LYSC will hold tryouts for the Fall 2013 / Spring 2014 playing season, from Monday 4/22 through Wednesday 5/1, in the evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, at Warwick High School soccer fields, off Limerock Rd. in Lititz.
TO ALL –
This Sunday (May 19th) is Silent Sunday.
We expect ALL coaches to honor the intent of the day whether they agree with the principle or not. After all, we only ask this one game per season.
And here are the principles:
• Silent Sunday does not mean total silence. We want coaches and fans
to yell their heads off after a goal and at the end of a quarter or a half.
• We also want them to acknowledge good play on the field by shouting
positive remarks such as “Well done!” “Great Play!” “Great Hustle!” etc.
Here’s what we don’t want them to do:
There should be no yelling of instructions from the team’s sideline or the fans’ sideline. In short, there should be no coaching from the sidelines. This will be the hard part for many coaches. Coaches can still talk to their players between quarters and at a halftime, but no coaching during play from the sidelines onto the field.
This is the last regular game of the season. Coaches have had ten weeks of practice to teach their players. Now it’s time to let the girls play the game without a coach constantly shouting instructions from the sideline. Just let them play their own game, make their own decisions, and they will often coach themselves.
Also, almost forgot. There should be no yelling at the refs from the coach’s or fans’ sidelines, unless, of course, it’s positive. Refs already take enough verbal grief. Let’s give them a break Sunday too.
If any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact me. In the meantime, let’s return Silent Sunday to its original intent of simply letting the girls play without any outside interference. I think everyone will be surprised what they can do on their own.
DAVE LEWANDOWSKI, LAGS Commissioner
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Early registration deadline for Millersville residential soccer camp is 4/15
The u5/6 IM schedule for Spring 2013 has been posted. Click on Schedules in the main menu above.
ALL FIELDS ARE OPEN for practices and games.
Schedules for all IM u8, u10, u12, u15 have been posted. Check our schedule page for links to the new LAGS & LBYSA web pages.
Picture day is 4/6/2013 from 8 am – 12 pm at LAMS. Same reminder as–ever: full uniform, no cleats.
Scheduling for pictures is available at: http://www.tssphotography.com/orgs/42811/
The final assignments have been posted for practice fields, game fields, and weekly maintenance of field lines. The assignments are available under the menu Fields > Field Assignments.
There will be a coaching clinic for the U-10/U12 boys IM teams on Friday March 29th at 5pm at Bomberger Field.
(just before the goalie clinic).