Official Website of the Eastern New York State Soccer Association
Who We Are – ENYSSA
The Eastern New York State Soccer Association (ENYSSA) is the governing body of soccer in the eastern half of New York state.
ENYSSA was founded in 1913 to serve as an organization to nurture and develop the sport of soccer in eastern New York. The purpose of the organization is encourage the development of the sport and encourage the growth of community leagues, organizations, clubs, programs, and teams in the state. This is so that the sport is accessible to all New Yorkers. ENYSSA’s additional purposes are to promote and foster sportsmanship, as well as organize tournaments.
The first formations of the ENYSSA began on March 25, 1886, with the foundation of the New York State Football Association (NYSFA). The NYSFA was organized during a meeting at the Riverside Club Rooms in New York. The organization was founded with the founding of the following six clubs in New York:
New York Riverside Football Club
West Side Rovers
Olympic Athletic Club
The organization changed its name to the Southern New York Football Association in 1912, and then in 1913 became the current, Eastern New York State Soccer Association.
ENYSSA administers the following leagues that are affiliated with the United States Adult Soccer Association.
Cosmopolitan Soccer League
Long Island Soccer Football League
Eastern District Soccer League
New York Metropolitan Women’s Soccer League
Central Brooklyn Soccer League
Central New York State Soccer League
ENYSSA administers the following cup competitions:
Dr. Manning Cup – for all men’s premier division ENYSSA clubs
Jack Flamhaft Cup – for all men’s first and second division ENYSSA clubs
Livino D’Arpino Cup – for all men’s third and reserve division ENYSSA clubs