Registration

ELSC 2017-2018 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

TO REGISTER FOR 2017-2018 (1st Grade and Older): ELSC 2017-2018 GENERAL REGISTRATION FORM

TO REGISTER FOR FALL 2017 KINDERGARTEN: ELSC FALL 2017 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FORM

 

2017 FALL KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

The Kindergraten program is for children enrolled in a Kindergarten school program in the Fall 2017. We do not accept 1st-graders nor pre-schoolers. Registration is for the the fall 2017 Kindergarten session only. Session size is limited to 60 children, divided over 4 classes. Once each session is full the session will closed for enrollment and the regisration form will deactivate. Additional information is available on our flyer at Spring_17_Kindergarten_Soccer_Flyer.  Fee is $50 per child for the fall session, payable via the regisration process. We will confirm registrations one week before.  Sessions will most likely be scheduled for Monday and Wedneday in Fall 2017.

2017-2018 GENERAL REGISTRATION (1ST GRADE AND OLDER)

Base registration fee for all Recreational and Select (CASL) players, 1st-grade and older, regardless of program, is $100, due at the time of registration. All registrations are subject to a late fee after June 11. Players offered and accepting a roster spot on an ELSC CASL team will pay an additional $100 before August 1 (for a total of $200 for the year). Recreational players pay no additional fee. Uniform costs are not included in registration fees. Players who decline to accept a position after paid registration but before August 1 may receive a full refund of their registration fee. After August 1 we begin paying out fees for leagues, insurance, fields, referees, etc., and refunds are no longer possible. Registation is only open until June 25, 2017, subject to additional late fees. The Board of Directors may extend registration beyond that date to accomodate additional Recreational players.

Every parent and player must read and agree to the State of Michigan Concussion Awareness form: Concussion_form_MANDATORY.pdf. By completing your registration acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the information in the form, and that your player has as well. You must print off, sign and bring this form to your first practice.

All teams have age restrictions! Recreational teams are organized by grade in school for Fall 2017. Select/CASL teams are organized by birth date. These rules are set by the leagues we participate in and cannot be changed. PLEASE NOTE THAT BEGINNING IN FALL 2016, US SOCCER (ALL CASL TEAMS) ARE BEING FORMED BY CALENDAR BIRTHYEAR (i.e. 1/1 - 12/31).  Previous school birthyear age cutoffs of August 1st will no longer determine which age group a player plays with for Select and higher-level soccer. All children born within the same calendar year will be considered the same age for team-formation purposes, regardless of grade-in-school. CASL players may play "up" 1-2 years with older kids, but may never play "down" with younger players. You may request to be evaluated for more than one age group, but you will not be considered by any age group for which you are not evaluated. So, for example, if you are a U10 player, but only attend the U11 evaluation, you will not be considered for the U10 team. IF YOU REGISTER A CHILD YOU MUST KNOW WHAT AGE GROUP/GRADE YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR. If you register a child for the wrong age your child may be removed from an age-inapprorpiate team.

Uniforms: players accepting a roser spot on an ELSC CASL must purchase an approved ELSC uniform from a club-approved vendor. After the teams are formed in July families will be provided with a uniform order form. Do not order a CASL uniform until provided with the official order form. Each recreational player must purchase a blue-white reversible mesh jersey for wear in games. Your coach can recommend a vendor after teams are formed. A full, new ELSC CASL uniform (two shirts, shorts, socks) may cost approximately $100; a Recreational jersey may cost approximately $15. Thse expenses are not included in registration fees and the ELSC makes no money from uniform sales.

PLAYER EVALUATIONS FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON (JUNE 20-22, 2017)

This information is intended for families of soccer players headed into 3rd-grade this fall, 2017, and older kids up through 8th grade, and occationally older.  As many of you know, our club has two types of teams: Recreational and Select. The Recreational teams are formed and play in the East Side Soccer League (ESSL), called "East Side," and the Select teams are formed and play in the Captial Area Soccer League (CASL), referred to "Castle." ESSL is a local community league and our Recreational teams are intended to be less-competitive and more fun-and-exercise based; CASL teams are official US Soccer team registered teams with Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA).  Select level teams are intended to offer a higher level of competitiveness and commitment and compete against other similar teams in the Greater Lansing & Mid-Michigan area.

Beginning in May each year, through a link at the top of this page, the same general registration is open for all but Kindergarten (which has it's own form): everyone signs up and pays the same base $100 membership fee. If your child plays Rec soccer, you are all set for the fall and need do nothing more. We'll contact you in early August about practices and such.

If your child wants to play Select soccer, he or she must participate in Player Evaluations, and compete for one of the limited roster spots available. Our Club's Player Evaluations will always be held the week following MSYSA Premier soccer team tryouts.  All ELSC player evaluations will be held at the East Lansing Soccer Complex.

