In Memory of Jesi Watson

In memory of Jesi Watson, LHS junior and former LUSC and LPDA player, LUSC has made a donation to Team Jesi in their upcoming Light the Night Walk (http://pages.lightthenight.org/ma/Wakefld14/teamjesi).

 

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Field Status

Last update: 9/4 9:30 AM
LINCOLN FIELDS: OPEN
GRASS FIELDS: OPEN


LUSC Thursday Skills Clinics

New Offering!! Kindergarten Skills Clinic

This skills program will be directed by Paul Mallen, LUSC Co-Youth Development Coordinator, LPDA BU12 Coach and former MLS Camp Staff member. Games will be designed to improve a player’s motor skills and coordination with the ball. There will be a heavy emphasis of learning through the game, but under professional supervision.

Dates: Thursday September 11th through Thursday November 6th
*no program on 9/25 due to Rosh Hashanah
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Field#2
Cost: $115 per child

1st and 2nd grade Skills Clinic

LUSC Director of Coaching Brendan Donahue will prepare the curriculum and lead each week’s session. Coach Donahue holds his USSF “A” license, National Youth License, Coerver Youth Diploma and NSCAA Premier Diploma. Training exercises will largely follow Horst Wein, “FUNino” program. FUNino is designed to promote both technical mastery and developing game intelligence through small sided activities.  

Dates: Thursday September 11th through Thursday November 6th
*no program on 9/25 due to Rosh Hashanah
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (all 1st graders), 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (all 2nd graders)
Location: Lincoln Field#2
Cost: $115 per child

3rd through 5th grade Ball Mastery & Soccer Speed Clinic

This program will focus on Individual Skill development and Speed with the ball. The program will follow a Coerver type curriculum with Ball Mastery, Speed training and 1v1 as the core elements. LUSC Assistant DOC, Tom Heimreid will lead this program. Coach Heimreid holds his UEFA “B” license and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

Dates: Thursday September 11th through Thursday November 6th
*no program on 9/25 due to Rosh Hashanah
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (all 3rd graders), 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (all 4th & 5th graders)
Location: Lincoln Field#2
Cost: $115 per child

These clinics will be limited to a 12 to 1 player to coach ratio so space is limited.

The clinics will accommodate players of all abilities.

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Pre-school: Early Kickers Program

Fall 2014: Tuesdays, 9/9-10/14 – Lincoln Field #2, 1:00-2:00 PM

LUSC offers an introduction to soccer for Lexington’s 4 and 5 year old preschool children. This “Early Kickers” program is designed to provide young Lexington children an opportunity to be active, develop motor skills, and have fun in a soccer setting.

The Early Kickers program runs for a single hour each week for a 6 week period. [Read more...]

Rovers Win BU12 Division 3 President’s Cup Tournament

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The BU12 Rovers won 4 games in their Division 3 bracket to win the tournament. The final game was won [4-3] with the winning goal in the last minute. It was a very competitive and exciting game. The Rover’s would score and the Wellesley Strikers would equalize. The Rovers played the best game they played all season with the Strikers playing their heads off.

Rovers

Front Row, L to R, Griffin Hamilton, Tora Dohi, Arjun Delity, Ashish Puri, Sam Clough
Back Row, L to R, David Warren (AC), Vinny Pisculli (AC), Jack McGaraghan, Emin Abrahamian, Rohan Purandare, Joseph Pimlott, Greg Pisculli, Gray Warren, Ian Richter, Brent Richter (C)

LUSC 2014 Annual Soccerfest

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The Lexington United Soccer Club held its annual SoccerFest on Sunday, June 15th, 2014, at Center Field in Lexington. There were a variety of soccer related activities to celebrate the conclusion of another successful year for LUSC.

A highlight of the day was the visit of New England Revolution player Kelyn Rowe, and Boston Breakers players Mollie Pathman and Jami Kranich. The players recounted their road to becoming professional soccer players, all starting before Kindergarten, but including many other sports along the way. Kelyn shared the advice that his father (and coach) gave him: have fun, be creative, and don’t ever let the next guy outwork you. A long line of children formed afterward to get the players’ autographs.

The clock-your-shot-speed-shooting activity ran non-stop as kids ranging in age from 5 to 50 tried to set their personal best and to break their age group record. Club honors again went to ninth grader James Bruce who matched his speed from last year of 63mph. Here are the records in miles-per-hour for all the age groups:

 

Mollie Pathman showing her freestyle skills, with Kelyn Rowe looking on.

Mollie Pathman showing her freestyle skills, with Kelyn Rowe looking on.

