Volume 11 | September 24, 2020
Weekly Newsletter - September 24, 2020
NYSW 2020 Fall League - Boys U13 Teams Needed
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 teams in the Boys U13 (2008) division.

Please email pwhitcomb@nyswysa.org if you are interested.
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
Fall 2020 RM Passes - DEADLINE September 30, 2020
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.

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!
NYW ODP Tryouts This Weekend
Don't miss the chance for your young athlete to play with and against some of the best players in the state - plus receive exposure to high-level coaching in a competitive environment.

The NYW Olympic Development Program is the right program for your child.

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.

 We are looking forward to seeing you this weekend!
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 4 of Youth Soccer Month is all about fitness and keeping yourself physically and mentally in shape for the game.
Your body and mind are the tools that you use to compete at any level you are playing at. Just like any other tool, you want to take care of them so when the time of need comes they will work most effectively.
Make sure you are constantly taking care of yourself. Eating healthy, staying hydrated and getting plenty of sleep are just as important as training on the field.

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.

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 - 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).