2021 SPRING INTER-LEAGUE
Hello members, below you will find all the important information for Spring 2021 Recreational Soccer.
Login to your account and under your child search for programs. Select 'LTFC Spring Recreation 2021'. Select the park that wish to practice at.
Follow instructions on how to create your account and register for spring soccer in our Total Global Sports Tab.
If you didn't register this past Fall (2020) you will need to order and pay for your uniforms. If you played this past Fall (2020), your same kit can be worn.
Follow instructions on how to order uniforms on our Capelli Sport FAQ Tab.
Practice Night Schedule
First Week of Practice is the week of March 8th
No practice & games during Spring Break week March 22-28
No games on April 3rd but practices will go ahead week of March 29
Munchkins - Mondays
U10 B & G - Mondays
U8 B & G - Tuesdays
Mini-Kickers - Thursdays
U12 B & G - Thursdays
U15 B & G - Fridays
U8 B & G - Mondays
Munchkins and Mini-Kickers - Tuesdays
U10 B & G - Tuesdays
U12 B & G / U15B & G - Fridays
Practice Times: 5:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Game Day Dates for Spring 2021
3/27/21:Spring Break No Practice No Games
4/3/21: No games-Easter Weekend-Practice as normal
Game Days take place on Saturday and games will be played at either Carter Road or Lake Parker Park. There are no games or practices during Spring Break week. There are no games the Saturday of Easter but practices will take place as normal during that week.
Though we never intend to cancel any weekends, sometimes weather may be a factor and in the interest of safety may have to cancel. We have a rain-out day scheduled should this occur.
Any cancellations for game-days will be communicated as they arise.
Equipment: All players will need to bring
If you participated in Fall 2021 the same uniforms can be used for game day.
If you did not participate in Fall soccer you will need to order the kits. Capelli Sport info page here.
Munchkins: Size 3
Mini-Kickers: Size 3
U8: Size 3
U10: Size 4
U12: Size 4
U15: Size 5
Registration Fees: Please register early. Space is limited with COVID-19 and Age Groups will close once filled.
Early Registration: 1/1/2021 to 1/15/2021: $99
Regular Registration: 1/16/2021 to 2/20/2021: $115
Late Registration: 2/21/2021 to 3/1/2021: $145
Registration Closes on 3/2/2021*please note registration may close earlier than advertised if an age group is filled*
Your registration fee includes: One (1) practice a week, for a total of ten (10) practice weeks and one (1) game on Saturdays for a total of eight (8) games. It also includes player insurance, maintenance fees, polk county fees, coach background checks, administration costs, referee game-day fees, referee assigning fees and a club-wide curriculum for our volunteer coaches.
COVID-19: In the event of another city, county, state or federal shutdown we will offer a full refund up to March 8th, 2021.
If a shutdown occurs after March 13th there will be a pro-rated refund, dependent on the number of weeks into the season.
There will be no refunds for any team activity suspensions due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
There will be no 'other' refund requests once the season begins.
There will be no refund requests for uniforms/kits.
SPRING RULES EXPLAINED
What? No heading by youth players until they turn eleven (11) years of age. U12 age group will not be permitted to head the ball. Why? To ensure that we are following through with new concussion protocols. Please take the time to watch this concussion video so we can recognize player safety together.
Who? US Youth Soccer.
Description: An indirect free-kick is awarded if a player heads the ball.
GOAL DEFICIT RULE
What? Teams should add players when a 3:1 goal differential occurs.
Why? To ensure that we are keeping games as even and as fun as possible.
Who? Lakeland Tropics Futbol Club
Description: A team can add an additional player to the field if they have a goal deficit of three (3) goals. If a team goes another three (3) goals up and now, there is a six (6) goal deficit to make up, the opposing team should add a second player to the field. The additional player(s) must be removed once the goal differential is reduced.
What? This rule ensures that goalkeepers do not punt a ball but instead must pass the ball using his/her feet or hands.
Why? We want to give all players an opportunity to get touches on the ball, when a goalkeeper punts a ball it bypasses multiple players and multiple opportunities for players to get touches on the ball and make decisions.
Who? US Soccer developed this rule to increase player development.
When the goalkeeper has possession of the ball, either during play or for a goal kick, the opposing team must move and remain behind the build out line until the ball is put in play.
The goalkeeper is not required to wait until the opposing team is behind the line to put the ball in play. The goalkeeper can pass, throw, or roll the ball into play. **Punting is not allowed**. If the goalkeeper punts the ball, restart is an indirect free kick on the penalty area line parallel to the goal at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred.
The ball is considered in play as soon as it leaves the goalkeepers possession, at which time play resumes as normal.
SMALL SIDED GAMES
What? These are soccer games with fewer players competing on a smaller sized field. These are fun games that involve the players more because fewer players are sharing one ball.
1. Because we want our young soccer players to touch the soccer ball more often and become more skillful with it! (Individual technical development)
2. Because we want our young soccer players to make more, less-complicated decisions during the game! (Tactical development)
3. Because we want our young soccer players to be more physically efficient in the field space they are playing in! (Reduced field size)
4. Because we want our young soccer players to have more, involved playing time in the game! (More opportunity to solve problems that only the game presents)
5. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunity to play on both sides of the ball! (More exposure to attacking and defending situations)
6. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunities to score goals! (Pure excitement)