The Academy

What is the Academy

What is the Academy? Who Can Attend the NYW Academy? When and Where is the Academy Held? Academy Training Sites Who Will Be Coaching at the Academy? What Topics Will Be Covered? What is the Cost to Attend the Academy?

 

Registration Fee:  $235.00*

*Early Bird Registration Price: $210.00 if registered by August 31, 2022

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1, 2022

WHAT IS THE ACADEMY?

2022 NYW Academy

Coaches the world over have been trying to predict which young players will develop into the next Lionel Messi, Carli Lloyd or Cristiano Ronaldo. To date, no one has a sure fire formula for identifying which of today's youngesters will become the next star on the world stage.  Coaches do however agree that young players with promise and potential, when placed in a good traning environment and exposed to good coaching, can achieve a superior level of play.

To foster our young talent, New York State West Youth Soccer Association's coaching staff created the Academy. The Academy is designed to expose young players to focused training sessions provided by nationally certified coaches.  The Academy Curriculum focuses on improving a player's technical ability and tactical awareness.  The six session program stresses fun and progress in a positive learning environment.

Today's youth soccer landscape is now saturated with an abundance of games, games, and more games;  in many cases, to the point where the US Youth Soccer recommended "practice to game ratios" have unfortunately been pushed woefully out of whack.  At a time when proper training and essential learning opportunities are being squeezed out of the player development protocols, the Academy training program balances that ratio and targets the development of fundamentally sound players.


WHO CAN ATTEND THE NYW ACADEMY?

Expanded Age Groups - All players born in '08, '09, '10, '11, '12 and '13 are welcome

The Academy program, which is for both boys and girls, was originally established for NYW ODP players  but in 2015, due to its popularity, participation was opened up to all age eligible players in NYW (I.E. players do not have to currently be in our NYW ODP program to participate). We encourage and welcome any new athletes who are serious players who wish to experience the high quality coaching associated with the Olympic Development Program.


WHEN AND WHERE IS THE ACADEMY HELD?

The Academy will be conveniently offered at four locations throughout the state in 2022.  All training sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons: September 11, 18, October 9, 16, 23 and 30. Times for each location are still being finalized.  If your location does not have a time listed yet, please check back as we are working to get these established.

Academy online registration for all sites will open on August 1st.


ACADEMY TRAINING SITES:

Location Field  Time
Binghamton Greater Binghamton Sports Complex, Binghamton All Players - Noon to 1:30 PM
 Buffalo  Kendev Soccer Complex, Tonawanda   All Players - Noon to 1:30PM
 Elmira  Eldridge Park, Elimra  All Players - Noon to 1:30PM
 Rochester  Veteran's Memorial Park, Town Hall, Penfield  All Players - Noon to 1:30PM
 Syracuse  CNY Family Sports Centre, Baldwinsville  All Players - 11:30AM to 1:00PM

 


WHO WILL BE COACHING AT THE ACADEMY?

Each site will be directed by the following NYSWYSA Staff/ ODP Coach:

Binghamton: Scott Craig, NYW Coaching Education Director, NYSWYSA Assistant Technical Director

Buffalo:  Dave Kreger, NYW Coaching Education Staff, NYW ODP Coaching Staff

Elmira: Zach Sarno, NYW ODP Coaching Staff

Rochester: Jim Gentile, NYW ODP Coaching Staff

Syracuse: Dean Foti, NYSWYSA Technical Director, Director NYW ODP


WHAT TOPICS WILL BE COVERED AT THE ACADEMY TRAINING SESSIONS?

Please click this link to view the complete Academy Curriculum


WHAT IS THE COST TO ATTEND THE ACADEMY?

Registration Fee:  $235.00*

*Early Bird Registration Fee:  $210.00 

To receive the Early Bird Registration Rate, registration must be completed by midnight, Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

  • There will be no required training kit for participants to purchase this year. Players are free to wear whatever training gear they wish to Academy training sessions.
  • ALL PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED ONLINE.
  • There are no longer on site "walk-in" registrations. 
  • Rosters are printed at 5:00PM on Friday, September 9th (the Friday prior to the start of each respective program).  Registration will remain open right up until the start of the respective event, but players who register after 5:00PM on Friday, September 9th must bring a copy of their registration confirmation to show at check-in.

Please Note: In the event the Academy is canceled prior to its start due to COVID-19, participants will be issued a full refund (less a $15 administrative fee). If the Academy is halted at any point after its start due to COVID-19, a pro-rated refund will be provided (less a $7 administrative fee).

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1, 2022

TO REGISTER ONLINE - PLEASE CLICK HERE!

 

Register early to save money and ensure placement.  NYSWYSA reserves the right to close registration when capacity at any site is reached.