From left to right: ENYYSA President Richard Christiano, Administrator of the Year Cesar Juca, Of the Year Awards Chairperson Randy Vogt
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
December 6, 2018-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Metrokids Interregional Soccer League (MIRSL) President and Registrar Cesar Juca has been honored as our Administrator of the Year. The ceremony took place at the ENYYSA Holiday Party on Saturday, December 1 at Marina del Rey in the Bronx.
Cesar played soccer all day with his brother Luis in the Ecuadoran capital of Quito when he was growing up. They came to New York in 1986, when Cesar was 12 years old, and he started playing with other kids from South America. As a teenager, Cesar played on adult teams at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens.
At the turn of the millennium, he started coaching his children and nephews. The Woodside resident became the club President of Jucas SC in 2010.
“Big Apple Youth Soccer League President Luis Montoya became one of my mentors and taught me how to become a soccer administrator in the United States,” Cesar explained.
He was elected MIRSL President in 2014, was re-elected in 2016 and is seeking a third term this year. In this role, Cesar spends countless volunteer hours increasing the membership of the MIRSL, helps coaches obtain licenses, registers players and works with ENYYSA to provide better competition for the league's teams.
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.