By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
October 22, 2020-Amanda Ferranti, an Olympic Development Program (ODP) coach in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), has co-authored a new workbook with Sean McMannis titled Own Who You Are. It is the first book for both budding authors.
Published by Complete Well Media, Own Who You Are is specifically focused on helping an athlete develop fundamental routines to build and maintain confidence, joy and pride in their performance. Designed for athletes ages 12 and above, Own Who You Are is 124 pages long and the five chapters are named My Well, My Breathing, My Core Values, My Character and My Gratitude.
Ferranti has a MA in Sport and Exercise Psychology, a BA in Psychology from Princeton University and is a CMPC (Certified Mental Performance Consultant) for youth players, teams and coaches. An advocate of mental skills training from personal experiences, she understands the importance of emotional management and uses her innovation and unique knowledge specifically for youth sports.
Ferranti is a former semipro soccer player with the Long Island Rough Riders and played for the Princeton Tigers in the NCAA Final Four. She grew up in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) with the Huntington Boys Club (HBC) Lasers and HBC Fury, competing in three national championships for the Fury. She played in Eastern New York ODP for six years and Regional ODP for two years.
The Northport resident grew up in Melville and has been coaching ODP for six years.
With approximately 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with nine leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Children With Special Needs. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.