COMPETITIVE PROGRAM OVERVIEW & FAQ's
The Competitive Program offers year-round and season specific player development opportunities for the most enthusiastic and committed soccer players, ages U9-U19 (U8's have the opportunity to play at the U9 level). The goal of the Competitive Program is to develop players to their highest level both on and off the field.
Use the following chart to determine your child's age group for the season listed in the appropriate seasons column.
|AGE GROUP CHART|
YEAR-ROUND AND SEASON SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENT MODEL
LUFC is committed to providing exceptional development opportunities for its players. In order to achieve this, the club offers year-round training and playing opportunities for any player who is committed to improving. It doesn't matter if you are on a top team or are just starting out; players of all abilities will have access to high-quality development opportunities throughout the year to help them reach their full potential.
If you are not looking for or cannot commit to a year-round model you can choose to play competitive soccer for just the seasons we play (Fall or Spring/Summer).
Please see the Team Plans page for an outline of the team plans for the various age groups and levels.
COMPETITIVE PROGRAM FEES
All Competitive Fees are standardized across the club. LUFC has made every effort to create a soccer program of high value, focusing on a consistent level and frequency of practices, and club based periodization of soccer events.
Fees for the current season are listed on the Team Plans page. If you are coming in during an existing season and those details are have been updated to a new/future season please reach out to us!
WHAT DO FEES INCLUDE?
Fees include all:
- Registration and Administration costs
- Club Staff
- League Fees (TCSL or MYSA)
- Coaching Fees
- Referee Fees
- Team Snap
- Indoor Training Facility Fees
- Outdoor Field Fees (training & games)
- Player and Coach Passes
- Background Checks
- Team Equipment Fees
- Team specific plans will indicate exactly what is included. Team plans can be found on our Team Plans page.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Fees do not include:
- Uniforms - uniforms will be ordered by families and shipped direct to you. Uniform info can be found on our Uniforms page.
- Team Fees - Such as any tournaments or leagues outside of the outlined team plans
- Coach travel costs if going to an out of state or overnight tournament
- Any additional training or facility costs incurred for additional training or team events outside of team specific plans
- Team Parties
- Coach gifts etc.
NIKE UNIFORM ORDERING INFORMATION
The 2023/2024 season is year 2 in our 2-year uniform cycle. ALL NEW players must purchase a uniform kit this year! Returning players are not required to purchase a uniform kit (optional to do so). Check here for uniform information: Uniforms Page
FEE SCHEDULE AND REFUNDS (2023/2024)
For those paying in full at the time of registration for both the Fall 2023 & Spring/Summer 2024 season or just the Spring/Summer 2024 the following payment schedule doesn't apply. For those choosing the payment plan during registration for both the Fall 2023 & Spring/Summer 2024 season it is as follows:
- $200 at the time of registration as a non-refundable commitment fee.
- Equal payments (8) begin of remaining balance on September 1st
- Payment on October 1st
- Payment on November 1st
- Payment on December 1st
- Payment on February 1st
- Payment on March 1st
- Payment on April 1st
- Final payment (9 of 9) on May 1st
A $100 late fee will be applied to any outstanding balances after May 1st & player pass potentially withheld for non-payment.
NO Refunds will be given and payment for the month in advance of a player dropping is also required. For example; if a player drops in November from Competitive soccer, payments through December will be collected.
Any registration insurance purchased during registration is through an independent 3rd party provider not associated with Lakes United FC. Lakes United FC is unable to help you with any registration insurance you purchase.
There is a robust financial aid package available for application. Please visit our Financial Aid page on our website for information and an application.