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Signature OPEN Tryouts for Fall 2016 – April 24th & May1st

So … what is the Signature League?

The LNYSA Signature Program was created for recreational league players who wish to have additional developmental opportunities and to play in a more competitive soccer environment. Signature is a natural progression, or transition, for players wishing to play at a higher level, while retaining many of the benefits of a recreational schedule at a low cost.



Practices begin in mid-July. The season duration is similar to the LNYSA recreational program. Teams begin matches at the beginning of September and finish their season with a tournament that concludes in mid-December.

This season, Signature teams will be formed under the new US Soccer Youth Development Guideline. Instead of using the August 1st cut-off date, teams will be formed according to the players’ birth year. Previously formed Signature teams will have some flexibility in creating competitive teams that also keep reasonable continuity of their past roster make-up; in addition, rational requests to ‘play-up’ will be approved in order to maintain continuity. Also note, the new age bracket change will provide the opportunity to form additional teams in each age bracket. In summary, the program will adopt the best strategy for each team and age bracket, based on their own merits.

Players are selected via a thorough tryout process that is standardized for all age brackets. While only one tryout is required, it is strongly suggested that a candidate attend both tryout dates for maximum exposure to the coaching staff. The LNYSA Signature Director will conduct a parent orientation before each age bracket tryout to answer further questions.

All players who plan to attend Signature tryouts (including returning players) must register using the form below in order to attend Signature tryouts.  Tryouts will be held at Bear Brand Park on Sunday, April 24th and Sunday, May 1st.

The OPEN Tryout schedule for Sunday, April 24th & May 1st can be seen below:

2008 11:00 AM 12:30 PM
2007 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
2006 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
2005 3:30 PM 5:00 PM
2004 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
2003/2002 6:00PM 7:00 PM
2001 7:00PM 8:00 PM

We hope to see you and your player candidate at the tryouts!

Kevin Swanson
Signature League Director (EMAIL)
Learn more about Signature Tryouts




Signature 2016 Tryouts

  • Did the player play LNYSA Signature in 2015-16?
  • I, the parent or guardian of the above-mentioned player, a minor, agree that the player and I will abide by the rules of LNYSA, Inc. Recognizing the possibility of physical injury associated with soccer, I hereby release, discharge and/or otherwise indemnify LNYSA, Inc., its affiliated organizations and sponsors, its officers, directors, volunteers, employees and associated personnel, including the owners of fields and facilities utilized for the activity, against any claim by or on behalf of the player as a result of the player’s participation in the activity and/or being transported to or from same, which transportation I hereby authorize. I HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS, to the fullest extent permitted by law, LNYSA, Inc., its players, employees, volunteers, officials, sponsors and other representatives and any and all owners, lessors, lessees or other persons or entities allowing, permitting or authorizing the use of facilities by LNYSA, Inc., and the agents, employees, officers and directors of said persons or entities (“RELEASEES”) from any and all claims, demands, costs, expenses and compensation arising out of or in any way related to an injury or other damage that may result to said participant or to members of my family or my household or individuals I invite or for whom I am otherwise responsible while participating in or present at any of the EVENTS, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. I further acknowledge that LNYSA, Inc., is primarily administered by volunteers rather than paid professionals. I further acknowledge and accept that this Disclaimer, Assumption of Risk and Waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the state of California and agree that if any portion of this Disclaimer, Assumption of Risk and Waiver is deemed to be invalid, the remainder will continue in full legal force and effect. I hereby give consent to LNYSA to take photographs, video recordings or sound recording of the player. I grant LNYSA permission to use the images, motion pictures, video/audio recordings or any other reproductions of the same for LNYSA's purposes on its web site, training or promotional materials.
  • By placing your initials in the box below and hitting the submit button, you acknowledge and agree to the Waiver and Release set forth above.

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