It is the mission of the SWM LYSL to develop, deploy, and maintain a comprehensive program for the development and promotion of the game of soccer for the youth of Lincoln Township and surrounding areas. This League has been established as a non-profit an
^ Break Time (minutes): U10 to U14 – 10 minutes. + With build-out line.
* Coaches may choose to not have an assistant coach and in some cases, there will not be enough coaches available.
This division adheres to the rules/format of the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for all aspects of play and field/goal size.
This division will play away games against other clubs (Berrien Springs, Bridgman, Coloma, Saint Joseph, South Haven, and so on). Games will most likely be on a weekday evening and/or on a Saturday morning over the course of a season.
Teams in this division are equalized with a non-cut draft. For details on the Team Equalization process, please click here.
A season consists of approximately ten games, plus additional practices.
A game will consist of two, 25-minute halves with a USSF sanctioned referee at every home game.
Game format is 7 v 7 with goalkeepers.
An accredited program will be run by parent coaches that will focus on fun games and exercises.
At their discretion, Coaches typically schedules practices prior to and throughout the season.
All training session/practices are held at the Rockey Weed Soccer Complex.
Training session/games will most likely be on a weekday evening and/or on a Saturday morning.
Players are allowed to play up to the next division (ie, age-appropriate U10 is allowed to play up to U12, but not U14). The player should be in the top 10% players in their respective division before playing up and must be in the upper 33% of the division they are requesting to move to. Coaches recommendations are always helpful.
All players receive a uniform kit, which includes jersey, shorts, and socks; and a participation medal at the end of the season.
Insurance is covered by the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association through Got Soccer.