Intramurals

Updated Monday August 28, 2017 by Carlos Ospina.

What is Intramural Soccer?   

Lynbrook East Rockaway Soccer Club has a long standing tradition of placing the welfare and growth of a child over the need for intense competition.  Our intramural program is designed for all children who register to play at "grade" level and to grow both as children and soccer players under as stress-free environment as possible. LER has helped develop children to gain both a love for the sport as well as a true sense of belonging within a community.

Please review the following information below to have a better understanding of how all children who participate in LER SC programs  are registered and placed in particular divisions.

Little Kickers Program 

  • For all children who are 2-3 years of age by January 1st to December 31st of the registration season.

Pre-K (U5) Division 

  • For all children who are 4 years of age by January 1st to December 31st of the registration season, or are enrolled in a pre-k program.

Kindergarten (U6) Division 

  • For all children who are 5 years of age by January 1st to December 31st of the registration season, or are enrolled in Kindergarten.

 

1st Grade (U7)  Division 

  • For all children who are 6 years of age by January 1st to December 31st of the registration season, or are enrolled in the 1st Grade.

2nd Grade (U8) Division

  • For all children who are 7 years of age by January 1st to December 31st of the registration season, or are enrolled in the 2nd grade.

**1st and 2nd Grade players are combined

PDI Program - 

For children registered in the intramurals program in either the 1st or 2nd Grade (U8 or U9 Divisions ONLY).  This program is with a partnership with LIJSL.  NO child can participate in any PDI event without playing their weekly Intramural game

 

The Lynbrook/East Rockaway Intramural Program  meets weekly on Saturdays at BAY PARK., East Rockaway for eight or nine sessions from September to November (in the Fall) and March to June (in the Spring)  Sessions are led by professional trainers who lead the children through fun exercises and skills games.  

Who is Eligible?

Children who attend PreK through fifth grade are eligible.

What Does This Cost?  

PreK and Kindergarten:

$100 for the Fall,

$80 for returning players in the spring ($100 for new players in the spring)

U7-U9:

$180 for the year.  (No half year registrations)Players are allowed to play for only one season, if desired, but they must register for the full school-year. (Even if a player only plays half a year, the cost is less than $10 per hr.)

When are the Sessions?

FALL 2017 -Saturday Session Dates:  

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Session Times:

Little Kickers: TBD   (use size 2 or 3 soccer ball)     

Pre K (U5)          TBD       (use a Size 3 soccer Ball)

Kindergarten:    TBD        (use a Size 3 soccer Ball)

Boys U7/U8       TBD        (use a Size 4 Soccer Ball)

Girls U7/U8        TBD        (use a Size 4 Soccer Ball)

Where Do I Register:

 Register at this link: http://lilynbrookrockaway.siplay.com/login

What Gear Do I need?

Shin guards, soccer ball, water bottle.  Put your name on everything.

How do I get a Uniforms?

  The club uses American Challenge (Bayshore, NY) for uniforms.

  You only need the Intramural Jersey, Intramural Shorts, and Intramural Socks

   http://www.achallenge.com/c-275-lynbrook-east-rockaway-soccer-club

  Some children like the hooded sweatshirt and the backpack, but they are optional.

Who are the Coaches?

Most coaches are willing parents who step up to volunteer to coach and help organize the team. Volunteers are always needed! 

Who are the Trainers

Players are professionally trainer Our long-time trainers are from FC Inter Soccer.  Jason Miradoli and Clive Williams

How is my child’s team determined? 

Little Kickers and PreK have no specific teams.

Players are randomly assigned teams to make new friends and balance teams.

Players who register after the teams are created are assigned to whatever teams need players to balance the teams.

Player and Parent Expectations

- Show up on-time, with their gear, ready to play

- always try their best

- show good sportsmanship

- In cold weather, gloves and ear warmers are allowed to be worn.

- Jewelry of any kind is not allowed.
Any child who has recently (within 30 days) had their ears pierced may place either a piece of tape of a band-aid over the earrings.

- During the Pre-k and Kindergarten years, we recommend all children wearing corrective lenses should use athletic safety glasses or at the very least use a protective (holder) support band.
- Upon entering the first grade, Due to safety concerns child will be required to wear athletic sport glasses.

- Parents must stay off playing field.

-  No smoking, drinking, or pets are allowed.

- Players and Parents MUST be respectful towards coaches, club officials and, most importantly, the referees. Failure to do this can result in expulsion from the playing area and/or expulsion from the soccer club.
- Players and parents are EXPECTED TO CLEAN UP after their games before leaving the field.

Points of Contact:

For assistance with Intramural Soccer - Pre-K,
contact Ivy Reilly

Weather Cancellations:

We play in the rain. We cancel sessions in cases of lightning or field flooding.

Check the website LERSoccer.com up to  30 minutes before your session.

 You can also text alerts in the sportssignup system. If you have not heard via email that soccer is cancelled, then it is not cancelled.

Refunds: The club does not make any refunds, to any person, at any time, for any reason.

Why do we play” small-sided” (Young players often play 3 vs 3 and 4vs 4)

  1. We want our young soccer players to touch the soccer ball more often and become more skillful with it! (Individual technical development)
  2. We want our young soccer players to make more quality decisions during the game! (Tactical development)
  3. We want our young soccer players to be more physically efficient in the field space in which they are playing! (Reduced field size)
  4. We want our young soccer players to have more involved playing time in the game! (More opportunity to solve problems that only the game presents)
  5. We want our young soccer players to have more opportunities to play on both sides of the ball! (More exposure to attacking and defending situations)
  6. We want our young soccer players to have more opportunities to score goals and make saves! (Pure excitement)

The “Small-Sided” environment is a developmentally appropriate environment for our young soccer players. It’s a FUN environment that focuses on the player.

These are the reasons why US Youth Soccer endorses “Small-Sided Games” for U6, U8, U10 and U12 players across the board…across America.