LSA Recreational Program (Ages 4-19)
The LSA Recreation Program is a developmental soccer program for all youth, without regard to skill level, who wish to play soccer. The Recreational program offers fun and developmental training tailored to the needs of each particular age group:
Under-4 (U4) “Shark Bait”
Shark Bait is a program created specifically for 3 and 4 year olds. The concept of the program is to teach ball familiarity and movement skills. All games are played in 4v4 format. 1 day of practice and 1 game during the week.
For more information, see our Shark Bait Program Overview.
Under-6 (U6) “Shark Tank”
Shark Tank is a program created to continue player development and introduce pool training to our youth players, coaches, and parents. All U6 teams practice 1-2 times a week in the the same field area which we call the “Shark Tank.” Members of the LSA coaching staff are in attendance to assist volunteer coaches and identify players. All games are played in 4 vs 4 format.
U8 teams play with 6 field players and 1 goalkeeper. Therefore, all games are played 7v7 format.
U10 teams play with 7 field players and 1 goalkeeper. Therefore, all games are played 8v8 format. U10 games are played with certified referees, therefore we play under FIFA rules.
Under-12 (U12) and Above "Travel Rec"
U12 Recreational teams will play most of the games at Allen Creek, however there is some traveling involved to close clubs within Hall County. U12 teams play under FIFA rules in 9v9 format.
U14, U16, and U19 Recreational teams will travel to play against teams from different clubs. Half of the games will be played at Allen Creek. U14 and above will play under FIFA rules in 11v11 format.
The LSA Recreational program is a single-season soccer program. For year-round enjoyment, we offer recreational soccer programs in Fall and the Spring. The Fall season runs from September through November and the Spring season runs from March through May.
The LSA Recreational program utilizes small-sided soccer games in the younger age groups (U4 through U12). The purpose of small-sided soccer is to allow the game to be the teacher by maximizing each player’s touches on the ball and encourages all the players to develop their skills in all positions. U14, and older, teams play in 11 vs 11 format. For more information about small-sided soccer games and their modified game rules, see Small-Sided Games.
- Trained by a Georgia certified parent-coach
- 2 practices per week, 1.5 hours each
- Each team trains individually
- Teams play 1 game each weekend
- Games played against other LSA Recreational teams
- U4 teams play 4v4 games
- U6 teams play 4v4 games
- U8 teams play 7v7 games
- U10 teams play 8v8 games
- U12 teams play 9v9 games
- U14, and older play 11v11
- 1 Post-season tournament each season
Further information specific to the current and upcoming soccer seasons can be found at the links below.
Upcoming Events for Recreational