Long Island Junior Soccer League
2021 Spring Season Kicks Off

2021 Spring Season Kicks Off

Last weekend, over 1,400 teams launched their spring 2021 campaign with the completion of Week 1 in league play. “We are very excited about the start of the soccer season,’ said Joe Camarda, Rocky Point Soccer Club President. ‘The players, coaches, and families have been patiently waiting. It’s great to see everyone back on the […]

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LIJSL Teams Kickoff USYS League Championship Journey

LIJSL Teams Kickoff USYS League Championship Journey

Last weekend, selected LIJSL teams began their journey to the Richmond Virginia area, and USYS League Championship Playoffs. Serving as an additional pathway to the USYS Regionals, USYS League Championship is an exclusive competition for U13 – U19 LIJSL registered teams. Participating teams play upwards of six (6) matches (with potential local playoff) in group […]

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Academy West Announced

Academy West Announced

Following the announcement of the Academy East, the LIJSL Academy is planning to expand its’ training programs to Nassau County & Queens County with the addition of LIJSL Academy West. “Providing players with additional high quality training that is supplemental to their existing club programs can play a very positive role in player development. We […]

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LIJSL Announces Launch of Academy East

LIJSL Announces Launch of Academy East

The Long Island Junior Soccer League has announced a plan to expand the footprint of its Academy program and youth soccer in the eastern portion of Long Island by introducing the ­­­LIJSL Academy East. “Introducing the Academy East to players in eastern Suffolk County will be great exposure and present some great opportunities for players […]

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Final Division Alignments Released, 1400 Travel Teams to Take the Pitch This Spring

Final Division Alignments Released, 1400 Travel Teams to Take the Pitch This Spring

Following a strong fall season, one that included over 5,400 regular season matches, LIJSL is pleased to release the official (Final) Division Alignments for the spring 2021 season. The Long Island Junior Soccer League, the largest youth soccer league in New York State, has finalized the division placement for 1400 teams for the upcoming spring […]

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LIJSL Alumni Matthew Vowinkel Drafted in 2021 MLS SuperDraft

LIJSL Alumni Matthew Vowinkel Drafted in 2021 MLS SuperDraft

(Ronkonkoma, NY) – Former LIJSL player Matthew Vowinkel was selected in the third round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft (56th overall) by FC Cincinnati on January, 21st. The New Hyde Park native had an extensive nine-year LIJSL journey, which spanned across three member clubs: New Hyde Park, Albertson, and most recently, Massapequa. “The Massapequa Soccer […]

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Eyeing the Spring Season, Club Development Days Announced

Eyeing the Spring Season, Club Development Days Announced

Following a series of promising Club Development Days in the fall, LIJSL is pleased to announce the spring 2021 Club Development Days for U7 and U8 players (Born 2014 & 2013). Club Development Days offer hi-energy match conditions to young players with the goal of helping them develop a strong connection and passion for the […]

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LIJSL Volunteer Bella Pepe Awarded USYS East Regional TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year

LIJSL Volunteer Bella Pepe Awarded USYS East Regional TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year

US Youth Soccer (USYS), the largest youth sport organization in the country, and the national association of LIJSL, recently announced its’ Regional recipients of their “Of the Year” awards. For the second consecutive year, an LIJSL volunteer has received regional recognition by USYS. East Islip SC’s Bella Pepe, representing LIJSL and the leagues’ state association […]

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Seabury Begins Term as New League President, Appoints Contreras to Director Spot, Officers Elected

Seabury Begins Term as New League President, Appoints Contreras to Director Spot, Officers Elected

With the torch passed from long-time league volunteer Anthony Maresco, Andrew Seabury now becomes the 11th President in LIJSL’s storied 55-year history. As President of the largest youth activity organization on Long Island, and one of the largest youth soccer leagues in the United States, he assumes the leadership of over 100 member clubs, nearly […]

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League Presidency Transitions with Maresco Retirement Announcement, Passes Leadership Torch to Seabury

League Presidency Transitions with Maresco Retirement Announcement, Passes Leadership Torch to Seabury

LIJSL President Anthony Maresco announced his retirement from soccer to an assemblage of club presidents during the League’s recent (virtual) General Meeting on December 8th. “I take this opportunity to advise you that I have retired from soccer. The board and I have put together a succession plan to ensure a smooth transition. I am […]

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