By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
March 3, 2015-From the East End of Long Island to the Canadian border, the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is by far the largest soccer organization in registered players because of a positive and safe environment we emphasize for children, our innovative and inclusive programs for players of all skill levels plus our fiscal responsibility. We are fiscally fit and because of this, we are able to offer more programs for less fees to our members than other organizations.
At Eastern New York’s General Meeting on February 23 in Nanuet, the independent auditing and consulting firm Loeb & Troper LLP reviewed the financials and reported that Eastern New York is firmly in the black.
“I stated that when I became President in 2010, we would bring fiscal responsibility to Eastern New York and I believe that our Board of Directors has done exactly that,” commented Eastern New York President Richard Christiano.
Slightly more than half of Eastern New York’s 100,000 registered players are intramural players. Our registration fee for every intramural player is $6 while any other soccer organizations start at $10 and go up for their intramural players.
Additionally, to continue to emphasize player safety and keep our insurance costs down, Eastern New York recently purchased the At Peak app and is offering it free to all our players. Endorsed by professional athletes, including former Eastern New York ODP player and current U.S. Women’s National Team member Crystal Dunn, the At Peak app delivers strength and conditioning exercises and video workouts, specific to age, gender and sport, that are designed by medical professionals for youth athletes. The app comes with exercise videos demonstrating proper form and has a social platform where teammates can interact.
Research shows that a 20-minute workout twice per week can help reduce sports injuries by 50%. Using the At Peak app, players as young as eight can build a base of strength and conditioning to reduce injury while coaches and parents could participate and monitor progress.
Lower fees and our continued emphasis on player safety are two reasons why Eastern New York has been the gold standard for youth soccer since 1972.
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.