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
2018/19 Tryout information:
ALL 2009, 2008, 2007 BIRTHYEAR PLAYER EVALUATIONS
ON SUN JUNE 3 8:00-9:30am
WILL BE HELD ON
THE BRIARCLIFF HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY TURF FIELD,
444 PLEASANTVILLE ROAD
Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Programs for
Children Born in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009
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 philophosies 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 2008 would play in AYSO’s U-10 division, which are comprised of 2009 and 2008 birth-year players. Kids born in 2007 and 2006 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, 2009. To be eligible to play for the U-11 team, the player must be born on or after January 1, 2008.
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). This spring, BYSC will be constructing teams for both boys and girls at the U-10 and above levels for the 2018/2019 season.
The Travel tryouts will be held at Briarcliff High School. The schedule will be as follows:
Players must register by May 29 for the tryouts at:
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.
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 recently 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, 2009 regardless of what grade they are in. For U-11 the player needs to be born on or after January 1, 2008.
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 and U-11 team 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 Board members, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 914-843-9038
Eric Zielinski email@example.com 914-519-8789