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LYA FALL 2018 INTRAMURAL SOCCER

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PROGRAM SUMMARY:

The LYA Intramural soccer program is intended for boys and girls residing in the Downingtown Area School District ages U6 through U19.   LYA’s intramural soccer leagues are recreational and emphasize FUN, good sportsmanship, and player development.   Most trainings and games are hosted on Uwchlan Township fields.

The program is intended to be player-centric with an emphasis on “guided” play not “directed” play.    Players are encouraged to be creative and learn how to make decisions on the field during the run of play. 

All teams are coached by volunteer coaches.   New this year LYA will provide training for volunteer coaches during the first week of the season.   

2018 AGE GROUPS:

U6 : 2013 Birth Year (Co-ed)

U8:  2011 and 2012 Birth Years

U10:  2009 and 2010 Birth Years

U12:  2007 and 2008 Birth Years

U14:  2005 and 2006 Birth Year*

*8th Graders born in 2004 are eligible for the U14 program

U19:  High School

 

PROJECTED DATES:

June 1st:  Registration opens. 

July 31st:   Early Registration period ends |  $20 Discount off Posted Fee for Early Registration

Aug 15th:  Registration closes for U12 and Below

Aug 30th:  Team Assignments and Schedules released

Sept 4th-6th:  Coaching Education Sessions

Sept 7th:  Coaches meetings/pickup equipment at LYA Pavilion. 

Sept 8th:  First practice date / Alternate Date for Coaching Education Sessions

Sept 15th:  First game.  Picture Day for U6 through U10.

Nov 2nd:    Last game

Nov 9th:  End of Season Round Robin Tournament U8 and U10

Nov 9th or 16th:   Rec Select Tournament U12 and U14

NOTE: When registering, players U12 and below may choose one evening NOT available to practice


LYA Soccer Commissioner:  Doug Pusey |  [email protected]

 

AGE GROUPS SUMMARY

League

Birth Year*

Gender

Early Reg Fee $**

Format

Location

Ball Size

Keepers

Game Length

Referees

U6

2013

Co-Ed

$ 85

3 v 3

Shamona Peck

3

NO

4 x 10 min

NO

U8

2011 and 2012

Boys

$ 85

4 v 4

Shamona Main

4

NO

4 x 10 min

NO

U8

2011 and 2012

Girls

$ 85

4 v 4

Shamona Main

4

NO

4 x 10 min

NO

U10

2009 and 2010

Boys

$ 95

7 v 7

Lower Pine Creek

4

YES

2 x 25 min

NO

U10

2009 and 2010

Girls

$ 95

7 v 7

Lower Pine Creek

4

YES

2 x 25 min

NO

U12

2007 and 2008

Boys

$ 95

9 v 9

Spring Run

4

YES

2 x 30 min

1 Ref

U12

2007 and 2008

Girls

$ 95

9 v 9

Eagleview Wharton Blvd Front

4

YES

2 x 30 min

1 Ref

U14

2005* and 2006

Boys

$ 95

11 v 11

Eagleview Wharton Blvd Back

5

YES

2 x 30 min

1 Ref

U14

2005* and 2006

Girls

$ 95

11 v 11

Eagleview Wharton Blvd Back

5

YES

2 x 30 min

1 Ref

U19

High School

Boys

$ 95

11 v 11

Hoffecker

5

YES

2 x 30 min

1 Ref

U19

High School

Girls

$ 95

11 v 11

Hoffecker

5

YES

2 x 30 min

1 Ref

**Register before July 31st and pay this amount



AGE GROUPS DETAIL:

 

U6-2013 Birth Year (Co-ed)

Who:  Players born in 2013 (or later) are eligible.  Boys and girls play together.

Format:  3 v 3 with portable small-sided goals with no keepers.  Size 3 soccer ball.

Where:  Shamona Peck Park (subject to change)

Practice Schedule:  Training one night per week during the first 5 weeks (when you register, choose one night your child is not available to train each week)

Game Schedule:  Games scheduled between 8am and 2pm on Saturdays

Emphasis:  The emphasis is on having fun, developing a passion for the game, and developing a comfort with the soccer ball.  No official scores or standings are kept.

Registration Dates: 06/04/2018 to 08/31/2018
Start and End Dates: 09/01/2018 to 11/16/2018
$20 Deducted from Fee Shown through July 31st

U8-2011 and 2012 Birth Years (Boys and Girls)

Who:  Players born in 2011 and 2012 (or later) are eligible.  Boys and girls play separately.

Format:  4 v 4 with portable small-sided goals with no keepers.  Size 4 soccer ball.

Where:  Shamona Main Park (subject to change)

Practice Schedule:  Training one night per week during the first 5 weeks (when you register, choose one night your child is not available to train each week)

Game Schedule:  Games scheduled between 8am and 2pm on Saturdays

Emphasis:  The emphasis is on having fun, growing a passion for the game, improving comfort with the soccer ball, and developing an awareness of other players, time and space on the field.    No official scores or standings are kept.

Registration Dates: 06/04/2018 to 08/31/2018
Start and End Dates: 09/01/2018 to 11/16/2018
$20 Deducted from Fee Shown through July 31st

 

U10-2009 and 2010 Birth Years (Boys and Girls)

Who:  Players born in 2009 and 2010 (or later) are eligible.  Boys and girls play separately.

Format:  7 v 7 with 6ft x 12ft goals and goalkeepers.  Size 4 soccer ball.

Where:  Lower Pine Creek Park (subject to change)

Practice Schedule:  Training one night per week during the first 5 weeks (when you register, choose one night your child is not available to train each week)

Game Schedule:  Games scheduled between 8am and 3pm on Saturdays plus 2 Sunday afternoon games possible.

Emphasis:  The emphasis is on having fun, building character, continuing to develop ball skills and comfort, and further develop awareness and decision-making during the run of play.  At this stage players begin to learn the basics of team play and formation on a small-sided field that mimics a full-sided field and format.  No official scores or standings are kept.

Registration Dates: 06/04/2018 to 08/31/2018
Start and End Dates: 09/01/2018 to 11/16/2018
$20 Deducted from Fee Shown through July 31st

 

U12-2007 and 2008 Birth Years (Boys and Girls)

Who:  Players born in 2007 and 2008 (or later) are eligible.  Boys and girls play separately.

Format:  9 v 9 with 7ft x 21ft goals and goalkeepers.  Size 4 soccer ball.

Where:  Spring Run Park (subject to change)

Practice Schedule:  Training one night per week during the first 5 weeks (when you register, choose one night your child is not available to train each week)

Game Schedule:  Games scheduled between 8am and 3pm on Saturdays plus 2 Sunday afternoon games possible.

Emphasis:  The emphasis is on having fun, building character, continuing to build technical skill, while further developing tactical awareness in the framework of a team.  At this stage players continue to learn more about team concepts, positioning, and awareness of other players on the field.

Registration Dates: 06/04/2018 to 08/31/2018
Start and End Dates: 09/01/2018 to 11/16/2018
$20 Deducted from Fee Shown through July 31st

This division format is subject to change depending on registration numbers

 

U14 / Middle School -2005 and 2006 plus 8th Graders born in 2004* (Boys and Girls)

Who:  Players born in 2005 and 2006 and 8th graders born in 2004 are eligible.  Boys and girls play separately.

Format:  11 v 11 with full size goals and goalkeepers.  Size 5 soccer ball.

Where:  TBD

Practice Schedule:  training on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings the first 5 weeks of the season

Game Schedule:  Games scheduled on Saturdays morning or afternoon and select Sunday afternoons.  LYA teams will play in a league against teams from West Chester, GCVSA, EBYA, and GEYA.   Home games will be played on an LYA Field and away games would be in West Chester, Great Valley, East Brandywine Park or Fellowship Fields.

Emphasis:  The emphasis is on having fun, building character, continuing to develop technical skills, and learning to play and compete as a team including making adjustments as a team against different levels and types of competition.  Sportsmanship is emphasized.

Registration Dates: 06/04/2018 to 08/31/2018
Start and End Dates: 09/01/2018 to 11/16/2018
$20 Deducted from Fee Shown through July 31st

*8th Graders born in 2004 may choose to play in either the U14 or the High School League

This division format is subject to change depending on registration numbers

 

High School / U19 (Boys and Girls)

Who:  Players in High School are eligible.  Boys and girls play separately.

Format:  11 v 11 with full size goals and goalkeepers.  Size 5 soccer ball

Where:  TBD

Practice Schedule:  TBD

Game Schedule:  Games scheduled on Saturdays morning or afternoon and select Sunday afternoons

LYA teams will play in a league against teams from West Chester, GCVSA, T-E, and Radnor.

Emphasis:  The emphasis is on having fun, building character, continuing to develop technical skills, and competing as a team while demonstrating sportsmanship throughout.

Registration Dates: 06/04/2018 to 08/31/2018
Start and End Dates: 09/01/2018 to 11/16/2018
$20 Deducted from Fee Shown through July 31st

PLEASE NOTE that 8th graders born in 2004 can choose either U14 or U19 divisions.

This division format is subject to change depending on registration numbers.   This division could end up changing to Co-Ed and participate in a HS Co-Ed League with GEYA and EBYA pending registrations.

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