Lightning SC Soccer Tryouts
Per recent US Soccer changes, age groups are now determined by birth year.  The birth year is denoted in () below for each age group.  For example, if your child was born in 2006, then they would attend the U11 (06) tryout.  It is at the discretion of the DOC or coaches whether a child attends an older age group.

2016 - 2017 Tryout Schedule

WED May 25 (Boys & Girls)  
U11 (06) --  5:15 - 6:45 pm
U12 (05) --  5:15 - 6:45 pm U13  (04) --  5:15 - 6:45 pm U14 (03) & U15 (02/8th graders) --  7:15 - 8:45 pm

THU May 26 (Boys & Girls)  
Lightning Juniors (10) -- 5:45 - 7:00 pm
U8 (09) -- 5:45 - 7:00 pm
U9 (08) -- 5:45 - 7:00 pm
U10 (07) -- 5:45 - 7:00 pm
HS Boys, U16 (01/02 Freshman) - U19 -- 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Make up dates available:  May 23, 24, 31 and June 1 (contact Michael Cockroft at Michael@LightningSC.org).

Click Here to Register

Registration is on the Lightning SC website (lightningsc.org).  If you have not done so already, you will need to set up an account on the lightningsc.org website.  This will allow us to keep you informed of any changes or important information.  If you already have an account, go to the My Account page to begin the registration process.

Tryouts will be held at held at North Park in Lincolnshire, at the corner of Everett and Riverwoods Road.  Players should plan to attend both tryout dates for their age group.

Please arrive 15 - 30 minutes in advance of your tryout time to check in.  The process will be as follows:
1.  Player signs in and confirms information
2.  Player photo is taken
3.  Number is assigned
4.  Players will gather in waiting area

The necessary documentation, e.g. waivers, will be collected online, during the registration process.

At the conclusion of the tryout, our DOC (Michael Cockroft) will gather the parents for a quick briefing and then the players will be released.  Please plan for the tryout to take the allotted time. 

Players should be prepared with the appropriate gear:
1.  Cleats
2.  Shin guards
3.  Ball
4.  Water

We look forward to seeing you at tryouts! 
Jr Patriots Field Hockey
Junior Patriots Field Hockey registration is now open!  Become a Junior Patriot of one of the new and upcoming sports for girls!  This is our 3rd season and are looking forward to another fun filled season!   Join Coach Laura and Varsity Stevenson and other High School Players every Sunday from 12 - 2pm at North Park in Lincolnshire.  Each session will be divided into an hour of skills and an hour of small-sided games.  This program is open to all girls in grades 5 through 8.  We welcome all skill levels. 

Fee:  $80, covers field usage, 2 shirts, program equipment and administrative fees.
Equipment:  Each player needs, shin guards, mouth guard, cleats and a field hockey stick  

For more information about the program, click HERE
Open Board Positions

The Lincolnshire Sports Association is seeking new members to join its board of directors.    The role of the Board is to set the strategy and vision for the organization as well as carry out a variety of sports related programs for the children in our community.  

Specifically, the board is seeking new members to fill the following roles:

Director of Rec Basketball
Director of Rec Soccer
Director of Travel Baseball
Director of Kickball

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Scott Harper at scott @lincolnshiresports.org

Concussions in Youth Sports
Did you know?......

A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are serious. They are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by a blow to another part of the body with the force transmitted to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Even though most concussions are mild, all concussions are potentially serious and may result in complications including prolonged brain damage and death if not recognized and managed properly. Signs and symptoms of concussion may show up right after the injury or can take hours or days to fully appear. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms or signs of concussion yourself, seek medical attention right away.

LSA Commitment:

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, LSA is adopting the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative, developed by the CDC, to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.  


More information can be found here:

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/youth.html

Concussion in Youth Sports Fact Sheet

Concussion Information Sheet

Concussion Procedure and Protocol  – US Youth Soccer

Notification Form  – Soccer Only


Summer Poms/Dance

2016  Summer Program:

This is a 4 week program starting on June 7th with 45 minute practices twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This program is for girls entering grades K-5 in Fall 2016. The program consists of a performance and participation in the Lincolnshire 3rd and 4th of July activities and additional performances through the summer.

 

NEW in 2016:  LSA has hired a Lincolnshire Academy of Dance Performer/Student Teacher to help create both routines.  Grade K-2 will consist of a Poms routine and Grades 3-5 will consists of a Hip Hop Dance routine.

 

Practice Times:

Tuesdays / Thursdays - Grades K-2nd 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Tuesdays / Thursdays - Grades 3rd-5th - 5:15pm - 6:00pm

Sundays (optional) - Time TBD - All Grades

 

Practice Location:

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church - 30 Riverwoods Rd, Lincolnshire

 

Key Dates:

  • May 6th, 2016: Early bird registration is $125 
  • May 20, 2016: Early bird registration ends (an additional $25.00 after May 20th)
  • June 28th - Picture Day – 3pm - 6pm
  • July 3rd & 4th Dance Performance and Parade participation 
  • Performance at Brookdale Vernon Hills - Date / Time TBD
  • Tree planting ceremony  - Date  / Time TBD
  • Possible charity event(s)  - Date  / Time TBD

Price includes a Bolts uniform.  More info here on sizing...

