New York Futsal and the Long Island Futsal League, sanctioned by the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association, are seeking teams to play in their 2023 winter season.

New York Futsal plays in Manhattan gymnasiums while the Long Island Futsal League utilizes the Massapequa Field House in Nassau County on Saturdays and gyms in central Suffolk County on Sundays. Make-up games could be played on Saturday nights in Suffolk. Registration is for both boys and girls.

You can register your team for New York Futsal’s 10-week season starting in December for $1,650. That includes playoffs and a training session. There are also opportunities for players to be placed on a team so they can play futsal if their outdoor team has not registered. Futsal juniors for pee wees 2-5 years old is $450 for 11 weeks of training and games. Scholarships are available and New York Futsal gives discounts for high school seniors who intern. New York Futsal also has partnered with a Portugese academy that will hold a camp playing against world-renowned clubs Benfica and Sporting Lisbon. To register or for more info, log on to or phone Leslie Hamer at 917-861-9782.

On Long Island, you can register your team for the Long Island Futsal League’s eight-week season kicking off the weekend of January 7-8. In Nassau County, the team fee is $900 while in Suffolk County, it is $875 for Under-8 through U-12 and $925 for U-13 to U-19. Team discounts available for clubs or trainers who register multiple squads. A U-7 Pee Wee Division would cost $400 for eight games. There is an additional $10 individual player fee. To register or more info, please click or phone John Branca at 631-790-7481.

New York Futsal and Long Island Futsal League games will be refereed by officials who are certified in futsal.

Remember that if your children are not playing in an ENYYSA-affiliated league or tourney, then they are not covered by ENYYSA’s insurance, and chances are, they are not covered by any insurance. Always ask about the insurance coverage before registering your children or team.


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