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PARENT INVOLVEMENT

As a volunteer organization registering over 400 players each season, it is no small feat getting everything up and running smoothly every Saturday. Our longevity and success as an organization is thanks in large part to the parents and community members who have graciously volunteered their help over the years.

There are a number of ways you can help:

Coach a Team - We always need coaches! Coaching can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Check out our "For Coaches" page for more information.

Equipment Trailer Pulling - Do you have a hitch on your car? We have a small equipment trailer that needs to be towed to Memorial Fields each Saturday. We usually split up this task between a few families, if possible.

Set-Up/Tear-Down - Our soccer goals are not permanent so they need to be set up and torn down every Saturday. We assign this task to different teams each week. Your coach will be in touch when it’s your team’s turn.

Concessions - We sell donuts, coffee, water, and gatorade at all Saturday Soccer games in a small tent on the main field. Everything is $1 so the math is easy!

Parent involvement is truly necessary for the success of our program. Thank you for your help!

Player Age Brackets

U4 October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018

U5

October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017
U6 October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016
U7 October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015
U8 October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014
U9 October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013
U10 October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012
U11 October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011
U12 October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010
U13 October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009
U14 October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008

 

Uniform Donation

There are many Lakewood families that lack the resources to buy the necessary uniform or cleats for their children. You can help by donating your used LSA uniforms, shin guards, cleats, or soccer balls that your children have outgrown or you no longer use. With your help, we can get more kids out there on the soccer field. Just bring your donations with you to any Saturday game and drop them off at the concession stand.


PARENTS AND ATHLETES

Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Lakewood Soccer Association experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.

New to SportsEngine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.

STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


ESSENTIAL PARENT HOW-TO'S

Adding an additional guardian

In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat

Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules, and communication? This list of articles will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

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