Lincoln Youth Soccer: Welcome

LYS is a parent run organization with a more than 25 year history of promoting recreational soccer. We aim to build basic soccer skills, encourage physical fitness, and have FUN!

 

FIELD STATUS

 

As of Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 10:15 am   

Brooks, Paddock Fields are OPEN  

 

Smith and Codman Fields are OPEN

 

Town Office Fields (Upper and Lower) are OPEN

 

**REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR PRE-K.

 CLICK ON LINK ON LEFT. **

 

Registration is also open for travel, but please note all age groups for boys and U11 girls are closed due to maximum roster sizes. 

 

 

  The IN-TOWN and TRAVEL SOCCER fall seasons start on April 7th 2012. 

 

Need a Uniform?  Click on uniforms to your left.

(Shirts for In-town participants (pre-K-2) are included in the program fee.) 

                 

 

 



Tuesday, April 3
2012 BEST Soccer LYS Clinics



 

 

BEST Soccer Clinics

Our curricula will help improve your child's soccer skills and knowledge in a safe, fun and educational environment.

Ages 5 & 6: Players learn the importance of a good warm up through fun games and activities. The coaches will develop the basic foot skills, passing and shooting through structured games with every player actively involved.

Players will also learn the basics of soccer match play via 3v3 tournaments focusing on positions, start of play and dead ball situations. The games and matches develop safe play, teamwork, communication and interest in soccer while still having lots of FUN!!

Ages 7 and above: As players learn and grasp the basic fundamentals of soccer, focus can shift towards the WHEN WHERE and WHY in order to get a better understanding of the game of soccer. For example, the player will learn WHEN to dribble, WHERE to dribble and WHY we dribble.

The coaches ensure that foot skills, passing and shooting are reinforced and developed through a variety of coaching activities. Conditioned games (4v4, 5v5 and 6v6) are used to focus on the WHEN, WHERE and WHY we perform certain skills. The players will also develop their positional sense and spacial awareness in a tournament played at the end of every session. Players will be divided by age and skill level to ensure an appropriate environment for a challenging and fun camp week.

APRIL VACATION SOCCER CAMP April 16- April 20 Lincoln Youth Soccer Brooks Field Half Day 9:00am -12:00pm (ages 5 & above) $160 Free BEST soccer ball and t-shirt! Register: www.lincolntown.org/depts/rec.htm

SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS

June 25 – June 29 Lincoln Youth Soccer Brooks Field Half Day 9:00am -12:00pm (ages 5 & above) $160 Full Day 9:00am -3:00pm (ages 7 & above) $275 Free BEST soccer ball and t-shirt!

Register: www.lincolntown.org/depts/rec.htm 

August 13 – August 17 Lincoln Youth Soccer Brooks Field Half Day 9:00am – 12:00pm (ages 5 & above) $160 Full Day 9:00am – 3:00pm (ages 7 & above) $275 Free BEST soccer ball and t-shirt!

Register: www.lincolntown.org/depts/rec.htm

 



Saturday, May 29
Contacts

President - Katie Bigelow - kwbigelow@comcast.net - (c) 781-223-7425

Registrar - Kerry McGinty - krmcginty.lys@gmail.com

Girls Commissioner - Steve Kutenplon - skutenplon@gmail.com

Boys Commissioner - Dave Webber - dswebber@hotmail.com

BAYS Rep/Development Coordinator - Katie Bigelow  - kwbigelow@comcast.net

In-Town Program Coordinator - Christopher Perry - christophe_perry@yahoo.com

Field Assignor - Mike King - mkinger@comcast.net

Referee Assignor- Nancy Styles - lysref@gmail.com

Treasurer- Ted Charrette - runswoods@gmail.com     

Equipment Manager - Katy Graddy - kgraddy@brandeis.edu

Uniform Coordinator -  Melissa Brooks - melissa_brooks24@hotmail.com

Secretary - Patty Donahue - mimidonahue@comcast.net

Communications Director- Mike Petraglia - mpetraglia@comcast.net

At-Large Director - Ty Dickinson - tydickinson@hotmail.com

At-Large Director - Vincent Cannistraro - vincentcann@gmail.com

At-Large Director - Greg Darnell - Greg.Darnall@bmo.com

At-Large Diretor - Adam Greenberg - moose@quadruped.com

At-Large Director- Tom Darling tomdarling@aol.com

 



Saturday, June 5
Team Placement Philosophy

LYS recognizes and embraces the small size of our community.  As such, it is our philosophy to maintain high child participation throughout the lifecycle of the program as our ultimate goal, with respect to team placement. 

 

At all levels below U14, the strong preference will be to keep a team within the same school grade since children often prefer to be with their peers.  When there are multiple teams within the same school grade, the placement process will aim to balance the teams to the extent reasonable, and to mix the teams the following year to provide a new experience for the players.   Formal tryouts will not be held for teams below the U14 level.

 

At the U14 level, team assignment will be handled by the head coach.  He/She will use level of ability, based on the tryout process, as his/her primary criteria. 

 

If a team within a given grade has too few players, players from a different grade may be asked to play “out of grade”.  Such requests will come from the Commissioner or President to the players’ parents.

 

Please note that parent-initiated requests for their child to “play-up” are not permitted.  

A Word About Commitment

 

Please be aware that our goal of high child participation does not excuse poor player or parent commitment to the program.  It is the expectation of LYS that players attend practices, skills sessions and games.  The more commitment the players bring to their team, the better the experience will be for all.

  


Friday, October 14
LYS Celebration Day

Come on down and have some fun with your friends and family.

When: Sunday, October 16th
3:00 - 5:30
Where: Smith field 

Lincoln Public School

LYS Celebration Day’s calendar of events: 

3:00 – 5:30 Mini soccer course – The idea is to complete each station and earn as many points as possible.  Prizes will be awarded to the top scoring player of each age group.  LYS is also collecting used sporting good equipment for Dream Big! Read below for more details.

3:15 – 3:30 Kindergarten – 2nd grades  - Penalty kicks against Ross

3:30 – 3:45 3rd and 4th grades         - Penalty kicks against Ross

3:45 – 4:00 5th and 6th grades         - Penalty kicks against Ross 

4:00 – 4:30 Kindergarten to 2nd grades  - Pick- up game – kids vs. parents

4:30 – 5:00 3rd grade and up          – Pick-up game – kids vs. parents 

3:00 – 5:30 – Food will be served until it is all gone.

 Dream Big! is an organization that helps low-income and homeless girls achieve their dreams by providing the basic items necessary to enable them to participate in sports and physical activity, helping to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles and quality learning experiences.  They are a Boston based organization.

If you have used (or new) athletic equipment in good condition, please bring it with you on Sunday.  Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.  If you can’t participate in the Celebration Day and have items to donate please contact Katie Bigelow, kwbigelow@comcast.net.  Our goal is to collect 250 items.  A donation is not required to participate in LYS Celebration Day.


If you want to lend a hand with organizing or just want more information contact Katie Bigelow at kwbigelow@comcast.net
I hope you can make it!

Katie


LYS Skill Sessions

LYS offers B.E.S.T. Soccer skill sessions to all registered LYS players.