players around you? If so, there is still time to take your place among those who WILL be getting ahead this fall by attending the popular 2020 NYW Academy.
Online registration will remain open through this weekend for any last minute players looking to join in. All players must register online before participating.

2020 - 2021 ODP Tryouts Approaching
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.

ODP tryouts for boys and girls born in 2007, 2008 and 2009 will be held at various locations throughout New York West on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th, 2020.  
NYSWYSA Open Board Position - Treasurer
If you are looking to give back to the community and fit the attached requirements, this might be the opportunity for you. This is a volunteer role, averaging 8-10 hours per month.
Come be part of a dynamic board helping to shape youth sports in our State!
If interested, please send resumes to abrame@nyswysa.org
US Youth Soccer Updates
September is National Youth Soccer Month
Week 3 of Youth Soccer Month is all about the friendships we make and build through soccer and how these relationships extend beyond the field.

Playing a game you love with friends can shape your relationships throughout your life. Growing up, growing together, going through struggles and victories with our teammates, build memories that last a lifetime.

Make Your Own Ball Day kicks off on September 17! 

MYOBD uses a ball to inspire kids to be thankful, to discover new perspectives and to give back.

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
It’s September already … a time when soccer players are always hankering to be more powerful. Most soccer players want to have strong muscles to be more powerful, help prevent injuries, and yes, to look buff. They wonder: What can I eat for more muscle, strength, and power?

Questions arise about the best ways to add muscle mass: 

  • How much protein should I eat to build more muscle?
  • How many additional calories does my body need to build muscle —but not gain fat?
  • Where should the calories come from: carb, protein, fat?
  • When should I eat the additional calories?

Discounts available for your soccer needs
Dick's Sporting Goods is offering all NYSWYSA members a 10 - 20% discount off your soccer apparel and equipment needs. The attached coupons are valid from September 16 - December 31, 2020.

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 | 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).