LUFC Coaching Guides

Community Soccer Coaching Guides

These 8-week coaching guides below were developed by our DOC, Jonathon Greenfield, in order to help support our players and coaches development in the Community Soccer Program.  Each practice is broken down into 4 activities that can be adapted and modified for the needs of the team. 

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Safety Overview

At LUFC, we strive to provide quality soccer experiences for our members in a safe and healthy environment.  In an effort to achieve this goal, LUFC has compiled a set of safety policies and guidelines regarding several areas of the organization.  The objective is to outline procedures, many of them new, which can be followed by players, coaches, parents and others to provide a safe, enjoyable place for our children.

The Player Safety Policies and Guidelines focus on:

  1. Parent Responsibilities at Practice and Games
  2. Transportation
  3. Inclement Weather Procedures
  4. Check-in and Check-out Procedures
  5. Medical Releases and Situations
  6. LUFC (Background Checks)
  7. Movement of Soccer Goals
  8. Injury Information

Team Managers, please review and incorporate the policy topics in this overview with your team's parents.  LUFC thanks you for helping take care of all of our kids.

Concussion Safety

Concussion Safety

Avoiding proper concussion treatment can end soccer careers, even for top athletes in the game.  Take concussions seriously!  Coaches, when in doubt, sit them out!

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury that:

  1. Is caused by a bump or blow to the head
  2. Can change the way your brain normally works
  3. Can occur during practices or games in any sport
  4. Can happen even if you haven't been knocked out
  5. Can be serious even if you've just been "dinged"

What are symptoms of Concussion?

  1. Headache or pressure in the head
  2. Nausea or vomitting
  3. Balance problems or dizziness
  4. Double or blurry vision
  5. Appears dazed or confused
  6. Is confused about assignment or position
  7. Forgets an instruction
  8. Unsure of game details (score, opponent, etc.)
  9. Moves clumsily
  10. Answers questions slowly
  11. Loses consciousness (even briefly)
  12. Shows mood, behavior or personality changes
  13. Can't recall events prior to or after head injury

Age Groups

Age Groups

The Academy and Select Programs are governed by US Soccer's age group classification.  Age groups are determined by birth year.  Your "U" age group is determined by a simple formula:

Year Season Ends – Birth Year = Age Group

For example:

2020-21 (Season) – 2006 (Birth Year) = 15U (Age Group)

Clubs, teams, and players are free to play in a higher age group (i.e. - a U13 player may compete on a U14 team) but cannot compete in a lower age group (i.e. - a U13 player cannot compete on a U12 team).

Select Tryouts will also be done by age group.  Please see the chart below for reference.

Birth Year
2020-21 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
2021           5U
2020         5U 6U
2019       5U 6U 7U
2018     5U 6U 7U 8U
2017   5U 6U 7U 8U 9U
2016 5U 6U 7U 8U 9U 10U
2015 6U 7U 8U 9U 10U 11U
2014 7U 8U 9U 10U 11U 12U
2013 8U 9U 10U 11U 12U 13U
2012 9U 10U 11U 12U 13U 14U
2011 10U 11U 12U 13U 14U 15U
2010 11U 12U 13U 14U 15U 16U
2009 12U 13U 14U 15U 16U 17U
2008 13U 14U 15U 16U 17U 18U
2007 14U 15U 16U 17U 18U 19U
2006 15U 16U 17U 18U 19U  
2005 16U 17U 18U 19U    
2004 17U 18U 19U      
2003 18U 19U        
2002 19U          


Contact Us:

Contact Information

LUFC Club Administrator
PO Box 123
Sheboygan, WI 53082

Phone: (920) 207-1167

Nonprofit Status

LUFC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization