Tryouts for the boys Long Island team typically has about 100 kids turn out. Both the boys and girls squads are considered a real All-Star event which contributes to Long Island winning year after year. College coaching traffic from New York schools and the surrounding states is typically very strong (about 50-75 coaches for boys and girls for the three games plus playoff games).
Years back, the scholastic soccer teams also dominated the competition. More and more tournaments and options on the soccer side has decreased the dominance and medal counts that Long Island soccer once enjoyed at this event.