That local soccer gossip web site is posting messages that ENYYSA has tried to halt a fund raiser for cancer, at the Northport Cow Harbor Columbus Day Tournament. This a lie and frankly, they are simply trying to generate business for their "for profit" website.
The true fact is that ENYYSA will sanction any member's tournament should they request we do so and also provide them with free advertising for their event. NCH did not do so because the "for profit" web site threatened to cease their advertisements if they requested our sanctioning – purely in order to stifle any competition that threatened their revenue income.
On our part, we were obligated to send a letter to all parties informing them that since the tournament is not a sanctioned event by us (and therefore US Youth Soccer), our ENYYSA liability insurance is not valid during this tournament. This is also true for all dually registered clubs that elect to only get the one Permission to Host from another affiliate other than us - although they have the right to make that choice.
This therefore, is why the owner and operator of this "for profit" website, is stirring up the controversy. The fact is that some of our sanctioned tournaments, which we promote for free, raise money for wonderful charity organizations such as cancer research, March of Dimes, etc. Good business sense is to get all the free insurance afforded from all your affiliates and not be dictated to by a webmaster who often misrepresents the facts to further his own purse.