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FC Cincinnati - LSO Night


FC Cincinnati vs New York

FC Cincinnati

Purchase tickets by visiting SAY Masons' group ticket portal at www.fccincinnati.com/group-portal and enter portal password: LSONIGHT
Tickets are $15.00 and children that are 3 years old and younger are free.

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Lakota Sports Organization
is “the ELITE” recreational program!

Fall Registration Open

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We wish all High School aged players that are trying out for High School!
If you are not select for your high school team this fall, LSO has spots for you, register by August 10, 2017.
Player Draw: July 9th, 2017
Coach Contact players by: July 21, 2017
Practices begin the week of August 1st, 2017
Games begin Saturday, August 26th, 2017
2017 Fall Age Matrix
Instructional: Born in 2011 and 2012 (6 & Under)
Passers: Born in 2009 and 2010 (8 & Under)
Wings: Born in 2007 and 2008 (10 & Under)
Strikers: Born in 2005 and 2006 (12 & Under)
Kickers: Born in 2003 and 2004 (14 & Under)
Minors: Born in 2001 and 2002 (16 & Under)
Seniors: Born in 1998, 1999 & 2000 (19 & Under)
New age matrix established by US Soccer, Adopted by SAY National, SAY North & LSO: Fall 2017

For more information email: Soccer@LakotaSports.org

Adult Referees Needed

Please Sign Up Now!

Soccer Kids
Select Soccer
LFC Soccer

Lakota Futbol Club

Looking for a Select soccer team?

Lakota FC, a program of Lakota Sports, focuses on Total Player Development for ages U5-U16 (4 to 16). Lakota FC's mission is to give the kids of the Northern Cincinnati Community the opportunity to train, develop, and enjoy the game of soccer in a competitive environment across various age groups.

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Important New Video

New Video on Concussion Awareness

CHICAGO (Nov. 2, 2016) – U.S. Soccer released a new video on recognizing and managing concussions, highlighting the important role parents, players, coaches, referees and health professionals play in the return to play process. The video is part of U.S. Soccer's Recognize to Recover (R2R) player health and safety program, and is designed to raise awareness of this important issue and will be used in coach and referee continued education.

Recreational Soccer
Say Soccer

Meeting the varying and growing needs of your family, for ages 2 to 18.

LSO is excited to offer Challenger Sports MiniKickers Soccer Program in association with Challenger Soccer Academy.

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A Youth Soccer Program developed for - Open to Boys and Girls ages 2 - 4. MiniKickers is a new and exciting program that ignites a passion for sports and learning, while teaching strength, balance coordination, listening skills and team work for children at their most formative stages.

Key Curriculum, developed in the UK by Child Experts and Soccer Coaches featuring the SPICE Development Method focusing on: Social, Physical, Intellectual, Creative and Emotional Development

To provide each player a great head start, and a passion for activity and Sport, through enjoyment of a multitude of activities centered on the sport of soccer. This training by is led by Professional coaches who engage the children in a unique way will help your child develop key Motor Skills and Coordination.

Program Specifics
Program Location: WJL Mutli-Sports Park (7894 Kyles Station Road, Liberty Township, Ohio 45044)
Program Days and Times: Sunday, August 22nd through Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 (8 Weeks)
No session will be held on Sunday, September 3, 2017 (Labor Day Weekend)

Program Times
Session 1: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Boys and Girls ages 2 & 3)
Session 2: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Boys and Girls ages 3 & 4)
Session 3: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Boys and Girls ages 2 & 3)
Session 4: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Boys and Girls ages 3 & 4)

Fee includes: 8 sessions and full soccer uniform- Shirt, Shorts, Socks & a MiniKickers Soccer Ball!

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For more information contact: Bruce Rhodes at:
Phone: 513-907-6884
Email: ExecAdmin@LakotaSports.org

Recreational SAY soccer for boys and girls ages 4 through 18 which teaches the fundamentals of soccer while having fun, getting exercise outdoors, meeting new friends, and learning important life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship. LSO is a member of Soccer Association for Youth (SAY) USA and as such is governed by SAY rules.

Spring registration opens in October, with a guaranteed placement deadline in early January. Teams are formed in February. Practices begin in early March. The 8-game season begins in early April. Games are primarily played on Saturdays, with a few games on week nights. The Spring season ends in late-May.

Guaranteed Placement Registration Deadline: Jan. 15th

A late fee will be charged when registering after this date .

Fall registration opens in April, with a guaranteed placement deadline in early June. Teams are formed in July. Practices begin in early August. The 10-game season begins in early September . Games are primarily played on Saturdays, with a few games played on week nights. The regular season ends at the end of October. SAYNorth and State tournaments begin the end of October and can run through mid-November, depending on team performance.

Guaranteed Placement Registration Deadline: June 15th

A late fee will be charged when registering after this date .

The Instructional Division, for ages 4-5, is our in-house, co-ed beginner division based on SAY rules. We focus on the fundamentals of soccer while teaching SAY rules and providing 5v5 game experiences.

Age Divisions

  • Instructional - ages 4-5
  • Passers (U8)- ages 6-8
  • Wings (U10)- ages 8-10
  • Strikers (U12)- ages 10-12
  • Minors (U16)- ages 14-16
  • Seniors (U19)- ages 16-19

Equipment: Each season, players will receive a team jersey, shorts and socks. The only equipment players must provide is shin guards and soccer shoes.

Team formation: All teams are formed based on a random draw as prescribed by SAY rules. Due to this process we cannot guarantee practice nights or times, nor can we honor play with requests for coaches or for another player. If it is past the guaranteed placement date but before the start of games (April for spring and late August for Fall) we will do our best to place all players assuming divisions are not full.

