2020 SPRING INTER-LEAGUE
When? U8-U16: Time: 5:30-7pm*(unless communicated otherwise) Either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday night. Practice night will be assigned by the club, once registration has closed and teams are built.
Munchkin & Mini Kickers: Time: 5:45-7pm
Monday: Carter Road Munchkins
Tuesday: Lake Parker Munchkins & Mini-Kickers
Thursday: Carter Road Mini-Kickers
Where? Practice location will be the park you register for. Either Lake Parker (North) or Carter Road/Loyce Harpe (South). **Please note park location is practices only, games locations are TBA. They will be based on field availability and maintenance**
When? Practice will begin the week of March 9, 2020.
Games will begin Saturday March 14, 2020. We will have games every Saturday March 14th - May 23rd, taking a week off for spring break and Easter.
Saturday Game Days Spring 2020:
3/14/20 - Lake Parker
3/21/20 - Carter Road
3/28/20 - OFF
4/4/20 - Lake Parker
4/11/20 - OFF
4/18/20- Carter Road
4/25/20 - Lake Parker
5/2/20 - Carter Road
5/9/20 - Lake Parker
5/16/20 - Carter Road
5/23/20 - Lake Parker
Where? Season games on Saturday's are TBA due to field availability and maintenance schedules.
Rain Date: Though we never intend to cancel any weekends, we understand that weather may be a factor. Any make ups due to weather will be communicated as it arises.
WHAT DO I NEED?
LTFC provides Jersey, Shorts, and Socks. All families will need to provide their own cleats, shin guards an ball.
Ball Size is determined by age division:
Munchkins, Mini-Kickers & U8: Size 3
U10 & U12: Size 4
U14 & above: Size 5
Early Bird: 11/23/19-12/31/19: $100
Regular Registration: 1/1/20-2/23/20 $115
Late Registration: 2/24/20-3/8/20: $140
Registration Closes: 3/8/20
What is included? Uniform, 1 practice a week, and 1 game on Saturdays.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Login or Create an Account through Blue Sombrero (click on icon at top of page)
From the 'My Account' page click the green 'Register Now!' button across the top of the page.
Find the appropriate program listed underneath your child's name (you may need to click the "add participant" button to add your child's name if they do not appear).
Click '+REGISTER' next to the 'Spring 2020 Inter-League' or 'Spring 2020 Munchkins/ Mini-Kickers' program for each child, then scroll to the bottom and click 'Continue' (**please note you will have 2 options, as you will need to register for your preferred practice location)
Complete registration paperwork & volunteer section.
Payment Page: Select the pay in Full option...then click 'Continue'
Follow instructions for payment and select 'Continue"
A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you registered with.
**Please Note: We are unable to accept practice night, teammate & coach requests for U8 and above.**
SPRING GAME RULES EXPLAINED:
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.
What? No heading by youth players until they turn eleven (11) years of age. U13 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.
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.
Why? 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)