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Meeting the varying and growing needs of your family, for ages 2 to 18.
LSO is excited to offer Challenger Sports TinyTykes Soccer Program in association with Challenger Soccer Academy.
A Youth Soccer Program developed for - Boys and Girls ages 2 – 4. TinyTykes is an innovative program, created by childcare specialists that introduces children aged 2 to 4 years to the basic skills of soccer. See Flyer above for details.
For program specifics, see Fall 2021 TinyTykes Flyer
For more information contact: Bruce Rhodes at:
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.
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 2 1/2 through 11 which focuses on ball control, offensive skills, and builds physical endurance.
Winter is played indoors and Summer is outdoors.
Walter J. Long Fields 7894 Kyles Station Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044
Hot Shots is a fun 8 week program developed for boys and girls ages 2yrs 5 months - 4yrs old. Hot Shots is run by LSO trainers who introduce children to the basic skills of soccer. There will be 30 min of instruction followed by 25 min of play. Sessions are on Monday evenings starting first week of June and ending last week of July. *There are no other nights of practice or game*
Recreational soccer for boys and girls ages 4 through 11 which focuses on ball control, offensive skills, and builds physical endurance. There are no practices; it's just pure game time fun!
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 only night of play for the league. League games will be played at Walter J Long.
Games will be played in 3 time periods: 6-6:40PM; 6:45-7:25PM; 7:30-8:10PM. Summer age divisions are based on age and enrollment numbers; grouped youngest-oldest.
All summer (outdoor) 3v3 sessions consist of 40 minute, dual - coach controlled (i.e. no referees) matches. Summer league will include an 8 game season (7 games guaranteed).
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.
Gametime Training Center 530 Quality Blvd # C, Fairfield, OH 45014
Winter Session I: Registration opens in 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 Christmas and New Years.
Winter Session II: Registration opens early November with a guaranteed placement deadline at the end of December. Games will begin in mid-January and will end early- March.
Winter Indoor 3v3 Youth Leagues (Tuesdays): Co-ed ages 4 to 11
The 3v3 winter leagues teams will be formed by LSO and consist of 5 players per team, a maximum of 6 players. Players may request to play with one other player. Every effort will be made to honor requests when possible. Each player will receive a T–shirt.
Winter Hot Shots Soccer Program: Co-ed ages 2.5 to 4
The Hot Shots winter program will include training groups formed by LSO and consist of 10 players per team. Each session will be 30 minutes of instruction followed by 10-15 min of play. Players may request to play with two other players. Every effort will be made to honor requests.
Kick Start Soccer League – Co-ed Skills Development / Play Program: Co-ed ages 4 – 6
Kick Start will provide each player with 20 minutes of skills development activities followed by 25 minute period of 3v3 play. All training and play sessions will be led by LSO trainers.
Open to boys and girls born between: 9/30/2015 – 1/1/2013
Winter 6v6 Soccer: Co-ed ages 7 to 11
LSO 6v6 (or 7v7 depending on registration) winter leagues teams will be formed by LSO and consist of 9 players per team. A minimum of 9 players / maximum of 11 players per team. Players may request to play with two other players. Every effort will be made to honor requests. Each player will receive a T–shirt.
Additional Program / League Information:
All winter leagues will include an 8 game / session schedule (7 games guaranteed).
Shin guards are required, cleated soccer shoes are recommended, flats are acceptable.
If you are a coach for an interscholastic sport and are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education, please visit their website for information about their training requirements around Lindsay's Law.
If you are a coach in a community program, please use the following resources:
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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.Learn More
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.More
The video, which is available to download and encouraged to be shared, follows the journey of a young soccer player through a suspected concussion and outlines the symptoms of concussions and the steps that should be taken before a player is allowed to return to the field. As the video weaves between reality and what takes place in the player's mind, we see how both the physical and mental symptoms of concussions have very real effects.
"A concussion can be difficult to recognize on the field and most occur without a loss of consciousness or an obvious sign that something is wrong with a player's brain function," said U.S. Soccer Chief Medical Officer George Chiampas. "If players, parents, coaches and referees work together to educate themselves and take proper precautions, athletes and parents can both enjoy exciting, challenging competition without the constant fear of serious injury."
Former U.S. Men's National Team player Taylor Twellman, who suffered concussions during his professional career, is also part of the video. Speaking from first-hand experience, Twellman emphasizes the importance for players to ask for help if they feel they may have suffered a concussion.
"My passion for this subject is well known throughout the soccer community," Twellman said. "I was honored that U.S. Soccer asked me to be a part of this program to hopefully make a difference in the way we evaluate and recover from concussions."
Earlier this week, the video was presented on a webinar to U.S Soccer's membership from across the country, including state associations, youth organizations and Development Academy clubs. Each member was provided the video and encouraged to share it with their players, coaches, parents and referees.
Recognize to Recover is aimed at promoting safe play and reducing injuries in soccer players of all ages. The first-of-its-kind program was developed with the help of medical experts to provide coaches, players, parents and referees with information, guidance and additional educational materials to improve the prevention and management of injuries.
To learn more about Recognize to Recover, visit recognizetorecover.org.
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.
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 .
This link is used for all LSO sports EXCEPT Baseball (see Baseball Coaches section)
Click here to view.
Click here to view the mandatory Covid-19 Waiver form.
Click here to see step by step instructions for Signing Up as a Coach on the Blue Sombero system.
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.
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.
This form needs to be completed for all players on the team and kept by the head coach for the duration of the season.
Intro Email - Attach Practice Schedule
Intro Letter - with Player Uniform Listing
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'
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.
P.O. Box 212
West Chester, OH 45071
Walter J. Long Multi-Sports Complex
7894 Kyles Station Road
Middletown OH 45044