Volume 12 | October 9, 2020
Weekly Newsletter - October 9, 2020
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
NYSW Offices Have Gone Virtual
Although the NYSWYSA office in the Rochester has closed, we are still accessible for all of your soccer needs.

Phone: 607-962-9923

Risk Management Process
The Risk Management registration process has closed for the 2020 seasonal year.

As a reminder, Risk Management passes are required to volunteer with youth. Per NYS requirements, both a background check and completion of mandated SafeSport training are required for approval.

The application for renewals and new registrations will reopen on November 1, 2020 for RM seasonal year 2021-2022.

Coaching Education Available
Upcoming coaching courses have been finalized. All courses are being held in Webster, NY.

Register Now - Spots are limited

Additional information is available on our Coaching Education page.
Contact Scott Craig, Director of Coaching Education, via email at scraig@nyswysa.org with any questions.
District Commissioner Election
NYSWYSA is holding elections for three District Commissioner positions in October and November. This is a two-year commitment and includes a seat on the NYSWYSA board.

The districts up for election are Binghamton, Rochester and Twin Tiers.

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
NYSWYSA works with YouthSoccer101 to benefit Recreation/ Grassroots Programming
NYSWYSA will provide youth coaches and club representatives FREE access to a variety of age appropriate soccer activities and lesson plans, to help guide volunteer coaches throughout the season, through a new relationship with Youthsoccer101.com. We encourage you to sign up to receive the FREE age appropriate practice plans via email each week for the entire season. The plans include activities along with valuable tips.

When these activities and practices are used within the context of US Soccer’s Grassroots Play-Practice-Play methodology, we believe they will provide your players, parents and coaches with a learning experience that is realistic to the game and rooted in fun and enjoyment.

To start receiving the plans today, simply register HERE. We hope you enjoy this valuable information!
US Youth Soccer Updates
Save Our Sports Coalition
Millions of Americans participate in sports. It is in our national interest to maintain open access to sports and ensure the survival of our sport institutions. Not only will millions of jobs be saved, but we can regain the important physical, social and emotional benefits that are lost to haphazard sports and facility closures and shut-downs. Sports help shape who we are by teaching values like perseverance, determination, fair play, work-ethic and the pursuit of excellence. These values can help our country navigate the current challenges we face by emphasizing that we are all on one team working toward one goal…the safety and betterment of all Americans.

US Soccer Updates
Safe Soccer

U.S. Soccer has developed the Safe Soccer Framework as a foundation from which all participants in the soccer community, be they athletes, coaches, referees, administrators or volunteers, play an active role in creating an environment free from emotional, physical or sexual abuse. The Safe Soccer Framework is a comprehensive program of policies and process, screening, education and training, reporting, monitoring and enforcement designed to help participants detect and report abuse, respond to it, and prevent future occurrences.
Parent / Athlete Resources
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.

From SDA to the USL, Caden Stafford Sets Sites on Future Pro Soccer Career
In Spring 2019, Syracuse Development Academy 03 Boys were one of the top teams in the region. In the USYS North Atlantic National League Conference managed by EDP Soccer, the squad went 8-1-0 scoring 29 goals in conceding only 4 goals. In the USYS National Championship Series, the squad won the NYSWYSA State Cup, finished as Semi Finalist in the Eastern Regional Championships, and lost on Penalty Kicks in the semi finals of the National Championships.

Leading the front line for the team was star player Caden Stafford. Stafford started his journey in the EDP League when his United Soccer Alliance Predators joined the league in Spring 2016.

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).