Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association announced that Lajos Geenen has been named the organization’s boys recreation coach of the year.

He was nominated by Metrokids Youth Soccer League manager Juan Alvarado.

Geenen founded the Hunter’s Point Soccer Club in 2016 with help from Alvardo. The club is loosely affiliated with top Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam. Geenen coaches boys from Under-10 to U-12.

Alvardo wrote that Geenen “respects everything he has learned, his players are stimulated and motivated to learn the sport. He has a Dutch coaching license and adopted the Dutch training philosophy of Total Soccer.

“Every player is an active part of each practice and he particularly helps those players who are not picking up skills as quickly as the others. Lajos lives in Long Island City and he works with coaches there and in neighboring Astoria to help children reach their potential on the soccer field.”