By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
March 14, 2018-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) has announced an official youth development partnership with the New York Red Bulls.
“Eastern New York is thrilled to begin this new journey with the New York Red Bulls,” said ENYYSA President Richard Christiano. “We look forward to continuing to enhance the development of our youth players.”
“We are excited to add ENYYSA to the Red Bulls family as a Youth Development Partner,” said Dave Jervis, Senior Director of Training Programs at the New York Red Bulls. “Through this new program, we will be able to extend the Red Bulls’ deep connection to the New York youth soccer community, providing players access to a high-level training environment and a direct connection to the Red Bulls development system.”
Through the partnership, a Young Olympians program will be created, acting as a stepping-stone to Eastern New York’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) with the goal being to develop young talent and expose them to the ENYYSA alongside the Red Bulls player development pathway.
Training locations will be located throughout Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk and Hudson counties.
In addition, each player will have the opportunity to be outfitted in an ENYYSA/Red Bull New York branded uniform.
One team of boys and girls from all the targeted regions will be selected to represent the program in a regional festival and tournament at the Red Bulls Training Facility.
Tryouts will be held on Sunday, April 8 and Sunday, April 15. Registration details will be announced shortly, and for more information please visit http://redbullsacademy.com
The New York Red Bulls are one of 23 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996. They currently play home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull GmbH for which the team is named. The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation's premier youth soccer development programs. The club provides grassroots training programs to all ages and skill levels, and also offers elite players a pathway from those programs to the Regional Development School, then on to the academy teams and, ultimately, to the Red Bulls professional team.
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 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 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.