Updated: Nov 30, 2023 @ 9:54 am

NY District II Support Hub


  1. Tech Meets & Planning Committee Meetings
    • for information exchange & team development
  2. NY District II Support Drive Folders
    • helpful ancillary items to get started
  3. Technical Support Staff (volunteers)
    • Experienced Certified Instructors
    • Equipment on hand to reference during calls
    • Typically < 24 hour response for most questions
  4. Contract Services
    • On-site hands-on workshops, troubleshooting & coaching
    • All on-site training is provided with a minimum of 2 instructors – 1 lead instructor plus 1 instructor per 3 students
    • Our format of group training provides superior individual learning opportunities
  5. Event Hosting
    • District II Kick-Off
    • Tech Meets
    • District II Championship
  6. Support for Qualifiers & Local Events
    • Availability of Loaner Equipment 
    • Networking & promotion within District II & to our connections in the Northeast
    • Advice based on years of experience in STEM team coaching, event coordination, camp & workshop creation 

Hub Collaboration

We work with our sister AMA organization, SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s University Model Aviation Student Club, linking high school students with a tech-forward college environment


A few words about LiPo Battery Safety – from U.S. Drone Soccer…

“Battery manufacturers report that inadvertent short circuits caused by abuse during handling are the largest single source of field failures for lithium batteries. Problems associated with shorting as well as other hazardous conditions can be reduced by observing the following guidelines: 

  • Lithium batteries shall be stored and transported inside a flammables storage cabinet or fire-resistant container at all times.
  • Remove jewelry items such as rings, wristwatches, pendants, etc., that could come in contact with the battery terminals. 
  • NEVER leave packages or pallets of batteries unattended where they can be damaged by personnel or vehicles. 
  • Perform a safety inspection prior to every use. 
  • Damaged batteries shall be disposed of immediately in the nearest Safety Can.”

How to Reach CNY Drones for Support

  1. The fastest way to reach us is by phone or direct message!
    • 315-292-2002
    • CNY Drones Administrator:  Lisa
  2.  Email us!   if you’d like to add technical information, photos or video

Our Resources Make Your Resources Possible!

Development of U.S. Drone Soccer NY District II is supported by the Air Force Research Lab, Rome, NY.  Our continued collaboration with SUNY Polytechnic Institute College of Engineering & student technology clubs led by the SUNY AMA UMASC, along with our gracious fiscal agent, The Griffiss Institute, has allowed us to increase our reach.   We also thank all of our previous sponsors who invested in our STEM mission, helping us continue services for 6+ years.  We appreciate new sponsors!  Help us maintain & expand our services!  cnydrones@gmail.com

National Ongoing Support Services

 Drone Sports, Inc.

Access  those who have purchased U.S. Drone Soccer equipment & educational license.

  1. Aircraft Flight Manual – your first stop for information
  2. U.S. Drone Soccer Help Desk – assistance from the Drone Sports, Inc. team
  3. Drone Sports Github – The latest Betaflight firmware setting for your DS200 drone (soccer ball)

    FAA TRUST Exam

The FAA TRUST Exam is NOT required for U.S. Drone Soccer, BUT is highly encouraged for educators & students.

The exam is FREE & required for all outdoor recreational flight.  

Find more information & access to The UAS Safety Test (TRUST):   

https://trust.modelaircraft.org (Academy of Model Aeronautics)