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About the WYSL

WYSL is the largest New York travel soccer league north of New York City, with over 650 travel teams. The WYSL is a member of Eastern New York Soccer and US Youth Soccer. Through BYSC's FC Briarcliff division, Briarcliff has been a member of WYSL for many years and has produced many WYSL Division Champions.

For more information about the WYSL, go to their website: WYSL

About BYSC's Travel Soccer Options

2021/22 Tryout information:

ALL 2010, 2011, 2012 BIRTHYEAR PLAYER EVALUATIONS

ON SAT JUNE 5, 2021

WILL BE HELD AT 

THE CLUB FIELD,

25 SCARBOROUGH ROAD, BRIARCLIFF MANOR

Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 Programs for

Children Born in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Briarcliff Youth Soccer Club (BYSC) is a non-profit and volunteer-run organization that offers a positive, enriching, year-round soccer experience for the youth in Briarcliff Manor, NY.  BYSC is committed to developing the whole player and offers programs of play for every player ability level through its affiliations.

In the spirit of the BYSC’s mission, we wanted to share with you more details related to the travel soccer programs that are available for our players. 

BYSC -- AYSO Standard Primary/Core Program:
As always, we will continue to offer our AYSO programs to every player of all abilities.  Our AYSO core program delivers a prescriptive soccer experience based on the AYSO six philosophies of:  1) Everyone plays, 2) Balanced Teams, 3) Open Registration, 4) Positive Coaching, 5) Good Sportsmanship, and 6) Player Development.  AYSO teams for these ages practice on Saturdays and play games on Sundays.  The Saturday practices are delivered by professional trainers.  Player fees will estimated to be approximately $300 per year.  This is an inter-town travel league with 1-2 travel games in the Fall Season and 4-5 travel games in the Spring season. Kids born in 2012 would play in AYSO’s U-10 division, which are comprised of 2012 and 2013 birth-year players. Kids born in 2010 & 2011 would play in AYSO’s U-12 division.

BYSC -- WYSL Travel Play Program
The BYSC also offers a travel soccer play option in the Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL).  WYSL travel play involves teams who are selected through a tryout process.  To be eligible to play for the U-10 team, the player must be born on or after January 1, 2012. To be eligible to play for the U-11 team, the player must be born on or after January 1, 2011, etc.

These travel teams will practice two days per week (including Saturday) in addition to games on Sunday.  Most of the travel is within Westchester, although there may be teams from Manhattan and Rockland in our divisions as well.  Player fees vary, but are typically in the range of $900 (once constructed each team creates a team/player budget).  In June, BYSC will be constructing teams for both boys and girls at the U-10 and above levels for the 2021-22 season. 

The Travel tryouts will be held at The Club Field. The schedule will be as follows:

  • Girls U-10 tryout (2012s):  Sat June 5, 10:30-12:00pm
  • Girls U-11 tryout (2011s):  Sat June 5, 10:30-12:00pm
  • Girls U-12 tryout (2010s):  Sat June 5, 10:30-12:00pm
  • Boys U-10 tryout (2012s):  Sat June 5, 12:30-2:00pm
  • Boys U-11 tryout (2011s):  Sat June 5, 12:30-2:00pm
  • Boys U-12 tryout (2010s):  Sat June 5, 12:30-2:00pm

Players must register by Thursday June 3 at the following link:

https://briarcliff.sportngin.com/register/form/729724308

For 2009 and older Birthyear teams, evaluations will be conducted during regular practice sessions. If you would like more information, please email: travel@briarcliffsoccer.org with your child's name, date of birth, and current or previous teams played. 

 

Our tryouts and evaluations for travel soccer are run by a third-party organization.  Current and/or prospective coaches do not run the evaluation session and their respective input is a part of the process we employ to determine the players for travel soccer.

As always, we will be looking for volunteer coaches / managers for all of our teams for the upcoming season.

 

FAQs:

Who decides who makes the travel teams?

We employ a third-party training organization to run the try-out process on our behalf.  We primarily utilize the results from this session, but also use coach and team trainer evaluations as input as well.

How many travel teams will there be?

We anticipate that there will be 1 team for each gender in each age group from U-10 through U-14.

Are U-10 and U-11 governed by grade, or is there another age consideration?

The national governing body, US Soccer Federation, has changed its guidelines requiring teams to be formed based on calendar year birthdates. Therefore, next year’s U-10 team will be comprised of children born on or after January 1, 2012 regardless of what grade they are in. For U-11 the player needs to be born on or after January 1, 2011.

If my child qualifies as U-10, can they try out for the U-11 team?

Yes.  However, we do encourage you to discuss with your player’s coach or trainer to determine if that is the best route to choose.

Why is travel soccer so much more expensive than ASYO programs?

There are a number of factors at play including the amount of training, WSYL fees, uniform fees, etc.

Why isn’t there a U-9 travel option?

BYSC believes it is in the best interest of the community and best for player development to start travel programs at the U-10 level.  We will continue to offer AYSO programs as well as additional training options for players who do not yet qualify for U-10 play.

Are coaches pre-selected for each team?

No.  The players are determined based upon the try-outs and other criteria and then volunteer coaches/managers are assigned based on which players are on the team.

How many players will be on each travel team?

Each U-10 team will like have between 10-13 players and U-11 teams will most likely have between 12-14 players.

What happens if my player does not make the travel team?

We will be fielding teams through AYSO for these age groups, and all players who choose not to play travel soccer will have an opportunity to continue playing.

If my player is trying out for the WYSL team, should I also register them through AYSO?

AYSO registration remains open into July, so we recommend holding off on registering for AYSO until you are certain that your player will be playing AYSO U-10 or U-12 soccer in the Fall.

We encourage you to reach out to BYSC Co-Presidents, Jordan Snider or Eric Zielinski should you have additional questions or thoughts.  If they are not able to address your questions, they will be able to direct you to the appropriate people.  Their contact information is below:

Jordan Snider           travel@briarcliffsoccer.org      914-843-9038

Eric Zielinski            rc@briarcliffsoccer.org            914-519-8789

 

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