2023 Play Days - **IMPORTANT**

Play Days for individual age groups

Play days for 2023 have changed. Please pay careful attention to these changes.

Boys:                                                                       Girls:

08U - Wednesday                                                    08U - Wednesday
10U - Friday                                                            10U - Friday
11U - Tuesday                                                         11U - Wednesday
12U - Thursday                                                        12U - Monday
13U - Monday                                                          13U - Tuesday
14U - Wednesday                                                    14U - Thursday
15U - Thursday                                                        15U - Wednesday
16U - Tuesday                                                         16U - Monday
17U - Wednesday                                                    17U - Thursday
19U - Monday                                                          19U - Tuesday

NYSWYSA Buffalo District Commissioner

New Commissioner Elected

The new Buffalo District Commissioner for our State Association, the New York State West Youth Soccer Association, is Dave Kreger. 

From the NYSWYSA Bylaws, Article IV, Section 3 the Responsibilities of District Commissioners are as follows:

All District Commissioners shall be responsible to:

  • Regularly attend all BOD meetings and state functions of the Corporation.
  • Promote the game of soccer and the NYSWYSA within their districts.
  • Communicate BOD business to their district members.
  • Communicate member business to BOD.
  • As requested by the State Office, assist in assuring compliance with all state rules and regulations within their districts..
  • Represent the Corporation at Travel League/Premier League meetings in the District.
  • Market and promote the Corporation to recreational clubs within the District.
  • Assist the State Office in the promotion of the Recreational Soccer/Soccer Start/TOPSoccer programs and others within the District

If you are having any issues regarding Risk Management Clearance, RosterPro issues or other matters you may be able to get asistance from the District Commissioner. He can be reached at dkreger@nyswysa.org or 716-713-3240.

2023 Game Reschedules

For the 2023 Season teams may request to reschedule one game. The request must be made by 11:59 pm June 1, 2023 and is subject to the normal approvals of the opposing teams coach, the availability of a field and the availability of a referee crew.  

2023 Roster Freeze Notice

For the 2023 Season rosters for all age groups will be frozen at 11:59 pm on June 1, 2023. 

Announcement Regarding the Odenbach Tournament

The Board of Directors is regretfully suspending indefinitely the sponsorship and operation of the Odenbach Tournament.

 

After not being able to hold the event the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board had every intention to bring the tournament back for 2022. However, after months of unsuccessfully trying to identify a suitable and affordable venue that would meet the needs of the event, there is no alternative but to take this action.

 

As the tournament is operated by a small group of volunteer Board members and is formatted to be a very inexpensive and short event, a compact and economical venue that is located centrally for our member clubs is a must. As so few of these venues exist in Western New York the options are limited.  Unfortunately our previous venue has added restrictions and requirements which no longer allow the League to operate this type of a tournament as has been the tradition of the Odenbach Tournament.

 

We encourage our member clubs to patronize a local tournament sponsored by one of our member clubs. We also encourage your team or club to organize small interclub friendly matches among three or four teams which can be held in one day and that can serve to promote interclub relations and goodwill.

 

Again, we regret having to take this action and appreciate your understanding.

Updated List of Travel Coordinators

Under "Clubs" Tab

An updated listing of Member Club Travel Coordinators has been posted under the Clubs Tab

REMINDER-ZERO Tolerance Policy

Coaches are reminded to reveiw with their staffs, players and parents the New York State West Youth Soccer Association's Zero Tolerance Policy with respect to behavior towards game referees. The Buffalo & Western New York Junor Soccer League supports this policy and will participate completely in its application.

TEAM NAMING CONVENTION REMINDER!

2023 Team Naming Convention Reminder

August 5, 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!

New Referees Needed and Wanted!

Please go to the "Referee" tab for important news on becoming a Referee!

2023 Roster Sizes

Important Changes to Roster Sizes Approved by NYSWYSA

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 for the 2023 Play Year the following limits will be in effect:

U8                   Team Roster 8             Game Day Roster 8

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 U10 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.

Important Information

2023 Season Update

Continued Changes for 2023

Welcome to the new website for the Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League!

This website is still a work in progress and will continue to be built-up over the course of the 2023 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.

 

Upcoming Events

2022 League Champions

Congratulations to the 2022 League Champions! Great job everyone!!

Boys Winners:
Lockport Lightning 2011 Boys Frazer
Kenmore Niagara IFC 2011 Boys
NWAA Wolves 2011 Hanes Boys
Lackawanna Yemen United
West Seneca Wolf Pack 2011B Clancy
Clarence 2011B Pre-Black
Amherst Fury 2010 Boys A Chandler
Aurora Arsenal 2010A Boys
West Seneca Renegades 2010B Sheldon
Lancaster-Depew SC 2009B Knights
Lackawanna Yemen Oilers
Orchard Park SC 2008B Avalanche
Amherst 2008 Boys Perna
LDSC 2008B Eagles
West Seneca Smash 2008B Ross
Delaware SC 2007B United
Lockport Lightning 2007 Boys Frazer
Delaware SC 2006B Dynamo
Springville Griffins 2006B
West Seneca United 2005B Ross
Lackawanna Yemen Warriors
Alden 2005 Boys United
Southern Tier Storm SA 05 B Black
KenTon 2003 Boys Fusion
Aurora Arsenal 2003 Boys

Girls Winners:
Delaware SC 2011G Reign
Kenmore Boltz 2010 Girls
Delaware SC 2010G Dynamite
Southern Tier SA 10G Black
Southern Tier SA 09G Black
Wilson Wildcats 2009F
Amherst  Raiders 2008G Griffin/Scheeda
Kenmore Ambush 2008 Girls
Southern Tier SA 07G Black
Lockport Lightning 2006 Girls Wendt
Wilson United 2005F
Amherst Fusion 2003G Pedone
Niagara Pioneer 2003G Thunder
Orchard Park SC 2004G