My Child Wants to Play Soccer

My Child Wants to Play Soccer 

So your son or daughter wants to play soccer and you don't just want them to play soccer anywhere, you want them to play the best soccer. Well, look no further.  New York State West Youth Soccer offers fun, safe and healthy opportunities for all kids.  New York State West Youth Soccer is a member of US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports organization in the United States, and US Soccer, the official governing body for soccer in the United States.
New York State West Youth Soccer represent approximately 70,000 registered players, 235 member clubs and 6,000 coaches across the western portion of New York State and are justifiably proud of the many programs we offer to our participants.  The guiding philosophy of the New York State West Youth Soccer Association is to organize and promote the sport of soccer across the state.  We are a full-service organization and are able to offer development and training to all levels of players, parents, coaches and referees. 
How Can I Find a Program Near Me? 
It’s pretty simple, go to our online Member Directory to find a local association in your area. If there is not a program close to you, send us and email and we will do our best to help you out.

The 8 Winning Practices for Parenting Athletes

Its been said that it takes a village to raise a child and while that may be true it starts at home with you, the parent. The 8 Winning Practices for Parenting Athletes written by Pam Richmond Champagne, MCC, The Sports Parenting Coach and published on, outlines the boundaries for supporting your childs soccer interests versus pushing them into fulfilling your goals and dreams. The basis of a childs experience with youth sports should be determined by the child individually and fostered by the parent. The eight "winning practices" listed are tools for you to assist your child in becoming the best athlete they can be.