New Rochelle, NY - The Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL) is proud to announce an alliance with Futsal Westchester to launch the WYSL / Futsal Westchester League.
The decision to launch a Futsal league in Westchester was driven by the desire to embrace a new, fast growing, world-wide, street based culture of playing the world's game, proven to improve control, speed and skills in fun small sided game format.
Julian DiDonato, President of the Westchester Youth Soccer League is excited to provide WYSL teams a new rout to help foster the development of players during the winter months. "We are very pleased to offer our players a chance to experience
Futsal here in Westchester", stated Julian DiDonato, "The fast paced team and individual skill building Futsal game is a fun way to advance soccer skills during the off season. We are confident that Futsal Westchester league will be a well-run program right here in our own backyard."
Futsal Westchester was sanctioned by U.S. Youth Futsal (USYF), an affiliate of US Soccer, in April 2015. Malcolm Brown, League Director of Futsal Westchester has a lot of passion about Futsal knowing the benefits it has generated in youth players around the world. "The Futsal game has been credited by many of the world's best soccer players to have been instrumental in developing their superior skills during their youth, and refined their technical ability and touch on the ball as they moved into their professional careers", stated Malcolm Brown.
The league is to run from December 5 through to February 28, with teams guaranteed 10 games. Game day will be Saturday and Sunday at an indoor gym facilitates conveniently located within the county.
Futsal is FIFA's official (endorsed) form of indoor soccer. It is small sided (5 versus 5), played on a smaller pitch (roughly basketball court sized) with a smaller ball and heavier low bounce ball. It earned the status in the 1980s as it was recognized as a scaled down version of outdoor soccer, played indoors. with touchline boundaries and without walls.
You can read more about futsal and Futsal Westchester: www.usyouthfutsal.com/futsalwestchester/
If you have any questions about Futsal Westchester please feel free to contact
congratulations to the U12 Girls Munay Ossining Fire for being the first WYSL team register for AT PEAK
WYSL and AT PEAK Soccer Fitness congratulate the U12 Girls Munay Ossining Fire for being the first WYSL team to get the team registered for AT PEAK!
Coach Farai Nyoni, 15 players and 14 parents have registered for AT PEAK, and the team is at the top of the WYSL leaderboard for AT PEAK Points. The Fire have generated 83,200 points so far, more points are being put up on the leaderboard every day.
WYSL and NYCSL Announce Enhanced Cooperation – NY State Cup
WYSL and NYCSL Announce Enhanced Cooperation on NY State Cup and Player Development Program
June 24, 2015 – The Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL) and the New York Club Soccer League (NYCSL) are pleased to announce that they will jointly promote the NY State Cup program run under the auspices of the NYCSL. All WYSL teams (U9-U19) will have the opportunity to participate in the NY State Cup in the Gold and Silver divisions, as appropriate. The WYSL will post a direct link to NY State Cup registration on its website.
Also, players from WYSL member teams will be eligible to be nominated for the NYCSL’s Player Development Program (PDP) training center events. The player or the club for whom the player plays will be responsible for a small contribution to the program; otherwise, the program is free to participants.
"The WYSL recognizes that its strength is in running a travel soccer league,” said, Julian DiDonato, President of the WYSL. “We see that the NYCSL has built the premier cup program in the area and we want to encourage participation of our teams in this program as a supplement to their regular league schedule. In addition, we think we have players who will benefit from the Player Development Program and we appreciate the opportunity to have our players participate.”
“We welcome the WYSL’s more formal participation in the NY State Cup program,” said Gary Grossman, President of NYCSL. “Although some WYSL teams have already participated in the Cup, we believe this more formal cooperation with help the Cup to grow even further while, at the same time, we seek other ways to cooperate in the best interest of the players and the greater youth soccer community.”
Westchester Youth Soccer League
The Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL) was established in 1977 as a non-profit, educational organization affiliated with U.S. Club Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation. The mission of the league is to foster the physical, mental and emotional character development of youth by providing a safe, organized, fair and competitive game playing opportunities for our players. WYSL registers more than 20,000 players under the age of 19. The league has more than 45 member clubs. Visit http://www.wyslsoccer.orgfor more information.
New York Club Soccer League
NY Club Soccer League (NYCSL) founded in 2009, is fully sanctioned by US Club, a member of the United States Soccer Federation. NYCSL provides opportunities for soccer players with advanced skills to compete with and against others with similar skills and desires. Visit http://www.nyclubsoccerleague.comfor more information.
Westchester Youth Soccer League and At Peak Sports
Westchester Youth Soccer League and At Peak Sports form an alliance to promote better athletic training and to combat youth sports injury
Westchester Youth Soccer League and AT PEAK have teamed up to Improve Performance and Reduce Injuries
We all want our kids to be physically active and sports are a great way to do that. And sports teach valuable life lessons like team work, dedication and resilience. But we are all concerned about youth sports injuries. In fact, the US Soccer Medical Symposium stated that every year, 22% of young soccer players get injured.
That’s where AtPeakSports (www.atpeaksports.com) can help. AT PEAK is a youth sports fitness app, developed with medical professionals and professional athletes, with exercise workouts based on medical studies that show a 50% reduction in injuries.
WYSL is providing AT PEAK to all coaches and parents and youth soccer players for FREE. Just watch for information about AT PEAK as you register for the Fall season and encourage your kids to use it. They will play better, with fewer injuries.