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Juninho Juca Honored as the Eastern New York Boys Recreational Coach of the Year


Boys Recreational Coach of the Year Juninho Juca on the left with Eastern New York President Richard Christiano
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

November 15, 2022-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Juninho Juca received our Boys Recreational Coach of the Year Award at Eastern New York’s Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, November 5. The festivities celebrated Eastern New York's 50th anniversary and was held at Marina del Rey in the Bronx. 
Juninho, a longtime Jucas Soccer Club coach in the Metrokids Youth Soccer League, was nominated by Metrokids manager Juan Alvarado who wrote, “His group of boys have been together a long time, creating a fraternal atmosphere. His players are very enthusiatic about their practices and they are a refection of what he leraned in playing soccer. Juninho’s players have gotten good results in Metrokids games and this has led his players to want to achieve more. Additionally, his team always plays clean and he constantly attends soccer talks to become a better coach.”
Congratulations to Juninho Juca, Eastern New York’s 2022 Boys Recreational Coach of the Year.
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