Striker West - January 2014

January 2014
National Championship Series
State Cup Finals will be May 30 - June 1 - SUNY Cortland, NY
The NYSW National Championship Series is open for application.  

The NYSW edition of the National Championship series begins with the play down competition throughout the month of May.  The play downs matches advance teams through the brackets until the final four teams in each age group is determined.  The Final Four meets the last weekend in June at SUNY Cortland and play to determine the state champion.  State champions advance to the regional level of the series.  Winners at the regional level advance to the national championships.

Thruway League accepting applications

Why play in the Thruway League?

  1. The Thruway League is the only true promotion/relegation premier league in New York West.
  2. The Thruway League National division winners receive automatic promotion to the US Youth Soccer Region 1 Colonial League
  3. The Thruway League Presidents division winners from New York West receive automatic invite to the US Youth Soccer Region 1 Presidents Cup tournament (specific age groups). 
  4. The Thruway League is a qualifying league for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series for both New York State West Youth Soccer and Eastern NY Youth Soccer

6 New York West teams head to Region I Presidents Cup
The Region I President's Cup will be held over Memorial Day weekend at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA.  Six of New York West's teams that earned their berth by winning the President's division of the 2013 Thruway League will be participating.
U13 Boys - Greater Binghamton Select
U14 Boys - Chili Soccer Association
U15 Boys - Soaring Capital Firehawks
U16 Boys - Northern NY Soccer Academy
U15 Girls -  Cobras FC Krause
U16 Girls -  Syracuse Soccer Academy Raptors
Winners of the regional event will advance the US Youth Soccer President's Cup nationals which will be held in July in Greenville, SC
Expressway League accepting applications
Deadline to enter is April 6
The Expressway League is accepting applications for their spring season.  The league runs from May 3rd through June 29th.
See the Expressway League website for more details and to apply on-line.
The New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA) is the parent organization for over two hundred affiliated clubs and leagues in Western New York State. NYSWYSA is affiliated with US Youth Soccer, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and the Federation de International Football Association (FIFA).
In This Issue
National Championship Series
Thruway League
President's Cup
Expressway League
What is State Cup?

Each summer the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) crowns a boys and girls national champion in each of its seven age divisions (Under 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19). The finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels. The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides approximately 185,000 players on 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation, while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.


The US Youth Soccer National Championships serves as the crown jewel of competitive youth soccer as the nation's top 88 youth soccer teams, in the Under-13 through Under-19 Boys and Girls brackets, compete for the US Youth Soccer National Championship title.

A form of the US Youth Soccer National Championships were first held in 1935 and, after adding age groups throughout the years, reached the present format in 2013.

Upcoming Events
January 26 
 - ODP Goalkeeper Training
February 1 
- '01 & '00 ODP Girls
- '99 & '98 ODP Boys - U12 ODP Binghamton & Buffalo
February 2
- Thruway League entry closes
February 7
- U12 ODP Syracuse
February 8
- '97 Girls, '01, '02, & '97 Boys ODP
- U12 ODP Rochester
- Thruway League AGM - Rochester
February 9
- '99 & '98 GIrls ODP
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