Long Island Junior Soccer League
Special Olympics Soccer Returns to Cantiague Park

Special Olympics Soccer Returns to Cantiague Park

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association  September 30, 2021- Under beautiful sunny skies on Saturday, September 25, the Special Olympics Fall Classic returned to Cantiague Park in Hicksville. It was the first time in two years that the Special Olympics were held there as the 2020 version was […]

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MICHAEL LONGO ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF THE EASTERN NEW YORK YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION

MICHAEL LONGO ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF THE EASTERN NEW YORK YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association  September 28, 2021- At the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) Annual General Meeting, longtime player, coach and volunteer Michael Longo was elected as our 4th Vice President. Mike was introduced to the world’s most popular game when his older brother Vinny started […]

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Fall 2021 Club Development Days Announced, the Exciting Festivals Return

Fall 2021 Club Development Days Announced, the Exciting Festivals Return

LIJSL is pleased to announce the Fall 2021 Club Development Days. The vastly growing events make a return this fall following the largest participation in the programs history last spring. Club Development Days are offered to U7 (2015) & U8 (2014) players that are ENYYSA/LIJSL registered and insured. The best part, these exciting festivals come […]

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Previewing the 56th LIJSL Seasonal Year, League Play Starts September 11 and 12

Previewing the 56th LIJSL Seasonal Year, League Play Starts September 11 and 12

This weekend, LIJSL kicks off its’ 56th seasonal year of providing competition for youth soccer players. “As we continue to slowly edge back into normal life, it’s great to see the players get back on the field again. With collegiate and H.S. games being played alongside our League games, it feels like a proper Fall […]

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All Eastern New York Games to Start With a Moment of Silence on September 11 and 12

All Eastern New York Games to Start With a Moment of Silence on September 11 and 12

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association August 19, 2021- How could we have known? We were at work, at school or on the way there when the world changed on the morning of September 11, 2001. 2,753 innocent people were killed at the World Trade Center that day, including […]

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Zero-Tolerance Policy Updated, State Association Responds to LIJSL Concerns

Zero-Tolerance Policy Updated, State Association Responds to LIJSL Concerns

With concerns for increased issues of misconduct and tolerance towards referees from coaches, trainers, players, and spectators alike, LIJSL requested that ENYYSA convene a committee (task force) to address these concerns state-wide. These concerns were echoed unanimously by all of the State’s member leagues, regarding both in-match as well as post-match incidents. “While we applaud […]

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Late Fall Season Heading into its’ Sixth Year Providing H.S. Age Groups with Competition

Late Fall Season Heading into its’ Sixth Year Providing H.S. Age Groups with Competition

The LIJSL Late Fall season is going into its’ sixth year of competition for high school age groups U15 (2007) – U19 (2003). Teams in the Late Fall season are aligned by age groups, as well as geographic & competitive level of play. “Each year, more and more teams register to participate in our late […]

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Spring 2021 Sportsmanship Winners Announced

Spring 2021 Sportsmanship Winners Announced

Congratulations to all of the Spring 2021 Sportsmanship winners! The program which launched in the early 1980’s to promote teamwork and fair play was the result of LIJSL Hall of Famer, Rocco Amoroso’s philosophy. Following the completion of every league game, the assigned match referee submits sportsmanship ratings for both teams. The teams receive ‘ratings’ […]

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1400 Teams Set to Compete, Final Fall 2021 Division Alignments Released

1400 Teams Set to Compete, Final Fall 2021 Division Alignments Released

The Long Island Junior Soccer League, the largest youth soccer league in New York State, has finalized the official (final) division alignments for its’ upcoming fall regular league play season. LIJSL will be celebrating its’ 56th seasonal year this fall providing the youth soccer community with competitions and programs. League based match play resumes in less […]

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