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:
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.
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:
What are symptoms of Concussion?
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
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.