Frankie Pampin on the left receiving the Boys Competitive Coach of the Year Award from Eastern New York President Richard Christiano
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
November 10, 2022-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Frankie Pampin received our Boys Competitive Coach of the Year Award at Eastern New York’s Hall of Fame Banquet celebrating our 50th anniversary at Marina del Rey in the Bronx. The festivities took place on Saturday, November 5.
Frankie also received the Boys Competitive Coach of the Year Award for the East Region and is up for National honors now as well.
Also named as Eastern New York Boys Competitive Coach of the Year was John Knight of Chatham. Both coaches are extraordinary and that is why two people won the same award.
Frankie Prampin took over the Boys-Under-10 Gunners Soccer Kids team in the fall of 2020. It’s a low-income team with few resources yet Frankie made an impact right away on the boys by teaching them fundamentals.
So in the spring of 2021, the Gunners took home the title in Division 2 of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) plus the title of the Big Apple Youth Soccer League (BAYSL), going undefeated in the process. The team continued to improve and that fall, won CJSL Division 1 by going undefeated, the Metrokids Youth Soccer League by going undefeated plus the BAYSL. Last spring, Frankie and the boys took CJSL Division 1 undefeated plus the BAYSL undefeated in playing up a year in that league.
Aside from all these trophies, he gave nine of his players new opportunities with MLS Next programs such as the Red Bulls and New York City FC. Plus Frankie declined multiple coaching offers from MLS Next programs so he can continue to train the boys. He showed everybody that with hard work and determination, anything is possible!
With approximately 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 10 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. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/