Long Island Junior Soccer League

LIJSL Academy Super Y FAQ

Where do the Academy Super Y teams practice?

Practices will be held at a facility that will be located along the Nassau/Suffolk County border, it will be easily accessible from the East and West.

Is the Super Y program year round?

The program predominantly takes place in the Spring and Summer.

What league do the Super Y teams play in?

The LIJSL Academy Super Y teams will be competing in the Super Y league.

What is the difference between Academy Super Y, Academy East, and Academy West?

Academy Super Y teams play weekly league games in the Super Y League. This warrants a stronger commitment to practice and playing for the players.

Academy East is a training based program geographically located in Manorville. The program places emphasis on training sessions with participation in a summer tournament. This program does not participate in the Super Y League.

Academy West is a training based program geographically located in Garden City. The program places emphasis on training sessions with participation in a summer tournament. This program does not participate in the Super Y League.

What is the cost of the program, and what does it include?

Academy Super Y – Cost is $795, this includes all facility costs, coaching fees, league registration costs, referee fees, administration costs. This does not include the uniform cost.

What will teams do if there is no Super Y play available for their age group?

Teams will play in three (3) tournaments in the months of July and August.

What tournaments will the high school age groups play in?

We plan to send the 2008, 2007/06, 2005/04 age groups to attend the following tournaments. Manhattan SC College Showcase, CCL College Showcase, NY City Cup College Showcase. Attending these tournaments will be an additional cost of $300 which will cover all fees.

How often do the teams practice?

The teams will practice 1x weekly in the spring and move to 2x weekly once the LIJSL league play season is over.

What is the cost of the uniform?

Academy Super Y uniform cost is anticipated to be between $130-$150 (based on cost from 2021 season, prices for 2022 are not available yet but are expected to be similar to 2021).

What are the training dates?

Training is expected to start at the end of April or beginning of May, dates will be finalized after the new year.

When will I be notified if I made the team?

Selection notifications will be sent out in the first week of January 2022.

Do I have to attend all 3 tryouts?

It is recommended that players attend all three sessions. This allows the coaches to see the best representation of them as players.

What is the commitment during the summer?

The Academy Super Y program requires a strong commitment. Players are expected to be available for all training sessions and games in the summer.

How far will the teams have to travel for away games in the Super Y League?

The furthest distance traveled for an away match in 2021 was 3 hours away. Travel in specific age groups will depend on which clubs are placed in that division.

When do Super Y League games start?

The Super Y League games typically start at the end of June and can go through to the middle of August. If the team qualifies, the Super Y League national championships are held in December.

Can players still play on their club teams while playing on the LIJSL Academy Super Y teams?

Yes, the LIJSL Academy Super Y teams are supplemental to what players are doing with their club team.