Volume 08 | September 3, 2020
Weekly Newsletter - September 3, 2020
NYSWYSA 2020 Fall League - Accepting Applications
Based on survey feedback and continued COVID-19 requirements, 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 (Dates/ Times/ Location) held from September 15 - November 1.

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.

US Youth Soccer Updates
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.

September is National Youth Soccer Month
National Youth Soccer Month celebrates its 18th year of educating the public in 2020. Learn all about the joys, rewards and benefits of playing youth soccer with a variety of resources to help you get involved.

Join us in September, and all year, as we reach out to soccer enthusiasts throughout the United States with messages about youth soccer and the many advantages of the sport.

Get engaged and choose your unique way to celebrate soccer in September. Spread the message about your positive experiences and have fun celebrating the game you love. On this website you can find ideas and materials to use for your celebration and increase public awareness of the many benefits of playing youth soccer.

US Soccer Updates
US Soccer Official App

Immediate notification of match announcements. Easy access to tv information. Rosters and lineups at your fingertips. The Official U.S. Soccer App is the easiest way to follow the USWNT and USMNT.

In addition to schedule notifications, roster announcements, and player information, version 2.0 now brings U.S. Soccer content into one, easy-to-access hub so that you never miss match highlights, interviews, or behind-the-scenes content. We're also giving all U.S. Soccer fans the ability to vote for the Insiders' Player of the Match, exclusively in the app on matchdays!
NYSW Updates
Club Insurance and Board Liability Webinar -
Wednesday, September 9 at 7:30pm
NYSW, in conjunction with Dan Pullen from K&K Insurance Group, will be hosting an informational webinar and Q&A session for our member clubs. The webinar will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday, September 9.
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.

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. 

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.

Online registration is now available
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 9 or 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.
2020 NYW Academy Starting Next Week
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.

Parent / Athlete Resources
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

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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.
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.
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).