CNY Drones provides a statewide support mechanism for educators & students involved in drone building, coding, & flying paired with technology exploration opportunities.   

Our experienced volunteers connect students, educators & new drone enthusiasts to New York State’s technology education & employment pipeline through demonstrations, workshops, training & competitions.    

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U.S. Drone Soccer leading the way in robotic drone technology education & team gameplay!

CNY Drones is taking flying robotics to the next level!

Time to get involved in this nationwide aviation workforce development program & sports league!

2024 DISTRICT II Championship 

Join us and teams from around New York State for the 2nd Annual U.S. Drone Soccer District II Championship!
Sunday, March 3, 2024
Wildcat Field House
SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY
Admission:  Free
Parking:  Lot C
9:15m Opening Remarks, followed by Teams Meeting (rules overview) & National Anthem
10:00am Matches begin 
NOTE:  Not suggested for small children under age 3 due to small parts hazard.  Minors must be supervised on campus.   Please follow all campus & event signage and safety protocols.


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2/20/2023 DISTRICT II Update  

All District II Teams that participated in or offered to host Qualifiers have been invited formally to the District II Championship, 3/3/24 @SUNY Poly via coach email.  Questions?  Contact us

NOT competing officially this season?  Here’s the best way to get up to speed!

      • Volunteer at an event to gain valuable experience!  
      • Established teams & coaches are welcome to help neighboring events!  
      • The more we work together, the more you learn!  

2024 FAI F9A Drone Soccer USA Open International Cup 

  • April 25-28, 2024
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Hosted by Virginia Tech
  • Details on the way as the Association carefully maps out the entire weekend!
  • Do not be confused – there are no plans for an official U.S. Drone Soccer international event elsewhere in April on the west coast.  Ask us about our decision-making process and recent experience with individuals not officially in U.S. Drone Soccer.


2024-2025 Season Teams & those just joining in…


Save the Date for your school field trip to Rome, NY:  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2024.  Join us for the District II Season 3 Kick-Off at The Griffiss Institute Innovare Advancement Center, home to the NYS UAS Test Site and SkyDome Indoor UAS Test Site.   We’re kicking it up a notch with a day of technology that you won’t want to miss!

EVENT NOTICE   A similar notice will now replace our Annual Consent & Release Form for all CNY Drones events – saving on time & printing.   By entering our venues with posted notices, attendees are agreeing to consent & release terms.  We will also provide competing teams & volunteers with our release statement in all event materials to be shared with friends & family.  THANKS.


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Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) (AMA administered)

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