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LAFC So Cal Rec Fall 2021

Parents, thank you for considering LAFC So Cal Rec and the sport of soccer for your child.  As a volunteer run Rec club, we understand the challenges parents face when trying to juggle work, family life, school and extracurriculars for their kids and we appreciate your making time for this team sport.

Please make sure you understand and agree to abide by all the rules of our program before committing to play with us this fall/spring. We completely understand if our program does not fit your needs or your team.

LAFC So Cal Rec Modified playing rules ((Click Here))

 

Basics

  • Season is approximately 3 months long, beginning in August and ending in November.

  • In Fall 2019, over 2,400 players and 350 coaches participated in our Recreational Program.

  • Registration fees include insurance coverage, permits. also other expenses such as field maintenance, staffing, equipment, photo package and a custom medals to celebrate the season.

Please review the club's Team Formation Policy.

Q - Can a player play UP an age group? 

- Yes (If it's OK with the coach of your team)

Q - Can a player play Down an age group?

A - All players must play age-appropriate based on the age groups posted on our website. 

Unfortunately, this question comes up quite a lot and there are no exceptions to this rule. Even if your child was born on December 31st of the previous year. 

 

  • Parent volunteer coaches are the backbone of our club.  The main requirements to coach are a great attitude and a willingness to learn and apply positive coaching techniques.  No previous coaching experience is necessary.  Please consider volunteering this season.

Practices

  • Scheduled to begin in August.

  • The Schedule is based on coach availability.

  • Most Teams practice 1 time per week

  • Practices are typically held between 4:00-7:30PM, but are moved up 30 minutes in mid-September because of shorter days.

  • Proper athletic clothes, shin guards, cleats, and water needed.

  • Individual soccer balls are preferred, ball size is explained

  • U5-U8 SIZE 3 

  • U9-U12 SIZE 4 

  • U13+ SIZE 5

Games

  • September through November

  • Games are typicaly played between 9AM - 5PM, 

  • Approximately 9 games per season.  The club strives to reschedule any games cancelled due to weather or poor air quality.  

  • Game structure by age is explained in Modified Laws of Game. 

Refereeing

  • Div 9 and older we have 1 or 2 referees. There will be an additional cost to teams in the older age group for referees (Not more than $200 per team)

    In the past we have tried to recruit volunteer referees from each recreational team and from our club program. 

    More details will be provided later

Uniforms 

  • New uniforms may be purchased through Soccer.com.  Details will be sent once teams are formed. ADIDAS Jerseys Home: Black, Away: White, Shorts Black Socks Black. (White socks optional) Approx. $45 youth $50 adult. Shipped to your door.

  • This is our 1st year with Adidas Uniforms. the same style we be used for at least 2 years (4 seasons)

  • Uniforms are not included with registration fees.

  • Jersey numbers are not required.

  • Cleats and shin guards are required for practices and games.

Conduct

  • Players are to be respectful of their coach and other players during practices and games.

  • Players do not have to be athletes in order to play for the first time, our program aims to build fitness and develop skill.

  • Parents are to ensure kids have plenty of water and stay hydrated during practice and games.

  • Snacks may be coordinated by each team.

  • Parents are to review the Heat & Air Quality Policy and although some practices may or may not be cancelled because of weather, it is ultimately up to parents to decide if current conditions are conducive to their player.

Parent Involvement

  • LAFC So Cal does not require volunteer hours Per Player.

  • However, over 2,400 players can play soccer in our club because of dedicated volunteer coaches, team parents, age group coordinators, event volunteers and board members.

  • Volunteering can be as limited or broad as you prefer.

  • Volunteering is a great way to get to know others and be more informed about the community as a whole.

To inquire about current volunteer opportunities, please contact Paul Clifton @ Paul@LAFCSoCal.org.

 

Guide – Best Ways to Join LAFC So Cal Rec Youth Soccer Program

  • 1 - Decided to coach your child. Round up the  friends appropriate number of age-appropriateand start a new team
  • 2 - Decide to coach your child. If you do not have any other age-appropriate players for your team we will add players to your team from the player pool
  • 3 - Join a team that is being formed by one of your child's friends parents. (That is coaching)
  • 4 - Put together a group of age-appropriate players (The bigger the group is the more likely you will need to provide the coach)
  • 5 - Sign up as an individual and be placed in the player pool we will add you to a team based on where you go to school / the city you live in (we try to match up individual players with the team from your school or your city but obviously that does not always work)

If we have 60 players registered in an age group that is 6 players per team that would be 10 teams

If all 10 volunteer coaches live in Winnetka technically all 10 teams would be Winnetka based teams.

 

 

 

Sponsors

Adidas

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PWB

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Synergy

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Pierce College

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Soccer.com

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US Club Soccer

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SCDSL

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ECNL Girls

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