MYSA “G” and “F” Coaching Course Offerings for LUSC Coaches

Believe it or not, another spring is fast approaching and I’m excited to pass along information about upcoming Mass Youth Soccer Association Coaching Courses. First and foremost, thank you for volunteering to coach a team this spring. The service that you, and the other coaches, provide LUSC with is so important for the success of our program.

Mass Youth Soccer Association Coaching Courses: Prior to this Spring, LUSC will be hosting both a MYSA “G” and “F” course. I will be teaching both courses. I strongly endorse attending a coaching course whether you are a novice coach or on the more experienced end of the coaching spectrum. LUSC expects travel team coaches to hold at least an F license. Attending a course is a really worthwhile endeavor to further your coaching abilities and comfort level in interacting with your players in a meaningful way.   

10 Great Reasons to Attend a MYSA Coaching Course

  1. They help coaches better organize & structure their practices
  2. They educate coaches on the psychological considerations of coaching each specific age groups and gender
  3. Provide coaches with numerous activities to use with their teams.
  4. Offer ideas on how to deal with the various ability levels within a team.
  5. Offer ideas on how to deal with a disruptive player.
  6. They offer a great perspective on both development and enjoyment for the game of soccer.
  7. Offer ideas on injury prevention and how to create a safe environment for all participants.
  8. They provide excellent suggestions on parental communication both in the lead up to and during the season.
  9. They make you a better coach, and in turn make the players you coach receive a higher level of soccer education.
  10. They are fun! How often do you get to spend a full day with me!

LUSC covers the cost for all volunteer coaches who attend the courses.

G Course schedule (highly recommended for all K-2nd Coaches):

Date: Sunday March 22nd
Time: 12:00 to 4:00p,
Location: Diamond Middle School
Course Description:

F Course Schedule (highly recommended for all U9-10 Coaches):

Date: Sunday March 29th
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Diamond Middle School
Course Description:

If you are interested in attending either or both courses, please send the following information to Mary Trometer at with MYSA Coaching Course noted in the Subject Line.

Course wishing to take

Note: You must complete the G license before attending the F course.

I hope you are getting excited about the upcoming season! As I enter my tenth season serving as the LUSC Director of Coaching, I want to say thank you and let you know it continues to be a privilege to work in such an outstanding community of people.  

All the Best,
Brendan Donahue

Spring and Summer Clinics are Now Open Register >

Spring 2015 Registration Register >
In-Town: grades K-4 due by Feb. 1, 2015
Travel: grades 3-8 due by Dec. 10, 2014
Travel: grades 9-12 No late fee

Free Referee Course for Lexington Adults

The Massachusetts Soccer Referee Committee (MSRC) is offering a free entry-level referee course for adults. We must have at least 10 adults signed up from Lexington to take advantage of this promotion. Please contact Genci Kutrolli, the LUSC referee coordinator, at if you’re interested or have any questions. Date and location will be determined once we get critical mass. General information on refereeing can be found at

This is a great opportunity for adults to still be involved with the beautiful game of soccer. As coaches, players, or fans on the sideline, you always have an opinion but can’t do anything about it since you don’t have the whistle. Now is your opportunity to make those important decisions. The referee’s decision is crucial to the outcome of the game and therefore having experienced adult referees is very important for our program. More and more kids are playing the beautiful game now and the referee committee needs your help.

Free Referee Course for 12 and 13 year olds

Lexington United Soccer Club, together with Arlington Soccer Club, is offering a free referee course on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015. The course is three hours long and will focus on the laws of the game and referee mechanics. Once you have completed the course you will be eligible to referee Lexington in-town games (3rd and 4th graders). This course is only for 12 and 13 year old referees (born between 7/1/2001 and 2/28/2003).

This is a great opportunity to start as a soccer referee. These are easy games to referee, perfect for learning the mechanics of refereeing and building confidence. And don’t forget that in-town referees are paid $20 per game.

The course will be held 5:30-8:30pm in the Art Room at Harrington Elementary School in Lexington. Space is limited to 20 students from Lexington. Students who successfully complete the courose will be awarded a free shirt to be used for refereeing games. Please contact Genci Kutrolli, the LUSC referee coordinator, at if you’re interested, and include your full name and date of birth. Note that the Massachusetts State Referee Committee no longer certifies refs under age 14.

BU16 LPDA Royals Win BU16 Title in Indoor Program

BU16 LPDA Royals

The Lexington Royals reformed late in the fall to play in the Teamworks Acton indoor program. Picking up from where they left off, they won the BU16 Division 1 title. In the final game of the playoffs they won an exciting game against Arlington by a score of 3 – 2, with the winning goal coming in the last 3 minutes of play.  

Top Row L-to-R: Tim Carruthers (coach), Simon Carruthers, Nick Barbesino, Josh Lane, Michael Bove, Aram Havan, Alfred Joseph, Nick Havan (coach)
Front Row L-to-R: Sagan Patarroyo, Ian Corbett, Hagop Kouchakdji, Eric Shiple, Zach Chan.

BU16 LPDA Royals

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BU14 Boys Win At Winchester Veterans Day Tournament


The BU14 Lexington United Team won its highly competitive group of 6 teams in the 2014 Winchester Veterans Day Soccer Tournament. The boys team, composed of BU14 players from the Lexington Thunder and the Lexington Coyotes, went 4-0 in the tournament and outscored opponents 10-2 over 4 games. The boys had fun and represented LUSC well with their play and sportsmanship!

Pictured players are:  (back row standing, left to right) Knut Lundstrom, Conor Murphy, Malte Steines, Coach Robin Charbit, Lenny Losen, Josh Fairman, Danny Nothaft, Andrew Zhang, Reign Charbit, Oliver Clackson, Yiming Zheng, Coach Steve Kaufman.
(front row kneeling, left to right) Sancho Maroto, Dan Winter, Barney Brandon, Charlie Mitchell, Kevin Chen, Oliver Rourke, Nate Sheehan, and fans Hugo Brandon and Milo Brandon.
(missing from photo) Coach Jack Lloyd, Robert Lloyd, Zach Kaufman


photo by Nick Brandon

GU14 Lynx Go 10-0-0 to win their section

GU14 Lynx

The LUSC Girls U14 Lynx completed the Fall 2014 season undefeated with a record of 10-0-0. Fueled by team work and powered by passion the Lynx paved their road to victory with a balanced attack, scoring 24 goals; no player scoring more than 4 on the season, and uncompromising defensive play, yielding just 2 goals in 10 games.

GU14 Lynx

The fall 2014 GU14 Lynx are:
Back row from left: Kiki Mamounas, Jessica Chase, Callie Moody, Courtney Campbell, Zoe Toulmin, Adri Ali Hassan, Abby Arliss, Claire McElwee, Emily Byers, Ava Courduvelis
Front row from left: Ellie Gruber, Elizabeth Whitman-Kinghorn, Eliza Miller, Elizabeth Ding, Lindsey Laquerre, Kate Robinson, Eva Pimlott
Not pictured: Anna Eaglesham

GU14 Fury/Blue Hawks Are Champions at Columbus Day Tournament



Congratulations to the combined LUSC GU14 Fury/Blue Hawks team for winning their group’s championship at the 2014 Natick Columbus Day Tournament! The team finished first in its bracket (3-0) and ended up 5-0 overall, outscoring their opponents 10-1 and winning the championship with a 3-0 victory over Needham in the finals. Although the Fury/Blue Hawks went 5-0, each game was highly competitive and the girls played very well as a team and were able to triumph through outstanding combination passing, steadfast defense and goaltending, and clinical finishes. Players pictured in the photo are: (front row) Sydney Daruwala, Annie Daruwala, Fatoumata Sissoko, Hannah Sweeney, Sheyda Hershberger, Karen Foley, Anna Clough, Sophie Schadler (super fan); (back row) Isa Lundstrom Svahnqvist, Caroline Donaghy, Grace Smith, Pam Chiakpo, Lauren Mazza, Eliza Stokes, Danika Dai, Candela Amorrortu, Anne Grace Miniutti, Abigail Donaghy.

BU11 LUSC Team Reach Finals at Columbus Day Tournament



Kudos to a combined LUSC BU11 LUSC team that won its bracket with a strong showing and went 4-1 overall, including posting two shutouts. Coming in as an underdog, the team exhibited impressive determination and excellent play that helped them advance to the championship game where they lost 4-3 in a very exciting game with Natick. The referee commented to the coaches after the match that, “it was one of the most exciting finishes he has officiated.”  Players pictured in the photo are: (front row) Andrei Buchatskiy, Eric Deschner, Aiden McCarty, Eric Edmunds, Sam Ades; (back row) Sam Charney, Costas Lambrinos, Matthew Favazzo, Francisco Amorrortu, Sam Chung, Manu Amundsen, Leo Seidel, Emilio Silerio and Octavio Sanrame. Missing are: Jack Murray, Charlie Beverly.