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Laguna Niguel Youth Soccer Association

OpenPlay Fridays

“LNYSA believes in a true player development pathway so we want to ensure that every player has the opportunity to play at their best.  Our series of OpenPlay Friday sessions offers access to free, fun, supervised soccer, But we don't Coach them,  the Players make decisions. ”

Why are we offering a free OpenPlay Program you might ask? Because free (open)  play is a crucial ingredient for player development and we want everyone to have access regardless of their financial situation. We want the Players to have fun, just PLAY.  This IS NOT the Structured program seen during our Spring & Fall League , Camps, Clinics and Personal Training.  learn more..

"Kids play sports because they are fun. Sports must belong to them. OpenPlay gives the Game back to them" 


We have seen the
demise of the neighborhood pickup game and the over-scheduling of our children so we wanted to bring you "OpenPlay Friday's"  - Play instills a passion and a love of sport!

Our volunteers and coaches are there to provide a safe environment for the players but then step back and let the kids enjoy themselves. No Coaching, No Shouting, No Instructions, They just Play! They Make their own Decision's. 

LNYSA OpenPlay Series
 – These sessions are open to all and free of charge. Players must register to participate in the OpenPlay Friday's Winter series.  

Times & Dates for OpenPlay Friday's Winter Series – The first in the series starts on Friday Dec 2nd - Dec 16th.  The program will run again in January 2023. We have grouped players into 4 age groups (2013-2016, 2011-2012, 2009-2010 & 2005-2008) 



 Age Brackets
 – OpenPlay Friday's will operate with four (4) sessions, players are grouped by age , with certain age groups playing together during a particular session 

For additional information please contact the LNYSA Information desk  OpenPlay

To Register for a Friday session in June, July, December or January Click-On the age group below for your player:

                         2013-2016                    2011-2012                    2009-2010                   2005-2008               

Frequently Asked Questions

OpenPlay Friday's FAQs

Is there a cost?  No.  Just register for the relevant Friday session & age group 

What are the dates for this OpenPlay Friday Series? 
 We have a Summer & Winter Series. The Winter Series starts on December 2nd. 

What is the duration of each session?  We have setup 90 minutes for each of the sessions

Is OpenPlay Structured like Fall & Spring Play? No.  There are NO Coaches Coaching.  Just Kids PLAYING.  No Coaching, No Laps, No Lines. The best athletes PLAY sports. They don’t work them, they play them. When sport becomes more work than play, athletes struggle, they grind, and if they cannot get back to playing instead of working, they eventually drop out. From youth to pros, when the fun goes, soon to follow is performance. THIS Program is ALL about PLAY.  FUN. Kids just having FUN. 

Can I bring a friend?
  Yes.  Just have them register for the relevant Friday session & age group 

Can I walk in?  Yes.  Just register at LEAST  2Hours before you join the session. All players must register and accept the terms of the waiver

Why must I sign the Waiver?  Soccer is a contact sport and does have its risks, each parent must agree to the terms in the waiver

Do I need to bring a ball?  No.  We will provide soccer balls for each field

Do I need shinguards?  Yes.  We recommend each player wears shinguards for the games

Do I need to bring water?  Yes. We recommend each player brings water 

What do I do if I have a Question?  Just drop an email to [email protected] with your questions


Laguna Niguel Youth Soccer Association

30025 Alicia Parkway, #188
Laguna Niguel, California 92677

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

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