Spring Season 2021

Tiny Tykes Flyer

Spring Flyer

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Soccer Kids
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 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 Spring 2021 TinyTykes Flyer

Register Now

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.

Due to Covid the Guaranteed Placement Registration Deadline is July 19, 2020, this year!

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 and Summer is outdoors.

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 main night of play for the league.

Summer age groups:

  • Instructional (U6) – 3v3
  • Passers (U8) – 3v3
  • Wings (U10) – 3v3
  • Strikers (U10) – 3v3

All summer (outdoor) 3v3 sessions consist of 40 minute, dual - coach controlled (i.e. no referees) matches. Games will be played in 3 time periods: 6-6:40PM; 6:45-7:25PM; 7:30-8:10PM.

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.

Summer sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings beginning the first week of June and will end by the end of July each year. League games will be played at Walter J Long.

Winter Soccer Leagues:

The winter soccer program will consist of 4 programs:

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 the holidays.

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

Weeknight Program

Winter Indoor 3v3 Youth Leagues (Tuesdays): Co-ed ages 6 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.
Open to boys and girls born between: 7/31/2014 – 1/1/2009

Saturday Programs

Winter Hot Shots Soccer Program: Co-ed ages 2.5 to 4
The Hot Shots Winter program will include training groups will be formed by LSO and consist of 5-6 players per group. Players may request to play with two other players. Every effort will be made to honor requests.                 Open to boys and girls born between: 4/30/2017 – 10/1/2015
Kick Start Soccer League – Co-ed Skills Development / Play Program: Co-ed ages 4 – 6
Soccer program that will provide each player with 20 minutes of skills development activities followed by 25 minute period of play.  All training and play sessions will be led by trainers.  Play will consist of play sessions in a 3v3 format to provide players with as many touches on the ball as possible.
Open to boys and girls born between: 9/30/2015 – 1/1/2013
Winter 6v6 SoccerCo-ed ages 7 to 11 
The 6v6 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.
Open to boys and girls born between 12/31/2012 – 8/1/2008

Program / League Location: 
GameTime Training Center,
530 Quality Blvd # C, Fairfield, OH 45014
2 sessions of each program will be offered.
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.


Lindsey's Law

Details of the Law and what is required

Parents/guardians and youth athletes

Required video

Required SCA Informational Handout

Required Signature Form


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:

Required video

Required SCA Informational Handout

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.

Summer Soccer Camps

OSYSA/Soccer Unlimited & Lakota FC/LSO Camp

June 14 - 18, 2021
Walter J Long Complex

See Flyer

Soccer Ulimited

Lakota West Girls Soccer Camp

June 21-24, 2021
Lakota West Soccer Field

See Flyer

Lakota West Soccer

Lakota East Men's Youth Camp

June 28 - July 1, 2021
Lakota East High School

See Flyer

Lakota East Soccer


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 .

LSO's Instructional Program (Ages U5 and U6)



Say Soccer

Spring 2021 Referee Class

Referee Class Information

Signup to be a Referee

Questions? Email lso_referee@yahoo.com

LSO Soccer Referee Signup Form

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

Soccer Board

Player Coordinator/Registration
Vannessa Jackson
Equipment Coordinator
Joe Ritzu
Referee Coordinator / Scheduler
Scott Gall
TinyTykes Coordinator
Stacey Carpenter
Instructional U5 Coordinator
Patrick Saad
Instructional U6 Coordinator
Enid Soto
Boys Passers Coordinator
Jennifer Knarr
Girls Passers Coordinator
Lisa Myers
Wings Coordinator
Courtney Baker
Strikers Coordinator
K/M/S Coordinator
Summer 3v3 Coordinator
Stacey Carpenter
Winter Indoor Coordinator
Stacey Carpenter
Desiree Moore
Communications Coordinator
Courtney Baker
Board Member-At-Large
Shawn Denlinger
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)

Return to Play Announcement Aug 23, 2020

Click here to view.

COVID-19 Waiver Form

Click here to view the mandatory Covid-19 Waiver form.

How to Sign Up as a Coach

Click here to see step by step instructions for Signing Up as a Coach on the Blue Sombero system.

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