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Laguna Niguel Youth Soccer Association

Spring 2023 Rec Program


A summary of Spring 2023 Rec Registration Fees:

  • Mini-kickers (2018 and 2019) - $75
  • 2017 (U6)  and 2016 (U7) - $125
  • 2015 (U8) - $125
  • 2013 and 2014 (U10) - $150
  • 2011 and 2012 (U12) - $150
  • 2009 and 2010 (U14) - $150
  • 2007 and 2008 (U16) - $150  (Waitlist until we have enough players)
  • 2005 and earlier (U19) - $150 (Waitlist until we have enough players)

* All Player Insurance Fees are included in the above Seasonal Registration Fees
* A volunteer fee will apply if you are not able to donate 1-2 hours during the Spring Season (the opt out button will be seen during Registration) 

Important Dates

  • Wednesday February 1, 2023 - Player Wait List Opens
  • Monday February 13, 2023 - Spring Coach Meeting
  • Sunday February 19, 2023 - Game Schedules published
  • Monday February 20, 2023 - First day of Spring Practices
  • Wednesday February 22, 2023 - Mini-Kickers Parent Meeting and uniforms hand out
  • Saturday February 25, 2023 - Opening Day  / First game of the Season
  • February 28, 2023 - Weekly Skills Clinics commence (U6-U12)
  • Saturday May 13, 2023 -  Last Day of Regular Season Play (Most Age groups)

    PLEASE REFER TO THE LEAGUE CALENDAR FOR A LIST OF ALL KEY DATES IN THE SPRING SEASON 

Information about the LNYSA Spring Recreational Season

2018 and 2019 "Mini-Kickers"- A great introduction to soccer with the emphasis on FUN, with weekly Saturday morning skills sessions, starting at 8:30am at Bear Brand Park for a 60 minute session for 8 weeks.  The first session is on Saturday February 25, 2023.   Players are assigned to a  team on a colored micro-field and play fun soccer games, with frequent water breaks followed by a scrimmage played at the end of the 60 minute session.  Soccer patches are handed out each week based on the skills completed that week. Great Capelli Sport uniforms (jersey, shorts, socks) are provided at the Spring Mini-Kicker parent meeting on February 22nd 2023 at 6pm. Each Parent will need to provide their player with a size 3 soccer ball and bring plenty of water to the field each Saturday. 

2017 (U6)  and 2016 (U7) -  League Play – Players will be assigned to a set team and play 4v4 or 5v5 without goalkeepers.  Recreational Coaches and Volunteers will be present on the field to assist with the general flow of the game. Emphasis will be on implementing soccer skills learned in the midweek Skills Clinics held at Marina Hills Park.  The Saturday games consist of a practice period of 30 minutes prior to the game.  Saturday games  consist of  four (4) ten (10) minute quarters with 2-4 minute breaks. The Saturday session lasts for 90 minutes in total. All Saturday games will be played in the mornings at Bear Brand Park. The first game will be Saturday February 25, 2022. A game schedule outlining the 8-week period will be published in Mid February. Each player should bring a size 3 soccer ball to the Saturday games and the midweek Skills Clinics. Great Capelli Sport uniforms (jersey, shorts, socks) are provided. 

2015 (U8) Champions' League - Players will be assigned to a set team and play 5v5 or 6v6 with goalkeepers.  Rec Coaches and Volunteers will be present on the field to assist with the general flow of the game.  There will be four (4) ten (10) minute quarters. The Saturday session lasts for 90 minutes in total. Emphasis will be on implementing soccer skills learned in the midweek Skills Clinics. The Skills Clinics will start in late February. Each player should bring a size 3 soccer ball to the Saturday games and the midweek Skills Clinics. Great Capelli Sport uniforms (jersey, shorts, socks) are provided. 

2013-2014 (Under 10) - A great developmental program for players as they start to understand positions on the field, tactics and compete in Saturday games managed by paid Adult and Youth Referees. Players will be assigned to a set team with a maximum roster of nine (9) and play 7v7 including the goalkeeper. There will be two (2) twenty (25) minutes halves. One practice with the coach and one optional Skills Session will be held during the week. Players should bring a size 4 Soccer ball. In addition to the games, each team practice will have one practices during the week & attend a mid-week Skills Clinic, starting in mid February.  Teams in these divisions will be balanced teams, with the roster selected through a player balancing draft. Great Capelli Sport uniforms (jersey, shorts, socks) are provided. 