 

Stay tuned for an exciting Winter Bolts 2017 Program!

 

Contact Us:

Michelle Brooks: auntie2cj@aol.com or 773-960-6127

Leah Farris: lk.farris@comcast.net or 312-493-9344

Michelle Weinstein:  b.weinstein@comcast.net or 847-980-2912

 
Lightning SC Summer Soccer Camps
We are happy to announce our summer camp offering for the summer of 2016.  Again this year, Lightning SC is partnering with Midwest Soccer Coaching to bring these programs to Lincolnshire, at North Park.  This summer we will offer the following programs:

Lincolnshire Soccer Camp
Dates:  June 27 - July 1, August 15-19, August 22-26
Location:  North Park
The day camp allows players to have a great soccer experience throughout the whole day, including a comprehensive curriculum focussing on all import aspects of the game.

Half Day Camp
Time:  9 am-12:00 pm
Price:  $195
Schedule:
9am – 9.30am – World cup teams selected for the week – Small sided games
9.30-11am – Theme of the day (1st touch, passing & possession, shooting and finishing, defending)
11am – Noon – 1v1’s and 2v2’s

Full Day Camp
Time:  9 am-3 pm
Cost:  $295.  If you register by March 31, total cost is $250.75 (a 15% savings)
Schedule:
9am – 9.30am – World cup teams selected for the week – Small sided games
9.30-11am – Theme of the day (1st touch, passing & possession, shooting and finishing, defending)
11am – Noon – 1v1’s and 2v2’s
Noon – 1pm – Lunch (Catering and concessions available at additional cost)
1-2pm – Tactical game sessions  (imprinting a style of play)
2-3pm – World cup games!


Footskills and Speed & Agility

Dates:  June 13 - August 11
Time:  5:30-7:00 pm
Location:  North Park
The camp focuses on developing players in a high intensity setting, working on skills training, maximum touches, using the #10Ktouches philosophy.  The coaches use each session to prepare players for the fall season.

Cost: 
16 sessions:  $220
12 sessions:  $180
8 sessions:    $120
4 sessions:    $ 60

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Cockroft at michael@lightningsc.org


New Facebook Page
LSA has created a new Facebook page.   This will be a great resource for registration reminders, news items, posting of pictures (if you so desire) and much more.

Please like our page at  https://www.facebook.com/lincolnshiresports/

Rainout Line
The system is called Rainout Line and it will allow participants to view details regarding the current status of programs, events and facilities in a variety of ways.

1.  View the scrolling update in the bottom right hand corner of our homepage below.


2.  Receive weather cancellation or facility closure information by text or email:   Go to www.rainoutline.com;
    • Type LSA or Lincolnshire Sports Association in the “Find a Rainout Line” search field;
    • Select Lincolnshire Sports Association (denoted with our logo);
    • Click on the “Email & Text Alerts” link located on the left side of the page to subscribe;
    • Manage your text and/or email subscriptions by selecting the activity and facility categories, and establishing the length of time you want to receive notifications.

3.  Call LSA’s Rainout Line number at (847) 410-1999.

4.  Download the free smart-phone app for iPhone and Android.

We expect that these enhancements to our weather and facilities communication system will provide more accurate and up-to-date information to participants in an easy to use manner. 

This new Rainout Line system will be the only official communication from LSA.  


Our Culture

LSA Strives to be a Positive Sports Culture where....

  • Players love their sport, look forward to practices and games
  • Players know their importance to the team
  • Coaches are supportive, and do not embarrass players
  • Being involved (players, coaches, parents, fans, officials) is a privilege
  • Coaches realize that their teaching carries far beyond the field



Weather Update
LSA Rainout Line:  847-410-1999


REFUND POLICY

LINCOLNSHIRE SPORTS ASSOCIATION

COMPREHENSIVE REFUND POLICY

 

  • A REFUND REQUEST FOR ANY REASON WILL BE REFUNDED AT 85% OF THE REGISTRATION FEE IF REQUESTED MORE THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEASON (SEASON CAN BE DEFINED AS THE START OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PRACTICES, GAMES, CLINICS, ETC).

 

  • A REFUND REQUEST FOR ANY REASON WILL BE REFUNDED AT 50% OF THE REGISTRATION FEE IF REQUESTED LESS THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEASON (SEASON CAN BE DEFINED AS THE START OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PRACTICES, GAMES, CLINICS, ETC).

 

  • REFUNDS AFTER THE SEASON STARTS (SEASON CAN BE DEFINED AS THE START OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PRACTICES, GAMES, CLINICS, ETC) WILL ONLY BE GRANTED IF THEY ARE DUE TO AN INJURY - WHICH WILL BE REFUNDED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS AT AN AGREED UPON PRO-RATED AMOUNT.  LINCOLNSHIRE SPORTS ASSOCIATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUEST A DOCTORS NOTIFICATION.

 

  • REFUNDS REQUESTED FOR ANY REASON AFTER THE SEASON STARTS (OTHER THAN FOR AN INJURY) WILL NOT BE GRANTED.  (SEASON CAN BE DEFINED AS THE START OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PRACTICES, GAMES, CLINICS, ETC).

REFUND REQUESTS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:

GINA STEC

LSA ADMINISTRATOR

GINA@LINCOLNSHIRESPORTS.ORG

847-721-8558