The next League Information Meeting will be held on August 10, 2020 at 7:30PM. The location of the meeting will be in the Parish Center of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 5331 Genesee Street, Bowmansville (Lancaster), New York 14026. An Agenda is posted at the Meeting Minutes & Agendas dropdown under the "About Us" tab. To access it please follow the instructions.
Please note that all required social distance and safety measures will need to be adhered to at this meeting. Everyone in attendance MUST wear a face covering/mask. NO ONE will be allowed into the meeting without one. The meeting will be held in a gymnasium with a normal posted capacity in excess of 200 persons. As our meetings normally have approximately 40 attendees, there will be plenty of room to maintain proper distancing. Hand sanitizer will also be available.
For this meeting, Policy 6E regarding mandatory attendance by at least one representative from each club is waived. Club representatives should use their own judgement regarding whether they feel comfortable attending a meeting of this nature. If clubs have any questions they would like addressed, please submit them to the League Administrator and the League will try to address them as soon as possible. A summary of the meeting will be posted as soon as practicable after the meeting.
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 2020 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.