By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
July 24, 2019-While volunteers might seem to be going away in youth soccer, they remain the lifeblood of the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) since our inception in 1972. So we are taking this opportunity to remind you the importance of recognizing those members without whom we would not be able to provide the wonderful soccer experience our kids enjoy.
Eastern New York is asking that each member league and club turn their attention inwards to their volunteers and make an effort to recognize those whose contributions have made a difference. Nominations are also being requested for Goal of the Year and Save of the Year.
Eastern New York will select a person in each category who will receive not only our recognition and be honored at our Annual Holiday Party in December, but will also be forwarded as our candidate for additional recognition at the Regional and National levels. The National winners will be honored at the US Youth Soccer Annual Awards Gala on January 18, 2020 in Baltimore.
The nominations MUST be on a specific form and be completed as comprehensively as possible or they cannot be considered. These forms are linked here.
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
Girls Travel Coach of the Year
Boys Travel Coach of the Year
Girls Recreational Coach of the Year
Boys Recreational Coach of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Administrator of the Year
TOPSoccer Coach of the Year
TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year
Goal of the Year
Save of the Year
Nominations must be received at the Eastern New York office on or before August 31, 2019 to be considered. The address is Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association, 265 Sunrise Highway, Suite 38, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 or the form can be e-mailed to Randy Vogt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take this opportunity to say thanks to your members through this great awards program!
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.