Volume 05 | August 14, 2020
Weekly Newsletter - August 14, 2020
Return to Play Update
Travel Restrictions: Updated 8/7/2020
  • Teams are not permitted to travel outside of NY State at this time.

  • 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.

US Youth Soccer Updates
Recognize to Recover - Environmental Conditions

Make sure to familiarize yourself with the USYS Environmental Conditions guidelines for outdoor events.

Environmental conditions can significantly impact player health and safety. Extreme temperatures, severe weather and the integrity of the playing field and its equipment all impact players’ ability to practice and compete safely. U.S. Soccer’s Recognize to Recover program gives players, parents, coaches and referees information and guidelines to make sure the desire to play does not cloud the decision-making process when it comes to evaluating environmental conditions to ensure the safety of those on the field.

National League Showcase Series and National League Playoffs
The team registration period is now open for the 2020-2021 US Youth Soccer National League Showcase Series, as well as the USYS National League Playoffs. Applications will be accepted through August 28, 2020.

The National League Showcase Series is open to USYS National League Conferences’ teams in the 14U-19U Boys and Girls age groups. Each showcase offers a unique opportunity for teams to compete within a national platform that provides diverse cross-Conference matchups against teams from differing parts of the country.

Taking place alongside select Showcase Series events, the National League Playoffs will feature teams in the 14U-19U Boys and Girls age groups who previously qualified to compete based on recent league performances. The Playoffs provide these participating teams with a chance to qualify for the 2021 USYS National Championships. 

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
Last Chance to Download 2019 - 2020 Rosters
The NYSWYSA RosterPro system will be making the final changes to the 2020 - 2021 season on Friday, August 21. All rosters and player passes for the 2019 - 2020 season must be downloaded by next Thursday.

Contact pwhitcomb@nywysa.org with any questions.
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. Make sure to confirm the correct Date of Birth for all players upon registration.

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.

2020 NYW Academy Registration Open
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.

August 18, 2020 - Young America Soccer Club
Next week’s “Spotlight” will shine on Joel Maxson representing Young America SC as we continue our webinar series on Tuesday, August 18th 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
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.

Parent / Athlete Resources
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.
Helping Youth Soccer Players Build Confidence After COVID
After the long youth soccer moratorium due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, youth soccer players all across America are returning to play as states ease restrictions. While everyone is happy to be outdoors and back on the green fields, returning after 10 or 12 weeks away from team practice can be daunting. Here are great tips to help build back a player’s confidence.

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).