Metropolitan Oval East expands its Long Island Programs and names Yannick Salmon as Director

Metropolitan Oval, a USSF Development Academy club and New York’s top developer of youth soccer talent, is expanding its Met Oval East program in Long Island. Increased demand for a proven curriculum, the highest level coaching and a professional pathway in Long Island has led Met Oval to grow its elite talent programs to additional players in Suffolk and Nassau counties. 

A USSF development Academy club with teams from for elite youth players ranging from age 8-18, Metropolitan Oval is a NYCFC affiliate club and a Nike Premier club.  In the past 3 years alone, the Oval has seen over 30 of its players signed into professional academies both domestically and internationally. Over 20 of these players have been signed into the NYCFC Academy program at varying ages while two former Met Oval players made their 1st team debuts for NYCFC this preseason further solidifying the Oval’s proven professional pathway.

Met Oval has named current academy and performance coach Yannick Salmon as Director of its expanded Met Oval East operations.

Salmon has a deep connection with Long Island, hailing from Westbury and has been working as a coach and performance trainer at Met Oval for the past 3 years. He was the former “Nassau County Player of the Year” and had a standout career in Division 1 (Maryland, Rutgers) before playing overseas.

The expanded USSF Development academy, pre-academy and NYCSL programs at Met Oval East will be offered to players born from 2011 through 2002.   These programs provide a direct pathway to New York City FC of Major League Soccer and high level collegiate programs.

The primary headquarters for Met Oval East will be the Elite Sports Factory in Massapequa, Long Island in addition to outdoor fields located in Hicksville and Massepequa. The all-weather, indoor facility offers a unique opportunity for year round soccer training for all its players.

Tryouts for Met Oval East in Long Island:

Players born 2011 through 2007

Date : Monday April 23rd and April 30th

Location: Elite Sports Academy 5600 Old Sunrise Highway Massapequa, NY 11578

-       5:30 - 6:30 player born 2011/2010/2009

-       6:30 - 7:30 - players born 2008

-       7:30 – 8:30 – players born in 2007

Date : Friday April 27th and May 4th

Location: Holy Trinity High School, 98 Cherry Lane, Hicksville, NY 11801

-       5:45 - 7:00 player born 2011/2010/2009

-       6:45 - 8:00 - players born 2008 and 2007

Tryouts for programs in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan will be announced on April 21st. Please check the website for additional details at that time.

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The Metropolitan Oval is a USSF Development Academy dedicated to developing the New York regions elite level soccer talent at our Youth Center of Excellence while offering youth of all backgrounds the opportunity to play soccer in a committed environment. Our professional pathway places players in youth national team programs, MLS and Int'l academies and collegiate programs. In the past years, Met Oval has placed more youth players in MLS and Int'l academies then any other club in the region. Met Oval is an affiliate partner of NYC FC and a Nike Premier Club.

The Met Oval's soccer facility in Queens was originally built in 1925 by immigrants from Germany and Hungary, and remains the most historic soccer facility in the United States.  The Met Oval is a Non Profit organization and the only New York City soccer club that owns its own field and related facilities and now has additional programs in Long Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan.