The NYSWYSA has the following categories of membership:
- Club Member
- Associate Member
Membership in NYSWYSA is not transferable or assignable. Membership terminates when NYSWYSA dissolves, when the Associate or Club Member dissolves.
Each new Club Member shall be a soccer club registering a minimum of twenty‐five (25) players per fiscal year and registered as such on the membership roll book maintained at the State Office. The District Commissioner shall propose each new club membership to the BOD for the district in which the proposed member has been organized. Club membership registration shall be made in writing upon a form specified by the State Office, and election to membership shall be made by resolution adopted by the BOD. Prior to being accepted into membership each new club must have its bylaws approved by NYSW verifying that they comply with NYSWYSA, US Youth Soccer and the US Soccer Federation requirements. A copy of these approved bylaws will be placed on file in the NYSW State Office.
Each new Associate Member shall be a soccer league consisting of a minimum of four (4) teams - from at least four (4) different clubs. A league desiring to become an Associate Member of NYSWYSA must submit a written application for membership to the BOD upon a form specified by the State Office. The applicant shall include with the application copies of its charter or articles of incorporation, bylaws, rules, regulations, any rules of play, and other documents appropriate to understanding the structure and activities of the league. Following a review of the application and accompanying documents verifying that they comply with NYSWYSA, US Youth Soccer and US Soccer Federation requirements, election to membership shall be made by resolution adopted by the BOD.