GRADE GIRLS BOYS
K 25 19
1 24 32
2 37 36
3 - 46
4 41 46
5 32 47
6 - 50
7 43 52
8 43 42
adult - 63

 

 

Pros Mollie Patham hit 53 and Kelyn Rowe hit 67mph. The pros later dazzled us with their juggling, and joined in a friendly game of soccer with the kids.

The volunteers in the face painting booth drew dozens of soccer balls on children’s’ faces, as well as sharks, spiders, rainbows, flowers, and butterflies.

LUSC gives a big thank you to all the volunteers at SoccerFest and to co-organizers Nick Clarke, Maura Penzone, and Joanne Shorter.

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Pros and adults versus kids.

Fall 2014 Registration is Open

Hi Lexington Parents,

We are pleased to announce that registration for the Fall 2014 season is now open. Whether your player is just beginning, more experienced, or somewhere in between, come join the close to 1,400 Lexington children who play soccer with LUSC each Fall season at all different ages and levels.

TRAVEL SOCCER: Grades 4-8

  • Fall Travel Program for Grades 4-8/U10-U14 (Saturday games and 2 weeknight practices, 10 weeks, 9/7-11/9) – $145
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, June 2nd
  • Travel Program Late Fee – $30
  • Travel Jersey $25

Any players who will be in 4th-8th grade in September 2014 and who are considering participating in the Travel Soccer program in the Fall 2014 and/or the Spring 2015 seasons should attend upcoming Travel Evaluations. Players who will be in 3rd grade in September 2014 are not eligible for the Travel Soccer program and do not need to attend Travel Evaluations this spring. Look for more information on the Travel Evaluations schedule this coming week.

IN-TOWN SOCCER: Grades K-4, 9-12

  • In-Town for Kindergarten/U6 (Saturdays, 8:45-10am, 9 weeks, 9/13-11/8*) – $100
  • In-Town for Grade 1/U7 (Saturdays, 10:30am-12noon, 9 weeks, 9/6-11/8*) – $120
  • In-Town for Grade 2/U8 (Saturdays, 8:30-10am, 9 weeks, 9/6-11/8*) – $120
  • In-Town for Grades 3-4 (Saturday games and 2 weeknight practices, 9 weeks, 9/6-11/8*) – $125
  • Co-ed High School Pickup Soccer (Sundays, 7 weeks, 9/14-11/2, no program 10/12 Columbus Day weekend) – $40
  • Registration Deadline:  Thursday, June 26th
  • In-Town Program Late Fee – $30.00 (no late fee for the High School program)
  • Reversible Mesh Jersey K-2 – $20 (available directly from Tricon Sports)
  • Shirts provided for U9-12

*No In-Town program will be held on 10/4 in honor of Yom Kippur.

Note:  In addition to the late fee noted above, LUSC cannot guarantee placement on a team for registrations received after the deadlines. Programs will remain open after the due date until they are at maximum capacity.

SUMMER CLINICS

Also, we want to remind you about LUSC’s Summer clinics taking place:

  • LUSC Kick-Off the Summer Clinic: June 30th – July 3rd
  • LUSC July Clinic: July 14th – July 17th
  • LUSC Preseason Clinic: August 18th – 21st

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Former LUSC President Leads Donation Effort in Nicaragua

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DSC01903 Former LUSC President, Tom Boreiko, recently traveled to Granada, Nicaragua to, among other things, help deliver donated gently-used soccer equipment to children there. Many of the items were donated by LUSC families. The donations were distributed in conjunction with a charity called Carita Feliz (Little Happy Face), which provides cultural, educational and sports opportunities to low income families and children in Nicaragua.

Boreiko shared:

“Prior to the arrival of the donations, many kids simply weren’t able to play because they didn’t have anything even remotely resembling soccer footwear. We had kids come to soccer clinics in their flip flops and even in their bare feet. It was very gratifying to be able to put actual soccer cleats on these kids feet. This would not have happened without the generous support of LUSC. Thank you!”

On behalf of the LUSC Board, we also thank those LUSC families who kindly donated their used equipment as part of this important effort.

Reminder About Trash Pick-up

The following is an important reminder from the town;

I want to remind all of you about picking up all trash at the end of your practices and games. The appearance of our parks and athletic facilities is very important to the Recreation Department. It has been brought to my attention and I have also noticed that water bottles and other items are being left behind on the fields at Lincoln Park and other parks around town. Everyone needs to pick up after themselves. Each organization should police itself and make sure that it leaves the facility in better condition than it was found. If a trash barrel happens to be full on the weekend, you should still place the trash next to the barrel and DPW will take care of it on Monday morning. Please don’t leave trash on the fields.

Thank you,
Peter Coleman
Town Recreation Department