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Important Upcoming 2019 Thruway Dates
  • Roster freeze will occur on February 15th at 6pm.  Teams must be 50%+1 age appropriate or you will not be permitted to schedule.
  • Division scheduling to start by March 1, 2019. All Games must be scheduled and finalized by May 1, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Game play to start by April 1, 2019 and the last scheduled games will be accepted for the 3rd weekend of July 2019

 

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. 
2019 Thruway Applications will open November 16th, 2018

The Executive Committee of the Thruway Soccer League met on September 16th and announces the following for the coming 2019 seaon:

  • Team applications will open on November 16th, 2018 and close on January 11th, 2019
  • Team Payments must be paid in FULL by January 16, 2019 (Both the registration and referee fees).  NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Team acceptance and division placement will be announced no later than January 31st, 2019
  • Roster freeze will occur on February 15th at 6pm.  Teams must be 50%+1 age appropriate or you will not be permitted to schedule.
  • Division scheduling to start by March 1, 2019. All Games must be scheduled and finalized by May 1, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Game play to start by April 1, 2019 and the last scheduled games will be accepted for the 3rd weekend of July 2019
  • Please read the Team Acceptance and Placement Document before, during, and after applying! Also, make sure that your registered coach also fulfill the coaching license requirements for the division applying for.

In other changes for the 2019 season, the following will be incorporated into the league policies:

  • Reschedule Weekend - any games that remain unscheduled by May 1, 2019 will be scheduled and MUST be played on the weekend of July 6th and 7th, 2019.  Failure to make up unscheduled games on this reschedule weekend could result in no re-entry to the league the following season. Plan your season calendar appropriately.  There will be no excuses accepted to not play make up games on these dates.
  • 50%+1 Rule will be for the age groups 11U-16U, while the older age groups (17U, 18/19U), will not adhere to the rule.

Sign up to receive a text message on your phone for field closures.

At the bottom on the left hand column of the front screen is a green/yellow box.  I encourage all team managers, coaches, and parents to sign up to receive text notifications on their cell phone about field closures.  The service is free, normal text message fees apply depending on your phone plan.  You select what facility you will receive notifications about.

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.

A reminder to Coaches.

All coaches in the 1st Division are required to hold a USSF D License, all coaches in the 2nd division must hold a USSF E License.

Need to get your license?  See the current coaching education offerings from NYSW.  

Don't Drag Your Feet! Get enrolled NOW!

THIS POLICY WAS ADOPTED IN 2014! - THERE ARE NO MORE EXCUSES OR WAIVERS!

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.