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The New Fields!

Phase 1 complete! We have two brand new full-size soccer fields that will be ready to play on next Fall. Yippee!

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Follow the North Side Park & Soccer Fields link above to get more details.

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Referee clinics are being scheduled.  Registration and online module information can be found here: LYSA Referee course info

2014 Spring Soccer Registration

You belong in Livingston Competitive Soccer!
The league is open to all boys and girls ages 9 – 18.
Registration dates (pick one!):
Dates: Tuesday October 29 and Thurs Nov 7
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Place: East Side School Gymnasium
Please bring the following:

You can mail the forms. But beware… registrations received after November 15 will have a $25 late fee added.
LYSA
P.O. Box 556
Livingston, MT 59047

Registration Fees:
Ages 9-10 (Academy soccer): $230.00 per player (includes uniforms)
Ages 11-18: $325.00 per player (does NOT include uniforms)

Partial scholarships are available!

Final payments due at Parent/Player meeting in January.
The Academy soccer program is for younger players to play at a competitive level without significant travel.

What to expect from competitive soccer:

  • Huge improvements in soccer skills and teamwork
  • Make new friends
  • Play teams from other Montana towns
  • Expert coaching
  • A state tournament!

For more info: Tim Stevens:223-3137; tstevens@npca.org
For Academy Soccer, Matt Pierson at: 220-7223

We need volunteers. Download the list of volunteer positions and see how you can help.

ODP (Olympic Development Program) Tryouts in August

Due to the overwhelming growth of the ODP program we have decided to add an additional tryout date to our normal schedule. Last year we had just over 200 players try out and we were able to have 8 teams. This along with the changes Region IV has made to ODP such as giving players more exposure to college coaches, more and more players are interested in ODP.

For these reasons as well as giving us a better chance to evaluate players we are going to have a tryout on August 17/18 for all players that will NOT be entering high school this fall. We do not want to interfere with high school tryouts and the high school season therefore we will have our usual tryout for all ages on the SECOND weekend in November.

Another advantage to having this tryout in August is it will allow us to have some training sessions in September and October for the players who make it.

Players born in 2002 or earlier and are NOT going out for high school soccer are eligible for this tryout date. Please check out our website at www.montanaodp.com or the Region IV website at www.regioniv.usyouthsoccer.org for information about ODP.

TRYOUT DATE: 8/17 & 18
LOCATION: HELENA
TIMES: SATURDAY 10:00-12:00 & 3:00-5:00
SUNDAY 9:00-11:00 & 1:00-3:00
REGISTRATION INFORMATION/Forms www.montanaodp.com
COST FOR TRYOUT – $75.00

Please get your registration in by 8/10 and send it to:

Montana ODP
1627 W Main Street
STE. 167
Bozeman, MT 59715

Please feel free to give me a call or email me if you have any questions.

Ric Plante
ODP Technical Director
406-581-8606
montanaodp@gmail.com

Rust Busters Summer Camp

The Rust Busters camp is for boys and girls soccer players grades 8-12. The camp is designed to regain technical skills and soccer shape that was lost during the off season. This camp will help high school soccer players prepare for their Fall season.

July 26-31

$65 per player

$80 per player after 7/18/2013

Download the flyer and the waiver for more information.

Second Annual Finishing & Goalkeeping Clinic

June 27-30

Open to boys and girls aged 12-17

$50 per player – A $15 late registration fee will be added to on-site signups and registrations submitted later than 6/20/2012.

$50 per coach – Coaches will receive coaching plans and will receive a $5 credit for every player he or she brings (up to $15).

Download the flyer and the waiver for more information.

2013 Fall Recreational Season Registration

Hey folks. Follow this link to get more information and register for the 2013 Fall Recreational season.

Summer Soccer Camp

7/8/2013 – 7/12/2013

Register here.

NameTimeAgesCost
First Kicks1-2pmAges 3-4$76
Mini Soccer2:30-4pmAges 4-5$89
Player Development9am-12noonAges 6-16$130
Full-day Advanced9am-12noon
1-4pm
Ages 7-18$165

Spring / Competitive Soccer Registration Time

You belong in Livingston Competitive Soccer!

The league is open to all boys and girls ages 9 – 18.

Registration for the Spring 2013 Competitive Soccer season is just around the corner, and we’d love to have your child participate! If your child has an interest in building their skills and broadening their soccer experiences, then the LYSA competitive league is a good match. This league differs from the fall recreational league in that it takes place in the spring (March-June), involves travel outside Park County, training is conducted by more experienced coaches who hold an “E” or greater coaching certificate and the level of competition is considerably higher than we see in the fall.

Dates:

You only need to come to one of these dates!
Thursday, October 25, 6:00-8:00 pm, East Side School Gym
Monday, November 5, 6:00-8:00 pm, Park County Library – Community Room

Please bring the following:

  • A parent or guardian
  • A first payment ($100.00 minimum)
  • New players only – A Birth certificate and recent photo of yourself

Forms:

Player Registration
Travel Permission
Medical Release

Fees:

Age on August 1 of 2012
9 & 10 – $225.00/ea.  (this fee includes uniforms)
11 thru 18 – $300.00/ea. (this fee does not include uniforms)

Your fee may be paid in full at registration or in 2 installments. The 1st (a minimum of $100) is due with registration paperwork and the final payment is due at the Parent/Player meeting in January 2013.

Scholarships:

We are committed to not letting financial constraints stand in the way of your child playing competitive soccer. Partial scholarships are available and request forms can be filled out at registration or downloaded here.

