LEMOORE YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE
LEMOORE COMPETITION TEAM GUIDELINES
Our teams are affiliated with the Lemoore Youth Soccer League, which is affiliated with Cal-North. The younger teams U9 and below are place in the League based on location and several other factors. ( Previous Recreation League record,coaches experience etc.) Older teams, U10 and above are grouped based on the prior season outcome and level of play. At the conclusion of League play, teams are adjusted for the next season dependent on the outcome of how the team finished in the current level of play.
All tryouts will be held at the Lemoore Youth Sports Complex located on 19th Avenue between Cinnamon Drive and ‘D’ Street.
Time and Dates of tryouts will be determined by age groups
U9-U13 will be held in Mid to Late February
U14-U19 will be held in mid to late April.
New Player Tryouts (Welcome!)
If a player is trying out or practices with your team, a signed release must be obtained BEFORE the player can tryout or practice with the team. This is the 1601 form. Player MUST PAY the fee to cover insurance portion before they can tryout or practice.
Adding a Player
Coaches Team Selection Procedure
After all coaches have completed their application and the LYSL board has approved them to have a team, the following criteria will determine which team you will coach.
Players will attend tryouts on the dates as designated by LYSL. Once the players for the team have been selected, the coach will contact the players. Selected players will be offered a spot on the team and will be given 24 hours to respond. (Purple Teams will select their players first, White teams will select from the remaining players) Players are expected to play for the team they are assigned to. Players who choose not to play on the assigned team, will NOT be offered a spot on a different team. Players who are playing up, will be approved by the Competition Chairman.The coach will need to send the list of selected players to LYSL Registrar and LYSL Bookkeeper. Have the coach provide you with a list of the players so you can compile a team roster. The next process will be to schedule a team meeting with parents and/or players to prepare and discuss the expectations for the season. Refer to Team Meeting section for what to prepare for. You or the Coach will need to notify the LYSL Bookkeeper of when the team meeting will be held. Treasurer will give you access to the Team’s financial records and will explain the process for collecting payment from players. YOU NEED TO HAVE A PRELIMINARY BUDGET PRIOR TO THE TEAM MEETING.
Player Registration will be conducted by LYSL Registrar soon after tryouts and team selections have been completed. Once the Coach or Coaches have sent the list of selected players to the Registrar guardians can complete the CalNorth and Medical Liability Form (1601).
Team Vacancies-If your team is in need of additional players, email the LYSL President or Comp Chairman to request a posting on the website for your team or to assist you in searching for players.
The purpose of having an initial team meeting is to enable the parents, players and coaches to understand the following:
Team Manager Responsibilities
The Team Manager is the liaison between the coach, parents, players and LYSL. In addition, the Team Manager will perform the following duties or may delegate some of the duties to another parent on the team.
What else can you do to prepare for the Team Manager responsibility?
Duties that can be delegated:
Topics of discussion at the team meeting
1. What can you promise the players and their families?
2. When will practices begin and where will they be held?
3. Which tournaments are the coach interested in playing prior to the start of the fall season?
4. What is the coaching philosophy for the season?
Teams will NOT be allowed to choose a team name. All team names will be assigned by LYSL Board for the start of the 2017 season and beyond. All teams must register for events (league, tournaments, cup play) using their official LYSL Approved Name.
Suspension or Removal
LYSL Board has the authority to remove a Coach / Manager of their duties at any point deamed neccessary during any part of the current season.
Failure To Comply With Guidelines
Coaches / Team Manager that fail to comply with set guidelines WILL be subjected to appear in front of the LYSL Board, Once that meeting has concluded , the board President /Comp Chairman will inform the coaches / manager of there decision within 24 hours.
Competitive Coaching Coordinator