2011-2012 (Under 12) - Players will be assigned to a set team with a maximum roster of nine (9) and play 7v7 including the goalkeeper. There will be two (2) thirty (30) minutes halves. One practice with the coach and one Skills Clinic Session will be held during the week. Practice start in mid February 2023.  Teams in these divisions will be balanced teams, with the roster selected through a player balancing draft.  Uniforms (jersey, shorts, socks) are provided. Players should bring a size 4 Soccer ball. 

2009-2010 (Under 14) -  Two options may apply for U14 based upon team counts in this division. All teams may play in the local circuit, with all games in Laguna Niguel, or the teams may play in the Travel Circuit. Teams will travel every other weekend with half the games at home and the other half away.  Typically,  9 of the 10 games are on Saturday’s with 1 on a Sunday depending upon the number of teams in the circuit & format.   Teams must be registered by the mid January, 2023 deadline.  Travel Teams Spring Cup are typical played in May. A decision on format will be made by the Division Director in consultation with the Coaches prior to the start of the season.

2006-2007 (U16) and 2003-2005 (U19) - Travel Circuit. Teams will travel every other weekend with half the games at home and the other half away.   Typically,  9 of the 10 games are on Saturday’s with 1 on a Sunday depending upon the number of teams in the circuit & format. Teams must be registered by the Jan 30, 2022 deadline.  Travel Teams Spring Cup - Girls May 7,14,15. Boys will be played May 15,21,22.

Select Soccer – LNYSA offers and Advanced Recreational program known as Select Soccer.  Select Soccer is a natural progression, or transition, for players wishing to play at a higher Recreational level, while retaining many of the benefits of a recreational schedule at a low cost. To learn more about this program click here 

Competitive (Club) Soccer – LNYSA offers a Competitive Platform under its Laguna United Football Community program. It was established in 2012 as the competitive arm of the Non Profit (501c3) to provide our aspiring players a pathway of continual development that matches and grows with the next generation of standards. The growth and success of our competitive program has gained recognition within our local and Southern California communities as well as the national landscape and competitive platforms. To learn more about this this level of play please click here

For ages 2003 through 2013 Referee Fees will apply for Games , these fees are picked up by the League during the Spring Season. 

If you have any additional questions please email the 2023 Spring Season Divisional & League Contacts  click here 


Age Matrix Template

LNYSA Birth Year and Season Matrix

When determining the age group for a season, the year the season ends should be used for determining the birth year. Also note that the format "U" followed by age really means that age and younger. For example, U8 should be read as 8 and younger. 

Note: 

The Recreational program starts at U5 (mini-kickers) through U19.
Select Soccer teams start from U9 through U16. 
Our Club program starts at U8 through U19. 

Registration Listing

2023 Spring Rec Soccer


Welcome to LNYSA SPRING Soccer. Available Programs include the following:

Mini-Kickers – LNYSA Mini-Kickers is for players, ages 3 to 4. This introductory program is focused on friendships and fun. Games are played on Saturdays; there are no mid-week practices. It’s where the young ones start! Parents may expect to be notified during February regarding uniform information.

Recreational – LNYSA Recreational soccer is for ages 5 through 19. Designed to develop skills, build confidence, teamwork, self-esteem, and leadership. Games are played in Laguna Niguel, generally. Practices begin in mid February 2023. Uniforms are distributed prior to the first game on February 25th,  2023. Additional midweek Skills Clinics are run by Professional trainers to help the players pick up new skills during the Season. These Clinics are usually offered for a 6 week period, once a week per Division.

Select Soccer – LNYSA Select Soccer is for players, ages 8 through 16, with advanced skills. Tryouts are completed at the beginning of each year and are required to participate in this advanced Recreational level program. Select teams travel in the area to play other Advanced level teams during the Spring and Spring seasons. Two team practices are held each week. We realize that players often play other sports during the Spring Season and as a result the coaches are more flexible during this time to support multi-sport athletes.

Volunteering:We ask all families to commit to a volunteer activity (see the list during registration & see the volunteer descriptions below) or make a donation in lieu of volunteering. During registration please tell us if your family intends to volunteer for one of the roles or make a $150 donation per family (added to the cart at the end of registration for those not signing up to volunteer) *Note If you have another player in another program just select the same volunteer role as you did in the other program. 

