US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by LFCIA-WMD volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl 5-21yrs, who has a mental or physical disability. Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Youth Soccer family.
Each participant requires a soccer buddy to help them play. These volunteers are essential for the program to be successful.
Young Players 6th - 12th Grade can earn SSL hours and or just be part of a fun program. If you would like to volunteer please register above.
Jnr Coaches Program is a great way to give back to the community. High School and Middle school aged children are given opportunities to work with young players 3-8years old, through camps and clinics that the club provide throughout the year.
This program provides students the opportunity to earn student service learning hours and is a great way for players to learn many life skills, such service, responsibility, communication.
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Each season LFCIA-WMD trains teenagers 13 - 18yrs to become Junior Referees, and utilizes their talents and abilities to officiate games for our Recreational and Academy league games. These games are 7v7 or 9v9 and are played at locations in Washington County. Individuals interested in becoming a Junior Referee must be at least 13 years old, and complete our training program, consisting classroom instruction and "on the field" practical training. Experienced ("returning") Junior Referees must complete refresher training before each season. Detailed information for these training sessions, as well as a link to the online registration form, is provided below on this page.
Assigning of games is primarily accomplished by e-mail communication between the Junior Referee Assignor and the Junior Referees. Before the start of the season, the Junior Referee Coordinator sends a "mass email" to all Junior Referees who have completed the training and asks that they provide their preferences regarding, dates, and times for the games they will work during the season. Using that information, the Assignor makes assignments each week. Junior Referees are then asked to respond promptly to confirm or decline their assignment.
Being a Junior Referee is an exciting, rewarding and fun way for young men and women to develop maturity and confidence and is a great way to give back to the great game of soccer. It is important to note, however, that it is a difficult and challenging job at times and there are some fine young people who may not be comfortable yet interacting in a competitive game environment with adults. For those who welcome a challenging opportunity to become a Junior Referee, LFCIA provides strong mentoring and remedial support through the season. Parents and candidates are encouraged to consider this prior to registering for the training.
Junior Referees may choose to receive either SSL hours or $10 per game.
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Thank you to everybody who participates in the Junior Referee Program, including the parents who help make it all possible. Your participation literally makes it possible for youths to play soccer each season!
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