Soccer may not be as popular in America as it is in the rest of the world, but it is alive and well on Long Island. Want proof? The most hotly contested categories on the program year after year in the annual "Best of Long Island" issue for the Long Island Press is none other than which town has the best soccer club.
Each year from October 1st through December 15th voting is open for Best of Long Island. During this 75 day window, everyone can vote for whatever local store, restaurant, business or person they feel should hold the top spot in that category.
We are very proud to announce that the Plainview Old Bethpage Soccer Club has finished for the third year in a row in the top three of soccer organizations on Long Island. For 2013 POBSC finished #3 soccer club on Long Island.
The decision to focus on the development of ALL children, no matter what their skill level, shows that the direction of POBSC is right on. The success of our Club is based on providing support for all our teams, who compete at various levels of soccer throughout Long Island and with the Northeast region. Our Club’s focus is on being inclusive, increasing participation at all levels and ensuring that players develop a passion and love for the game so that they walk off the field with similes on their face.
This cannot have been accomplished without all of the children who participate (over 1,400 strong), the parents who help support the club, the coaches who volunteer their time, our sponsors, support from the POB school district and the board members who work 12 months out of the year to keep it all running as smoothly and successfully as it does.
Again this is something that WE all should be very proud of and not take for granted. This just proves that not only is soccer alive and well on Long Island, BUT alive and doing VERY well here in Plainview Old Bethpage.
Congratulations to us all