Welcome to the Thruway Soccer League

Welcome to the home of the Thruway Soccer League, the place for premier teams to play soccer in central and western New York state.

Why play in the Thruway League?

  • The Thruway League is the only true promotion/relegation premier league in New York West.
  • The Thruway League is a qualifying league for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series for New York State West Youth Soccer.
  • The Thruway League can be a qualifying league for the US Youth Soccer National Chamionship Series for Eastern NY teams, however they need to contact the Eastern NY Youth Soccer office with a written request asking for permission to use the Thruway League as their Cup qualifying league. 

September 1, 2020 - League Membership Requirement Update

To:  Thruway League Members and General Public

From:  Thruway League Board of Directors

Subject:  League Membership Requirements Status Update

Previously it was communicated that the league intended to implement new league membership requirements and communicate them by August 31, 2020.  Generally speaking, the new requirements will be based on a club’s ability to meet a standard of best practices for player development, coach development, and club administration.  Development of the new requirements is still actively in progress.  As such, the requirements will not be completed by the originally intended date.  Until they are completed, the league will continue its current position of tabling any existing or new applications for league membership. 

Sincerely,

Thruway League Board of Directors

August 31, 2020 - Team Acceptance Criteria for the 2021 Season

To:  Thruway League Member Clubs, Teams, and 2020 League Applicants

From:  Thruway League Board of Directors

Subject:  Team Acceptance Criteria for the 2021 Season

The Board of Directors of the Thruway League has decided on the acceptance criteria that will be utilized for the 2021 season.  Given that the 2020 season had to be cancelled due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, the following criteria will be used for acceptance into the league for 2021.

  • Any team from a League Member Club will be accepted to play in the league.
  • All non-member teams who were accepted for the 2020 season and who maintain at least 51% roster continuity relative to their 2020 roster will be accepted to play in the league.
  • For the 11U age group, only teams from League member Clubs will be accepted to play in the league.

All teams who were accepted for play for the 2020 season will need to apply for the 2021 season.  Applications must be submitted between November 1, 2020 and December 1, 2020. 

Should it later be determined that additional teams are needed to fill out league divisions, the League will communicate an application window to the general public.

Sincerely,

Thruway League Board of Directors

IMPORTANT - Reminder: Coaches (3/30/2020)

A reminder to Coaches - Updated 3/30/2020

All coaches in the 1st Division are required to hold a USSF D License, all coaches in the 2nd division must hold two USSF Grassroots Licenses (In person 9v9 and 11v11 only)* 

Coach License Requirements:  For this 2020 season only, due to the impact on coach license course dates, any coach who does not have the requisite license for the division in which he/she coaches (minimum D license for the National Division, minimum E license for the Presidents Division), that coach may be on the sideline for games provided that another coach is with him/her that does have the requisite license.

*Coaches who currently hold an equivalent license from a recognized organization other than USSF and have coached annually in the Thruway League from 2014 forward will be grandfathered. 

2020 Thruway League Annual General Meeting

Please note that the 2020 Thruway League Annual General Meeting was held on February 8th, 2020. 

The AGM took place at the following location:

1200A Scottsville Rd.
Room 397
Rochester, NY 14624 

Elections took place for the below board positions and the following were duely elected:

Vice-President: Jesse Myers

Treasurer: Michelle Sattler

Game Secretary: Janine Bennett

 

Format of Game Play

Format of Game Play

Per US Youth Soccer Rule 302. SUBSTITUTIONS

Section 1. Except as provided by USYSA or its State Associations, substitutions shall be unlimited except where specified otherwise in the rules and regulations for a special competition.

Section 2. Substitutions may be made, with the consent of the referee, at any stoppage in play. 

 

Formats of Game Play
Age Group Format Roster Size Game Length Ball Size Field Variations
18/19/20U 11 v 11 22 2 - 45 min halves #5 Length - 100-130 yards
Width - 50-100 yards  
17U 11 v 11 22 2 - 45 min halves #5 Length - 100-130 yards
Width - 50-100 yards 
16U 11 v 11 22 2 - 40 min halves #5 Length - 100-130 yards
Width - 50-100 yards  
15U 11 v 11 22 2 - 40 min halves #5 Length - 100-130 yards
Width - 50-100 yards   
14U 11 v 11 22 2 - 35 min halves #5 Length - 100-130 yards
Width - 50-100 yards  
13U 11 v 11 22 2 - 35 min halves #5 Length - 100-130 yards
Width - 50-100 yards 
12U

9 v 9

18 2 - 30 min halves #4 Length - 70-80 yds
Width - 45-55 yds
11U

9 v 9

18 2 - 30 min halves #4

Length - 70-80 yds
Width - 45-55 yds

Recommended Goal Sizes
As consistent with US Soccer Federations new PDI's, 13U and above will use standard full size goals (Height - 8ft by Width - 24ft.). 11U and 12U will be recommended to use Height - 6.5ft by W18.5 ft, with the maximum size goal to use for those specific age groups should be 7ft by 21ft. 

Login Information

How do I log into my team page?

Log in to print your roster and report your scores.

Look in the policies and procedures menu and find the article entitled "How do I Log into My Team Page" for complete instructions on how to log in.  It is important for teams to know how to access this page to print out match line up rosters and report your match scores.

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