By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
July 1, 2017-The Big Apple Youth Soccer League’s New York Kids Alcones Neza recorded a 6-1-0 record in becoming champions of the Boys-Under-12 Division in the Eastern New York Premier Soccer League (ENYPL) this spring. Alcones Neza, Spanish for “City Falcons,” come from Queens and scored 32 goals, more than four per game, and gave up 15 during the ENYPL season.
“Our kids work very hard in every practice, the players understand tactics and, most importantly, the players have learned discipline and consistency plus have the right attitude,” explained New York Kids coordinator Cesar Martinez. “With these characteristics, we became champions.”
The ENYPL, organized by the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), is America’s oldest continuous Premier League, having originally kicked off play in 2001.
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 onto http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.