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Kickoff FAQ's


What is the WYSL Skills Contest?

  • Westchester Youth Soccer League’s Virtual Skills Contest is a fun, engaging League-wide contest for our Players to continue building their soccer skills at home this winter.  Utilizing the cutting edge video-based platform Soccer Sphere, powered by TopYa!, the Contest is meant to be a new way to engage today’s kids, who are always using digital platforms on phones, tablets and computers, and transforming their time spent on-screen into time spent practicing soccer at home. The Contest runs for 3 months, and Players/families can join for as little as $9.99. 

  • All WYSL Players are invited to join the Contest starting January 25, 2021.  Players of all ages and ability levels will easily find fund skill videos to watch, then submit their best performance video using their mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from our team of experienced virtual coaches (college soccer players!), earning points for each video submitted, climbing the leaderboard and winning prizes!

What are Skill Challenges?

  • Skill Challenges are instructional videos that come along with a description.  A coach or former professional player teaches a soccer skill or move, then Players practice until they feel comfortable recording a video of themselves doing the move or completing the challenge, and upload it through the Soccer Sphere app to earn points and get Virtual Coaching feedback.

What are Head to Head Challenges?

  • Head to Head Challenges are a player’s world of free play. Any player can submit their own challenge or take on that of another user in the app. Each video is reviewed to ensure the submission is safe and appropriate. Once the video goes head to head it is scored by the team of Virtual Coaches. Users can earn additional points and the chance to claim Head to Head victory!

How does Virtual Coaching work?

  • Once a player practices and then uploads a video of themselves performing a particular challenge in the app, they will submit it for approval from our trained team of virtual coaches. Virtual coaches watch every video, provide upbeat and technical feedback, and also act as a moderator to ensure that all content uploaded is appropriate and does not give away personally identifying information.

How does TopYa! Protect the safety and privacy of children?

  • Soccer Sphere, powered by TopYa! Is fully compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the US, and TopYa! has completed both GDPR Data Controller and Data Processor audits, receiving a Green rating for each. TopYa!’s Privacy Policy complies with the standards of COPPA/GDPR. TopYa! has also received certification with the Privacy Shield Framework overseen by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA). Check out: for more information

What do I do if I have a technical problem?

  • Contact with any questions and their agents will respond quickly to solve any issues.