What’s the Board doing?
Immediately after the last registration date, our Board begins the process of putting the teams together for the upcoming season. Coaches and referees are recruited and trained. If you are interested in coaching or refereeing, please click here for additional information. Equipment is compiled and distributed at the roster handout meetings a week before the season begins.
When do the coaches get their teams?
Coaches should expect to receive their team rosters around March 25th for spring season and August 29th for fall season.
When do the players get called?
Your player will not be placed on a team until payment for registration has been received. If you have completed this step, then you should hear from a coach soon after August 29th. If you have not completed payment, you will not hear from a coach. Teams may begin practice on or after March 25 (September 8 in fall). Not all teams begin practice on this date; particularly the younger teams may start later. The coaches will begin calling their players mid-March (late August in fall). They will give you all the information you will need in regards to practice times and location. Each coach sets his/her own practice days, time and location. The practice fields are located throughout Lane County, though most of our games are held at Churchill High School on Saturday mornings.
When do game schedules come out?
Game schedules for spring season will be published by April 8th and September 10 for fall season. Schedules will be posted on this website and emailed to all coaches and parents of record of each player as soon as they are complete.
It’s after March 25 (September 5 in fall) and my child has not been called. What do I do?
Please do not panic if you see teams practicing and your child has not been called. Not all teams begin practice at the same time. The very young teams, in particular, do not always begin practice then. Also some coaches may be out of town. If your child has not been called by March 25 (September 5 in fall), you may leave a message at 541-484-1149.
What else does my child need?
The registration fee includes registration, insurance, field fees paid to 4J Schools, referee equipment and team field equipment (balls, flags, etc.). In addition, you may need to obtain uniform kit, shoes, shin guards, a soccer ball (size depends on age) and a water bottle. You can purchase this gear at our Gear Up! Sale here.
How often are practices and games?
Practices are held once or twice a week (field and times to be determined by your child’s coach). Games will be on Saturdays and an occasional evening game with the first game on April 15 (September 16 in fall). Most games are at Churchill High School. Game fields for some in the older divisions may be at Kelly M.S. and/or in Springfield at the 32nd Street Sports Fields and/or Creswell M.S.
Players withdrawing prior to the first game will be issued a refund less a $25 handling fee. No refunds will be offered after the first game. All requests for a refund must be submitted in writing via email or USPS. For detailed refund information, click here.
Late registration begins after our last registration on February 26 (August 13 in fall) and is done on a fill-in basis only. Those interested may contact the Registrar here.
LYSA is a parent-based volunteer organization established to provide a positive experience for our children. Go to the games. Learn the rules. Above all, be tolerant of the children’s coaches and referees mistakes and weaknesses and cheer the successes of all. We depend 100% on volunteers. Even if you know little or nothing about soccer, you can volunteer. Please contact Joel here to discuss how you can volunteer.