Our LSC Elite Program is designed for players who are serious about their game and ready to commit to a higher level of training and competition. To be eligible, players must be born in the year 2015 or earlier and possess a passion for soccer that drives them to achieve their very best.
Led by New York City FC Youth Programs coaches, the Elite Program consists of twice-weekly training sessions in the fall and spring seasons, as well as weekly indoor training in the winter. Our Parent Administrators are always on hand to help with team communication and organization throughout the year.
Once a player completes the LSC Academy Program, they may be invited to join the Elite Program during the team formation process. For those who have not participated in the LSC Academy, our coaching staff will evaluate their skills before accepting them onto a team roster. Matches are played on either Saturday or Sunday, as per the league schedule, with LSC teams playing in LIJSL, REGION 1, ENYPL, and EDP. Team placement in the appropriate competition is determined by the coaching staff.
As part of our commitment to excellence, we offer additional clinic sessions throughout the year to help our players refine their skills and stay at the top of their game. For those who are not ready for the commitment of the Elite Program, we also offer the LSC Interleague Program.
To be fully prepared for the Elite Program, players will need to bring their A-game and the necessary equipment, including a training shirt (included in the registration fee and to be worn at all training sessions), cleats, shin guards, and a soccer ball (size dependent on age group). Additional costs may include tournament fees, any additional clinics or camps not sponsored by LSC, game day uniforms, and additional travel expenses.
So, what are you waiting for? Join the ranks of the elite and take your soccer skills to the next level with the LSC Elite Program!