Spring 2023 registration is closed except competitive by invitation only and RDL (closing Feb 28). Please use the button below for any inquiries you may have.
Once teams get above U10, teams are formed as recreational/competitive teams. Even recreational soccer at this age can be relatively competitive.
|2019 .||Parent & Me (Intro to Soccer)||2011 .||12U Boys & Girls (Div II-III & Qualifying)|
|2018 .||RDL 5U Coed (In-house)||2010 .||13U Boys & Girls|
|2017 .||RDL 6U Coed (In-house)||2009 .||14U Boys & Girls|
|2016 .||RDL 7U Coed (In-house)||2008 .||15U Boys & Girls|
|2015 .||RDL 8U Coed (In-house)||2007 .||16U Boys & Girls|
|2014 .||9U Boys & Girls (Div IV)||2006 .||17U Boys & Girls|
|2013 .||10U Boys & Girls (Div IV)||2005 .||18U Boys & Girls|
|2012 .||11U Boys & Girls (Div II-III & Qualifying)||2004 .||19U Boys & Girls|
GENERAL INFORMATION (SPRING 2023)
Team Assignments: Team formation deadline is mid-January. Any team that does not contain the minimum number of players designated by STYSA will not be formed on this date. A coach will contact you as teams are formed. For new players, this will likely happen mid-January. If we have multiple teams in your child’s age range, we will inform you of evaluation opportunities so we can build teams of similar skill levels.
In the event there is only one recreational team in an age group, players will be guaranteed a roster spot on the same team if:
- the player was registered to the team roster in the prior season
- the player is in good standing
- the player registered prior to the registration cost increase date or date specified on the registration website should the cost be flat during the registration period.
Once the cost increases, all registered players whether returning or not shall be rostered in the order in which they register.
Once a roster is full, players may be offered a training player registration at the coaches’ and club’s discretion.
Payments: Registration fees are a one-time cost for the season. Please see breakdown below for information on registration fees. Payment is due at the time of registration! Payment plans are only available to returning families that have multiple players playing this season, and you must have an active debit/credit card on file. Please contact the registrar immediately if you need information or want to activate a payment plan. Payment plans do not rollover from season to season. You MUST email the registrar before you register for consideration. Payments must be made on time. Delinquencies can result in a restriction from play for your child.
Documentation: A copy of your child’s Birth Certificate or Passport AND a current headshot photo is required to be on file with Lamar Soccer Club. If you are a new player to Lamar SC or using new log in credentials, you will have to upload these documents during the registration process. The photo you upload will be used for player cards. It must be a current yearbook/passport style headshot only. Players will not be assigned to a team until the club has a copy of their birth certificate and photo on file. NO EXCEPTIONS!
|Register by Dec 31||Register after Dec 31|
|RDL||$ 130.00||$ 130.00|
|Div 4||$ 135.00||$ 175.00|
|Div 3||$ 175.00||$ 215.00|
|D2, D1, EDPL||$ 240.00||$ 280.00|
PRACTICES: Practices normally begin in January/February for our U9 and older teams that fall under the Houston Youth Soccer Association (HYSA) or South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA). Some of our more competitive teams have continuous year-round practice schedules. If assigned to or trying out for one of those teams, the coach will contact you as soon as they are notified of the registration.
UNIFORMS: We utilize uniforms for at least 4 seasons. Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 will be the last seasons in the current uniform. Our hummel uniforms are ordered through Soccer 4 All for our U9 and older teams. New club members will receive an email from Soccer 4 All after team assignment with a link to order your kit. There are different requirements for uniforms based on age and competition level. The kits start at $105 for 2 jerseys, 1 pair of shorts and 1 pair of socks. Prices and requirements will go up from there. You may order additional kit items, such as jackets and pants, through the website even if it is not mandatory for your player. Please note, the window for orders will be very tight and you are responsible for ensuring your child has their kit ordered on time for opening weekend. The club will also send a reminder email to ensure you have received information from Soccer 4 All to place your order. You can also go to the Missouri City Soccer 4 All store to check sizes of kit prior to ordering.
