Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association announced Thursday that it will be using the new GotSport registration platform that was rolled out by GotSoccer after signing a three-year partnership agreement.

A total of 29 state youth soccer associations use GotSport’s registration system.

“Eastern New York is one of the largest state associations in the country and I have wanted to work with them for many years. We have met with them many times and we look forward to their players enjoying the many benefits we have to offer,” GotSoccer founder Owen-Thomas said in a statement.

ENYYSA members will reap benefits with the new platform, including a mobile responsive system, a secure payment options, single user account, pro scheduling/league tools, National GotSoccer rankings for tournament/league participation, along with new tournament scheduling for the organization’s State Cup.

“We will be taking a big step into the future as we start the partnership with GotSoccer for the 2020/21 season,” ENYYSA president Richard Christiano said. “The GotSport platform will give our affiliate clubs the ability to streamline the registration process for our members and integrate fully with the state management software.”

The ENYYSA board of directors unanimously voted to underwrite the cost to change over as we transition from SI Play to GotSoccer. This increase, which was approved at the February general meeting, was necessary so the organization could change registration systems to a more sophisticated platform for the upcoming season.

“Our board of directors felt it was necessary to support leagues due to the recent financial challenges caused by the coronavirus, and it is for this reason, we all agreed to subsidize this increase with monies in Eastern New York’s reserve funds,” Christiano said. “We continue to work together to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, and look forward to the day when our players can get back on the field. Please continue to follow the guidance of our local health and government officials. The safety of our families and our soccer community is, and always will be, our highest priority.”