Registration is open for the Long Island Soccer Football League (LISFL) 2019 Ryder-Vass Men's and Women's U23 / U20 Soccer Tournaments. Read more
Real Caribe celebrate after winning the 2018 LISFL Ryder-Vass U23 Men's Championship
The Long Island Soccer Football League (LISFL) has opened early registration for the 2019 Ryder-Vass Men's and Women's U23 / U20 Soccer Tournaments. Teams interested in registering can access the registration form by clicking here and send it with payment to the LISFL office. The tournament rules can be accessed by clicking here.
Early registration fees are $550 for teams affiliated with ENYYSA, ENYSSA, or U.S. Club Soccer. Non-affiliated teams will be charged $600.
Early registration ends Saturday, April 6. Any teams that register after that date will be charged $650. No exceptions will be made.
The tournament kick-off meeting will be held on Friday, April 5 at 8:00 PM at the LISFL office, located at 684 Broadway, Massapequa, NY 11758. Tournament packets will be distributed at the meeting if payment has been received. Members of the LISFL Board of Directors will be present to answer questions about the tournament.
Registration must be completed by Saturday, May 18 for all teams. If any spots are available after May 18, teams will be accepted on a conditional basis.
The tournament will begin in early June and continue throughout June and July. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of 6 games plus play-offs. The tournament will conclude on in July (date to be determined).
LISFL President Gus Xikis described how "as summer draws closer many teams are finishing their game schedules, many former players are returning from college. For some teams, it may be the last year in a league competition, for others fond memories of their former team."
Xikis went on to describe the Ryder-Vass Tournament as "the perfect venue to keep your team together" and how "the competition is outstanding with some of the best college players competing in the tournament. It's the Premier tournament of it's kind in the region."
Players must be born on or after 1/1/96 to be eligible for the U23 tournaments, although teams are allowed to field 3 over-age players. For the U20 tournaments, players must be born on or after 1/1/99. Over-age players are not permitted for the U20 tournaments.
Players looking for a team can send an e-mail to LISFL President Gus Xikis at firstname.lastname@example.org Include your contact information and a brief listing of your playing experience. Your information will be sent to all of the teams in the league and they will contact you if they are interested in adding you to their team.
For more information on the 2019 Ryder-Vass Tournament contact the LISFL office at (516) 433-1880.