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East Hudson Youth Soccer League to Host 11th Annual Coaches Convention

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
March 13, 2013-The Long Island Junior Soccer League Convention was on March 8 to 10 and the Capital District Youth Soccer League Mini-Workshop will be held this Saturday, March 16. These large meetings to prepare for the kick-off of the Spring Season in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) conclude on Saturday, March 23 when the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL) holds its 11th Annual Coaches Convention. The venue is Arlington High School on Route 55 in LaGrange.
The itinerary of important events:
Noon-12:20pm: Arrival/Welcome (cafeteria)
12:30-1:20pm: East Hudson Coaches Meeting (cafeteria)
12:30-1:20pm: Club Presidents Meeting (Large Group Inst. Room)
1:30-2:45pm: Coaches Clinics
Gym 1/2-Tom Goodman
Gym 5/6-Manfred Kapper
1:30-2:45pm: Club Registrar/Treasurer Meeting (Large Group Inst. Room)
2:55-3:35pm: Preventing ACL Injuries, Dr. Bill Colmen (Large Group Inst. Room)
2:55-3:35pm: Club Assignor/Head Referee Meeting-Room TBA
3:45-5:00pm: Coaches Clinics
Gym 1/2-Tom Goodman
Gym 5/6-Manfred Kapper
"We at the East Hudson Youth Soccer League are very proud to have two outstanding clinicians at our 11th Annual Coaches Convention," commented EHYSL President Jim Purdy. "Tom Goodman is the former National Director of Coaching for US Youth Soccer and a US Soccer National Instructor while Manfred Kapper played for both the Austrian National Team and the legendary Cosmos soccer team. Manfred is currently an Eastern New York ODP Coach and member of the ODP National Staff plus both coaches hold US Soccer ‘A’ Licenses."
"I know that our league’s coaches will learn a good deal from these well-known clinicians. We have worked once again to make this year’s convention as informative as possible," concluded President Purdy.
Founded in 1976 with four clubs and 300 players, the EHYSL now has over 50 clubs and over 18,000 players participating in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties plus in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Admission to the 11th Annual EHYSL Coaches Convention is free. For more information on what should be a very educational day, please contact the East Hudson Youth Soccer League at 845-621-0112 or
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 12 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, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.



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