Autumn Academy – LYSA will not create “teams” for the Autumn Academy but each age group will be one big team. The Academy will focus on basic core skills for each age group.

At the beginning of every practice (except U5) there will be a 10 minute session of repetitive touches. All players will have a cone and will do the exact same thing as a warm up. Then they will break into their groups (based on that weekend's game schedule) and get started with the rotation.
Every group will have enough grids for two teams per grid for most weeks.
Every week will have a juggling grid and after week 1 every week will have a juggling grid and a passing grid.

PDFs for each practice will be uploaded here

U5 Day 1

U7 Day 1

U9 Day 1

U11+ Day 1


U5 Day 2

U7 Day 2

U9 Day 2

U11+ Day 2


U5 Day 3

U7 Day 3

U9 Day 3

U11+ Day 3


U5 Day 4

U7 Day 4

U9 Day 4

U11+ Day 4


U5 Day 5

U7 Day 5

U9 Day 5

U11+ Day 5

U7 - U13+

FIFA Rules will be followed where not specifically deviated from below
Games will be played 4v4
      Substitutions are allowed at any stoppage of play by either team
There will be no keepers and goal box tending will be discouraged leading up to penalty.
Contact will be incidental only.
      Incidental contact is described as contact that is made by someone attempting to achieve the space around the ball and makes contact with another player in that space
      Examples of incidental contact
            - Tackles on the ball
            - Shielding the ball from an opponent
            - Small bumping when two players are running after the same ball
Kick offs
      - A kick off will start each segment of play, and after each goal scored.
      - Players on the opposing team must be outside the center circle on their side of the field
      - Opposing team cannot cross the half-line or enter the circle until the ball has been touched after the whistle
      - Kick offs are indirect
Goal arc (2yd arc)
      Players will not be able to touch the ball inside of the goal arc.
            - Players can go into the area, just not make contact with the ball
            - If an offensive player touches the ball the result is a goal kick
            - If a defensive player touches the ball the result is PK from 10 yds away.
      Players will be discouraged from tending the goal arc
            - Tending the goal box is when a player does not actively defend the other team out on the field but stays next to the goal arc.
            - It is not considered goal tending if the play is near enough to box that the player is active in defending while near the arc.
                  - First offense will be a warning
                  - Second offense will result in a reset of possession
                  - Third offense will result in a PK
Ball out of bounds resets
      - All balls out of bounds will be reset with a kick-in
      - All resets are indirect
      - Balls over the sideline will be kicked in by the team that did not touch the ball last from the point it leaves the field
      - Balls over the end line last touched by an offensive player will be played in from the top of the Goal Arc
      - Balls over the end line last touched by a defensive player will be played from the corner on that side of the goal
      - Opposing players must be 3 yards away from the ball being played in
Infractions

- All Infractions deemed worthy of a free kick will be indirect, other than those described above resulting in a PK.


Autumn Games

Academy Field Layout

Saturday Game Times/SCHEDULES –
@ 9am – U11+ Games
@ 10am – U9 Games
@ 11am – U7 Games
@ 12pm – U5 Games


As the season begins, a few more items of interest:

Sept 16 – Opening day and the Elk’s Soccer Shoot Event

Sept 23 – Picture Day. This day will be very hectic with so many players, but we will attempt to start each age group about 30-45 minutes early for individual and team pictures. More info to follow.

Oct 28 – Kick or Treat end of season event. Last year we just kind of…ended the season. No fanfare or craziness. We figured we needed some more craziness, and we decided to have a Halloween final day. Details TBD, but costumes, soccer, and candy are what we are thinking! If you want to help plan this event, please reach out.

Last but not least, we will have a field setup day on August 27th at 3pm at Reese Park. We will need all hands on deck to help take down the big goals, clean up the barn, and get the fields striped

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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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