By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
May 7, 2019-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) hosts two State Cup competitions, the State Open Cup and the Arch Cup.
The State Open Cup is open to any team as its name implies but the teams who have traditionally won the competition have been the best premier teams. The State Open Cup champs go on to Regionals and potentially Nationals as the State Open Cup is part of the national championship series.
The Arch Cup is for travel teams only. The squads who are excluded from entering the competition are premier teams as well as teams who are in the league’s top division(s), depending on the size of the league.
The semifinals of both competitions will be played on team’s home fields on May 18 and 19.
For the first time ever, both competitions will play their finals on the same weekend, June 1 and 2 at centrally-located Stringham Park in the Dutchess County town of LaGrange. 33 finals––16 State Open Cup and 17 Arch Cup––will be played on Championship Weekend which will be a celebration of New York soccer.
For more info about the State Cup, please contact Eastern New York at 516-766-0849.
With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and 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 nine 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 Children With Special Needs. 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 onto http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.