WYSL Red Bulls Select

The WYSL-Red Bulls Select Program was created through a partnership between Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL) and the New York Red Bulls.

The program will provides WYSL’s more than 45 member clubs the opportunity to send its best players to train in the WYSL-Red Bulls Select program. The partnership provides a connection between WYSL, which serves more than 20,000 local players, and New York Red Bull Youth Programs.

The program is accessible by tryout only (x2) and operates the full soccer calendar (Fall/Winter/Spring). Selected players will take part in weekly training sessions conducted by New York Red Bulls coaching staff. During the winter, players will compete in indoor tournaments (x2). The program, located centrally in Westchester County, provides an easily accessible training hub. The program is supplemental, which means players continue with their existing travel teams, while also training/playing with the Select Program.

To be eligible for the program, players must be registered with a WYSL member club.

The program runs for age groups U9 - U12 for both boys and girls.

Typical Program Logistics

  • Tryouts and practice sessions

    • Monday evenings

      • Approx. 5:30 - 7 pm for Boys & Girls U9 & U10

      • Approx. 7 - 8:30 pm for Boys & Girls U11 & U12

    • There is a tryout fee. This is to ensure all players who register are serious about wanting to be part of the program.

  • Tryouts commence the Monday following Labor Day weekend

  • Players who pass through Tryout 1 will be ‘called back’ for Tryout 2.

    • No player can advance to Tryout 2 without passing through Tryout 1 (mandatory for acceptance)

  • 12-16 players will be selected per age group once try outs have concluded

  • Once a player is accepted into the program, the acceptance is for the full soccer calendar (Fall/Winter/Spring)

  • Fall season (Sept-Nov) consists of

    • 2 Tryouts

    • 7 practice sessions

  • Winter season (Jan-March) consists of

    • 4 indoor practice sessions

    • 2 indoor Tournaments

  • Spring season (April-June) consist of

  • The WYSL-Red Bulls Select program, in its entirety (Fall/Winter/Spring) costs $575 + cost of uniform

  • WYSL-Red Bulls Select uniform must be purchased (through Soocer.com) in order to compete in the tournaments

    • Cost approx. $75

    • Consists of Socks (x1), Shorts (x1), Jersey (x1)

      • See current Jersey below

About the New York Red Bulls Player Development System

The New York Red Bulls maintain one of the premier youth development programs in the United States, committed to identifying and developing talent in the tri-state area. The Red Bulls Player Development System is a multi-layered program that provides professional support at all levels of the game. Each level of the player development pyramid has been structured to provide the best development opportunities to players, coaches and youth soccer organizations. Within the local community, programs are offered for players of all ages and abilities. For players with outstanding ability, there is an opportunity to progress from the grassroots Training Programs to the Regional Development School, then on to the Academy Teams and, ultimately, to the Red Bulls professional team. Red Bulls Academy teams are consistently ranked among the top programs in the nation. Red Bulls players make regular appearances in U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams and NCAA Division I programs. For more information about Red Bulls Academy and training programs, visit www.redbullsacademy.com/.

Contact WYSL:
Phone: (914) 235-5110
Fax: (914) 235-5323
Office Location:
32 Elm Place, Suite 1S
Rye, New York 10580