About Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for the youth of Eastern New York between the ages of 5 and 19-years-old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered for the recreational player who is out to enjoy the game and "just have fun"; the club or travel team player who enjoys the spirit of competition and the premier player who is looking to play at the highest levels.
ENYYSA is comprised of more than 120,000 players and more than 25,000 volunteers. Members are affiliated with 12 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. While ENYYSA member leagues administer their own local programs, the leagues also take advantage of the assistance provided by ENYYSA to develop and educate their coaches and players; to provide insurance coverage for their participants; and for administrative assistance.
ENYYSA is responsible for several programs. The association annually conducts State Cup competitions to decide the state champion teams in each competitive soccer age group. Starting at Under 12, the winners of the "Open" cup competition tournament go on to compete at the Regional competition and, starting at U14, eventually to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. ENYYSA also administers the state’ association’s Olympic Development Program. This is a system whereby potential U.S. National Team members and Olympic hopefuls can be identified and developed to their fullest potential. Additionally, ENYYSA has shown a strong commitment to coaching, player and referee development by offering several coaching, player and referee clinics throughout the year.