Playing UP – Parents you should ONLY select "yes " to this question during registration if you want your player to be moved UP a year to play with the next aged Division ie if your players birth year is 2016 (U7) but you believe they are advanced enough to play with the older players in 2015 (U8) and its developmental appropriate to move them UP a year, then select "yes" to the Play UP question otherwise please do not select Yes. Most of the time parents DO NOT make a play-UP request as the player is usually better playing with his age group during the Season.

Pricing: Get the BEST price of the Year with our Early Bird Discount of $50 off the regular price. Early Bird pricing is effective through 11/13/22. Our Price Guarantee offers a full refund on Seasonal registration up until Sunday January 25, 2023.

No Additional $20 Insurance fee charged per payer at checkout , Our Prices are ALL inclusive covering player insurance as part of the price. Don't pay more than you should for Recreational Soccer.

A description of Volunteer Opportunities – see the detailed list below

Coaching Staff - Each team needs at least 1 coach & preferably a coach and assistant coach that mentor & instruct the team during the Season. Coaches plan and supervise training sessions to develop general fitness and specific soccer skills for the players in their teams. Coaches are required to take some training. (see the training summary here) . For the younger ages U5, U6, U7, U8 coaches follow our training to teach age specific skills. As the players get older the coaches will also tech field awareness, specific positions on the field and game tactics.  If you are interested in learning more about being a coach please email us here. 

Team Manager - Having a team manager assigned each Season is very helpful for the Coaching staff so they can focus on training the team and have the support of the team manager with team communications, sending out schedules, notifying parents of any schedule changes , helping to facilitate scrimmages with other teams, organizing the team snack at games, ordering a team banner, helping to facilitate the end of season party.  

School Liaison - As a School Liaison we ask you to talk about your experiences with the LNYSA programs with parents at the schools your kids attend. Help to promote the programs and get feedback from parents and schools on the LNYSA youth programs.

Field Helpers - For those volunteers that can donate just 1-2 hours a Season we ask our field helpers to help with field setup, lining a grass field, putting up Banners at a field, collecting equipment and placing it back in a locker. This role is very easy and does not take much time at all during the Season.  

Referees - Each team for the U10 (2012-2013) Division and above needs to nominate a referee or have junior referees (typically high school age kids) to help cover the recreational games during the Season. We ask our referees to cover at least 4-5 games in a Season. A referee does more than just administer the Laws of the Game. They are there to ensure the game is safe for all the players.  

Division Directors - Each Season we recruit Division Directors who are the age group coordinators for each Division ie The GU10 (2012-2013) Division may have 6-8 teams in the Fall. The Division Director helps to support the Coaches for that Division, with items like place assignments, updates to rules for the Division and generally quarter-backing the plays for the Division during the Season. If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer role please email us here

Volunteering:We ask all families to commit to a volunteer activity (see the list during registration) or make a donation in lieu of volunteering. During registration please tell us if your family intends to volunteer for one of the roles or make a $150 donation per family (added to the cart at the end of registration for those not signing up to volunteer) *Note If you have another player in another program just select the same volunteer role as you did in the other program. Thank you. 

Mini Kickers 3-4 (Boys & Girls)

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$75.00

Under 06 - Boys (2017)

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$125.00

Under 06 - Girls (2017)

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$125.00

Under 07 - Boys (2016)

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$125.00

Under 07 - Girls (2016)

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$125.00

Under 08 - Boys (2015)

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$125.00

Under 08 - Girls (2015)

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$125.00

Under 10 - Boys (2013 & 2014)

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$150.00

Under 10 - Girls (2013 & 2014)

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$150.00

Under 12 - Boys (2011 & 2012)

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$150.00

Under 12 - Girls (2011 & 2012)

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$150.00

Under 14 - Boys (2009 & 2010)

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$150.00

Under 14 - Girls (2009 & 2010)

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$150.00

Under 16 - Boys

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$0.00

Under 16 - Girls

Registration closes on 03/01/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/01/2023 to 05/31/2023
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$0.00

Contact

Laguna Niguel Youth Soccer Association

30025 Alicia Parkway, #188
Laguna Niguel, California 92677

Phone: 877-385-6972
Email: [email protected]

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