Registration for Spring 2022 is OPEN
Once teams get above U10, teams are formed as recreational/competitive teams. Even recreational soccer at this age can be relatively competitive. Players new to the sport may find hardships, but we do try to prepare them to be better soccer players as they age in order to become more competitive later in their soccer careers.
|2018 .||Parent & Me (Intro to Soccer)||2010 .||12U Boys & Girls (Div II-III & Qualifying)|
|2017 .||RDL 5U Coed (In-house)||2009 .||13U Boys & Girls|
|2016 .||RDL 6U Coed (In-house)||2008 .||14U Boys & Girls|
|2015 .||RDL 7U Coed (In-house)||2007 .||15U Boys & Girls|
|2014 .||RDL 8U Coed (In-house)||2006 .||16U Boys & Girls|
|2013 .||9U Boys & Girls (Div IV)||2005 .||17U Boys & Girls|
|2012 .||10U Boys & Girls (Div IV)||2004 .||18U Boys & Girls|
|2011 .||11U Boys & Girls (Div II-III & Qualifying)||2003 .||19U Boys & Girls|
GENERAL INFORMATION (SPRING 2022)
Important Dates to Remember:
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.
TEAM ASSIGNMENTS: 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.
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.
RDL and P&M (Birth Years 2018-2014): Practices will begin in March on Tuesdays with Games on Fridays. Parent & Me will be on Tuesdays. Payments for RDL and P&M will be due by March 1st. Recreational and Development League (RDL) and Parent & Me (P&M) uniforms are issued during practice and the cost is included in your registration fee. 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.
UNIFORMS: We utilize uniforms for at least 4 seasons, and Spring 2021 was our final season in the current kit. All players will have to order new kit for Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. 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. Recreational and Development League (RDL) and Parent & Me (P&M) uniforms are issued during practice. 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.
This 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 has signed up to utilize 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.
The following is the Current Fee Schedule for the Spring 2022 Season:
Recreational Developmental League (RDL): The fee is $130 per season. This is for players born between 2014 and 2018. Practices will rotate nights during the week from 6-7 PM. Games are on Friday evenings at George Park. New RDL players will receive their uniform at a practice prior to the first game. Returning players should already have a uniform. If the uniform is lost, unserviceable or does not fit, please let your coach know so we can get it replaced. The uniform is included in your registration cost and includes a two-sided jersey, a pair of shorts and a pair of socks. Your child will need soccer cleats and shin guards to complete the kit. All RDL players get an award at the end of the season.
U9 through U10 (Division 4): The fee for Div 4 is $155 per season. This is for players born between 2011 and 2012. 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): The fee for Div 3 is $195 per season. This is for players born between 2010 and 2002. 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 (DDL), Super 2 (DDL), 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 2022 season fees for the following teams are $260 per season.
U18 Boys Lamar Storm (D2L)
U15 Boys Lamar Legends (DDL)
U12 Girls Lady Lightning (D2L)
U17 Girls Spitfire (D2L)
U18 Girls Lamar Lady United (DDL)
Practice Player – $100 for practice player registration. This allows players to practice and attend team tournaments only. Requires prior approval.
Payments: Payments must be made on time. Delinquencies can result in a restriction from play for your child. Payment plans for returning players are only available if you have multiple children playing and you have an active debit/credit card on file. Please contact the registrar immediately if you need information on or want to activate a payment plan. Be advised, credit cards on file will be charged as soon as the player is placed on a team, around mid-January (not at the time of registration). So, please make sure that information is updated if it changes after the initial registration process.
Any questions on Registration and/or Fees – please contact Heather Owens at email@example.com
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 DDL – 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.