Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the season?

Teams will typically start their season in August and end in June the following year. 

How are teams formed?

Players attend tryouts in June and will be offered spots on teams based on ability.  If a player wishes to join after this they can contact John Burke or Deanna Giordano.  

How are age groups broken down?

Jr. Academy is for u7 and u8 age groups.  Teams are based on birth year.  For the 2021-2022 season the birth years are 2014 and 2015. 

How often and where will teams practice?

Teams will practice 2x a week.  Locations will be at one of our outdoor or indoor facilities.  These are located in Smithtown, Hauppauge, Islip and Sayville. 

When are where are games?

League games will be held on Saturdays or Sundays.  Home games are in Islip or Sayville.  Teams will also particpate in festivals in both Nassau and Suffolk County. 

How many players are on a team? 

Typically between 8-12 players per team.  Games can be 4v4, 5v5 or 7v7 depending on the league, festival or tournament format.  

When are tryouts held?

Tryouts are in June every year.  The club does accept tryouts on a rolling basis after the offical tryout window. If for some reason you are unable to attend tryouts please email our Boys YDP Director John Burke at or our Girls YDP Director Deanna Giordano at