Littleton Youth Soccer League (LYSL) Program Description
Mission Statement: Develop soccer fundamentals in our grade K-6 youth by providing a fun learning environment while using a co-ed, recreational format.
Age(Grade) Grouping & Description of Programs:
Grade K-1: This is a fun skills & drills program, meeting for 6 weeks from 8/29 through 10/1. This group will play on Saturday mornings at the Norton Pike Softball Field from 9:00-10:00am.
U8 (Grade 2): This program involves fun skills & drills with some small-sided game exposure, meeting for 6 weeks from 8/29 through 10/1. This group will play on Saturday mornings at the Norton Pike Soccer Field from 9:00- 10:30am.
U10 (Grade 3-4): This program involves continued skills & drills development with small-sided games in a no-travel house league, meeting for 7 weeks on Saturday mornings & Wednesday evenings. Saturday practices will be held at Norton Pike Soccer Field from 9:00-10:30am, 8/22 through 10/5. Wednesday games will be held at Apthorp Common Field from 6:00-7:30pm, 8/27 through 10/5.
U12 (Grade 5-6): The U12 program involves half-field, small-sided games in a no-travel house league, meeting for 8 weeks from 8/20 through 10/6. This group will play on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at Apthorp Common Field from 6:00–7:30pm.
Skills & Drills Night: The U12 (grade 5-6) group also plays a Skills & Drills Night, held on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm, starting 8/29 and continuing through 10/3.
Travel/tournament teams: Competitive tournament teams are offered in addition to our in-house league: co-ed U10 (grade 3-4) & separate boy/girl U12 (grade 5-6) teams. *Note: Participation on these advanced teams is predicated by involvement in our co-ed rec league & will require an additional 2-3 days of practice and/or games per week. Look for information in the coming weeks
Under the Lights Jamboree: LYSL hosted our 7th Annual Under the Lights Jamboree in 2016. This event is a lot of fun, especially for kids who don’t often get a chance to play night games and a successful fundraiser for our league. The 2016 UTL Jamboree will take place on Friday 9/30 (U10) and Saturday 10/01 (U12). Ask how you or your business might help us this year. Click here to visit the UTL section.
Communications: Communications between coaches and player families for weather cancellations, schedule changes, etc. will be via email using the address provided on the registration form.
LYSL continues to need your help! We are an all-volunteer organization and are always in need of coaches, assistants, referees, snack shack & field prep help. Don’t be afraid to support your child’s soccer program…any support would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, just ask one of our coaches or board members – we would love to have your help!
2016 LYSL Board:
David Rochefort, Emily Kelly, Franco Rossi, Tracey Lewis, Justin Poulton