This page will be the primary update page for all CDYSL events and programs as we navigate through the coming weeks. This will also be the first place CDYSL will post any information once it becomes available. Thank you for your patience as we move forward with making these decisions.
All information has been updated as of the following date: 7/1/2020.
NEWS RELATED TO COVID-19 (updated 7/1)
ENYSA UPDATES (updated 7/1)
All soccer activities within ENYYSA are cancelled until further notice. Return to play dates will be determined with guidence from US Youth Soccer and the government.
- Click here to see the ENYYSA update from 7/1:
- Click here to see the ENYYSA update from 5/6/20: https://www.cdysl.org/media/4daf58c0-1a34-4d91-b2f3-223a9285456f
- ENYYSA is offering Free At Peak Soccer for ENYYSA Athletes, coaches and parents. See more here: https://www.cdysl.org/page/free-at-peak-soccer-for-enyysa-athletes
- Click here to see the ENYYSA update from 4/20/20: https://www.cdysl.org/page/enyssa-april-20-2020-update
OFFICE HOURS (updated 7/1)
The CDYSL Office Staff will be working under summer office hours from July 1st through August 31st in the office unless otherwise noted. Summer office hours will be Teusday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 to noon. We will be available via email and by phone during this time. The office will be available to the public by appointment only. To make an appointment please email or call the office staff. Any materials that need to be exchanged can be done via the drop box and lock box on the outside of the building. If you put an item in the box, please email the appropriate office staff member. If there are any special notes or needs with your work being dropped off, please call or send an email in addition to the work being dropped off.
REGISTRATIONS (updated 7/1)
Registrations for this season have been processed for insurance and liability as well as to keep an accurate count of the teams and players CDYSL serves. Refunds will be accessed in conjunction with ENY based on dates submitted, practice dates and paid for amounts. Thank you for your patience regarding this process. If you need to pick up your finished registrations from the office please let Jenni know so she is able to drop off your work in the box. Due to the volume of work we cannot keep all work in the drop box at this time.
MEETINGS (updated 7/1)
General board meetings will be accessed based on the evolving situation. All board meetings will take place via Zoom or be rescheduled based on availability until further notice in light of the closing of school buildings for the remainder of the school year. Current dates for General Board meetings are: Thursday June 11th, 2020. The AGM is currently still scheduled for Saturday August 9th, 2020. (In person or Zoom TBD.) Executive Board meetings have been completed via Zoom but will become in person pending board decision.
SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS (updated 7/1)
All ENY sanctioned tournaments for the months of April May June and July have been been postponed or cancelled. Due to ENYYSA requirements to pause game play until at least August 17. All multi-day and non local competitions need to be approved by local government. Please contact the tournament host to check the status of any tournament scheduled for this time. To see a full list of sanctioned tournaments, see this page here. We will filter down any information regarding the cancellation or postponement of sanctioned tournaments here.
NEW YORK STATE INTERIM GUIDENCE (6/18).
We highly suggest taking a look at the full state guidelines regarding return to play here and please look out for futher guidence from Eastern New York Soccer Association.
Eastern New York will put out futher guidence shortly, however in the interim please see guidelines set forth by New York state. Please note that these guidelines currently state that there should be absolutely no moderate or higher risk sports practices until July 6th at the earliest. Soccer is categorized as a moderate risk sport. The return date is subject to change based on the phased reopening and local ordinance.
CDYSL RETURN TO PLAY (updated 5/20)
The CDYSL office has received several emails and calls about a return-to-play date and tryout dates for the 2020- 2021 season. It appears that there is a lot of misinformation being circulated about when clubs may start practice and competing once restrictions are lifted in our area. With the Capital District now in Phase I of the State's Reopening Plan, CDYSL would like to provide an update on potential start dates, measures and likely restrictions.
Recreational Sports (youth soccer) falls under Phase 4 of the State's reopening plan. If all the criteria in terms of business protocols and numerical targets are reached in regard to consistent declines in the number of Covid-19 cases throughout the Capital District, the best case scenario we can estimate at this point would be that soccer training activities could begin in early July. Although CDYSL knows many players and coaches will be eager to get back to playing soccer again, CDYSL's primary concern will always be the health and well being of our players, their families, and our coaches. Therefore, once soccer activities begin, there will be a staged approach to returning to competition and tournament play. CDYSL will release these protocols in the upcoming weeks based on information gathered from medical professionals, USYSA, ENYYSA, state and local authorities.
SPRING LEAGUE (updated 5/1)
Spring League was scheduled to begin on April 26, 2020. It was our hope to have a shortened season in June; however, in light of Governor Cuomo's announcement that in person classes will be cancelled and schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year, CDYSL has cancelled its Spring League season.
US YOUTH SOCCER UPDATES (updated 4/20)
USYS has cancelled the 2020 Presidents Cup, the 2020 National Championships and all of the regional competitions leading up to those two events.
EMPIRE CUP (updated 4/1)
The Empire Cup scheduled for April 17-19 has been cancelled. It will not be rescheduled.
THE COACHES WORKSHOP (updated 3/14)
The Coaches Workshop was cancelled and will not be rescheduled. To view past coach workshop demonstrations in the meantime, please check out our Youtube channel where all our previous demonstrations have been filmed and posted.