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Lenoir Youth Soccer Association

Lenoir Recreation


Lenoir Youth Soccer Association offers an Academy Program for players in the U12, U11, U10, U9, and U8 age levels. Academy programs seek to improve individual player development, satisfaction, retention, and to build less pressured youth soccer environment for coaches, adult spectators, and match officials.

What is the Academy Program?
Academy programs have emerged as the 21st century alternative to the frustrating shortfalls in soccer development displayed by most preteens. The void is heavily influenced by coaching quality and the pressures to win at critical periods in the development process. Academy programs

What are the benefits of Academy play?
The Academy Program philosophy is to emphasize player development over team development and focus on the technical development of each child without the pressures of short term wins/losses/results. This philosophy encourages players to be more creative and the playing environment becomes more enjoyable.

NCYSA Youth Academy Program Rules

NCYSA Parents Guide to Academy Soccer

The Lenoir Youth Soccer Association in cooperation with the Lenoir Recreation and Parks Department offers the Recreation Program as an "in house" program that, dependent on registration numbers consists of U5, U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12 teams. These teams play small sided games as recommended by the United States Youth Soccer Association. This program is called "in house" because there are enough teams within our league to play against each other.

The Recreation Program is open to all applicants regardless of ability - dependent only on facility space and coach availability.

The "Rec Program" has both a Fall Season from September through November and a Spring Season from March through May.

FAQs . . .

What ages can play recreation soccer?
If we have adequate numbers registered we support U5, U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12 divisions.The "U" stands for "Under", so basically 4 year olds through 11 year olds.

How do I know what age division my child should play in?
The appropriate age division is based on August 1st through July 31st rather than the calendar year of January 1st thru December 31st.

Click HERE for age chart.

What days are games played on?
The game schedules depend on registration numbers, but as a general rule games will be scheduled on week nights at 5:30pm although we try to avoid scheduling games on Wednesday and Friday nights. And occasionally it becomes necessary to schedule some Saturday games.

What are the rules of games for each age group?
Listed below are the LYSA Modified rules for each recreation age group.
U6 Modified rules
U8 Modified rules
U10 Modified rules
U12 Modified rules

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