859-223-5632 office@lysa.org

IMPORTANT UPDATES FOR THIS WEEKEND, MAY 18-19


4U Soccer Tots
 
will meet on Field 10A for the 9am session this Saturday, May 18. See the Masterson Field Map linked on the website menu.  Also please note that parking will be much more difficult than usual this weekend. 

There is a sheep dog competition at the back of Masterson Station Park just past our fields, AND.... we are hosting the State U11-U19 11v11 Soccer Tournament.
 



5U-6U Games are now on fields 8A-8F this Saturday, due to the large soccer tournament at Masterson.
If your match was on 8G it's now 8A, ........
8H ---> 8B
8I ---> 8C
8J ---> 8D
8K ---> 8E
8L ---> 8F

Please note that these fields are lined for 8U so you can ignore the goal box, and the line & circle at mid-field.  The dimensions are the same, and the goals have been set up.  Also, Fields 8A-8F are close to a good parking area in the grass.  If you look at the Masterson field map linked here, families can park to the left side of Fields 8 which is especially ideal this weekend.  

 

LYSA RECREATIONAL YOUTH SOCCER

Lexington's longest-running soccer organization, LYSA, began in 1977 with the mission to promote the game of soccer by providing opportunities for youth to learn and participate in soccer.

In 1988, LYSA reached an agreement with the City of Lexington to develop the soccer complex at Masterson Station Park which is currently the best grass surface for children to learn soccer on in Lexington.

LYSA is a local soccer organization intended for those who have never played before, or for those who have played for years.  The most important focus for the families and children playing youth soccer at LYSA is to have fun!  We want LYSA youth to learn the game and love the game as well!  LYSA families make life-long friends along the way!

By playing soccer at a young age, children learn to develop good & healthy habits to stay with them their entire lives.  For many years now LYSA has been one of the top soccer clubs in the region, and in 2023 is leading the way by partnering with U.S. Soccer to develop the best model for learning soccer at a young age.  Come join us this spring!

 

Registration NOW Open

SPRING GAME DAY SCHEDULE
Click on YOUTH SCHEDULE in the menu above to see your team's spring schedule.
Below are play dates for our club this spring.


March 23-24
April 13-14   (Scrimmage weekend for U8 and older teams if desired - due to local soccer tournament)
April 20-21
April 27-28
May 4-5
May 11-12     Spring Photo Day!
May 18-19    (No U8 or older games at Masterson due to KYSA State Tournament)
May 25-26    (Weather Make Up Dates)


May 28-June 2 is the BRSL Tournament for teams 12U and older!
This is a single elimination tournament and schedules will be released May 16.  There is no extra cost for this.
Some age groups may not have their tournament begin until May 31 or June 1.
12U Mixed will play at Masterson.  
12U Girls games will be at MUSA in Richmond
14U games will be at WYSA in Versailles.
16U plays in Winchester at the WYSL fields.
19U plays at the Georgetown FC fields. 

 

 

Parent FAQ's for the Spring 2024 Season


LYSA is a non-profit and volunteer led organization.

- Every team needs coaches!  To sign up as a Head or Assistant Coach adults should register themselves as a Volunteer, in addition to registering their child as a player (if applicable).

- Every team will have a parent volunteer listed as Coordinator to help with communications from LYSA and within the team itself.  Parent Coordinator's will also setup a schedule for team post-game snacks, & plan team gatherings.

- Coaches of each team will set the practice schedules/location.  LYSA assigns teams based of geographic location so that practices will be near your home in most cases. 

- LYSA Coaches have free access to a great state-of-the-art App to use as our coaching curriculum to plan practices each week!  We have a pre-season Coaches Meeting and are planning an on-field training session for this season!

- A Head Coach will receive a reimbursement of 50% of their child's registration fee at season's end.


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AGE DIVISION DETAILS

Divisions are based on the player's year of birth per the recommendation of Kentucky Youth Soccer Association and United States Youth Soccer.
LYSA team assignments are based on geographic location of your family's residence.
 
 

- 14 & Under (2010-2011), 16 & Under (2008-2009), 19 & Under (2005-2007) - these teams practice up to twice a week in a neighborhood park near their homes or at LYSA's Masterson Station fields. Each of these age groups play in a Coed League.  In addition to playing other LYSA teams their age, they play a few matches in nearby cities (Georgetown, Nicholasville, Versailles, Richmond, Winchester) as part of the Bluegrass Regional Soccer League.  These teams have 8 games played on either Saturdays or Sunday afternoons. All 14U, 16U, 19U teams can elect to play in a State Rec Tournament at the spring season's end, from May 29-June 2.


