By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
May 16, 2018-Representing the Big Apple Youth Soccer League (BAYSL), the New York Kids Americans won the Boys-Under-12 Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) title this spring. In a very tight division, they became champs with a 3-2-1 record, scoring 18 goals and conceding 16.
“Our Under-12 team works very hard in every practice, with a lot of discipline and a lot of hard work. We focused on technical, physical and tactical preparation to become champions in the ENYPL,” stated coach Cesar Martinez.
Noting how competitive each team was in the division, Coach Martinez added, “I would like to take the opportunity to say that all the teams who played us were very competitive and that there was not much difference between the teams. I want to congratulate them as well because anyone could have become champion.”
This is the second consecutive year that Martinez has coached the New York Kids to the Boys-Under-12 ENYPL title, doing it with New York Kids Alcones Neza in 2017.
The ENYPL is the oldest continuous Premier League in the United States and is playing in its 18th year in 2018. Under the direction of ENYPL Chairperson Andreas Touros, teams from eight member leagues from all over the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) formed the ENYPL for the 2018 Spring Season.
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 on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.