Fields are open for now

Fields were checked at 1:30 pm today. At that time all fields were deemed to be suitable for play. With the forecasted rain on Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday our weekend games may be postponed. Field evaluations will be made on Friday evening, very early Saturday morning, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning. If any site or field needs to be closed, the Board and Coordinators will be consulted as usual. Final determinations will be posted and forwarded via club-wide email lists.

Coaches and players should watch this website and email for updates as game time approaches.

You can call or email the fields coordinator using the information on the contact page.

Volunteers: Registrar is Needed

Dear club members and volunteers,
LYSC is currently looking for a person with some time to commit to taking over the position of Registrar.

Description of duties:

·Coordinate all player registrations with LYSC (Fall and Spring)
·Initiate registration sessions with Group Net Solutions.
·Distribute registration flyers to WSD and ask that they be emailed out to all elementary school parents.
·Enter all manual paper registrations into GNS system.
·Notify LYSC board or volunteers on player registration issues.
·Redirect questions to appropriate age group coordinator or gender directors.
·Maintain a database of all currently registered players as well as past players.
·May be asked to mass email current season players to notify of important announcements, ex. Field closings, change of meeting time or venues or general announcements.
·Coordinate resolution of incomplete registrations.
·Attend monthly board meetings as needed.
·Computer knowledge in various Microsoft applications. Good communication skills.
·Passionate about Lititz Youth Soccer Club and dedicated to improving club practices.
·Well organized and knowledgeable in club policies and fees. (Registration fees, refund policy, etc.)

If interested, please contact

Coaches Clinic at LANCO Fieldhouse

LANCO Fieldhouse is hosting a free Coaches Clinic with US Soccer U15 GNT Head Coach Mark Carr on Sunday – September 27, 2015 from 6:00-8:30pm.

This is a great way to continue to develop your skills as a coach! Learn the way US Soccer is developing their players for the international game. Sessions will include both classroom and on-field sessions.

If interested, add your name to the roster here.

Classroom Topic:

1) US Soccer Training Center Program and role of Youth Soccer
2) The Future game on the Women’s Side
3) Scouting Focus
4) U15 GNT Takeaways

On-Field Session Topic:

Developing the Creative, Sophisticated Special Player

Other Clinician:

Todd Hoffard
US Youth National Team GK Coach
US Soccer Scout

Update on Field Closures

ETP, LAMS, and Gerhart fields have all been reopened.  Linear Park and Bomberger fields will remained closed for Friday, but they will be open for games on Saturday and Sunday.

Coaches, if you are attempting to schedule a make-up practice Friday night, please redirect your practice to an open facility, but err on the side of caution by running practice off the actual field.

Fields closed due to rain

All fields are closed until further notice.  A tour of our 5 facilities has been completed and there is standing water at all of them.  We will need to perserve our fields for opening games this weekend.  Keep your eye on the field status indicator in the left sidebar of the website!

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 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