Jugadores del Manchester City visitan a la BAYSL

May 31, 2013 – 10:30 AM

Jugadores del Man City visitan a la BAYSL

 

Jugadores del Man City visitan a la BAYSLEntre las decenas de niños de la Big Apple Youth Soccer League se confunden el portero Joe Hart, el lateral Pablo Zabaleta y Carlos 'El Apache' Tévez (con gorra), quienes estuvieron el pasado fin de semana en el parque de Flushing.

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New York — Con una frenética alegría fueron recibidos varios de los integrantes del Manchester City que asistieron al campeonato de la Big Apple Youth Soccer League que se disputa en el parque de Flushing, Queens.

Los más conocidos, las estrellas argentinas Carlos Tévez y Pablo Zabaleta, causaron conmoción con su presencia en las instalaciones donde se lleva a cabo el programa ‘Soccer Start’ con la participación de niños de distintas nacionalidades.

Dirigentes, padres de familia, aficionados y decenas de curiosos protagonizaron un ‘pandemónium’ cuando los del ‘Citizen’ se pusieron a practicar con los infantiles de la liga en la cancha nO. 8 del mencionado escenario.

El guardameta Joe Hart, considerado como el mejor de Inglaterra y uno de los mejores del mundo, fue acorralado para garantizar su autógrafo. Lo mismo ocurrió con el ‘Apache’ Tévez, quien ha ganado 17 títulos en su carrera.

 

Los integrantes del plantel inglés que fue fundado en 1880, regalaron camisetas y otros ‘souvenirs’ del equipo que ganó sus dos compromisos —el pasado fin de semana— frente al Chelsea en su estadía en Estados Unidos.

La invitación llegó de parte de la MLS que sigue muy de cerca las actividades deportivas de los hispanos en la ‘Gran Manzana’.

El lateral derecho argentino Pablo Zabaleta destacó el crecimiento de la MLS en los últimos años, lo que la ha convertido en una opción muy atractiva para los mejores futbolistas el planeta, por lo que también dejó abierta la posibilidad de emigrar en un futuro al equipo New York City FC.

Por otra parte, Luis Montoya, presidente de la BAYSL dijo que el programa ‘Soccer Start’ de 12 semanas de duración, ha sido todo un éxito.

 

Las clases para niños y niñas de 4 a 10 años se imparten los martes y jueves de 5 p.m. a 7 p.m. La sesiones son dirigidas por el entrenador chileno Christian Cheuque, que cuenta con la experiencia en el Programa de Desarrollo Olímpico de la ciudad de Nueva York.

Además recibe la valiosa asistencia del mexicano Norberto Vargas y las ecuatorianas Stacy Castro y Alexandra Lema, quienes también poseen credenciales de arbitraje.

Luis Montoya Named Trustee of the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

October 8, 2014
 

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The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to introduce the ENY Xpressway League (ENYXL), which will kick off this fall. The new league will start small with small-sided games in the Under-10 to Under-12 age groups for both boys and girls travel teams.

The five Eastern New York leagues with clubs in New York City––Big Apple Youth Soccer League, Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League, Long Island Junior Soccer League, Metrokids Interregional Soccer League and Staten Island Youth Soccer League––will be contributing teams.

“Our five Downstate leagues asked to start a league where their teams can diversify the competition they play but not have to travel a great distance to go to away games,” commented Eastern New York President Richard Christiano. “The ENY Xpressway League accomplishes this when it kicks off this fall on fields in New York City and on Long Island.”

ENYXL derives its name from the 17 local expressways that connect our soccer clubs and fields so chances are that families will be driving on an expressway in traveling to away games in New York City and Long Island. From the most well-known expressways such as the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Cross Bronx Expressway, Long Island Expressway and Staten Island Expressway, to those that are not as well-known like the Bruckner, Clearview, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Gowanus, JFK, Lincoln Tunnel, Major Deegan, Nassau, Sheridan, Throgs Neck, Van Wyck, West Shore and Whitestone. The first “e” of expressway was dropped in the new league’s name to create the unusual acronym of ENYXL.

For more information about ENYXL, please contact Eastern New York’s Diana Knight at diana@enysoccer.com or 516-766-0849.

 

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In this photo (from left to right): Juan Alvarado (MIRSL), Anthony Maresco (LIJSL president), Richard Christiano (ENYYSA president), Bill Smith (SIYSL president), Dimitrie Draguca (CJSL president), Andreas Touros (CJSL), and Mike Segreto (SIYSL), and Carlos Vergura (BAYSL) get together to announce the ENY Xpressway League.


 

Luis Montoya Named Trustee of the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

 
 
    
 
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 By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
 
October 1, 2014-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is happy to announce that Big Apple Youth Soccer League (BAYSL) President Luis Montoya has been named Trustee of our organization. The Astoria, Queens resident will serve ENYYSA President Richard Christiano in this role just as he once served Christiano’s predecessor, Barry Salter, in the same role as Trustee.

“We are very pleased to welcome back Luis to our Board of Directors,” commented ENYYSA President Christiano. “I’m certain that he will provide our Board with innovative ideas and continue to make certain that all children in Eastern New York are well-represented by our organization.”

