Corona Virus Update and Information

Corona Virus Update and Information

New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA) Position on Coronavirus

March 12/2020


Thursday afternoon, updated position statements from both US Soccer and US Youth Soccer were communicated relating to the coronavirus.  NYSWYSA is communicating both these and our own position to our membership.  We recommend that each of our members review the statements and communicate them to their respective membership.  Each member entity and individual families should make decisions accordingly as they best see fit for themselves.  NYSWYSA will communicate changes to these positions as they evolve.


NYSWYSA Position

At this time all NYSWYSA-managed programming is cancelled until April 6th at which point we will update everyone as to future plans.   This comprises any education, ODP, academies, or other programs directly owned by NYSWYSA.  

For the status of any leagues (including the Thruway League), Soccer club programming or other activities you will need to contact those entities directly for their respective positions. 


From US Soccer

As of today, U.S. Soccer has decided to postpone or cancel a number of scheduled events through April 30.  This includes, but is not limited to, all National Team programming: Men’s, Women’s, Youth and Extended National teams; Development Academy regular season matches and the upcoming Spring Cup; all Coaching Education and Referee courses, and all Talent Identification opportunities.  


From US Youth Soccer

Given recent action taken by the US Soccer Federation, heightened travel concerns, and with the health of our soccer community in mind, ALL 2020 USYS Leagues and Conference activities are SUSPENDED through April 15, 2020. USYS will be evaluating conditions on a bi-weekly basis to determine when it’s appropriate to reinstate USYS activities. 

Additionally, there are a number of different resources and communications from the CDC regarding the Coronavirus that you can watch HERE.


New York State West Youth Soccer Association