Why Tournaments are Sanctioned by the State Association

Please be advised that some tournaments being offerred inside the NYSW geography that are NOT listed below are unsanctioned events.  Being unsanctioned means there is no guarantee on how the tournament is being operated.  

  • No guarantee that your opponents are the correct age and using the correct age matrix
  • No guarantee that your opponents have any insurance coverage
  • No guarantee that the event is using USSF certified referees
  • No guarantee that risk management screening of coaches, assistants, referees, or event staff has occurred
  • No guarantee that NYSW insurance coverage for injuries will be honored
  • No guarantee that FIFA and USSF rules of play are being followed.  

As a team planning to attend an event, you need to be aware of what organization is sanctioning the tournament and how that might affect your choice to participate.  BUYER BEWARE!

How to get your NYSWYSA Tournament Approval

Tournament information is posted after a copy of the permission to host form, submitted on-line, is received and approved in the state office. Remember, when traveling to US Youth Soccer events outside the geographic boundaries of NYSWYSA, be sure to check the Eastern Region Travel Policy to see if a permission to travel form is required!

Special Note:  10 & Under age divisions are participation only. There should be no losers, everyone is a "Winner". These guidelines were approved by the NYSWYSA membership, September 2000.

Listing of NYSWYSA Sanctioned Tournaments

Click here to see the list of NYSWYSA sanctioned tournament events.