Frequently Asked Questions

Team Request

Siblings playing in the same age group can reqeust to play on the same team.

Under 5 and 6 players that are residents of Lake Cities Soccer Association and have never registered in any association under North Texas Soccer Association may request to play with a friend.  No player, U7 and above, can request a specific player or team and will automatically be placed into the blind player draw.  No exceptions!  If a player lives outside Lake Cities Soccer Association territory then we cannot honor the request to play with a friend per North Texas rules, which we are mandated to follow. ALL OTHER REQUEST WILL BE DENIED!

When does the season begin and end?

The Fall season begins on or around early September and ends on or around the first of November. The Spring season starts on or around the end of February and end on or around the first of May.

Note: Season start and end dates my move to due to events outside of our control such as weather and school events.

How old does my child have to be to play soccer?

For the Fall 2016 season a player must turn Four (4) years old by December 31, 2013.

What is the last day to register my child?

  Register Here

Regular Registration

  • Players will continue to be assigned to teams until at least the maximum numbers of players are assigned to each team.
  • The only protected player on a team will be the Head Coaches child.
  • Teams will be allowed to remain together from season to season from year to year as long as they meet the proper age criteria. Any player who fails to timely re-register on a team for any one season, will no longer be considered a protected player on that team’s roster and will be returned to the player pool for redrafting.
  • All players not assigned to a team via a protected team roster or a protected head coaches child or a sibling request, will be assigned using a blind draft. Player request will not be considered unless they fall under the NTSSA U5/U6 “friend request” rule (see above).

Late Registration

  • $35 Late registration
  • LCSA cannot guarantee a spot on a team during late registration
  • Returning players that register during late registration are not guaranteed to return to their team.
  • Please note: LCSA MUST have a photocopy of your child’s GOVERNMENT issued birth certificate to keep in our files.  LCSA will not accept ANY new player registrations without a birth certificate.

What is the refund policy for LCSA?

A player is considered a registered player when his or her parent or guardian signs the registration form and pays the fee.  Any registered player who decides, prior to the date the season is to begin, not to play on the LCSA team to which he/she was assigned, will be refunded fifty percent (50%) of the registration fee if the refund request is made prior to the uniform being issued to the player. If a uniform has been issued to the player, no refund will be issued unless the uniform is returned unused.  No refund will be issued if the uniform has been worn or is not returned. The request must be made by the parent or guardian of the player and be made prior to the date the season is to begin.  No refund will be issued to a player who decides, after the date the season is to begin, not to play on the LCSA team to which he/she was assigned.

  • REFUNDS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL AFTER THE SEASON HAS BEGUN. 

What does my child need in order to participate?

Each player needs to have shin guards, soccer ball and soccer shoes (no toe cleat) in addition to the team uniform.

What times and days are there practices?

Each individual team coach will set all practice days of the week and locations.  LCSA does not govern how many or how often teams practice.  As a general rule, most teams practice 1 to 2 nights per week. Space at the Corinth Soccer Fields are obtained by draw at the coaches meeting. A schedule is kept posted. Any practice will surrender field space to a scheduled match. Coaches should consider alternate practice locations to avoid conflicts.

When and where are games?

  • LCSA plays in 3 playing leagues
  • U4 – U8 play in the LCSA playing league
  • U9 – U12 play in the GLASA playing league
  • U13 and above play in the Northern Mid-Cities Soccer League
  • LCSA schedules games throughout the week and on weekends.  All age group teams will have BOTH weekend and weeknight games throughout the season.
  • The U4 through U6 age groups will generally play games at the Lake Dallas Community Park on the corner of Shady Shores and Hundley Dr in Lake Dallas.
  • The U7 and U8 age groups will generally play games at Corinth Community Park on Corinth Parkway.
  • The U9 through U12 age groups will generally play games at Corinth Community Park, the Bob Wiseman Soccer Complex (Lake Park) and/or the Railroad complex in Lewisville.  These age groups may travel to nearby cities for games, for example Lake Cities/Corinth and Carrollton.
  • The U13 through U19 age groups generally play games at the Railroad complex in Lewisville and Chinn Chapel complex in Flower Mound.
  • The U15-U19 age group, in addition to Saturday games, will have games on Sunday afternoons/evenings and do travel around the metroplex area for games.

