By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
November 30, 2021-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Jair Rambal of the North Star Soccer Club that plays in the EDP is being honored as our Boys Competitive Coach of the Year. Jair is being honored for this award along with Efrain Nino of Queens United.
The Valley Stream resident is an ex-professional player still playing at 40 years of age at Flushing-Meadows Park. Jair is incredibly involved in the community, brings together colleagues to play soccer with his players’ parents and has them speak to his players about their own experiences.
Jair does an exceptional job promoting sportsmanship among his players, and he insists that they are kind, respectful not only on the field but in their walk through life. When it comes to the players' parents, he is big on instilling them to respect players, opponents and referees. He is someone who believes that respect and kindness is what could make a person thrive and reach goals.
Players are always pushed to be their best by him. His trainings are always motivational for the players while also challenging them to their full potential. Jair always encourages them to practice on their own and in pick-up-games and NEVER to stop practicing. And at the beginning of every game, he tells them to play as if it was their final game.
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/