REC PICNIC – May 21st

Don’t forget about the upcoming picnic to celebrate the end of our Spring Rec Season! We want everyone to be able to come out, have some fun, eat some food, and get their trophies!

U5 age groups will continue with their Saturday morning times (Group#1 @ 9am, Group#2 @ 10:30am). After their training and games, they will get medals for their participation in the LARGEST Academy group we have ever had! Thank you all again so much for making this spring so fun for the little ones! After the medals are handed out, food will be available.

U7 teams will meet up to play a fun and challenging game brought to us by the Lebanon Elks Lodge #635. In the Autumn we will play host to the Elks Soccer Shoot, so the U7 teams can practice their skills at the passing gates game. There will be five goals set up in decreasing sizes for the players to hone their skills at accurate passes/shots. Players don’t need to be in full soccer attire, but we do still recommend athletic clothing and soccer cleats/tennis shoes. This is just for fun, and players are not required to take part. After each team has had time to play this game, their coaches or a board member will do a trophy presentation for their hard work this spring, and then all are welcome to get some food.

U9 teams will meet up on the smaller U7 fields and break out into smaller groups to play some fun pickup games with their own teammates. Please show up in your normal game attire so we can easily use pinnies to split the teams up. This will just be for fun and hopefully encourage smaller groups of players to want to come out during the summer to play small-sided (3v3 – 5v5) games with friends and family. After a quick game for the players, coaches or board members will hand out trophies, and then all are welcome to get some food.

2022 Picnic Schedule
We ask that each team attempt to show up as close to their start time as possible so we don’t have 191 families show up at once. We understand not everyone will be able to make it on time or at all on Saturday.  If you cannot make your team’s time but don’t want to miss out on the fun, still come out when you can and jump in with another group! We should have trophies by mid-week before the picnic, so if you cannot make it at all please just reach out and we can set up times for a board member to meet you at the fields another day.

PLEASE plan to bring your own cup/water bottle/drinks. We will have water and lemonade available in large serving containers, but to keep costs low and reduce waste, we will likely not have enough cups for everyone.

We will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, and chips to eat and have water and lemonade available to drink.


The mission of LYSA is to develop and enrich the youth in our community with the virtues of good sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment, and responsibility through the sport of soccer.

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