2017 Fall Intown Soccer Program
It is with the greatest of pleasure that we announce that registration is now open for our Fall 2017 Intown Soccer season - including our HS Co-ed program.
Livingston Soccer's intown program is all about sportsmanship, making friends, getting some exercise and learning a bit about soccer along the way.
Who Can Play? - Any boy or girl who will be in 1st grade thru 12th grade this Fall can play. We welcome children of any skill level. Livingston residents only.
How Does The Program Work? We form teams of as even strength as possible at each grade level. Teams will play an eight game season starting in early September . (1st and 2nd graders have 9 games) Most games are on Saturdays - some on Sundays.
HS Co-ed is mostly on Sundays - with some Saturdays.
Last year we had enough kids to have separate 1st grade boys, 1st grade girls, 2nd grade boys, 2nd grade girls, 3rd grade boys and 4th grade boys divisions. We combined 3/4th grade girls, 5/6th grade boys, 5/6th grade girls, 7/9 th grade boys and 7/9th grade girls. We'll determine which grade levels to combine once we see how many kids register.
For HS Co-ed we combined boys and girls together from 10th thru 12th grade. 9th grade girls have the option to play in the girls-only 7/9th grade division or in the HS Co-ed program. 9th grade boys must play in the boys-only 7/9th grade division.
Each team from 3rd grade and up will participate in our season-ending Carpini Cup tournament. Every team plays two games on Saturday and our top finishers return on Sunday to compete for the championship.
Teams are coached by volunteer parents. Coaches usually hold practice one day per week after school.
What Does It Cost? The program costs $80 per child plus an $13 field usag fee charged by the Township of Livingston. We charge a late fee of $50 per family for those who register after May 14. Also, if you register late we can't guarantee there will be a spot available for your child.
Coaching? Yes - our teams are coached by volunteer parents. Please step up to be a head coach or an assistant coach. It is a very rewarding experience. Parents can join as groups of up to 3 coaches.
Friend Requests? For 1st grade only we will honor one mutual friend request. No requests above first grade. As we stated above, parents can ask to coach together and of course they will have their kids on their teams. For first grade - the coaching requests counts as the mutual friend request.
For HS Co-ed, girls can join in group of up to 4. The girls can not request boys and boys can make no friend requests.
Siblings? We automatically put siblings in the same age group together, unless you ask us not to do so.
What Equipment Do You Need? Not much! We provide each child with a full uniform (shirt, shorts an socks) to keep. We suggest you get your child soccer shoes - although sneakers are allowed. Shin guards are mandatory. Each child should bring their own ball to practice.
No Jewelry Allowed: For safety reasons, no jewelry can be worn during practice or games. Taping over earrnings is not allowed.
Livingston Soccer Club
Hi Folks - just wanted to make sure we let everyone know that we don't allow any child to play in our in-town program if they are also playing in a travel soccer program (LSC or any other travel program)
Livingston Soccer Club
Remember last year
Please, PARK legally!
Now that registration has begun, allow me to explain our in-town player request and combining relatives rules.
Coaching Together - For our in-town soccer (Grades 1 through HS Co-Ed) we allow coaches to volunteer in groups of up to 3 - so of course that means
the coaches’ kids are on the same team.
Mutual Friend Requests for 1st Graders- For 1st grade boys and girls we will honor one mutual friend request. However, we count kids of coaches
who have requested to be together to have used their one mutual request.
Above First Grade - In order to attempt to form balanced teams using ratings provided by our coaches, we don’t allow friend requests.
Our one exception is for HS Co-Ed - in which we allow girls to sign up in groups of up to 4.
It’s All Relative - At all ages we automatically combine siblings, unless you ask us to keep them apart. We do not combine any other relatives.
Important exception - we can’t guarantee we can combine siblings if either or both register after our teams are formed.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Our Parents Make the Club a Success
There are few people who would argue that anyone involved in the Livingston Soccer Club doesn’t devote an enormous amount of time, effort, and energy into making our club a success. But Coaches and Board members are not the only people responsible for keeping our club running smoothly. Many parents may think that if they don’t coach, then they can’t contribute. Here are a few ways you can give
back to LSC and remain one of our most valuable resources:
Keep your coach informed if your child is going to miss a practice or game. Planning a practice is based on a full team in attendance, so let them know if you can’t make it. Playing games is the highlight of most kid’s soccer experience, so show your support to the team and make games a priority! An important lesson in team sports is the commitment each individual makes
to the total team and respect for your teammates and coaches.
- Check Your E-mail and the Website!
E-mail is often the most efficient and time saving way for your coach to get information out to the team or be contacted.
And there’s no better way to stay informed than to check the lsclub.com website often. That’s where you get the most
up-to-date info on soccer happenings.
- Be on Time and Ready to Play!
Showing up to games and practices on time tells the coaches, referees, and other players that you value their time. It also helps things start on time and keep schedules on track. Be ready to play by bringing the proper equipment and a great attitude!
- Get to know your fellow parents!
Watching your child’s games are even more fun when you can also root for their teammates and friends they’ve made on
the team. Getting to know your fellow parents can help with both car pooling to practices and games. Lifelong friends
have been made just by being on the soccer field together.
- Have Fun!
The point of recreational soccer is to have fun – making friends, getting exercise, learning skills, and learning good sportsmanship. You can help foster this by showing your child that you value the Livingston Soccer Club.
As always, we thank you for your support of the club, and you make a difference!