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LYA RECREATIONAL SOCCER FALL 2022 PROGRAM SUMMARY:

LYA will be offering during the Fall of 2022 our recreational soccer program for ages U6 through U12.  The Program is recreational and emphasizes FUN, good sportsmanship, and player development.   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.   LYA will provide training and support for coaches prior to the beginning of the season.

2022 AGE GROUPS:

U6: 2017 and 2018 Birth Year

U8:  2015 and 2016 Birth Years

U10:  2013 and 2014 Birth Years

U12:  Birthdates 9/1/2010 - 12/31/2012

Players U13 and above interested in playing recreational soccer we recommend the GEYA or EBYA programs

PROJECTED DATES:

June 25th:  Registration opens. 

July 31st:   Early Registration period ends | $25 Discount off Posted Fee for Early Registration

Aug 14th:  Registration closes (limited openings for select age groups after this date)

August 30th:  Coaching and team assignments confirmed

Sept 6th:  First practice date

Sept 18th:  First game 

Nov 5h:  Last game

VOLUNTEER COACHES:

When registering your child you may register as a volunteer coach.  Coaching assignments will be confirmed

SPECIAL REQUESTS:

·       Players choose one evening you are NOT available to train when registering
·       Coaches may email the commissioner to request one player on their team (in addition to their child)


LYA Soccer Commissioner:  Doug Pusey |  [email protected]



LYA RECREATIONAL SOCCER FALL 2022 SEASON 
AGE GROUPS DETAIL:


U6 - 2017 and 2018 Birth Years

Who:  Players born in 2017 and 2018 are eligible. 

Format:  3 v 3 with portable small-sided goals with no keepers.  Size 3 soccer ball. 4 periods 10 minutes each.

Where:  LYA Hoffecker field

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.

 

U8 – 2015 and 2016 Birth Years

Who:  Players born in 2015 and 2016 (or later) are eligible. 

Format:  4 v 4 with portable small-sided goals with no keepers.  Size 4 soccer ball.  4 periods 10 minutes each.

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.

 

U10 - 2013 and 2014 Birth Years

Who:  Players born in 2013 and 2014 (or later) are eligible.  Boys and girls play separately.

Format:  7 v 7 with 6ft x 12ft goals and goalkeepers.  Size 4 soccer ball.  Games are 2 halves 25 minutes each with one LYA assigned paid referee.

Where:  Lower Pine Creek Park

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 5pm on Saturdays

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.

 

U12 - 2011 and 2012 Birth Years

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

Format:  9 v 9 with 7ft x 21ft goals and goalkeepers.  Size 4 soccer ball.  Games are 2 halves 30 minutes each with one LYA assigned paid referee.

Where:  Martins Farm Park 9 v 9 field

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 5pm on Saturdays

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.

NOTE: Division alignments are subject to change depending on registration numbers

Contact

LYA
P.O. Box 475 
Lionville, Pennsylvania 19353

Email: [email protected]

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