Our recreational clubs plays according to the rules and regulations of the Portland Youth Soccer Association (PYSA).
LYS Club policy requires that all recreational players are allowed to play to their potential. Playing time should be allocated evenly unless extenuating circumstances require otherwise. Coaches are instructed to be fair and to balance playing time with the ability of each player. Playing time preference will be allocated to players that show up to practices and games and are on time.
Teams will be formed starting July 1st. The team requests of players who register prior to July 1st will be given priority over those registering later. Players who register after July 1st will still be placed on teams they request, unless that team is full and there are other teams that need players. In this case, players will be placed on these teams until they reach the minimum team size for their age group. Our complete team formation policy can be found below.
The team requests of players who register prior to July 1st will be given priority over those registering later. Players who register after July 1st will still be placed on teams they request, unless that team is full and there are other teams that need players. In this case, players will be placed on these teams until they reach the minimum team size for their age group. Also, returning players have priority over new players when requesting a team if they both register before July 1st. The primary goal of our club team formation policy is to form teams that have a mix of players with varied skills and abilities. This will be accomplished by forming teams at the U6 and U7 level around elementary schools, i.e., each school should have a random mix of players with varied skills and abilities. By forming teams in this manner we will adhere to national team formation guidelines which states: “A recreational team is one that is formed so that teams are balanced in terms of skills and abilities. The use of tryouts, invitation, recruiting or any like process to selectively form a team on the basis of talent or ability is prohibited.” Additional team formation goals are:
It will be the responsibility of team coordinators to form teams within their age group. This will be done based on the team formation process outlines below. Once teams have been formed, the club president will review and approve the teams and submit them to the club registrar for processing. The club registrar will register players to teams as submitted and then submit this information to PYSA with fees. The club registrar will also be responsible for obtaining and distributing player cards to all teams, adding and deleting players and providing team rosters to coaches upon request.
A. U6 & U7 Teams:
B. Continuing Teams:
C. Special Requests:
D. Procedure to allow as many players as possible to play
Players are expected to honor their commitment to their team by attending practices and games. The coach must be informed of any practices and games that will be missed.
Players, parents, coaches and referees are expected to demonstrate good sportsmanship and respect for others. Most referees for lower age groups are teenagers; some are parent volunteers. While the nature of the game is physical, dangerous play is prohibited. Parents are asked to allow the children to enjoy the game.
Parents and players who do not obey guidelines will be prohibited from participating by the referee or coach. Disciplinary action can take the form of a temporary suspension or (if necessary) expulsion from the program.
See the LYS guidelines for parent conduct.
For new teams, our club will form as many teams as possible with the minimum number of players for that age group. This will provide room for additional players to be added throughout the season if necessary. Coaches will be required to take additional players up to the maximum number of players listed below. Above this maximum number, players will be added at the coach’s discretion. Teams continuing from the previous year may be formed at the maximum level.
|Micro||5||7||3||3 v 3|
|U7 teams||8||12||6||3 v 3 (two teams)|
|U8 teams||10||14||8||4 v 4 (two teams)|
|U9-U10 teams||8||12||6||7 v 7 (including goal keeper)|
|U11 teams||12||16||8||9 v 9 (including goal keeper)|
100% refund will be issued for all cancellations before the registration deadline.
A $25 fee will be issued for refunds between the end of registration and the start of the season. This covers the cost of PYSA registration for the player.
No refunds are issued for cancellations after the season begins.