We hope to form teams for all ages and genders, from 1st grade through 8th grade and occasionally higher, but this really depends on how many players enroll at each age and level. 

All 3rd-8th grade players who know they want to play on a Recreational team do not need to attend Player Evaluations, but are encouraged to as it is another time to have fun and touch the ball.  This is not like a traditional tryout.  The format is setup for everyone to mostly play small sided (4v4) games.  We are encouraging all of our players - even those with a passing or no interest in Select soccer (to be 3rd grade and older) to join us for the appropriate sessions. We'd like to use this as an event to build a sense of community for our Recreational and Select programs in our Club, and we're hoping to send every kid some positive reinforcement and feedback.

All 3rd-8th grade player desiring to be placed on a Select/CASL team, must attend Player Evaluations the 3rd week in June (6/20, 6/21, 6/22).  If you are planning to be out of town that week, and need to make alternative evaluation plans, this may be possible but cannot be guaranteed.  There will be two session for each group; attending both is encouraged but only one is necessary. CASL teams will be formed and finalized by July 1; Recreational teams will be formed and finalized by mid-August.

*** 2017-2017 - CASL has adopted the US Soccer Birth Year Policy changes impacting all clubs where, all players are placed on teams by calendar birth year (i.e. Jan. 1 - Dec. 31). Players may play one age level up (two levels with written permission and CASL approval), but may not play an age level down.  Here is a quick Under "U" age to birth year chart for the 2016-2017 season.

 

 U9 are players born 1/1/2009 - 12/31/2009
U10 are players born 1/1/2008 - 12/31/2008
U11 are players born 1/1/2007 - 12/31/2007
U12 are players born 1/1/2006 - 12/31/2006
U13 are players born 1/1/2005 - 12/31/2005
U14 are players born in 2004 or 2003 (Non-High School)

 

If your child would like to be evaluated for more than one age group team, you must be seen by both coaches at both sessions. Select teams will be formed by July 2; everyone who comes to the Player Evaluations will be contacted with the outcome and some feedback. From that point the individual coaches will take over to get ready for the fall. Recreational teams will then be formed by mid-August.


PLAYER EVALUATION SCHEDULE

Parents/Players should plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. Players check in at the EL Soccer Complex pavilion and are loaned a numbered jersey that is to be returned to us that night. Bring a ball of your own, shin guards, and appropriate footwear, along with water to drink.

There are two Player Evaluation sessions for each age group. Your child need only attend one session, but we encourage you to come to both.

2017-2018 Season

Birth year

TUE 6/20

WED 6/21

THU 6/22

U9 boys

2009

5:00pm

5:00pm

 

U10 boys

2008

 

5:30pm

5:30pm

U11 boys

2007

5:00pm

5:00pm

 

U12 boys

2006

 

6:30pm

6:30pm

U13 boys

2005

 

6:30pm

 6:30pm

U14/15 boys (Non-HS)

2004-2003

 

6:30pm

6:30pm

U9 girls

2009

6:00pm

6:00pm

 

U10 girls

2008

 

6:30pm

6:30pm

U11 girls

2007

6:00pm

6:00pm

 

U12 girls

2006

 

6:30pm

6:30pm

U13 girls

2005

6:00pm

6:00pm

 

U14/15 girls (Non-HS)

2004-2003

6:00pm

6:00pm

 

 * Remember to check in 30 minutes ahead of time to get a loaned numbered jersey.  Group warms will start promptly at the time listed above (5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, or 6:30pm) and last about 20 minutes.  Players will then will break out by age group to individual fields for about 45-60 minutes.

Here are the current ELSC CASL Player Evaluators and possible coaching staff list for 2017-2018:

U9/2009 Girls

John Jester, Stephani Lampi

U9/2009 Boys

Tim Bushman, Venessa Keelser

U10/2008 Girls

Laura LaDuc, Jenine Camilleri, Sarah Ellison, John Bonnell

U10/2008 Boys

Sarah Preisser, Dave McAndrews, Ryan Hanna, Amy Sayers, Tim Bushman

U11/2007 Girls

Bruce VanOtteren, Brandon Minnic, Audrey Ripley

U11/2007 Boys

Will Robinson, Nik Fortman, Amy Refior, Will Paddock

U12/2006 Girls

Scott Carney

U12/2006 Boys

Stephanie Lampi,
Micah Swanson, Chris Fennell, Chris Ahlin, Hunter Lyle

U13/2005 Girls

Jeff Keesler

U13/2005 Boys

Blair Renfro, Brian Laxton, Chris Delgado

U14/2004-2003 Girls

TBD

U14/2004-2003 Boys

John Bonnell, Chris Ahlin, Mike Garrett, Brian Laxton, Chris Delgado

 

If you have any questions, please email us at ELSoccerClub@gmail.com.