LEAGUE MEETING will be held Monday, August 14th. Location is the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Hall, 5337 Genesee Street, Bowmansville. Time is 7:00 pm.
Alex Brame from NYSW will be coming to discuss the changeover to GotSport and answer any questions. All club registrars are encouraged to attend.
First place team plaques and player championship tee shirts wil be handed out. Clubs that have division winners must have someone pick up their plaques and tee shirts.
Due to the Air Quality, ALL GAMES for today are postponed.
Reschedules are due by this Friday. The only dates available are: 7/22, 7/23 (limited availability in the morning only), and 8/4 through 8/10. Please do not ask for another date as the answer will be a no.
All reschedules from the air quality postponements must be submitted to Michele Letina by midnight on Sunday, 7/9. Any games outstanding on Monday morning, 7/10, will be assigned a new date by the league.
ALL GAMES FOR TODAY, 6/29 ARE STILL ON!!
We have been watching the weather forecasts very closely, and it looks like there is a chance things clear out for us to play the games. At this point, we are committed to having referees at the games, so the games are ON, as we believe most if not all games will be able to play (fingers crossed). The Board completely supports clubs making final decisions on games being played (or rescheduled) in various areas of WNY, as everyone knows, we definitely are not capable of forecasting the weather! For any games that clubs decide cannot be played, please contact Michele to let her know, and then work to reschedule in the future.
DUE TO THE AIR QUALITY FORECAST, ALL GAMES FOR TODAY ARE POSTPONED.
ALL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AS SCHEDULED TODAY, 6/9.
ONCE AGAIN, DUE TO AIR QUALITY, ALL GAMES ARE POSTPONED FOR TODAY, 6/8.
PLEASE SUBMIT A NEW RESCHEDULE DATE WITHIN A WEEK. THE RESCHEDULE FORM MUST BE USED.
DUE TO THE AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR TODAY, ALL GAMES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. THEY WILL BE CONSIDERED WEATHER RELATED, SO A NEW RESCHEDULE DATE MUST BE SUBMITTED WITHIN A WEEK.
The following deadlines will occur on JUNE 1st at MIDNIGHT:
ALL ROSTERS WILL BE FROZEN.
RESCHEDULES WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE. ( The only exceptions are those reschedules due to weather related occurances.) Any last minute reschedules MUST include an agreed upon new date.
Below is the form that will be required for all reschedule requests including weather related. Please fill out all information. The form should be emailed to the League Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reschedules will not be considered final until the new game information has been posted on this website.
Each team is allowed one reschedule that is non-weather related. The fee for the regular reschedule is $20.00.
The deadline for reschedules to be requested is June 1st at midnight.
The schedules for the entire 2023 season are located under the Schedules & Standings tab.
Please make sure all coaches pay close attention to field locations for each game.
Reschedule requests will be accepted starting May 1st. A request form will be posted shortly. All requests must be submitted by June 1st at midnight.
Play days for 2023 have changed. Please pay careful attention to these changes.
08U - Wednesday 08U - Wednesday
10U - Friday 10U - Friday
11U - Tuesday 11U - Wednesday
12U - Thursday 12U - Monday
13U - Monday 13U - Tuesday
14U - Wednesday 14U - Thursday
15U - Thursday 15U - Wednesday
16U - Tuesday 16U - Monday
17U - Wednesday 17U - Thursday
19U - Monday 19U - Tuesday
For the 2023 Season teams may request to reschedule one game. The request must be made by 11:59 pm June 1, 2023 and is subject to the normal approvals of the opposing teams coach, the availability of a field and the availability of a referee crew.
For the 2023 Season rosters for all age groups will be frozen at 11:59 pm on June 1, 2023.
The Board of Directors is regretfully suspending indefinitely the sponsorship and operation of the Odenbach Tournament.
After not being able to hold the event the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board had every intention to bring the tournament back for 2022. However, after months of unsuccessfully trying to identify a suitable and affordable venue that would meet the needs of the event, there is no alternative but to take this action.
