HARRISON, N.J. (March 12, 2018) – The New York Red Bulls announced today an official youth development partnership with the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA).
“We are excited to add ENYYSA to the Red Bulls family as a Youth Development Partner,“ said Dave Jervis, Senior Director of Training Programs at the New York Red Bulls. “Through this new program, we will be able to extend the Red Bulls’ deep connection to the New York youth soccer community, providing players access to a high-level training environment and a direct connection to the Red Bulls development system.”
Through the partnership, a Young Olympians program will be created acting as a stepping-stone to the full Olympic Development Program (ODP) with the goal being to develop young talent and expose them to the ENYYSA alongside the Red Bulls player development pathway.
Training locations will be located throughout Queens, Staten Island, Hudson, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
“ENYYSA is thrilled to begin this new journey with the New York Red Bulls,” said ENYYSA President Richard Christiano. “We look forward to continuing to enhance the development of our youth players.”
In addition, each player will have the opportunity to be outfitted in an ENYYSA/Red Bull New York branded uniform.
One team of boys and girls from all the targeted regions will be selected to represent the program in a regional festival and tournament at the Red Bulls Training Facility.
Tryouts will be held on April 8 and April 15. Registration details will be announced shortly, and for more information visit redbullsacademy.com.
About New York Red Bulls
The New York Red Bulls are one of 23 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996. They currently play home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull GmbH for which the team is named.
The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation's premier youth soccer development programs. The club provides grassroots training programs to all ages and skill levels, and also offers elite players a pathway from those programs to the Regional Development School, then on to the academy teams and, ultimately, to the Red Bulls professional team.
Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is a 501c(3) public benefit corporation and is the official youth soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation and the United States Youth Soccer. ENYYSA is comprised of more than 120,000 players and more than 25,000 volunteers. Members are affiliated with 10 leagues throughout the association, which covers Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, Long Island, Westchester and Upstate New York east of Route 81. While ENYYSA member leagues administer their own local programs, the leagues also take advantage of the assistance provided by ENYYSA to develop and educate their coaches and players; to provide insurance coverage for their participants; and for administrative assistance.ENYYSA is responsible for several programs. The association annually conducts State Cup competitions to decide the state champion teams in each competitive soccer age group. Starting at Under 12, the winners of the Open Cup competition tournament go on to compete at the Regional competition and, starting at U14, eventually to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. ENYYSA also administers the state association’s Olympic Development Program. This is a system whereby potential U.S. National Team members and Olympic hopefuls can be identified and developed to their fullest potential. Additionally, ENYYSA has shown a strong commitment to coaching, player and referee development by offering coaching, player and referee clinics throughout the year.