Volume 02 | July 23, 2020
Weekly Newsletter - July 23, 2020
Return to Play Update
As mandated by the New York State government, soccer resumed on July 6th, 2020.

The State of New York has classified soccer as a moderate risk sport, and their guidelines clarify what type of play is allowed. The guidelines specify both the mandatory requirements of Return to Play and the recommended best practices. Refer to the document linked above to ensure that your respective soccer programming meets the New York State requirements.
US Youth Soccer Updates

USYS has developed a COVID Tip Sheet guidance document for club use.

Birth Year Modification

Due to the impact COVID-19 has had on our U-19’s, the Board has approved our request to allow all players aging out to play one additional season. Therefore, USYS will allow the U-20’s to play with U-19’s during the 2020-21 season only. This ask was supported by various committees and did get support from US Adult Soccer.

US Soccer Updates
PLAY ON Guidelines

There are now guides for all three return-to-play phases published online, along with FAQs and other tools/assets for getting back on the field. You can find all of the information in the PLAY ON hub at  ussoccer.com/playon . Additionally, the  Member Toolkit  has been updated and we’ll continue to add more tools as we complete them.
NYSW Updates
2020 - 2021 Seasonal Registration Now Open
NYSW Player registration for the 2020 - 2021 season is now open. The seasonal year runs from September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021.

NYSW will support registered players born in 2001 (20U) as per the USYS Birth Year Modification for the upcoming season.

All players must be registered by their club in RosterPro prior to any practices or team events to ensure medical insurance and liability coverage

Contact pwhitcomb@nywysa.org with any questions.

July 28, 2020 - RiverFlow Soccer Club
Next week’s “Spotlight” will shine on Deon Rodgers representing RiverFlow Soccer Club. as we continue our webinar series on Tuesday, July 28th at 7pm. 

The NYSWYSA Spotlight is a FREE opportunity for members to promote and showcase their club to current and potential players, parents and coaches. To find out more information about bookings on the New York State West Spotlight , contact Pam Whitcomb via email at pwhitcomb@nyswysa.org .

  Click Here for the Complete Schedule
NYSW Esports
In June 2020, NYSW launched its newest and innovative program, Esports, with intentions of engaging membership in a new light. A new way to connect current members with the quickly growing outside gaming community through esports.

Club Tryouts
With the season coming to a close, we know that clubs will be holding tryouts in the upcoming months. In order to make it easier for members to locate tryout details, we have added 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@nyswysa.org .

Great Lakes Conference
The Spring Season application will open on Friday, July 24 and close on Friday, August 28.

Global Premier Soccer
We have a copy of the 309D – Notice of Bankruptcy Case, should anyone require it.
Please reach out to abrame@nyswysa.org
Soccer through Soccer - June Newsletter
Practice with Distance
(Return to Practice after COVID-19)
As we all know there are new rules and guidelines for returning to sports after COVID-19. Soccer practice will look a little bit different than we are used to. We also understand that these rules and regulation differ from county to county. We will demonstrate universal practice ideas for practice with distance. 

Parent / Athlete Resources
MOVE United Elite Training Grant
The Elite Team is designed to support and empower emerging youth athletes with disabilities, ages 13-24, who are training competitively in sports that are featured in the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.  We aim to identify and assist athletes who are trying to bridge the gap between grassroots and elite sports.

This program is intended to not only enhance the efforts of its athletes through funding opportunities, but to increase their visibility within the pipeline of their sport, and help them become the best athletes they can be, both on and off the field of play.

START - Stand Together and Rethink Technology
START equips parents and community members to be mentors and guides so kids can grow up happy and healthy in an increasingly digital world. We offer a variety of resources for families and organizations—all designed to help you maximize the benefits of screens but minimize the negative side effects.

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).