Bringing 500 youths in the community together, Briarcliff Manor Youth Soccer Club (BYSC) is creating a unified program for all village residents.
"The New BYSC will manage and deliver all of Briarcliff's youth soccer programs of play and will be affiliated with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) through its AYSO Region 202 division and the Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL) of the United States Youth Soccer (USYS), Eastern New York Soccer Association through its FC Briarcliff division," according to a statement from the newly-formed non-profit.
Combining these organizations under a single volunteer-led umbrella will allow players to experience a "cohesive soccer vision and philosophy" during their development.
"I am excited about our move to unify youth soccer in Briarcliff Manor under the Briarcliff Youth Soccer Club, or BYSC," said Tom Richer, a member of the BYSC board and Briarcliff AYSO regional commissioner.
The program will run year-round and pool the resources and equipment of the programs currently in place in the village.
"This will allow us to have a singular soccer vision, which will bring our community together and make things better for the Briarcliff youth and their parents," Richer explained.
The organization will be hosting its Second Annual SoccerFest on June 23 at from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In a statement to parents, Richer and James Rinzler of BYSC said, "We feel in many ways this will bring Briarcliff to the forefront of player development and experience, for the full range of players, from recreation level through travel."
To learn more about Briarcliff Youth Soccer Club, visit its website.