The Academy is a more competitive soccer alternative targeted to LSO's more advanced SAY soccer players ages 6-10, who may be looking for an increased competitive environment without the commitments – financial or otherwise – that may be found in other programs - while continuing to participate in our recreational leagues.
This opportunity is geared toward the top 2 – 3 players on their individual recreational teams, based on scheduled try-outs each year, with a focus on player development amongst players of like acumen for the game. Each team will be provided with 1 hour per week of professional soccer training, as well as two weekends of mini-tournament like action against other Academy teams in the SAY North area over a six week time-frame.
Tryouts will be held on the following days:
Boys Passers Tuesday, July 21 and Wednesday, July 29 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Girls Passers Wednesday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 28 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Boys Wings Tuesday, July 21 and Wednesday, July 29 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Girls Wings Wednesday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 28 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Tryouts will take place at Liberty Park off Yankee Road behind the YMCA.
All players must be rostered players from current LSO SAY teams in order to tryout and partake in the Academy program. Players will be playing both on their SAY team and the Academy team at the same time
Rosters will be assembled via communicated try-outs with the primary objective of fielding the most competitive team, while attempting to keep team's together Fall to Spring and year over year to build comradery and higher levels of play.
We aim to field teams for Passers (U8, ages 6-8) and Wings (U10, ages 8-10), for both boys and girls.
Participation on an Academy team does require an incremental expense of approximately $75 per player. Note that this is in addition to the normal LSO player fees for their SAY soccer team through LSO. This fee will cover: Academy uniforms, Referee fees, and weekly sessions with paid licensed soccer trainers.
Practices and Games
Academy games will be played on two weekends only using a mini-tourney methodology for a total of 6 games against teams from within SAY North, but outside of LSO. Some games will be scheduled on fields outside of the Lakota area. All games will be in the SAY North/Cincinnati
Training sessions with licensed soccer trainers will occur on Friday's evenings for six weeks.
Coaches, Deadlines, and More Info
Coaches will be primarily sourced from inside LSO coaching rosters. Coaches are expected to operate consistent with LSO principles and should comfortable coaching high-quality players for the mini-tourney game weekends. Coaching is made simple in the Academy with the licensed trainer conducting the Friday evening sessions, while the coach only need to run the games on the scheduled two weekends for the current session.
Meeting the varying and growing needs of your family
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LSO is excited to offer Challenger Sports MiniKickers Soccer Program in association with Challenger Soccer Academy.
A Youth Soccer Program developed for - Open to Boys and Girls ages 2 - 4
MiniKickers is a new and exciting program that ignites a passion for sports and learning, while teaching strength, balance coordination, listening skills and team work for children at their most formative stages.
Key Curriculum, developed in the UK by Child Experts and Soccer Coaches featuring the
SPICE Development Method focusing on:
Social, Physical, Intellectual, Creative and Emotional Development
To provide each player a great head start, and a passion for activity and Sport, through enjoyment of a multitude of activities centered on the sport of soccer.
This training by is led by Professional coaches who engage the children in a unique way will help your child develop key Motor Skills and Coordination.
Program Location: WJL Mutli-Sports Park
Program Days and Times: Sunday, August 23rd through Sunday, October 18th, 2015 (8 Weeks)
Program Times: Session # Time Fee .
Session 1: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm $76.00* (Open to Boys and Girls ages 2 & 3)
Session 2: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm $76.00* (Open to Boys and Girls ages 2 & 3)
Session 3: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm $76.00* (Open to Boys and Girls age 4)
Fee includes: 8 sessions and full soccer uniform- Shirt, Shorts, Socks & a MiniKickers Soccer Ball!
Spaces are Limited (If needed we will open additional sessions)
Don't let your child miss out! Register Today!
For more information contact: Bruce Rhodes at: