Rockville Centre Extreme in white and Latin Stars FC Lyons in gray during BU11 action
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
November 12, 2015-The five Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) leagues with clubs in New York City––Big Apple Youth Soccer League, Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League, Long Island Junior Soccer League, Metrokids Interregional Soccer League and Staten Island Youth Soccer League––support the Eastern New York Xpressway League (ENYXL), whose inaugural season kicked off in September and concludes this month.
“Our five Downstate leagues asked to start a league where their teams can diversify the competition they play in but not have to travel a great distance to go to games,” commented Eastern New York President Richard Christiano. “The ENY Xpressway League accomplished this when it kicked off this fall on fields in New York City and on Long Island.”
Six teams are competing in the ENYXL Boys-Under-10 Division, 10 squads are playing in the Boys-Under-11 while the Boys-Under-12 Division has four teams. Because of the diversity of teams from different leagues, there was concern about competition but nearly all games have been very competitive. Plans are afoot to add girls divisions in 2016.
ENYXL, using the slogan of the Roadway to Great Soccer, derives its name from the 17 local expressways that connect our soccer clubs and fields so chances are that families drive on an expressway in traveling to games. From the most well-known expressways such as the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Cross Bronx Expressway, Long Island Expressway and Staten Island Expressway, to those that are not as well-known like the Bruckner, Clearview, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Gowanus, JFK, Lincoln Tunnel, Major Deegan, Nassau, Sheridan, Throgs Neck, Van Wyck, West Shore and Whitestone. The first “e” of expressway was dropped in the new league’s name to create the unusual acronym of ENYXL.
For more information about ENYXL, please contact Eastern New York’s Diana Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-766-0849.
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.