Got this recently from the JCC:
The JCC of Mid-Westchester and Backyard Sports are launching a new Synagogue Indoor Soccer League (SISL) for boys and girls, grades 4-8, this spring.
“The premise of this new league is similar to the Jewish Basketball League (JBL) where teams are comprised of kids from surrounding synagogues,” said Danny Bernstein, founder and owner of Backyard Sports. “This new league will give kids a chance to play soccer with their friends without the stress of tryouts and intense practice schedules.”
Teams will be divided by grade and gender and all games will be played indoors at Purchase College. The season will begin on April 19 and will consist of six weeks of regular season play followed by playoffs . Games will be played between 7 and 9 p.m. All games are six versus six including goalie, and all games are officiated by referees. The league is being promoted to area synagogues to encourage them to form their own teams, though independent teams are also welcome.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Backyard Sports on this new program,” said John O’Brien, Director of Sports & Fitness at the JCC. “Our two organizations complement each other well. Backyard Sports was able to secure the indoor facilities at Purchase College, and also has a network of referees already in place.
“In addition, Danny is well-connected to the local sports community through Backyard Sports. We (the JCC) are marketing and administering the program and together we will be reaching out to synagogues for them to get involved by forming teams and participating in the league,” O’Brien said.
Backyard Sports was founded in 2005 by Danny Bernstein of Scarsdale. Since then, Backyard Sports has been the leading provider of community team sports programs in Westchester County. Their approach combines instruction with emphasis on skills development.
The Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester, a beneficiary of UJA-Federation of New York, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community by providing cultural, social, educational and recreational/fitness programs, human services and Jewish identity-building opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds.
For more information contact John O’Brien, Director, Sports & Fitness, 472-3300, Ext. 329, firstname.lastname@example.org