By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
February 8, 2018-The Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) started a day of coaches clinics in 2011 using the name of Coaches Mini-Workshop. The league has dropped the word “Mini” from the name as there is nothing small about the Workshop as it’s now the largest gathering of soccer coaches annually in Upstate New York. Which makes sense as the CDYSL is one of the largest leagues in Eastern New York with over 400 travel teams, both boys, girls and coed (youngest players).
Welcome to the 8th Annual CDYSL Coaches Workshop on Saturday, March 10 at the Sand Creek Middle School, 329 Sand Creek Road in Albany. It's open to the general public and it is mandatory that a coach or representative from all the CDYSL teams attend. Check-in before 9 am with the clinics going from 9 am to 1 pm.
The workshop provides a one-day venue for coaches and club administrators to combine attendance at the mandatory coaches meetings with clinics and workshops that enhance player, team and club development plus safety. The event also helps the upcoming Spring Season run smoothly.
“I am very excited about our workshop and the high level of talent and experience our very well-known clinicians and presenters are bringing to the capital of New York State,” commented CDYSL President Tim Owens.
Some of the confirmed clinicians are:
• Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association Director of Coaching Instruction Tim Bradbury
• Jonathan Bain, New York Elite Boys Director of Coaching
• New York Coerver Coaching Director Rob Bruley
• Siena College and US Olympic Committee team physician Dr. Hamish Kerr
• Deborah Raber, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts women’s soccer coach
• Luigi Rende, Coordinator of Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Services, OrthoNY
Admission is free so please join us for a very educational day of soccer. For more information about the CDYSL Coaches Workshop, log on to http://www.cdysl.org/Page/coaches/workshop as the schedule is finalized or contact the CDYSL Office at 518-435-2325.
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 Special Children. 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.