Below are answers to commonly asked questions for the 8U - 12U age group.
1. What will we do if our son/daughter plays a fall sport?
Answer: The soccer schedule will allow plenty of time for families to have family fall activities and/or participate in other sports.
2. How is this all relative to the 11U’s and 12U's?
Answer: These age groups need a “bridge” or introduction into the longer season that occurs at age 13 (Modified and/or HS soccer). By adding the fall season, it will help girls/boys ease into a far more hectic school soccer season at age 13.
3. Will these teams have the same opportunities as they have had in the past?
Answer: We feel that with the introduction of the fall season, everyone involved will have the ability for greater opportunity. The addition of “Fall Friendlies” is just one example of the added opportunity.
4. At what age will there be Premier teams?
Answer: Lakefront believes that 11U is the appropriate age to implement official Premier teams and offer Premier Bridge for this age group. We believe that the players in our 8U-10U program will have an appropriate number of sessions for their age. (Over 50 sessions prior to the start of the RDYSL season). We anticipate our 11U Premier teams to play in the appropriate league. This will be assessed on a team by team basis.
5. Who will coach these teams?
Answer: Coaches who are invested in the development of the youth athlete. LSC will help coaches by providing coaching education as well as a curriculum to follow for the season.
6. How are teams selected when there are multiple teams in an age group?
Answer: We look to select teams of like ages as well as like ability. We hold tryouts at the end of each season, and for those who have been in our travel program the previous season, we have a good understanding of where there placement will be the following season. Teams are selected by level of ability. On the occasion,LSC Director of Coaching and staff have the ability to adjust teams by moving players to a more advanced team if the move is in the best interest of the players development before the RDYSL roster freeze. Age groups with multiple teams will be classified as Blue, Green and White in order to be placed in the correct division at RDYSL. Blue teams are our more advanced teams.