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Registration for LYA Recreational Soccer Fall 2021 is now OPEN.   Click the links below to register.

PLAYER REGISTRATION

COACH REGISTRATION*

*LYA Soccer is a volunteer driven organization and while soccer or coaching experience is nice to have it is not required, particularly at our U6 and U8 groups.   LYA will provide coaches with guidelines and resources.


LYA SOCCER 2021 PROGRAM SUMMARY:

LYA will be offering during the Fall of 2021 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.

2021 AGE GROUPS:

U6: 2016 and 2017 Birth Year (Co-ed)

U8:  2014 and 2015 Birth Years

U10:  2012 and 2013 Birth Years

U12:  2010 and 2011 Birth Years

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

PROJECTED DATES:

June 21st:  Registration opens.  

July 31st:   Early Registration period ends | $20 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 7th:  First practice date 

Sept 18th:  First game  

Nov 6th:  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 2021 SEASON 
AGE GROUPS DETAIL:

U6 - 2016 and 2017 Birth Years (Co-ed)

Who:  Players born in 2016 and 2017 are eligible.  Boys and girls play together.

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

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.

U8 - 2014 and 2015 Birth Years (Boys and Girls)

Who:  Players born in 2014 and 2015 (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.  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 - 2012 and 2012 Birth Years (Boys and Girls)

Who:  Players born in 2012 and 2013 (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 - 2010 and 2011 Birth Years (Boys and Girls)

Who:  Players born in 2008 and 2009 (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.

This division format is subject to change depending on registration numbers

Contact

LYA
P.O. Box 475 
Lionville, Pennsylvania 19353

Email: [email protected]

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