LIJSL Academy will be part of Super Y, which I believe is affiliated with USL.
What is the deal with this LIJSL Academy??? And playing in Super Y league? Be a bit overmatched???
LIJSL is trying to keep relevant and up their image with programs they believe are selling points to their member clubs, but IMO they are one too many mornings and a thousand miles behind.
LIJSL dropped the ball a long time ago, and are now faced, whether they know it or not, with both EDP and NYCSL seeking to dominate and take Long Island.
BOTN has been privy via our covert underground to hear some of the plans that are being formulated for the 2022-2023 season and beyond which will include cooperation from our local academies which in the end will hurt revenue streams for many of our town clubs.
Next Spring should look a lot different from this Spring if LIJSL doesn't get competent human help onboard no later than yesterday.
If the LIJSL Executive Bunch and town clubs think along with ENYYSA that EDP is their friend they clearly are seriously mistaken.
LIJSL has been trying to keep relevant for many years now. Has not been working as you allude to. Throwing these LIJSL kids, even if they are "top players" (In the LIJSL), against the kind competition that has been in Super Y league in the past, is not a good thing. Assuming you agree?? Not that is all about winning, but they may not even be able to compete. So this amounts to nothing more than a money grab it appears.
NYCSL has been trying to dominate LI for years now since GG started it. EDP becoming more so visible on LI in last couple years.....How do the powers that be at LIJSL not already know this? Their heads that far in the sand???
Be interesting to hear the info BOTN privy to. On one hand, the academies that have popped up here on the island are for the most part good because you generally (everyone calm down, I said generally) get better training than your regular town clubs and definitely get to play better competition. However, for the person that realizes that their kid just wants to play soccer and knows that it is not the be all end all, that studying and moving on to a decent college is where it is at, not having an affordable place to play would not be good. Hopefully academies and more so academy prices, do not dominate the market totally.