As the tournament is operated by a small group of volunteer Board members and is formatted to be a very inexpensive and short event, a compact and economical venue that is located centrally for our member clubs is a must. As so few of these venues exist in Western New York the options are limited. Unfortunately our previous venue has added restrictions and requirements which no longer allow the League to operate this type of a tournament as has been the tradition of the Odenbach Tournament.
We encourage our member clubs to patronize a local tournament sponsored by one of our member clubs. We also encourage your team or club to organize small interclub friendly matches among three or four teams which can be held in one day and that can serve to promote interclub relations and goodwill.
Again, we regret having to take this action and appreciate your understanding.
An updated listing of Member Club Travel Coordinators has been posted under the Clubs Tab
Coaches are reminded to reveiw with their staffs, players and parents the New York State West Youth Soccer Association's Zero Tolerance Policy with respect to behavior towards game referees. The Buffalo & Western New York Junor Soccer League supports this policy and will participate completely in its application.
An announcement was made at the Annual General Meeting on September 30, 2019 that the League would be adopting a standard naming convention for all teams for the 2020 Play Season and beyond. The convention is as follows:
Club Name, Club Nickname, Birth Year, Gender, Descriptor
For example, if your club is based in the Town of Xanadu and is know as the Xanadu Volcanos, the U13 Boys team would be named as follows:
Xanadu (Club Name), Volcanos (Club Nickname), 2008 (Birth Year), B (Gender-Boys), Lava Rocks (Descriptor)
Xanadu Volcanos 2008B Lava Rocks
If you have already entered your teams in RosterPro with NYSWYSA and they do not match this format, please go back in an modify the team names. Thank you for your cooperation!
Please go to the "Referee" tab for important news on becoming a Referee!
The Board of Directors petitioned the New York State West Youth Soccer Association to consider a modification to the USYSA Player Development Intitiatives with respect to roster sizes. The League's request was granted and for the 2023 Play Year the following limits will be in effect:
U8 Team Roster 8 Game Day Roster 8
U10 Team Roster 16 Game Day Roster 13
U11-U12 Team Roster 18 Game Day Roster 16
U13-U19 Team Roster 22 Game Day Roster 18
The B&WNYJSL Board of Directors hopes that the increased team roster sizes at U10 through U12 will give clubs the flexibility they need in properly forming competitive teams with an eye to future needs. If you have any questions please contact League administration.
Congratulations to the 2023 League Champions! Great job everyone!!
Delaware 2012B Stallions
Aurora 2012B Arsenal1
Clarence 2012B White
Lockport Lightning 2012 Boys Frazer
Clarence 2011B Red
Kenmore United 2011 Boys
LDSC 2012B Black Storm
Clarence 2010B Red
LDSC 2009B Knights
Lockport Lightning 2009 Boys Warchocki
Southern Tier FC 2009B
NWAA Wolves 2008B Suitor
TriTown Raptors 2008 Boys
GISC Vikings U16B (co-champs)
Lockport Lightning 2007 Boys Frazer (co-champs)
Delaware United 2007 Boys (co-champs)
TriTown Warriors 2007 Boys
Orchard Park Elite 2006 Boys
Lockport Lightning 2005 Boys Kathke
NPALSC Revolution U18 Boys
Southern Tier FC 2004 Boys
Orchard Park Gems Elite 2012 Girls
TriTown Cheetahs 2012 Girls
LDSC 2011G Lightning
Clarence 2011G Red
DSC 2010G Dynamite B
Delaware 2010G Dynamite A
Arcade Storm 2009/2010G Tornadoes
NWAA Wolves 2008G Strangio
Arcade Storm 2008/2009G Cyclones
Niagara Pioneer Dragons 2007 Girls
Clarence 2007 Girls Black
Niagara Pioneer Thunder 2004 Girls
Akron Fury 2004 Girls