LUFC Coaching Resource Center

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.

Season 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25
Birth year            
2020           5U
2019         5U 6U
2018       5U 6U 7U
2017     5U 6U 7U 8U
2016   5U 6U 7U 8U 9U
2015 5U 6U 7U 8U 9U 10U
2014 6U 7U 8U 9U 10U 11U
2013 7U 8U 9U 10U 11U 12U
2012 8U 9U 10U 11U 12U 13U
2011 9U 10U 11U 12U 13U 14U
2010 10U 11U 12U 13U 14U 15U
2009 11U 12U 13U 14U 15U 16U
2008 12U 13U 14U 15U 16U 17U
2007 13U 14U 15U 16U 17U 18U
2006 14U 15U 16U 17U 18U 19U
2005 15U 16U 17U 18U 19U  
2004 16U 17U 18U 19U    
2003 17U 18U 19U      
2002 18U 19U        
2001 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