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

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Format Age Level Play Time (minutes)^ Preferred Roster size Max (Roster) Min (Roster) Min (game day) Assistant Coach Offsides  Ball size Field size Goal Size
11 v 11 U13/14~ 2x35 16 18~ 13 7 Required* Yes 5 210x315 24x8

^ Break Time (minutes): U10 to U14 – 10 minutes. 

* Coaches may choose to not have an assistant coach and in some cases, there will not be enough coaches available. 

~ It is acceptable to play up to U15 as long as you are in 8th grade (freshman are not allowed. Maximum allowed team size is 22, game day maximum roster is 18

Division Format

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.
     
  • A season consists of approximately ten games, plus additional practices.
     
  • A game will consist of two, 35-minute halves with three USSF sanctioned referees at every home game.
     
  • Game format is 9 v 9 with goalkeepers. 

Training

  • An accredited program will be run by parent coaches that will focus on fun games and exercises.
     
  • At their discretion, Coaches typically schedule practices prior to and throughout the season. 
     
  • All training sessions/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.

Additional Information

  • 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.