Spring 2014: Sundays, 7 weeks: 4/27-6/14 – no Memorial Day games
U16/U18 BAYS (Spring)
LUSC fields U16 and U18 boys and girls teams in the spring. These teams play in the Boston Area Youth Soccer (BAYS) league, and usually play in recreational divisions. There is typically just one team per age group, and thus there are no tryouts. Games are played on Sunday afternoons, and the season lasts for seven weeks. There is usually one practice per week.
High School Street Soccer (Fall)
LUSC hosts a 7v7 high school aged co-ed “street soccer” (or “pick-up”) league to provide players an opportunity to play fall soccer in a supervised yet relaxed environment.
Recognizing the number of players participating in the game of soccer through the U14 age group, local high school programs can no longer accommodate the number of players that enjoy competing in the game of soccer. LUSC currently has over 100 boys and girls playing soccer at the 8th grade level in Lexington. When these players go to high school there are only slots for approximately 50 of them to continue playing. As Director of Coaching and a Mass Youth Soccer Staff member, I’m often asked why kids stop playing soccer? My answer is that they stop playing because we stop offering programs for them to continue to enjoy the game.
Here is a basic outline of the fall program:
- Boys and girls high school aged players will play in a co-ed 7v7 game for a 7 week period.
- Games will be played Sunday afternoons time and field TBD.
- Games will be pick-up style with teams being balanced to make the games more enjoyable.
- No team practices.
- Open to players of all abilities – no tryouts!
- The league will provide an adult official/supervisor for all games.
LUSC feels that it is important that we reach out to our high school aged community and continue to provide programs that promote the game of soccer in a healthy and enjoyable way.
Lexington Player Development Academy (LPDA)
Please see the LPDA webpage to learn more about the high school aged LPDA teams that are fielded in the winter and spring.