By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 7, 2022-After a successful debut in Mahwah, New Jersey last winter, Futsal 201 is expanding into the Hudson Valley and the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) this month.
From June 28 to July 28, there will be games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Goshen Sports Complex in Goshen, New York and Down Town Sports in Mahwah, New Jersey. Registration is available from Under-7 to Under-18, both boys and girls.
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The origin of futsal goes back to Uruguay in 1930. From the euphoria of the Uruguayan National Team winning the inaugural World Cup that year, soccer’s popularity exploded and field availability was very limited. So Juan Carlos Ceriani devised a five-a-side version of the sport, now known as futsal, that could easily be played on basketball courts.
Without the use of walls, futsal is a great skill-developer, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking and pin-point passing. Soccer superstars such as Pelé, Zico, Maradona, Ronaldo, Messi and Marta grew up playing the game and credit futsal with developing their skills. The Futsal World Cup is held every four years, just like the World Cup and Women’s World Cup, and Portugal lifted the Futsal World Cup last year in Lithuania.
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 nine 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/