Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association has highly recommended that its nine leagues consider postponing all games until April for the health and well-being of all its members in wake of the Coronavirus.
Here is an update on all of ENYYSA’s leagues:
* The Long Island Junior Soccer League, the largest league in the organization, cancelled its annual convention March 13-15 for the first time in the 38 years that the convention has been held. Its 1,500 travel teams must wait until late April to start playing as the LIJSL will reassess the situation then. The traditional curtainraiser to the LIJSL spring season is the first round of the Long Island Cup, which was scheduled for March 28-29, but the cup will not be played this year.
* The Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League, the oldest youth soccer league, has postponed league games until the weekend of April 18-19. The Metrokids Interregional Soccer League also is looking at starting the spring season the weekend of April 18-19.
* The Big Apple Youth Soccer League is set to start its spring/summer tournament on Saturday, April 25 as long as it is safe to do so.
* The Staten Island Youth Soccer League will revisit the outbreak at the end of March with very tentative plans to start on April 18.
* The East Hudson Youth Soccer League will assess on April 15 to ascertain if it is safe to kick off its spring season. This protocol affects not only the EHYSL but also the East Hudson Academy.
* The Capital District Youth Soccer League cancelled its 10th Annual Coaches Workshop on March 14. The league scheduled its spring season to kick off on Sunday, April 26 and will keep that timeline if it is safe to do so.
* The Central New York State Soccer League will make a decision around April 10 when to kick off its season.