- 12 & Under (for children born in 2012-2013) 12U teams practice up to twice a week in a neighborhood park near their homes or at LYSA's Masterson Station fields. We have both a Girls & Coed 12U League.  In addition to playing other LYSA 12U teams, they play a few matches in nearby cities (Georgetown, Nicholasville, Versailles, Richmond, Winchester) as part of the Bluegrass Regional Soccer League.  12U teams have 8 games played on either Saturdays or Sunday afternoons. 12U teams can elect to play in a State Rec Tournament at the spring season's end, from May 29-June 2.
 

- 10 & Under (for children born in 2014-2015) - 10U teams practice up to twice a week in a neighborhood park near their homes or at LYSA's Masterson Station fields. We have both a Girls & Coed 10U League. These teams have 8 games played on either Saturdays or Sunday afternoons, including an 8th game setup during the last week of the season to help ensure every team has their best matchup of the season to end the season on a positive note. 10U teams can elect to play in a State Rec Tournament at season's end in Elizabethtown on June 8-9.
 

- 8 & Under (for children born in 2016-2017) - 8U teams practice up to twice a week in a neighborhood park near their homes or at LYSA's Masterson Station fields. We have both a Girls & Coed 8U League. These teams have 8 games on Saturdays or Sunday afternoons. 
 

- 6 & Under (for children born in 2018) - most 6U teams practice just once a week in a neighborhood park near their homes or at LYSA's Masterson Station fields. They have 8 games with most on Saturday mornings, and 1 on Sunday afternoon, April 28.  LYSA's 6U league is on the forefront of recreational youth soccer, as 1 of 5 programs in the country to partner with U.S. Soccer this year to help set the standard for the future of soccer in this age group!  Come join us!


- 5 & Under (for children born in 2019) - most 5U teams practice just once a week in a neighborhood park near their homes or at LYSA's Masterson Station fields. They have 8 games with most on Saturday mornings, and 1 on Sunday afternoon, April 28.  LYSA's 5U league is on the forefront of recreational youth soccer, as 1 of 5 programs in the country to partner with U.S. Soccer this year to help set the standard for the future of soccer in this age group!  Come join us!

- 4 & Under 'Soccer Tots'  (for children born in 2020) - meets just once a week on 6 Saturdays at 9 a.m., and will play an Academy style format (fun training for 40 minutes, matches for 20 minutes) and will be led by our Grassroots Director, Todd Bretz. Click here to learn more details about this program - CLICK HERE!

 


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WEATHER CANCELLATION ALERTS

To know when we have to close fields for matches due to weather. 

1.  Follow us on Social Media @LexYouthSoccer

2.  We will notify all coaches directly when we close fields.

 

Updated December 1, 2023

 

KYSA State Rec Tournament (optional)

Each Season Kentucky Youth Soccer Association hosts a state recreational youth soccer tournament in Elizabethtown, KY.
The tournament is optional, and for teams in the 10U age group & older. 

This spring's tournament is June 8-9.
For more information and to sign up click here: https://www.kysoccer.net/kentucky-american-cup/

LYSA has several teams participate!  Not only is it a great way to end the season, but it's also a wonderful time to be had with your teammates and their families!

If your team wants to participate your team will pay the entry fee to KYSA.  We will also need to be notified so we can supply you with your state approved roster for the tournament.

 

PARENT INFO TO ORDER UNIFORMS

- LYSA is proud to work with a local sporting goods store in Lexington, THE LOCKER ROOM (located on Lane Allen Rd.) as our uniform provider! 

- After you receive your team assignment, all Families need to order uniforms (jersey, shorts, socks) at The Locker Room on Lane Allen Rd.  (Spring 2024 Cost is ~$35 with child's name on back of jersey. $30 without a name).

- If your child is returning to the same team & division as Fall 2023, you should be set with your uniform unless you need a new size!

- Uniforms will need to be ordered ASAP.  If you would rather order online versus in-person:
  ------->  Use this link CLICK HERE and complete the online form.

- The Locker Room will notify you when the uniform is ready so you may pick it up.

- Families will also need to purchase a soccer ball, shinguards, and soccer cleats for their child playing this fall.

- Required Soccer Ball:  Size 3 for U4-U8. -  Size 4 for U10-U12 - Size 5 for U14-U19.

- If your child does not have their uniform in for the first match it's okay.

Dicks

address

Lexington Youth Soccer Association
PO Box 23481
Lexington, KY  40523