Photo of Owl Hollow Fields
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
July 1, 2015-Here we grow again! The Staten Island Youth Soccer League (SIYSL), the southernmost league in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), continues to expand its high school summer program.
The program debuted last summer with eight boys teams. For 2015, there are 11 boys squads and eight girls teams, divided by high school. The boys are playing on Tuesdays and Thursdays while the girls play on Mondays and Wednesdays, with all games at the four turf fields under the lights at Owl Hollow Fields in Arden Heights.
The program is popular as all players get a uniform, all games have three officials, the teens receive insurance coverage through Eastern New York, all for just $55 per player.
“Our players are receiving a great deal for $55 and that’s the reason why our summer program is so popular,” commented SIYSL President Bill Smith. “We hope that we can continue to expand this program in the future.”
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.