Benefits of Youth Sports
Participants of youth sports build self-esteem, develop talent, learn skills, make friends and bring the family and community together.
Youth sports also provide leadership opportunities for parents by becoming a coach. Players are able to channel their energy into a healthy activity of exercise and fitness, which will benefit the player throughout their life.
All games are played on Saturdays. Game jersey is included, unless otherwise stated under sport description. Parents will be expected to be involved with the coaching of their child’s team.
- All coaches are parent volunteers.
- All skill levels welcome.
- Guaranteed playing time each game.
- Teams are formed by zip code and closest school.
- Teams will practice 1-2 times per week.
- Make sure you provide an email address that will be checked regularly.
- Practice facilities not included with registration.
- Game schedules are released online shortly before the first game.
- Jersey is included with registration for recreational divisions.
- No refunds.
- No fund-raising or team assessment fee is required!
- League coordinators have authority to adjust league age divisions as necessary.
We believe in family involvement and unapologetically require parents to participate in the operation of their child’s team by volunteering to coach or assist with practices and other operational duties.
Wish to volunteer? You can sign up on our registration flyer or online!
TEAM & PRACTICE
NYS does not provide practice facilities but suggests that teams choose an outdoor practice location that is centrally located to most families on the team. It is also best to practice in the late afternoon or early evening, during daylight hours. Teams are formed by closest school and zip code proximity. Area coordinators have authority to adjust league age divisions as necessary.
Each team decides practice times and locations, allowing for 1 to 3 practices per week. Indoor and lighted practice facilities may be available at an additional cost. Requested practice times cannot be honored.
Parents are expected to attend the Mandatory Parent Team Meeting. Find meeting information under Important Dates section.
All coaches are parent volunteers.
INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION
All registration fees pay for the operation of the league. They cover game jerseys, liability insurance, Saturday facility and field rentals, site directors/officials and other administrative expenses. The NYS league is sponsored by a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization and receives no government funding or subsidization. Also there is no additional fundraising required such as selling candy bars, etc.
Items NOT covered are optional uniform accessories, photo packages and participation trophies, unless otherwise stated.
Some leagues have tournaments with trophies associated, but it may require an additional cost.
Game jersey is included, unless otherwise stated under sport description.
All coaches are parent volunteers. Coaches may be eligible for a FREE season for their child, following the conclusion of the season they just coached. Talk to the League Director for more information.