Montoya is a native of Peru who emigrated to the United States in 1970. He is the only President that the BAYSL has ever known, serving in this capacity since the league’s founding in 1997. 1,000 Latino boys and girls from New York City are currently registered in the BAYSL and Montoya has spent most of his life making certain that all the children of Eastern New York have the same opportunity to play the world’s most popular sport. He has served as a member of the Diversity Committee for US Soccer under three Presidents––Alan Rothenberg, Dr. Bob Contiguglia and currently under Sunil Gulati.

Montoya has also volunteered as Games Chairperson for the Hellenic-American Soccer League and was on the Board of Directors for that league for seven years as well as serving as Trustee for a few years in the Eastern New York State Adult Soccer Association. Additionally, for nearly two decades, he promoted and coordinated C, D, E and F coaching courses in New York City with Alfonso Mondelo, Arnold Ramirez, John Ramirez, Howard Rubenstein and Nick Zlatar.

When he is not found volunteering on the soccer field, Luis works as a tele-communications technician with Verizon.

 

U.S. Soccer

NEW U.S. SOCCER COACHING INITIATIVES TARGET IMPROVEMENT
IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS

CHICAGO (Aug. 24, 2015) - In another step towards its commitment to long-term player development, U.S. Soccer is phasing in new standards related to small-sided games and birth-year registration.

U.S. Soccer will standardize small-sided game participation and field size based on player age groups, while also aligning birth-year registration calendars with the start of the calendar year and run from January to December.

The coaching initiatives, which will be mandated by August of 2017, are focused on advancing youth players' individual skill and intelligence, and providing players with the best opportunity to improve.

"Our number one goal is to improve our players down the road and these initiatives will help us do that," said U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team head coach and Youth Technical Director Tab Ramos. "With small-sided standards what we're trying to do is to help players develop by putting them in an environment where they are constantly involved in the play and our changes in birth-year registration will make age groups easier to understand, while aligning our calendar with the international calendar." 

SMALL-SIDED STANDARDS
The small-sided standards are focused at players from the U-6 to U-12 age groups. The field size is based on age groups, providing a more age appropriate environment that will allow players with a better opportunity to develop heightened soccer intelligence and on-the-ball skills.

The field dimensions and number of players on the pitch will increase in size from 4v4 to 7v7 to 9v9 as players age, up until they reach the U-13 age group and begin to play full 11v11 matches.

"Now you're playing 4v4, 7v7, and 9v9 at a young age and chances are the players are involved a lot more in those types of games," said Ramos. "Over a period of 10 years, there are thousands of more times that you've been involved in certain plays and that will speed up the process of players getting more comfortable. The players, by being involved in the play constantly, will learn how to make important plays, and make plays individually that can break down teams."

For more detailed information on the new small-sided standards and to view field size progression by age group, click here.

BIRTH-YEAR REGISTRATION
Birth-year registration calendars will now align with the start of the calendar year and run from January to December, rather than August to July as it had previously. For example, a U-15 player (players 15 years old or younger) would have a birth year of 2000 (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31) for the 2015 registration year.  In 2016, U-15 players would be born in 2001 or earlier. Birth-year registration applies to all player age groups and not just players age 12 and younger.

The initiative will align registration with the international standard, while simultaneously providing clearer information on player birth dates to combat 'relative age effect'.

Relative age effect refers to the selection bias related to players that are more physically mature than their peers due to being born earlier in the year. U.S. Soccer seeks a balance of players that are born throughout the year so that all players, those born in the earlier months, and those born later have equal opportunity to grow and develop as soccer players.

"I think the birth registration changes make everything easier," Ramos said. "Over the years you go through coaching youth and people are confused about what age group they're in, if they're supposed to be u-15 versus U-14, because they're born in such-and-such year, but they're born in June. This new calendar makes things easier for everyone. If you're born in a certain year you belong in that certain age group. It also gets us on the same calendar with the rest of the world, so now it becomes easier to identify for U.S. National Teams and everything else when it comes to international soccer."

The birth-year registration initiative will not cause the dissolution of age-group based teams that already play together, but will rather give players the opportunity to 'play up' with older age-groups.

For more information on the new birth-year registration initiative, click here.

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK Photos by Pedro Mena

FDNY Unites for Second Annual Queens Firehouse Tournament

October 2, 2016

By Arthena Sherwood, Communications Associate, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
 
September 13, 2016–Fifteen years after the September 11 attacks, New Yorkers still remember like it was yesterday. Engine 307 firefighter and soccer player Alex Carranza decided to start a tournament in tribute to one of New York’s fallen firefighters. In June 2014, Lieutenant Steve Reisman passed away from brain cancer connected to working at the World Trade Center after the September 11 terror attacks.
 
After the success of the first tournament held two years ago, Carranza was encouraged by his colleagues to host another one. This year, Carranza welcomed Big Apple Youth Soccer League (BAYSL) President and Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) Trustee Luis Montoya to help organize the event. The tournament took place on Thursday, September 8 in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the home of many BAYSL games.

