Lakeshore United FC (LUFC) Recreational Soccer Leagues (formerly SAYSO) are for all area youth in grades 1-8 during the 2015-16 school year. The purpose of the LUFC Recreational Program is to provide and foster organized youth soccer for Girls and Boys at a fun yet challenging level. The philosophy of our program is to promote participation, emphasize sportsmanship and develop skills with an appreciation for the game of soccer.
The Lakeshore United FC Academy provides an opportunity for a more challenging level of competition and training than recreational soccer. This U8-U10 program is designed both for the serious soccer player who has demonstrated the ability, skill development & commitment to compete at a higher level, as well as for those who aspire to play select soccer in the future. Academy teams are trained by professional and licensed staff coaches twice per week (75 minute sessions), play in the WYSA Academy League, play in two tournaments (1 Fall / 1 Spring), train indoors during the winter and participate in an indoor league.
The goals of the Academy program are to teach and develop the players in a positive, creative, fun and challenging environment. Teams will train in a pool format with smaller, flexible game day rosters to facilitate competition and participation.
Lakeshore United FC (Formerly SCU) offers a higher level of competition in its Select Program for U11 - U18 Girls and Boys. Playing on a LUFC Select team requires a year-long commitment by the player and his or her family. Each team is coached by a WYSA licensed coach and will receive training led by LUFC’s Director of Coaching (DOC) at the pre-season Team Camp.
Practices usually begin in August and are 2 - 3 times per week. League play is September - November and April – June (usually 8 - 10 games in each season). In addition to games, teams will participate in 3 - 4 tournaments annually.
Teams are formed annually through a tryout process led by the LUFC DOC and licensed evaluators.