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Spring 2023 FAQs

1) When is registration and how much does it cost?

  • Registration for Spring 2023 Soccer opens on February 1st!
  • Mod/Rec Program- U8 thru U16  (Birth Year 2015 thru 2007)
    U8 Registration Fee: $55
    U9 - U16 Registration Fee: $65
  • NOTE: Priority registration to return to your Fall 2022 team (if the coach will be coaching) ends on March 1st.
  • Registration remains open until team rosters are filled.

2) What does the U in U8 mean?

U8 means the player will not turn 8 anytime during the current calendar year.

3) How do I determine my child's age group?

For the Spring 2023 soccer season, your child will play in the same age group as they did for the Fall 2022 season.  Click HERE to see an Age Chart for the Fall 2022/Spring 2023  season.


3) Can my child "play up" or "play down"?

Requests to play up are considered on a case by case basis and are dependent on ability and space being available on a team. Players are not allowed to play down without an exception granted by Washington Youth Soccer.

4) If my child is new to the club, can I request a specific coach or ask that my child be placed on a team with his friends?

Due to the nature of the Spring mini season and the lack of practices, we cannot accept new players. We would love for you to join us for our upcoming Fall 2023 season.

5) What do the designations "Rockets", "Mod" and "Rec" mean?

Rockets is our U5-U7 program for 3 1/2 to 6 year olds. Click here for more information about the Rocket program. (NOTE: This program is not available for the Spring Season)

Mod is short for Modified. This program includes U8-U12, our 7-11 year olds. For more info click here.

Rec is short for Recreational which encompasses the U13-U18/19 groups, players age 12-18. More info is available here.

6) What player equipment does my child need?

Shin guards are required for all practices and games. Socks need to be long enough to completely cover shin guards. We also highly recommend soccer cleats to prevent slipping on wet and muddy fields. Metal cleats as well as Baseball/football cleats are not permitted because they have a toe spike at the front of the shoe which could injure another player during a slide tackle. An appropriate size ball (see below) is also great to have, although your coach will often have balls available for use during practice. Players should bring water to all practices and games.

Ball Sizes by Age Group

U5 thru U8 Size 3
U9 thru U12 Size 4
U13 thru U19 Size 5

 

7) How do I choose a uniform size for my Mod/Rec player?

Due to the short duration of the Spring Season, we do not offer new uniforms. Please feel free to order a new uniform when registration opens for the upcoming Fall 2023 season.

8) When does the Spring 2023 season begin and end?

  • Games will begin April 15th and continues for six weeks.


9) When and where are practices?

There are no practices during the Spring 2023 season.

10) When and where are games played?

Games are typically played on Saturdays in Mukilteo. Due to field and referee shortages, some games may be played on Sundays and at other available fields.

To locate Away game field locations we recommend using http://www.ncrefs.org/fields.

11) Can I request a specific day of the week for games?

Schedules are created and maintained by North County. LSSC does not have the ability to request or reschedule game times.


12) Do you offer refunds?

Please see our Refund Policy.

 

13) When will I hear about my child's team?

Players will be notified of team placement on March 3rd.  Fees are due by March 10th.

 

14) What can I do to help?

LSSC is a nonprofit organization and depends on volunteers for every aspect of its operations. We are lucky to have great coaches, board members and other volunteers who willingly give their time because they love soccer and want every player to have the best experience possible.

We welcome participation from all LSSC families. Many tasks can be done by middle and high school students and could be applied towards their Community Service requirement. As with all youth sports organizations we require that our volunteers complete a RMA (background check) if they work directly with the kids.

Below are some ideas of how you can help.

On the Team level:

  • Offer to act as Team Parent or Assistant Coach for your child's team
  • Ask your coach where they need help

*Please consider making an offer to help your coach. They are all volunteers and are essential to the success of our club. Don't wait until the end of the season to show your appreciation. Making their job easier throughout the season will result in a better experience for all players and parents.

On the Club level:

  • Act as a Coach, Assistant Coach, or Manager/Team Parent
  • Clean up fields after practices and games
  • Offer to help with fundraising
  • Serve on the Executive Board

Want to volunteer? Contact [email protected]. We would love to have your help!

 

15) What if I want to coach but don't have any experience?

LSSC welcomes beginning coaches at all levels and offers a variety of resources to help you develop your coaching skills. (Please note for the Spring season, we are not accepting new coaches due to the season format and duration).

Online Resources: Age-specific Player Development Guides and training videos are also posted on our site under Coaches Corner. In addition to the training sessions and Player Guides there are many resources online for youth soccer coaches. Here's some great places to get started.

North County ByteSize Coaching Curriculum: Username: ncysa Password: district1 (Both are case sensitive)

NCYSA Procedure & Rules of Competition for Recreational Play

FIFA Laws of the Game:

US Soccer Coaching Curriculum

US Youth Soccer Player Development Model

US Women's Youth National Team Program Technical Tests

Footy4Kids

SoccerHelp Dictionary

http://www.footy4kids.co.uk/small_sided_games1.htm

National Licenses: Washington Youth Soccer offers a coaching education program aligned with the US Soccer curriculum. These courses are designed to help you understand the characteristics and needs of the youth athlete and plan age-appropriate training sessions and game strategies. LSSC encourages all coaches to pursue education through WYS and will reimburse the course registration fees for those who obtain their F and/or E license and coach a LSSC team during the Fall 2016 session.

For a description of the courses offered by WYS click HERE.

For a list of upcoming course dates in Washington click HERE.

 

Finally, if you don't feel ready to take on the role of head coach, ask your team's coach if he/she needs an Assistant Coach. This is a great way to get started as a youth soccer coach.

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