 

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Luis Montoya to the far left in white and Alex Carranza pictured second to the right, wearing red shorts.
 

Teams were formed by firehouses from different areas in New York City’s borough of Queens. Teams played two 30-minute games during the tournament where winners eventually moved on to semifinals and finals. This year’s finalists were The Patriots of Engine 320 in Flushing and Hunters Point of Engine 258 in Long Island City. The Patriots came out on top as the 2016 champions.
 
Softball, baseball, and football are common games amongst “New York City’s bravest,” but Carranza wanted to introduce a new sporting event to FDNY.

“I wanted to motivate the guys with a different sport, so I decided to mix things up with soccer,” Carranza explained.
 
His ultimate goal for this tournament is for it to grow into a large fundraiser in honor of his colleague,

Lieutenant Steven Reisman. Carranza would like the fundraiser proceeds to go towards cancer research or another cause of the Reisman family’s choice.

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The Patriots and Hunters Point play in the final game for the 2016 championship. 

Luis Montoya Inducted Into the Eastern New York Hall of Fame

December 13, 2016

Luis Montoya Inducted Into the Eastern New York Hall of Fame

 
 
 
 

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From left to right: Eastern New York President Richard Christiano, Luis Montoya, Eastern New York First Vice President Ken Gulmi

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
 
December 13, 2016-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is pleased to announce that Luis Montoya has been inducted into the Eastern New York Soccer Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place at our Holiday Party on December 4 at Marina del Rey in the Bronx. 2016 must be Luis' year as he was also selected as Eastern New York’s Personality of the Month In June.
 
He founded the Big Apple Youth Soccer League (BAYSL) in 1997 to serve the growing Latino community in New York City and is the only President that the BAYSL has known in its 20 years of existence. 62 boys teams and seven girls squads from Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx currently play in the league.

Luis has spent much of his life making certain that all children in the United States have the opportunity to play the world’s most popular sport. He has served as a member of the Diversity Committee for US Soccer under three Presidents––Alan Rothenberg, Dr. Bob Contiguglia and currently under Sunil Gulati. He is a native of Lima, Peru who immigrated to the United States in 1970.

The Astoria, Queens resident has had two tours of duty as Trustee of Eastern New York––previously, when Barry Salter was President of Eastern New York and the last three years serving the Presidency of Richard Christiano.

With Eastern New York, Luis chairs the Soccer Start/Inner City Committee and also volunteers as a member on the Appeals, Tournament Control and Publicity Committees.

Luis has also volunteered as Games Chairperson for the Hellenic-American Soccer League and was on the Board of Directors for that league for seven years as well as serving as Trustee for a few years in the Eastern New York State Adult Soccer Association. Working under the various State Directors of Coaching Education, he has organized numerous “C,” “D,” “E”  and “F” courses, mostly in Spanish, reaching an important demographic of coaches who otherwise would not have received the benefit of Eastern New York's support.

Luis has five adult children. His sons Oschta and Paschco were given Peruvian Indian names and live in Florida. Paschco plays soccer in the Sunshine State. Luis’ daughter Monica also lives there, while his other daughters Carrine and Katie live on Long Island. Carrine’s children, Michael and Madison, play for Oceanside United of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL).

With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 11 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagersbetween the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Children With Special Needs. No child who wants to play soccer is turnedaway. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log onto http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.

 

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Champions Crowned at the Big Apple Youth Soccer Finals in Queens

July 30, 2018

Champions Crowned at the Big Apple Youth Soccer Finals in Queens

New York Youth Soccer News: Big Apple has players registered from four of the five boroughs of New York City

900 kids, mainly Latino, are registered in the Big Apple Youth Soccer League (BAYSL), and these kids come from the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, which is considered the most international borough as the people who live there were born in nearly every country in the world.

Additionally, the immigrant population in Queens is nearly 50% with those who are Latino making up more than one in four residents. So it’s very appropriate that the BAYSL held its finals on November 18 in Queens, at Flushing-Meadows Park.

“The kids came, they were happy and they were very well-behaved during our six final games,” commented BAYSL Founder and President Luis Montoya, also the Third Vice President of the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA). “All of them received trophies and medals and the older age groups received a soccer ball too.”

Boys-Under-12 champions Vera’s SC, coached by Pablo Vera

The championship games pitted the teams that finished 1-2 in each division. In the small-sided finals, Vera’s SC defeated Latin Star Aguilas Boys, 6-1, in the Boys-Under-9 final, Las Islas Malvinas shut out Latin Star Halcones, 3-0, in Boys-Under-10, NorthStar Soccer had the right direction with their 3-1 win over New York Manchester in the Boys-Under-11 title match and Vera’s SC topped NorthStar Soccer, 4-3, in Boys-Under-12.

In the Boys-Under-13 championship game between two teams named “Kids,” Academia Super Kids defeated New York Kids, 2-0. In Boys-Under-14, NorthStar Soccer shut out Academia Super Kids, 1-0, in a very tight game.

Additionally, Latin Star won the Boys-Under-16 championship outright and did not have to play in a final.

 

Things are looking up for the BAYSL as 300 to 400 new players are expected to register in the league in 2018, according to President Montoya.