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MLS Sep 30, 2014

Long Island Junior Soccer League extends relationsh​ip with New York Red Bulls on player developmen​t

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(Via Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association) – The Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), the largest league in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) with 1,500 travel teams in Suffolk, Nassau and Queens, has announced a one-year extension of its current player development partnership with the New York Red Bulls, which provides LIJSL players exclusive access to Red Bulls training programs.

“We are extremely excited to continue our relationship with the Red Bulls,” said LIJSL President Addie Mattei-Iaia. “Through our joint efforts on the Regional Development School and the successful summer skills camps program, we are able to provide appropriate training and positive soccer experiences for players of every ability level. The knowledge and professionalism of the Red Bulls staff is second to none, and we are proud to provide our LIJSL players access to their training programs.”

“The New York Red Bulls are very excited to announce our continuing partnership with LIJSL, an organization devoted to the development and growth of soccer on Long Island,” said New York Red Bulls Head of Commercial Operations Marc de Grandpre. “As the area’s soccer club which is dedicated to working with our local communities, we are proud to continue our relationship with the LIJSL, a group that excels in building children’s character through soccer. We are thrilled to continue our mutually-beneficial relationship.”

The Red Bulls Regional Development School is an elite training program for boys and girls ages 8 to 14 years old. The program, accessible by tryout only, offers the most talented players to progress onto Red Bulls Academy teams. For those LIJSL players who qualify, the cost of training is paid in full by the LIJSL.

The Red Bulls will also continue as the exclusive summer camp provider for the LIJSL, running league-wide events at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview and smaller camps across Long Island hosted by some of the LIJSL’s 97 community-based soccer clubs.

Participants at the Regional Development School and camp programs will also receive a discounted ticket to attend a match at Red Bull Arena, a Red Bulls ball, t-shirt and certificate signed by the entire Red Bulls team, online training curriculum access, access to special events, first team player appearances and drop-in visits by the Red Bulls street team.