Numbers on uniforms are assigned by the club for our younger players using a pattern to ensure we do not have overlaps in age groups if players are moved to a different team in another season. This may cause some of these numbers to run high. This is quite normal in many clubs including professional clubs. Numbers on uniforms for our older teams are done at the coach’s discretion in most cases, as teams are more set by this time. The change is usually made at a uniform cycle at U14/U15.
The above information regarding uniforms does not pertain to Recreational and Development League (RDL) and Parent & Me (P&M) – their uniforms are issued during practice and are included in registration fees.
PLAYMETRICS: Lamar SC utilizes Playmetrics as a tool for player and schedule management. This will provide all players, parents, coaches, and staff members unique access to this all-in-one club management software that is purpose-built. PlayMetrics unifies communication, registration, session planning, coach oversight, player development, and club operations into one easy-to-manage hub. Once you are assigned to a team, you will receive an invite from Playmetrics and you will be expected to utilize the website and app for communication with your team and coaches.
Current Fee Schedule & Information for the Spring 2023 Season:
RDL and P&M (Birth Years 2015-2019): The fee for RDL is $130. The fee for P&M is $60 for one parent shirt. $75 for two parent shirts. The Spring season will begin in March. Practices will be on Tuesdays from 6-7 pm. Game days are Fridays starting at 6 pm with youngest playing first, then older players at 6:45 or 7:30 if we have enough to need 3 time slots – which we normally do. Parent & Me will be on Fridays only. All activities are at George Park fields. Please watch the RDL page (https://www.lamarsoccerclub.org/rdl) for updates as the first email notifications will not come until the end of February. All RDL players get an award at the end of the season!
Spring 2023 Registration will close on February 28th – no exceptions.
Families signed up for RDL need to earn 2 volunteer points for the registered season. There is a $30.00 penalty for not achieving 2 points and a $15.00 penalty if the family only gets one point. See the RDL page for the full policy.
U9 through U10 (Division 4): Fee of $135 if you register and pay by December 31. After December 31, the fee is $175 – no exceptions! This is a one-time fee per season. This is for players born between 2012 and 2013. Practices are twice a week with times TBD under the direction of our volunteer coaches. Games are on Saturdays and are split between George Park and the opponent’s home fields. Uniforms are NOT included in the registration fee. They are ordered and distributed by Soccer 4 All and an email with that information will be sent once your child is registered. Additional uniform pieces can be ordered at your own expense should you desire them.
U11 through U19 (Division 3): Fee of $175 if you register and pay by December 31. After December 31, the fee is $215 – no exceptions! This is a one-time fee per season. This is for players born between 2011 and 2003 and for players that are not already assigned to a competitive team listed. You will be contacted if an evaluation is needed for placement for higher level of play. Majority of teams in this age group are higher level and do require tryouts and include higher fees. Practices are twice a week with times TBD under the direction of our volunteer coaches. Games are on Saturdays and are split between George Park and the opponent’s home fields. Uniforms are NOT included in the registration fee. They are ordered and distributed by Soccer 4 All and an email with that information will be sent once your child is registered. Additional uniform pieces can be ordered at your own expense should you desire them.
Qualifying Dynamo/Dash League (EDPL), Super 2 (EDPL), Division 2 (D2L), Division 1 (Classic, State Classic League (SCL) and Premier: These teams are competitive and require a try-out before team assignment. All games are played away at STYSA designated locations. Teams practice a minimum of twice per week with times TBD and under the direction of our volunteer coaches. Games are generally on Saturday although U15 and up play primarily on Sunday. Uniforms are NOT included in the registration fee. They are ordered and distributed by Soccer 4 All and an email with that information will be sent once your child is registered. Additional uniform pieces can be ordered at your own expense should you desire them. Because these teams are in a more competitive league and have additional commitments and requirements, the fees are higher. Some teams also have additional fees to support tournament play and extra training gear. The fees for these teams are listed below.
