June is Championship Month in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association0
“I like New York in June, how about you?” is the opening lyric to a song introduced in the 1941 film “Babes on Broadway” and sung by such notables as Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney and Frank Sinatra. Youth soccer players like New York in June too as it’s Championship Month in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA). 45 teams will be crowned state champions next month.
Nearly all the action is on the first two weekends in June at Stringham Park in LaGrange, the home of the LaGrange Soccer Club, with the State Cup finals being played there. The finals are divided into State Open Cup (for the best teams in the state) and Arch Cup (for the teams that are not yet the best). And the Arch Cup is split into Platinum and Gold competitions in most age groups so every travel team in Eastern New York has a legitimate chance to win a cup title. The schedule for the State Cup finals:
|Arch Cup Finals||State Open Cup Finals|
|BU10||Saturday, June 3rd||BU12||Sunday, June 4th|
|BU11||Saturday, June 3rd||BU13||Saturday, June 3rd|
|BU12||Saturday, June 3rd||BU14||Saturday, June 3rd|
|BU13||Saturday, June 10th||BU15||Sunday, June 4th|
|BU14||Saturday, June 10th||BU16||Sunday, June 4th|
|BU15||Saturday, June 10th||BU17||Sunday, June 4th|
|BU16||Saturday, June 10th||BU18||Sunday, June 4th|
|BU19||Saturday, June 10th|
|GU10||Saturday, June 3rd||GU12||Sunday, June 4th|
|GU11||Saturday, June 3rd||GU13||Saturday, June 3rd|
|GU12||Saturday, June 3rd||GU14||Saturday, June 3rd|
|GU13||Saturday, June 10th||GU15||Sunday, June 4th|
|GU14||Saturday, June 10th||GU16||Sunday, June 4th|
|GU15||Saturday, June 10th||GU17||Sunday, June 4th|
|GU18||Sunday, June 4th|
|GU19||Saturday, June 10th
Additionally, the Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) will have its finals for the BU16 (Boys-Under-16), BU17, BU18 and BU20 age groups played in LaGrange on Saturday, June 10. The GU19 (Girls-Under-19) final will be played at Kissena Park in Queens on Saturday, May 20, the only state championship game to be played in the month of May. The champion of the five other ENYPL age groups will simply be determined by the team with the best record during the regular season.
Eastern New York would like to thank our wonderful sponsors of the Arch Cup, the Arch Capital Group, which writes insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis through operations in the United States, Bermuda, Canada and Europe, with a focus on specialty lines.
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 on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.