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It’s Time to Recognize the Best People in Your League

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

May 25, 2016-Much of the success of the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), since our inception in 1972, can be attributed to our great coaches and administrators.

”We are taking this opportunity to again remind you of the importance of recognizing those volunteers, coaches and TOPSoccer buddies without whom we would not be able to provide the wonderful soccer experience our youngsters enjoy,” said ENYYSA Recognition Committee Chairperson Ken Gulmi. ”We continue to solicit nominations for a variety of awards designed to demonstrate our appreciation for the hours ofdevotion these valued individuals donate to the kids.”
Therefore, Eastern New York is asking, well in advance, that each member league turn their attention inwards to their volunteers and make an effort to recognize those whose contributions have truly been outstanding. Eastern New York will select a person in each category who will receive not only our recognition, but will also be forwarded as our candidate for additional recognition at the Regional and National level.
The nominations MUST be on a specific form and completed as comprehensively as possible or they cannot be considered. These forms can be found at this online address:
Nominations must be received at the Eastern New York office on or before August 1, 2016 to be considered and should reflect the current season. The address is Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association, 265 Sunrise Highway, Suite 38, Rockville Centre, NY 11570.
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
Girls Travel Coach of The Year
Boys Travel Coach Of The Year
Girls Recreational Coach of The Year
Boys Recreational Coach Of The Year
Volunteer of The Year
Administrator of The Year
TOPSoccer Buddy of The Year

”Please take this opportunity to say thanks to your members through this great program!” Gulmi concluded.

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 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 Association. For more information, please log on to, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.