Coaches: U10 and up Rec Jerseys Pickup at LYSC Monthly Meeting

Coaches and Team Managers: team jerseys are ready for pickup for all recreational teams U10 and up. Please send a team representative to the Warwick Township Building to pick up the jerseys during the monthly club meeting on September 3 from 7:30-8:30pm. Anyone that cannot send a rep during this time should contact Amy at uniforms@lysc.org to arrange an alternate pickup time.

Tips for the Season and Birthdate Chart Changes

Coach John Fellenbaum has selected some interesting articles to share with our coaching and parent community.

Coaches: Are you new to coaching youth soccer? Here’s an article with 11 tips to remember and incorporate for a successful, enjoyable season for players, parents, and coaches alike if you are coaching the youngest sets of players:

11 tips for coaching the little ones

Here is a discussion of some changes coming to youth soccer in the US, specifically a change in the birthdate chart for registration (going from an August-July year to a January-December year to align registration with the international standard):

Changes in birthdate cutoffs for age groups

Picture day is September 19-Coaches sign up

Picture day is scheduled for September 19, with time slots available from 8:00am to 2:30pm. The head coach of each team should sign up for a slot for the team, then let the team know once the time is reserved.

Coaches, sign up for your team’s time slot here. There is also a TSS link to coach signup in the sidebar of this website.

Pictures will be taken at the gym at Lititz Area Mennonite School. Players should show up in their team jersey, black shorts, soccer socks and sneakers. Cleats are not permitted in the gym.

Fall Dates Posted

Fall 2015 season dates have been posted. Click here to view a pdf version.

Here is the most up-to-date information regarding key dates:

Mandatory Coaches/Managers Meeting     August 12
7:30 PM Warwick Township Building

Equipment Pick Up (1st date)– New Equipment / Liners  August 15
9:00 – 11:00AM Gerhart Sheds

Practice Begins for travel teams Week of August 17

Lanco Coaches Meeting    August 19
Location TBD

Equipment Pick Up (2nd date)– New Equipment / Liners August 20
6:00 – 8:00PM Gerhart Sheds

Field Maintenance Day-all fields August 22
8:00 AM Gerhart Sheds

Practice Begins for recreational or intramural teams Week of August 24

2nd Field Maintenance Day-if needed August 29
8:00 AM Gerhart Sheds

LANCO Season Begins        September 12-13
LAGS Season Begins
LBYSA Season Begins
U5/U6/U8 Season Begins

Picture Day   September 19
8:00 AM Location LAMS

Silent weekend-all age groups October 24-25

LAGS Festival October 31/November 1

Spring 2016 Registration Opens        November 1

U5-6/U8 Festival November 14
Location: Forney Field

LANCO Tournament November 14-15

LBYSA Tournament TBD
SOLANCO is hosting

Field Maintenance Day – Retrieve Goals / Clean Fields November 21-22
8:00 AM Gerhart Sheds

Player Rating Forms Due to Age Group Coordinators  November 22

Season Ends – Equipment Return / Liners        TBD

U10 and U12 Boys and Girls Goalkeeper Clinics Available

John Fellenbaum is hosting two goalkeepers clinics for U10 and U12 boys and girls.  Two one-hour sessions are available, both to be held from 6:00-7:00 on Wednesday September 2 or Monday September 21 at Elizabeth Township Park. Players should come prepared for a normal practice (ball, shin guards, cleats, water). If you have a player that is interested in learning goalkeeper’s techniques, please let your head coach know. Coaches, please send your final count of players to webmaster@lysc.org by August 29 so we may decide on a final schedule.

Late Fee Waived for All Players this Fall

Thanks to the LYSC families and the Lititz community for your healthy support of our fall registration! Due to our late start this year because of migrating to the new registration system, we have decided to waive all late fees for all players for the fall season.

We still have plenty of room for additional players of all age groups as we begin to form teams. We have several spots open for U12 and U15 girls, whether you have played before or not. Registration closes August 3.

Click here to start registration!