Return to Play Details

Return to Play Details

6/18/2020 - Return to play update per the recently released “INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR SPORTS AND RECREATION DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY” document:

Effective July 6, 2020 in regions that have reached or surpassed Phase 3 of the State’s reopening and in accordance with this guidance, participants in lower and moderate risk sports (Soccer) and recreation activities may partake in all types of play, except competitive tournaments requiring travel.

Detailed Document - Click Here

Summary Document - Click Here



Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement. Click here!

This waiver is a template that NYSWYSA is providing to its members that has been reviewed by NYSWYSA’s legal counsel.  NYSWYSA recommends that before using it you review it with your organization’s legal counsel.

FAQ regarding Hold Harmless Document


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5/14/2020 - USYS Return to Activity Notice

NYSWYSA recommends that our members consider using the USYS Return to Play template as you proceed to create your own program-specific Return to Play procedures. 


NYSW Out of State Tournament Policy

On the advice of our Attorneys and Insurers, New York State West Youth Soccer Association will not be sanctioning any Out of State travel for teams to play games, until New York State restrictions are lifted.

This policy will be continually reviewed based upon the nature of the restrictions in place.