The Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL) was established in 1977 as a non-profit, educational organization and is now one of the largest leagues in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA). The mission of the League is to foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth and development of youth and build character through the sport of soccer. The WYSL and ENYYSA are both affiliates of the US Youth Soccer Association ("US Youth Soccer"), the largest member of the US Soccer Federation and the governing body for soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer has over 3,000,000 players in all 50 states.
The WYSL sponsors Fall and Spring seasonal travel soccer for its member clubs, including a High School mini-season in November and a Select/Olympic Development Program featuring summer tournament play. Many member clubs offer recreational soccer in their communities and host soccer tournaments. The WYSL offers Coach and Referee Certification Courses, supports the principles of positive coaching, and is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance.
Each season, the League awards the team in each division with the highest sportsmanship score with the Sportsmanship Award. The League also offers the pretigious Double-Goal Coach Award to the coaches of teams that win both the Sportsmanship Award and their Divisional Championship.
The League registers more than 17,000 players under the age of 19. The League has over 45 member and guest clubs from Manhattan to the south to Somers in the north, and fields more than 650 girls and boys’ travel soccer teams for its fall and spring seasons. These teams are registered in the Westchester Youth Soccer League and play in the WYSL and various Premier Leagues.
Westchester Youth Soccer League