Answers to questions.
Do I have to volunteer? No, but the more volunteers the better the experience for the kids.
When does recreation soccer start? Historically, our season starts the last Saturday of August and runs for 8 weeks.
Where and what time do we play? In the past we have used Lime Acres, Manville Park and Lincoln Middle School. The U6 division starts at 8 A.M. and we play until the last age group is done.
When will the schedule be posted? The third week of August.
LYSA’s Fall Recreational Soccer offers a place for novice and experienced players. All players ages 4 through 15, calendar years 2002 - 2013 who register will be placed on a team based on age.
Teams generally consist of a mix of novice and experienced players. Experienced/competitive players are distributed to ensure an even playing field in the Recreational Season. Teams are assembled with a goal of even player distribution so there is not one “strong” team in any age group.
Our philosophy for our Recreational season is to create a fun and educational season for all players with an emphasis on “fun”. Our Fall Season starts in late August and runs through late October. Games are all on Saturdays.
Game and Practice Schedules and Locations are not published until mid August. LYSA graciously accepts the hospitality of the Town of Lincoln, Lincoln School Department and the Lincoln Parks and Rec. Department to use it’s fields for our games. LYSA applies for field permits at the appropriate time and generally receives field permits in mid August. We then develop field and game time schedules and publish them on our website. Registration for our Fall Season is held in May.
On-line Registration will be made available on our website and payment is accepted on-line (MC/Visa). All players MUST be registered during the registration period and NO late registrations are allowed. We historically have over 500 players every year. We need 8 weeks to organize needed Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Sponsors, order Uniforms and Schedules for these 500 players, 50 teams, 100 coaches and schedule 400 games. Once this is done and teams are built from registered players, it is difficult and unfair to try to add late players. We do allow late players who just moved to town so they can quickly get involved in community activities.
We do all we can to keep the cost as low as possible. The fee covers player insurance as well as a uniform. Players must provide shin guards and outdoor cleats. Player fees also help pay for equipment, referee fees, first aid kits and alot of ice packs. Again, our goal for Fall Recreational is “FUN”. We hope you can join us!!!!
LYSA offers Competitive Travel Teams in the Fall in some age groups depending on the number of players and coaches that may be interested in participating.