To give everyone the chance to watch the Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs, the Annual General Meeting is being delayed one week.
The Annual General Meeting of the Buffalo & Western New York Junior Soccer League will be held on October 26, 2020 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center, 5331 Genesee Street, Bowmansville, NY 14026. The meeting will begin at 7:30PM. The meeting will be held in the gymnasium and all COVID-19 health precautions will be observed including the need for attendees to wear a face covering and sit 6 feet apart. hand sanitizer will be available.
The major business to be addressed is the election of officers and board members for the next two years. per the bylaws, the offices of President (Bob Lichtenthal), Treasurer (Neal Smith) and Trustee (Marty Ott) are up for election. If you are interested in serving please contact the members of the Nominating Committee, Chuck Marino and Ken Voght to discuss your interest. Other business that is germane to the operation of the corporation may also be addressed.
Use the following link to access a recap of the meeting held August 10, 2020
An announcement was made at the Annual General Meeting on September 30, 2019 that the League would be adopting a standard naming convention for all teams for the 2020 Play Season and beyond. The convention is as follows:
Club Name, Club Nickname, Birth Year, Gender, Descriptor
For example, if your club is based in the Town of Xanadu and is know as the Xanadu Volcanos, the U13 Boys team would be named as follows:
Xanadu (Club Name), Volcanos (Club Nickname), 2008 (Birth Year), B (Gender-Boys), Lava Rocks (Descriptor)
Xanadu Volcanos 2008B Lava Rocks
If you have already entered your teams in RosterPro with NYSWYSA and they do not match this format, please go back in an modify the team names. Thank you for your cooperation!
After reviewing all of the available information regarding the ability to operate a 2020 seasonal schedule, even on a reduced basis, the Board of Directors has come to the conclusion that it will not be possible to do so and thus is cancelling the 2020 season effective immediately.
Please be assured that we have looked at a number of alternatives and have held many hours of conversations in both small and large groups to address the 2020 season. And we wish to thank all those club officials that kept us informed of their situation “on the ground” within their communities. The information that was shared by you was needed and helpful to the Board’s deliberations.
As you, our member clubs, move forward throughout the remainder of 2020 we encourage you to look at simple, community based opportunities to possibly offer “house” programs this fall and to use the many interclub contacts you've made to craft creative but safe solutions to provide the players an opportunity to play when you are able. Also, this may be a good opportunity for club leadership to reassess all of your program offerings and to make plans for strengthening and improving your club's programming and sustainability.
Thank you for your support and patience as the Board has worked through this challenge over the past two months. Stay safe, follow all public health guidance and we will plan to see you back on the pitch for the 2021 season!
The preliminary alignments for the U8 (2012) through the U12 (2008) age groups are now posted. To review your teams placements please click on the link below this article to view the divisions. Please note that you will see farther down the listing the teams from U13 (2009) through U19 (2001) listed only by age group. As registration is still open for these ages, no inference or information is to be taken from the posting.
Please review your placements. If you are in disagreement, a member of the teams club (preferably the Travel Coordinator) should attend the Alignment Appeal Meeting at 10:00AM to 12:00PM on February 29, 2020 at the Village Glen ASA Soccer Complex, 162 Mill Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. Please be prepared with facts and data to support any appeal. E-mails and telephone calls to League Administration will not be accepted for this purpose-all appeals will take place before the Alignment Committee.
Please go to the "Referee" tab for important news on becoming a Referee!
The Board of Directors petitioned the New York State West Youth Soccer Association to consider a modification to the USYSA Player Development Intitiatives with respect to roster sizes. The League's request was granted and beginning with the 2020 Play Year the following limits will be in effect:
U8-U10 Team Roster 16 Game Day Roster 13
U11-U12 Team Roster 18 Game Day Roster 16
U13-U19 Team Roster 22 Game Day Roster 18
The B&WNYJSL Board of Directors hopes that the increased team roster sizes at U8 through U12 will give clubs the flexibility they need in properly forming competitive teams with an eye to future needs. If you have any questions please contact League administration.
Welcome to the new website for the Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League!
This website is still under construction and will continue to be built-up over the course of the 2021 season. Each week additional information and links will be added. Formatting of certain information is still being worked on and your patience with the "look" of some items is appreciated.