NEYSA is a 2017 USA Football “Head’s Up Football” Certified League

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NEYSA is a 2018 NFL FLag Football organization

NEYSA is pleased to announce that starting in the Spring of 2018, we will be participating with USA Football in offering NFL Flag Football to all of our participants.  Registration, with our member organizations, will begin in January of 2018 with the season starting on April 15, 2018 and going until June 10th.  Registration is open to any girl or boy from the ages of 5 years old up to 14 years old.

There will be five divisions, with a maximum of 10 players per teams, as follows:

Mini         5-6 years old

Pee Wee   7-8 years old

Freshmen 9-10 years old

Junior Varsity 11-12 years old

Varsity  13-14 years old

The following member organizations are participating in our inaugural season:  Cheektowaga; Clarence; Lancaster; Lewiston Porter; Lockport; Niagara Falls Junior; Niagara Wheatfield; North Tonawanda; Pendleton; Tonawanda Football Clinic and Williamsville Junior.

Practices and games will be held at the member organization’s locations or partner locations throughout Niagara and Erie County.

More information will be shared within the next month.

NEYSA is a Charter Organization with the National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS)

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The Niagara Erie Youth Sports Association (NEYSA), established in 2014, is a youth sports organization created and managed to promote the wholesome development of youth athletes through their association with adult leaders. Rules and regulations are established to ensure the participants play in an atmosphere of safety with a competitive balance between teams.

NEYSA is dedicated to teaching our community’s youth through positive role models with an emphasis on learning, playing and enjoying the sport while instilling high moral standards.

NEYSA’s goal is to mentor our community’s youth by helping them become leaders and teammates and guiding their development into adulthood while stressing the importance of academic achievement and community involvement. NEYSA participants will learn to foster confidence, gain a solid sense of self-worth and learn to manage a balance between school activities, family and community.

Sportsmanship, teamwork, honesty, responsibility and self-discipline are among the traits needed by our youth to face the future with positive aspirations and confidence. When NEYSA leaders teach our participants positive lessons through sports, our young athletes will learn to live by the rules as they grow and expand their opportunities and have a higher expectation of themselves and those they choose to interact with, throughout their lifetime.

NEYSA is committed to providing a program that maintains the highest standards and promoting a fun experience for all of our participants, under the direction and collaboration of all participating organizations in our League.

If your organization is interested in joining NEYSA, complete this form and email your completed form to our secretary, Bill Casale, for review by the league.


2018 NEYSA Constitution and By-Laws

2018 NEYSA Rules and Regulations



President: Ray Turpin
Vice President: Mark Ziegler
Secretary: Bill Casale, Niagara Falls Jr.
Treasurer: John Wright, KAT
Statistician: John Molly, Niagara Falls Jr.


Auditing: John Lloyd (Chair)
Scheduling: Mark Ziegler (Chair) and John Lloyd
CheerLisa Finiki-Hitzges, TFC
Membership and By-Laws: Bill Casale, Niagara Falls Jr.
Co-op/VendorsJoe D’Amaro, Cheektowaga
Social Media
: Sean Becker
Powder Puff: Vacant
: John Molly, Niagara Falls Jr. and Bill Casale, Niagara Falls Jr.
Disciplinary: Shawn Williams (Chair); Mark Ziegler; John Lloyd and Bill Casale, Niagara Falls Jr.
NFL Flag Football: Giorgio Cappuzzello, Williamsville

Commissioners and Representatives:

Blackrock/Riverside: Jim Rogan
Buffalo: James Mallory
Cheektowaga: Joe D’Amaro, Raymond Grosch
Clarence: Tim Ryan, Paul Johnson
Grand Island: Ken Genova, Kelly Rosetti
KAT: John Wright, Rocky Palmiero
Lancaster: Tom Carlsen, Chuck Geary
Lew-Port: Scott Hoyle, Joe Niccola
Lockport: Dave McAninch, Richie Blackburn
Niagara Falls Junior: Ron Cirrito, Bill Casale
Niagara-Wheatfield: Anthony Mathews, Jim Vandenberg
North Tonawanda: Kevin Luss, Jon DiVirgilio
Pendleton: Mike Argentieri, Brian LaPlante
Tonawanda Football Clinic: Chris Gallivan
Town of Tonawanda Football: Dan Crangle, Kerry Riley
Williamsville: Russ Morley, Boomer Connell,
Wilson: Bill Atlas, Jeff Ernest

2 thoughts on “About NEYSA

  1. Finally………..Unlimited weights which will allow all youth to participate and learn the game at all levels. After all of these years you got it done. Great job NEYSA !!!!!

    • Thank you for all your years of service as well, Coach Tuzzo. It has been a long time coming but we were finally successful thanks to the forward thinking of our member organizations.

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