The Spring 2023 season fees for the following teams are $240 if you register and pay by December 31. After December 31, the fee is $280 – no exceptions!
U19 Boys Lamar Storm (EDPL)
U15 Boys Lamar Legends (EDPL)
U11 Boys Monsoon (EDPL)
U18 Girls Lamar Lady United (EDPL)
Practice Player – $100 for practice player registration. This allows players to practice and attend team tournaments only. Requires prior approval.
Any questions on Registration and/or Fees – please contact Heather Owens at [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
Competitive vs. Recreation Level
Division IV – Recreational – Under-10 and younger players
Children learn the basics of soccer through positive, fun training sessions that include short demonstrations and lots of participation. The primary goal of this play level is fun and the opportunity to play. There is a requirement that coaches make every effort to play each player at least 50% of each game.
Division III – Recreational – Under-11 through Under-19
Designed for players who enjoy the sport for the social aspect as well as developing their skills, recreational teams in these age groups are formed through assignment of all interested participants to a team. There is a requirement that coaches make every effort to play each player at least 50% of each game.
Division II – Competitive – Playing in EDD2L – Under-11 through Under-19
This introductory level of competitive play is designed for those who enjoy the social aspect of the game and want to continue to develop their skills through better competition. There is a requirement that coaches make every effort to play each player at least 50% of each game.
Super II – Competitive – Playing in EDPL – Under-11 through Under-19
Selection of players based on talent and ability is permitted and generally includes a pool of players from a broader spectrum. Teams participate in the Super II league within the District which requires more commitment with regard to travel and expense. There is a requirement that coaches make every effort to play each player at least 50% of each game.
Division I – Competitive – Playing – Under-13 through Under-19
Recognized as the highest level of play within the state, players may be selected from across the state based on their ability, skill and commitment to the sport including a more demanding practice and game schedule. There is no play time requirement at this level for U13-U19.
*Levels of Competition within Division I*
- Division I: this competition provides an opportunity for teams to play top teams within their own District (East and West). These competitions are managed by the Division I associations, WDDOA and STYSA.
- State Classic League (SCL): this competition is designed to provide play between the top teams in each District (U14-U18). There is no play requirement at this level
- National League-Frontier Conference: is the most competitive league within Southern Region. The league will be comprised of both boys and girls teams in the U13-U19 age groups and includes 4 teams from each State Association (STX, NTX, and OK), comprising a 12 team league in each age group/gender. Additional information regarding Frontier Conference can be found on the US Youth website. Through the Frontier Conference, a STX team can qualify for Southern Regional and National League.
Lamar Soccer Club has:
2 Large fields: L1, L3
3 Youth fields: S1, S2, S4
Multiple RDL fields
General Manager (GM)
Lamar has a 3 GMs: a Boys GM, Girls GM and RDL GM assisting with player assignments.
Houston Youth Soccer Association arranges Div III – IV Lamar Soccer Club games & playoffs.
South Texas Eastern District Division 2 League arranges Div II Lamar Soccer Club games & playoffs.
South Texas Youth Soccer Association arranges Super 2 – Div I Lamar Soccer Club games & playoffs.
STYSA requires background checks, concussion awareness training, and safesport certification for all coaches, assistants, managers & trainers. Please contact Heather Owens to get this process started thru STYSA.
PLAYER ID CARD
Each player has an ID printed with his/her team information on it; a picture must be provided and the ID must be laminated. The coach retains these cards for the players to present at each game to the referees for player check in as the player ID cards must be provided at each game in order for a player to participate.
Parents must fill out medical release form for each player and coaches keep this on file in the team binders.
Lamar must fill a volunteer referee quota mandated by HYSA. STSR has Referee training available. Becoming a referee not only helps the club, but puts money back in your pocket.
Team pictures are taken annually in the Fall only.