By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
July 15, 2021-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that the Manorville Soccer Club is being honored as our Club of the Month for July.
The Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) club in central Suffolk County has 639 registered players—362 boys and 277 girls, 346 of whom are travel team players and 293 intramural players. The club uses the Dayton Avenue and Eastport elementary schools as their fields.
When the LIJSL divided its Academy Program into East and West to help make it easier for players to train, it chose the Manorville Soccer Club to host Academy East.
“We are blessed to work with such an iconic soccer organization in the LIJSL,” stated Manorville Soccer Club President Christina Starr. "We have worked closely with the LIJSL Board of Directors both in person as well as over the phone to develop a program that truly enhances the East End’s growing population. We look forward to being on the forefront of this Academy Program for the East End soccer talent.”
All 23 Manorville travel teams are coached by volunteers but the intramural program is trained by Storm Soccer Trainers owned by David Price.
“We had a recent very large increase in our 3-year-old age groups. This age group is also professionally trained by Storm,” Christina added.
The oldest age group play intramurals on Saturdays with the other age groups on Sunday. The Saturday intramural teams play a round-robin schedule with its neighboring clubs: Moriches Youth Organization, Center Moriches and Mastic Sports Club.
Christina stated, “This format is a few years old and gives our intramural players a taste of travel without being overwhelming. We are a community-based organization and strive to promote togetherness and kindness.”
Additionally, Manorville provides two soccer scholarships for deserving high school seniors and has Halloween costume games with pizza and snacks.
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 https://www.enysoccer.com/