Recreational soccer for boys and girls ages 4 through 11 which focuses on ball control, offensive skills, and builds physical endurance. Winter is played indoors; Summer is outdoors. There are no practices; it's just pure game time fun!

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Summer 3v3 registration opens in April, with a guaranteed placement deadline in the Middle of May. Games will begin in the first week of June and will end the last week of July. Wednesday is the main night of play for the league.

Winter Session I registration opens in late September, with a guaranteed placement deadline in late October. Games will begin in early November and will end mid- January. There will be breaks for the holidays.

Winter Session II registration will begin in early November with a guaranteed placement deadline in early January. Games will begin in mid-January and will end early- March.

All 3v3 Sessions (Summer and Winter) are limited to 90 registered players.

All 3v3 Sessions(Summer and Winter) are 8 –game seasons (7 games guaranteed) played on Wednesday nights. Summer sessions are played at Walter J Long, winter sessions at a local indoor facility.

3v3 sessions consist of 35 minute, dual -Coach controlled (i.e. no Referees) matches. Games will be played in 3 time periods: 6-6:40PM; 6:40-7:20PM; 7:20-8:00PM .

Teams will be formed by LSO and consist of 5 players per team. A maximum of 6 teams will play during each time period. Players may request to play with one other player. Every effort will be made to honor requests. Each player will receive a T–shirt.

Age Divisions:

  • Instructional (U6)
  • Passers (U8)
  • Wings (U10)
  • Strikers (U10)


LSO Recreational Soccer follows the guidelines and laws of SAY soccer (SAY Soccer Rulebook). All parents and players are encouraged to become familiar with the laws of SAY soccer. The Playing Laws and Organizational Rules are found in the Rulebook link above. an be found at the following link: http://www.saysoccer.org/rulebook.aspx

Organizational rules, which detail SAY philosophy, player eligibility, team formation, and other important operations of a SAY organization, can be found in the SAY Soccer Rulebook

Playing Laws specific to RecPlus are noted in Rule 15 of the Organization Rules as well as in the Clarifications to Rule 15 (Organizational) - "RecPlus Variances" which can both be found in the SAY Soccer Rulebook .

LSO Soccer Referee Signup Form

Please fill out the form below and we will contact you. Thanks !

Soccer Board

Shawn Denlinger
Assistant Commissioner
Player Coordinator/Registration
Jennifer Feeney
Equipment Coordinator
Joe Ritzu
Field Coordinator
Referee Coordinator / Scheduler
Scott Gall
Instructional Coordinator
Enid Soto
Passers Coordinator
Jennifer Feeney
Wings Coordinator
Brian McCarthy
Strikers Coordinator
Brian McCarthy
K/M/S Coordinator
Brian McCarthy
3v3 Coordinator
LSO Executive Administrator
Bruce Rhodes


Forms and Documents

Soccer Match Reschedule Form (Word doc)

Background Check

This link is used for all LSO sports EXCEPT Baseball (see Baseball Coaches section)

LSO Coaches Code of Conduct

Online Acceptance Form: Use this online form to confirm your acceptance of the Coaches Code of Conduct. Please discuss expectations of positive attitudes amongst the coaching staff.

Concussion Training

State law requires training in recognizing concussions in sports. The Ohio Department of Health offers free online training for coaches. Click on the title above to be taken to the state site for more info and links to the training. Once you complete the training click on the
Concussion Training Confirmation.

Parent / Player Code of Conduct

This form should be signed at the team's first meeting. This also offers a good opportunity to discuss the coach's expectations of the team's players and parents.

Emergency Medical Form

This form needs to be completed for all players on the team and kept by the head coach for the duration of the season.

Medical Clearance to Return Form

Incident Report

Injury Report Form

(PDF) -- (Excel)
Coaching Resources

LSO Soccer Instructional Handbook

A description of the LSO U5/U6 Instructional program

SAY Soccer Coaching Manual

A Season of Sessions

LSO Recreational Coaching

Educational PowerPoint Presentation

How to Setup Team Pages in Blue Sombrero


Coaching Education

US Youth Soccer – www.usyouthsoccer.org – click 'Coaches'

Ohio South – www.osysa.com – Click 'Coaches' then 'Coaching Articles Tips'

National Soccer Coaches Association of America – www.nscaa.com – Click 'Educating Coaches'

US Soccer – www.ussoccer.com – Click 'Coaching Education'

SAY Soccer – www.saysoccer.org – Click the picture entitled 'Coaches'

Sample lesson plans – http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/Education/

Articles and Tips from OSYSA - http://www.osysa.com/coaching/coaching_articles/


'The Baffled Parent's Guide to Great Soccer Drills' – Dr. Ron Quinn

'Developing Game Intelpgence in Soccer' – Horst Wein

'Assistant Coach Series – U6 and U8' – US Youth Soccer

'Assistant Coach Series – U10 Practice' – US Youth Soccer

'Assistant Coach Series – U12 Activity Aids' – US Youth Soccer

'Official US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual' – US Youth Soccer


'The Novice Coach: An Introduction to Coaching Youth Soccer DVD Two-Disc Set' – US Youth Soccer

'NSCAA Soccer Coaches Guided DVD's'

Coaching Licenses

USSF 'National Youth License' (U6-U12) – www.usyouthsoccer.org – Click 'Coaches', hold your mouse over 'Coaches' and click 'National Youth License

The National Youth License is a full six day course with a written, oral, and practical examinations (videotaped) with recreational players.

USSF 'Youth Module' (U6-U12) – www.osysa.com – Click 'Coaches' than click 'Coaching License Course Schedule and E-Registration'

The Youth Module is a six hour course designed to give an overview of each age group, there is no examination.

Lakota Sports Organization

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 212
West Chester, OH 45071

Walter J. Long Multi-Sports Complex
7894 Kyles Station Road
Middletown OH 45044