Note: LCSA may make field adjustments at any time based on the number of teams in each age bracket, weather related re-schedules, field availability, special events, black-out dates, etc.

50% Play Rule?

LCSA is a RECREATIONAL soccer league and our rules REQUIRE Coaches to play every player on their roster 50% of EACH and EVERY game, regardless of skill or ability. Considerations toward playing OVER 50% of game time may include player’s attendance at practices and other activities.

If you have ANY questions contact your commissioner.

What are the rules of my child’s age group?

The rules can be found in our LCSA website.  Each coach should review the rules of play for their age group.

Who do we contact if we have questions about the league?

For all general questions, please ask your child’s coach.  If they do not know, the coach should contact their age group commissioner.  Or you may email info@lcsasoccer.org.  You may also check this website for more information.  All parents should go through these steps before trying to reach the President, Vice President, etc. If the coach and/or the commissioner have not helped you, please email or call another board member. The volunteers on the board do work out of their home, so please be patient when waiting for a return call or email.

Field conditions

Please check the LCSA website or call (940) 497-5109 for rain out information.  The rain out line in unattended so messages are not returned.

Who are the coaches?

Coaches are parents just like you who are volunteering their time.  Please support your coach and assistant coach.  They are volunteering their time to teach your kids soccer.  Most of them have full time jobs and do this because they love it.  Please note that we need one volunteer coach for every six children that register in Under 5 and Under 6.  If we do not get enough volunteer coaches, then we will not be able to place all the children.  Please consider coaching.

All Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers are REQUIRED to submit and pass a background check prior receiving a team or any person information about players.

Referees

Please respect the officials before, during and after each game.  You may not agree with the decisions and calls made and there is a process for dealing with those issues.  Nothing is served by yelling at the referee or being upset, except you not being able to watch your child play (Please see the Code of Conduct).  If you have issues with the way a game was handled please talk it over with your coach.  If they agree there was a problem you should submit a complaint to the Director of Referees.  The Director of Referees’ email is available on the website.  Every attempt is made to train the referees and assistant referees and they are required to attend clinics.  Please keep in mind that it is hard to find people willing to give up their Saturdays to referee soccer and most of the officials are young adults and will make some mistakes.

You are responsible for your actions.

If parents are yelling at officials from the sidelines, the team coach will be cautioned.  If the coach is ejected he/she will be suspended from the remainder of the game and the next scheduled game.  This is not beneficial for the parent, the coach or the team. Please show good sportsmanship at all times.  You are an example to the kids and we appreciate everyone’s help to make this a great league.  For more information please refer to the Code of Conduct as defined in Chapter 5 of the LCSA by-laws.As a parent/guardian, it is your sole responsibility to make playing decisions for your child, even if LCSA determines games will be played.  This includes weather related conditions such as rain, snow, cold weather, hot weather, wind, etc.

Coaching from the sidelines.

Parents please do not coach from the sidelines.  If you want to coach please sign up as a volunteer.

Team Manager/Parent

Please volunteer to help your coach in any way possible.  Each coach will need a team parent/manager.  This person will help establish and maintain a roster with additional information including mobile phone numbers and email addresses.  This information should ONLY be shared with members of that team.  This information is optional.  The team parent will also help notify other parents of change in practice, games and rain out information.  Please consider coordinating these activities for your team.  If you are team manager please fill out a risk management form and give to you commissioner.

All Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers are REQUIRED to submit and pass a background check prior receiving a team or any person information about players.

Reduced Registration Fee.

LCSA is committed to helping out families in the community. The Reduced Policy Fee can be found HERE.