Long Island Junior Soccer League
LIJSL community mourns passing of longtime LISRA Assignor Nick Apostolides

LIJSL community mourns passing of longtime LISRA Assignor Nick Apostolides

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association Tributes are pouring in from throughout the Long Island soccer referee community after the passing of Nick Apostolides from the coronavirus and health complications at the age of 77 on April 3. He lived a very interesting life as he survived the […]

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LIJSL Suspends Competitions Effective Immediately

LIJSL Suspends Competitions Effective Immediately

On March 10, 2020, the League made the very difficult, but appropriate, decision to cancel our Annual Convention in its entirety for the first time in thirty-eight years. That decision was made with the health and well-being of all participants; players, parents, coaches, clinicians, exhibitors, guests, as well as League volunteers and staff in mind. […]

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Long Island Junior Soccer League Introduces New Direction of Player Growth with the LIJSL Academy

Long Island Junior Soccer League Introduces New Direction of Player Growth with the LIJSL Academy

Ronkonkoma, NY (February 25, 2020) – The Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) announced a restructuring and rebranding of the league wide Player Development Program (PDP), to the LIJSL Academy. Previously, PDP was focused on player development through training along with scrimmages amongst teams in the program and friendlies with local and regional teams. With […]

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West Hempstead’s Jessica Lee Awarded National TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year at U.S. Youth Soccer Gala

West Hempstead’s Jessica Lee Awarded National TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year at U.S. Youth Soccer Gala

January 24, 2020 – West Hempstead’s own Jessica Lee received the National TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year award this past weekend at the U.S. Youth Soccer Gala in Baltimore, Md. In conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention, U.S. Youth Soccer hosted their annual award gala on January 18th. The annual gala attended by many […]

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Jessica Lee Recognized as U.S. Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year

Jessica Lee Recognized as U.S. Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year

Patient. Understanding. Dependable. Those are just some of the many qualities that US Youth Soccer looks for when selecting a National TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year. This year, they’ve honored 16-year old Jessica Lee for her work with the West Hempstead Soccer Club TOPSoccer program. Lee was first selected by Eastern New York Youth Soccer […]

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LIJSL Club-to-Club Player Development Initiative Continuing to Benefit Young Players

LIJSL Club-to-Club Player Development Initiative Continuing to Benefit Young Players

The LIJSL Club-To-Club Player Development Initiative is in its second year, providing another opportunity for some of the youngest members of the league to participate in a fun, learning environment. Last year, was the program’s pilot run with teams from East Islip Soccer Club, Sachem Soccer Club, Kings Park Soccer Club, Northport Cow Harbor Club […]

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LIJSL Announces Partnership with The Coaching Manual

LIJSL Announces Partnership with The Coaching Manual

August 19, 2019 (Ronkonkoma, NY) – The Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) today announced a collaborative partnership with The Coaching Manual (TCM), which will now be the preferred digital coaching and player development partner of the League. The British-based TCM is aligned with key players in the sport of soccer in both the U.S. […]

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US YOUTH SOCCER ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL LEAGUE MEMBERS FOR DIRECT PATHWAY TO REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Charlottesville, VA (July 23, 2019) – US Youth Soccer has recently announced that the Club Champions League (CCL), Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), National Capital Soccer League (NCSL), and the Northeast Soccer League (NSL) will be the first four leagues to compete for a direct pathway into the US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships […]

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