Lakeshore United FC (LUFC) is a volunteer organization serving youth soccer players. Our club provides one of the best opportunities to play at the Recreational, Academy, Select or Regional Program levels, as well as foster the growth and development of its members within the environment of soccer.
We continuously emphasize skill development, personal improvement, teamwork, respect, sportsmanship and commitment during our coaching sessions and the season. LUFC values and promotes continuing soccer education, fair and competitive play, leadership development, good sportsmanship and strives to generate a love for the "beautiful game".
For additional information please feel free to contact our Leadership Team listed on the website.
Lakeshore United FC (LUFC) is a division of Sheboygan Area Youth Soccer Organization, Inc. (SAYSO) Our organization is a registered 501C(3) organization, pursuant to the Internal Revenue Service code.
LUFC was formed in 1985 to facilitate the youth soccer experience. It began with recreational teams and has evolved into a program consisting of S*T*A*R*S, JUNIORS, Recreational teams, TOPSoccer, Academy teams, Select teams and Regional teams. We have players from over 18 communities and our membership continues to grow. LUFC offers programs for players with all types of skill levels from preschool children to High School age. Philosophically, the club believes in creating a competitive environment that provides families value, is physically and mentally challenging, while stimulating the players to reach their highest potential. We believe in developing the whole player and creating soccer players/fans for life.
We recognize the invaluable contribution that our volunteers give to the LUFC organization and appreciate their commitment to foster the club's growth. Their unwavering support provided to the select and recreational tournaments, along with their assistance with all facets of team management and willingness to contribute at a moment’s notice.
LUFC Executive Team
Lakeshore United FC (LUFC) Recreational Soccer Leagues (formerly SAYSO) are for all area youth in grades K - 8. 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 U7 - U10 program is designed a more 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.