Rec Program Frequently Asked Questions

Rec EventDate
Online Registration Opens4/22/2017
Late Registration Begins (additional $25)5/21/2017
Last Day for refunds6/16/2017
Wait list for late registrations7/15/2017

 When is the actual season?

Games begin the first week in September, and are played every Saturday for five consecutive Saturdays. There is a one game break, followed by five more Saturday games. Actual games schedules (time/place) are not posted until September, and will be available on our website. The last game is in mid November, usually the weekend before Thanksgiving.

When will I hear from the coach/be notified of the team information?

Coaches will contact players and begin practice in August. Coaches should contact players by August 1st. Practice location and time is at the discretion of the coach and subject to availability of fields. Practices can start anytime in August, but usually begin a week or two before school starts.

Where do I get uniforms?

All LYSC recreational soccer teams wear the same uniforms. They are available for purchase at Extreme Soccer (928 Pleasant Grove, Roseville, 773-4625). All players must have a uniform, as well as cleats and shin guards. For returning players, the uniforms are the same as in the past several seasons.

How do you form the teams?

The criteria to determine where your child will be placed include the following:

  1. Appropriate age division
  2. Requests made on the registration form
  3. Which team they played for the prior season.
  4. If none of these criteria apply,we try to group players with others from their school.

My child was born after December 31, 2013. Can they still play?

No, this is a firm rule, and there are no exceptions.

Can children play outside the age group indicated on the age matrix?

They can request to "play up" to one age group above the appropriate age group. However, that request will be met based on available space, and the approval of the the Coach and the Registrars. Players are not allowed to “play down” to the lower age group, except when there is a serious medical condition, and a doctor’s note to verify this need.

What is the difference between Recreational and Competitive level soccer?

Recreational Soccer is open to everyone, regardless of experience or skill level. Competitive soccer is available for more experienced players, who would like more of a challenge, and have the skills to play at a higher, more competitive level. Competitive players must attend tryouts to be eligible to play. Tryouts are held in June starting 2018 but feel free to contact us about in-season openings. More information about our competitive soccer program is available on this website under the 'Competitive Program' section.

Why do I need to give you a new picture each season?

The photos are used to make player cards, which the referees check before each game to verify that the player belongs on the team. The League requires current pictures of each player.

Who runs the Loomis Youth Soccer Club?

LYSC is a non-profit volunteer organization, not affiliated with any school districts or the town of Loomis. LYSC depends on the volunteer Board members, coaches and parents to keep things running smoothly.

How can I help?

We always need coaches. Experience is not required as we can provide training through a variety of clinics. There are also opportunities to be involved on the Board, as well as other support positions. 

Once your child is placed on the team, you can assist the coach with practices or by being a Team Parent.

Can my late fees be waived?

Unfortunately, late fees cannot be waived. To avoid these fees, just remember to complete your registration before the cut off date.

Am I guaranteed a spot on the team that I request?

We will certainly do all we can to accommodate all requests, but cannot guarantee any placement.

Can I Register Online?

Yes!! please go to main registration page for the link to online registration, and more details.

Have an additional question? Please feel free to contact us.