Additional Expenses:

Uniforms – your player will be required to purchase (2) jerseys (home & away), (2) pair of socks (white & black) and a pair of black shorts.  While prices are not set yet, we anticipate this being about a $50 cost. Kids who have played competitive before can use their old uniforms.  Orders will be taken at the Parent/Player meeting.

Travel – We encourage carpooling, room sharing, etc. Typically there are only about 2 weekends that require overnight stays. All games are on Saturday and the drive to and from games can be done within that day except for the overnight tournaments.  If your child does ride with another driver, it’s important to either pack snacks and a lunch or provide money to pay for it as well as some dollars to help pay for gas.

Additional Tournaments – Your fee includes registration in the Montana Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) state championship tournament at the end of the season.  You may be asked to consider, as a team, to participate in other tournaments such as the Magic City Classic.  If your player/team chooses to register for additional tourneys, the fee will be split evenly amongst the players/parents—that’s usually around $25 per player.

Volunteers Needed:

As always, we encourage your participation.  The Volunteer Positions outlined for each team MUST be filled before a team is allowed to begin practice.  LYSA is a 100% volunteer driven organization – there are no paid positions.  It is vital that you take an active role and assist where and when you can.  We welcome your attendance at committee meetings and are always open to constructive criticism and suggestions on how to make our leagues and the LYSA a stronger and more efficient club. Take a look at the spots we need to fill and decide how you can help.

For more information about…

  • Academy Soccer – Contact Matt Pierson at 220-7223
  • Older kid soccer – Contact Tim Stevens at 223-3137

Interview with Jurgen Klinsmann.

Klinsman is the U.S. Men’s National Team head coach. During this extended interview, Klinsmann shares his vision for the program by discussing topics such as player development, team building and performance testing.

We encourage you to provide a link on your website directing visitors to view the videos on ussoccer.com, or to post the YouTube version of the videos directly on your website. The interview can be watched in full, or you can select individual topics to view.

Watch the interview on ussoccer.comEntire Interview | Individual Topics
Watch the interview on YouTube – Entire Interview | Individual Topics

After six months in the position, Klinsmann forges ahead with instilling new ideas and building a team that will have a style of play that reflects the very best that the United States has to offer. To accomplish his goals, he continues to reach out to all members of the soccer community so that all voices will be heard.

“This process does not only belong to the National Team,” said Klinsmann. “I deeply believe that is critical we engage all the soccer constituents in this country, from coaches to fans to members of the media. After all, this team belongs to all of us! By continually exchanging ideas, we ensure that no stone is unturned in our effort to develop a team that represents what America is all about. More importantly, we are all inspired to continue to grow the game in the United States as best we can.”

Watch the interview on ussoccer.comEntire Interview | Individual Topics
Watch the interview on YouTube – | Individual Topics

Northside Park is busy getting ready for the Grand Opening of Phase 1 – Saturday, August 27

Local contractor and adult soccer player Sean Darby – Bluestem Renovations and LYSA soccer players Kyle Lavender and John Bennett volunteered to install the new park benches, built by Park High School FFA students, at Northside Park.

Local contractor and adult soccer player Sean Darby – Bluestem Renovations and LYSA soccer players Kyle Lavender and John Bennett volunteered to install the new park benches, built by Park High School FFA students, at Northside Park.

Grass is growing and Northside Park and Soccer Fields Project (NSPSF) is busy getting ready for the Grand Opening of Phase 1 – scheduled for Saturday, August 27 from 1pm-5pm. Bring a blanket and some lawn chairs and spend a fun-filled day in the park with friends and family, and celebrate how a small town with a big vision can pull together as a community and make things happen. Some of the activities include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with a biodegradable balloon release, a soccer ball speed contest, a dunking booth, great magic tricks, kite demonstrations, and live music from Cool McCool and the Spies. Kids ages 1-10 years can bring a basket and hunt for winning soccer balls. Prizes and give-a-ways will be awarded throughout the day. Local food and beverage vendors will be available in the park from 11am – 5pm.

The Grand Opening celebration will kick off with awards for the winners of the Commemorative T-shirt Art Contest. Voted on by the Livingston Youth Soccer Association Board of Directors, Stella Edwards and Shannon Wilson’s T-shirt designs were chosen to be on Northside Park’s Commemorative youth and adult T-shirts. T-shirts will soon be on sale at the Farmers Market and around town, and will be available at the Grand Opening.

Raffle tickets are on sale now for three packages to be raffled off at the Grand Opening event. Three winners will be announced for a Frosty Fun Package in Yellowstone Park for two, a Guided Fishing Trip and Lodging in Historic Livingston, and The Ultimate Picnic Basket. Tickets are on sale now at several locations around town including: Livingston Veterinary Hospital, Conley’s Books & Music, the Best Western Yellowstone Inn, the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce and at the NSPSF booth at the Livingston Farmers Market.

Phase 1 of NSPSF transformed over 7 ½ acres of weed-infested unproductive city land into a beautiful green landscape. Features of the park include over 50 trees, picnic tables and benches, a walking path – built to ADA standards – two full-sized soccer fields and a parking lot. A capital campaign is in full force to raise the $450,000 needed for Phase 2 – which includes developing the rest of the city property, installing more trees, picnic tables and benches, completing the pathway that traverses the park, two parking lots and a third soccer field.

The NSPSF Project is a collaborative effort between the City of Livingston and LYSA. For more information about the Grand Opening event or about the project visit www.livingstonyouthsoccer.org or follow the Park progress on Facebeook at www.facebook.com/northsideparkandsoccerfields. You can contact Jeff Dickerson at (406) 220-3011 or jeffdickersondvm@mcn.net