In 2007, our inaugural year, was the creation of the first New York State West (NYSW) sanctioned youth soccer league in Northern New York. We had five (under-12) boys teams and six (under-12) girls teams. Five new clubs were formed and have become affiliated with NNYYSL and NYSW.
In 2010, the NNYYSL had 70 teams with 12 affiliated clubs. The growth in soccer by players, coaches, parents and fans has exploded. There is a true community spirit of "Building a Soccer Community"
2011 brings about the expansion of our league and the addition of the first NYSW sanctioned Tournament in Northern New York. The Northern NY Cup & Festival. We have hosted an annual year end festival for all member teams for the last four years. We are expanding the festival to include a tournament format for the older age bracket (under-15) and up. The greatest thing about the event is that every club has a role in the tournament and the proceeds are going to be shared throughout the clubs helping build the tournament. It should prove to be another landmark for the NNYYSL.
In 2013, the league created a U7 & U10 program. Over 100 youths participated, playing two days a week from mid June though the end of July. This season also brought about the addition of a new club, giving us now 13 active clubs. Our end of the season festival was reformatted as a one day playoff day held at the Indian River High School. This was a great way to end the season with not only a regular season winner but also playoff day winner.