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.org for 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.com for more information.
For information on the NY State Cup, please visit https://www.nyclubsoccerleague.com/html/ny_cup/.
For information on the Player Development Program, please visit https://www.nyclubsoccerleague.com/html/pdp/default.asp