12th Annual East Hudson Youth Soccer League Coaches Convention to Be Held on March 22



By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

March 17, 2014-The 12th Annual East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL) Coaches Convention will be held on Saturday, March 22 from noon to 5 pm at Arlington High School in LaGrangeville.

The two main clinicians are Jeff Tipping, formerly the National Soccer Coaching Association of America (NSCAA) Director of Coaching and now the President of Jeff Tipping Enterprises, and Gary Montalto, who when he was boys varsity coach at Arlington High School, won an amazing 20 league championships during his 34 years at the helm plus has been named the State Coach of the Year in two different states (New York and Delaware).

“We are very fortunate to have two nationally recognized clinicians, Jeff Tipping and Gary Montalto, at our Coaches Convention this year. In addition, the meetings and workshops offered will assist our coaches and club administrators in ensuring the upcoming Spring Season runs smoothly,” commented EHYSL President Jim Purdy.

The complete schedule:

Greetings and Kick-Off - EHYSL President Jim Purdy (Cafeteria)

12:15 pm
Coaches Meeting and Concussion Discussion - EHYSL  First Vice President Jim Eleftherion (Cafeteria)
Club Presidents’ Meeting - EHYSL President Jim Purdy (Large Instructional Room)

1:15 pm           
Brazilian Passing and Receiving - Jeff Tipping (Gym 1)
Role of First and Second Defender - Gary Montalto (Gym 2)
New Travel Team Referees Orientation - EHYSL Arbitrator Rich Ceonzo (Classroom 4)

2:25 pm
Technical/Tactical Uses of Small-Sided Games - Jeff Tipping (Large Instructional Room)
Club Registrars’ Meeting - EHYSL Registrar Joanna Mancusi (Classroom 1)
Club Treasurers’ Meeting - EHYSL Treasurer John Hayes (Classroom 2)
Club Assignors’ Meeting – EHYSL Assignor Enrico Romano (Classroom 3)

3:45 pm            
Championship Defending - Jeff Tipping (Gym 1)
Transitional Play - Gary Montalto (Gym 2)
Meeting of Sports Signup, providing online registration for the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association leagues (Classroom 1)

Admission to the EHYSL Coaches Convention is free so please join us for a very informative afternoon.

The EHYSL Spring Season kicks off two weekends later on Sunday, April 6.  486 travel and premier teams––239 boys squads and 147 girls teams––will be playing this spring.

For more info, please contact the league at 845-621-0112.

With 123,843 youth soccer players––68,587 boys and 55,256 girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 11 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.