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5/20/2020 - Update Letter to Thruway League members and participants

May 20, 2020

To:  Thruway League Members and Participants

From:  Thruway League Board of Directors

Yesterday the league Board of Directors convened to review the options for the 2020 season.  The decision was made to cancel the 2020 Thruway League Season.  Our rationale for this decision included the following key points.

  • While New York State (NYS) has specified recreational sports can proceed once any state region reaches Phase 4 of the NYS Return to Business process, they have not yet provided any direction as to what, if any, phased distancing requirements might apply once reaching Phase 4.  Without that information we cannot adequately plan for what return to play would look like.

  • Each region within NYS may likely reach Phase 4 at a different time.  Given that our league encompasses 5 regions, the logistics of scheduling games would be impractical.

League members and participating teams can proceed on their own to schedule friendly games amongst themselves if they choose to do so provided they ensure that they comply with whatever NYS and/or Federal Government regulations apply upon being allowed to return to play.

The Board of Directors is evaluating an updated refund policy which will be announced shorty.

Sincerely,

Thruway League Board of Directors

 

 

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. 
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.