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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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Recreational League

Our season will start with practices either the week of August 26th or September 2nd, depending on your kid’s coach. They will notify you by email before the third week of August to let you know the time, days of the week, and location of your kid’s practice. Generally teams will have two practices a week and one weekend game.

The first games will start on Friday, Sept 6th (for Knee Kickers) and Saturday, Sept 7th (for all other players). The last games will be on Friday, Oct 11th (for Knee Kickers) and Saturday, Oct 12th (for all other players).

Your child will need to bring to soccer cleats and shin guards to every practice and game in order to play.   Players will be given a team uniform and socks by their coach before their first game.

The division your child will play in is based upon their age as of August 1, 2013, per the following list:

Age 5, Knee Kickers – $60
Age 6-7, Division 1 – $60
Age 8-9, Division 2 – $70
Age 10-11, Division 3- $70
Age 12-15, Division 4- $70

Partial scholarships are available, but the exact, equal, amount available for each player will be determined after all the scholarship requests and scholarship donations have been received in mid-July. By mid-August, we will notify people who have requested financial assistance as to the amount of scholarship that can be given to all, and payment for the remaining portion will be due before the start of the season.

After July 10th an additional $15 fee will be assessed to late registrations. Late registrations will be accepted on a SPACE AVAILABLE basis only. DIVISIONS 2 and 3 ARE ALREADY FULL. WE WON’T BE ACCEPTING ANY MORE PLAYERS IN THOSE AGE GROUPS. If we have an open space on a team that corresponds to your child’s age group, they will be placed on that team.  If there are not any open slots in their particular age group, you will be refunded your registration fee.

LYSA’s success is 100% fueled by volunteers who give their time for all our kids. To make this season happen, we will need 30 coaches, 30 assistant coaches, 30 team sponsors, 40 referees, 15 people to paint lines on the fields, 4 people to put up and take down field flags for game days (field marshals), 2 data entry people, and 4 people for a fundraiser committee. We are especially in need of referees and coaches! There are certification classes available for new referees and there will be a clinic for new coaches before the start of the season. All our coaches will also have sequential, weekly, practice plans sent to their email address from “Confident Coach”, a computer program we have enlisted to support our coaching crew.

This year the recreational soccer committee is giving a $10 discount off one registration to each parent/guardian (and kid too, if they agree to referee 3 games or more) who volunteer and thereby make this program stronger! To receive a volunteer discount, please indicate your area of volunteering interest on your child’s registration form and we will contact you in August to remind you of your of your choice and to check on your preferred times before we have made up a schedule.

We hope that registering for fall soccer we are using the “GotSoccer” program will be easy. Once in Gotsoccer, you may be able to pull up your child’s existing LYSA record by going to the “Registered User” box and requesting password information to be sent to you so that you may gain access to their account. If your child has more than one account in the system, just pick any one of them to work within as you update the information requested; only that one account will be transferred into the 2013 roster.  Because we rely solely on email and cell phones to communicate with you, please be certain to review all information in the account for accuracy. If your child has never played in LYSA before, or you do not find an existing account, then you will need to go to the “New Family Member Profile” box and enter in all new data. PLEASE NOTE: Your child’s registration will not be valid until you print out your completed registration forms, sign them, and mail them along with the corresponding payment to:

LYSA, c/o Adam Stern, 208 South F St., Livingston, Montana, 59047

Follow this link to register your child on the GotSoccer website.

If you would prefer to hand in your forms in person, we will be having registrations from 5:00-7:00 at Washington School on May 13th and June 4th. Come and register during these events or bring your completed forms and payments with you when you come to see us!

If you have any questions about registration, contact, Adam Stern, at: adam_stern@hotmail.com or you may reach him by phone at 222-5252.

If you have questions about other issues, please contact the Recreational League chairperson, Cara McNeely, at mcneelyc@hotmail.com or you may reach her by phone at 223-8610.