Fall Season Starts on Sept 12.
Welcome to the site of the LaGrange Soccer Club, a member of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League and US Club Soccer . Click on links, then East Hudson Parent Code of Conduct if you want to be a model soccer parent.
The LaGrange Soccer Club (LSC) is made up of a Board of Directors who are all non – paid volunteers. We serve the community by running the youth soccer program in partnership with the Town of LaGrange. The LaGrange Soccer Club programs are open to any player from any town and include intramural, limited distance travel (formerly Intertown) , travel, premier, and special needs programs for soccer players.
LSC is proud to have been the first club in the area to offer a special needs program. In 2013 we began to utilize the US Youth Soccer TOP Soccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) which is a community – base training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers.
For more in formation about new programs and happenings at LaGrange Soccer please see the Homepage of our website under CLUB NEWS
Soccer is not just entertaining, but it also teaches real life scenarios. We need to know many methods to play the sports. We need to be aware of defensive transitions. And if we are one of the audiences, we tend to idolize players who have marked the sports world. Undoubtedly, some of them are really masculine and cute. And when it is the time for the big game, we usually watch soccer live in international televisions or online. It is fun because soccer creates great debates to everyone. And as kids, we are already used to watching soccer because our parents also loves the game. We always want our team to be superior to the other. We always expect a lot!
And because our dads used to explain to us the rules of the game, we tend to be excited to try it. There is no harm in trying in the first place! And don’t worry because we are not alone! We are just like other kids who are also passionate about the sports. We could play sports with children our age by joining recreational soccer program in our community. We should try to register online and be admitted. But, before that, we should also make sure with the sites that we get in. We should buy proxies for our internet safety.
Registration opens April 15 th for the upcoming fall and spring season. After August 1 st a $25 late registration fee will apply and after August 15 th your child will be placed on a wait list and runs the risk of not being placed on a team due to available space and coaches for each age division . We do our best to accommodate every child who wishes to play – please be advised the earlier you register the better the chance of not missing out.
You can register at our website under REGISTRATION by following the link to our registration site or clicking directly on https://lagrangesoccer.sportssignup.com . For new families please create an account using your email (one account can be used for all family members) , choose a session/division and please note the age requirements based on your child’s date of birth for each division. Please note that when you are registering in the spring you are actually registering your child to start wi th their team for the next fall.
The registration fee is determined by the league and is subject to change. There is a $25 late fee for registering after August 1 st.
For the U7 age division and older – your registration fee includes a uniform kit consisting of team shirt, matching shorts, and socks.
For U5 and U6 age division – your registration fee includes a soccer jersey.
Uniforms are distributed to coaches at a general meeting prior to Labor Day weekend. Schedules will be distributed by coaches as well and are also available on our website under TEAMS
If your child is currently playing in the U8 age division then you should participate in the LSC U8 Travel Dev lopment program by signing up through our registration system – there is no cost to do so. Once signed up you will receive notices about the program. Our U8 Travel Development program is a great introduction to travel soccer with a focus on skill development. The club offers an extra outdoor practice in the spring and the fall seasons. During the winters – training is offered and available indoors but at an extra cost to cover the field rentals. Tryouts for the U9 Travel team will be held during May for the upcoming fall/spring season.
If your child is playing in the U9 age division or older , then your child will need to tryout to participate on a travel team. Look for tryout postings in early spring and sign your child up through the registration sy stem under LaGrange Soccer Travel Tryouts for the upcoming season – there is no cost to sign your child up for tryouts. Please do not register your child for a team until you have been given permission from the travel coach to do so
Our club philosophy believes that education is very important to the strength and success of our program and we support our coaches in their efforts. Every year we offer the opportunity for coaches to receive CPR/AED training. In addition we require all new intramural coaches to get a coaching license within 18 months of the start of their coaching with the club. The club will reimburse coaches up to 50% of the coaching licensing fee after successful completion of their coaching course
All intramural games are played at Stringham Park (directions and maps are available under the FIELDS section o f the website). The intramural program includes Limited Distance Travel (LDT) games, formerly known as Intertown, which are played at Stringham Park and away games at the local fields of other clubs such as Wappingers, Poughkeepsie, or East Fishkill. None of these games are outside of the southern Dutchess County. Travel games are played at Stringham Park and away games can be up to an hour away in Northern Westchester or Ulster/Orange County or outside areas of Dutchess County.
There are many reasons why we should be active in physical activities. Due to the changing world, our body is at risk of danger, which may greatly affect our health. But, if we want to live longer and if we want to stay stronger, we should live healthy. One of the best ways to be healthy is to exercise daily. But, exercise may be boring. Why not try to stay healthy and happy at the same time? By scanning through systematic web directories, we could find the perfect method to attain both fitness and happiness. Joining a soccer club will help us develop our ethics, leadership, perseverance, sportsmanship, and social interaction. Plus, anyone of us can play it because its mechanics are just simple. And of course, if we join the club, we need to be trained, hence, we can create outstanding fitness habits which we can carry a lifetime.
Intramural practices are usually one night a week for ages U7 and older.
For the U5 and U6 age division – players meet on Saturday mornings during the spring and fall seasons. The players gather as one large group led by several volunteer coaches an d learn various soccer skills in the first half of each session. During the second half – the players are divided into small groups where they play mini – matches to put their new skills to test. Each player should wear shin guards and bring a soccer ball, and water for each session.
Sometimes we have room for players in the spring due to changes in the rosters.
If you have a child interested in playing in the spring – our registration site is always open, please create and account, sign your child up for their age group, and utilize our wait list option. There is no charge to do so – if your child is placed on a team for the spring then you will be contacted via email and you can pay the registration fee at that time
Intramural coaches for the U7 age division and older will be contacting players on their team in late August with information about practice times and specific team instructions. The will depend on the coach’s availability and if anyone has volunteered to coach your child’s age group.
For the U5 and U6 age division – you will receive information from the club about uniforms, and start times and dates for the upcoming season also in late August.
If you are a first time family in the LaGrange soccer club you will need to send a copy of your child’s birth certificate to email or mail to LaGrange Soccer Club Attention: Intramural Registrar, PO Box 101 Lagrangeville, NY 12540.
Please complete the US Club Medical Release Form to be handed to your coach the first day of play. T he form can be found under FORMS section of our web site. Finally, your child will need to bring their own soccer ball, water, and wear shin guards and soccer cleats to every practice and game.
Shin guards: Shin guards are mandatory for both practice and games. No exceptions for the safety of your child. Soccer socks need to completely cover your child’s shin guards during practice and games.
Soccer ball: The different age divisions use the following size soccer balls:
U5 – U6 – size 3 U7 – U12 – size 4 U13 and up
If you are a Travel player you must have a player pass and have one more step to complete your registration proces
Yes, we can always use volunteers to help with the administration of the Club and to coach or assistant coach. If you are interested in volunteering on an administrative level please contact any one of our Bo ard members – contact information can be found on our website under Organization/Contacts.
Our club is 100% volunteer driven and in that spirit we ask that each family volunteer 3 hours per season per player at our Concession Stand. The concession stand is a fundraiser for the club and your time working at the stand will help us keep costs low. For more information about volunteering at our concession stand please visit our website at Organization/Concession Stand.
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