Lassen Youth Soccer League

Recreation Soccer

Recreation Soccer Overview

Recreation soccer is the foundation and primary playing level of Lassen Youth Soccer. This level is available to players ages 4 through 18. Ages 4 through 11 is played co-ed. Ages 12 through 18 is played gender specific where possible, then co-ed if necessary. Recreation soccer is intended for beginner and intermediate players and to develop the base skills of players.

Age Groups

U6 = 4 & 5 years old

U8 = 6 & 7 years old

U10 = 8 & 9 years old

U12 = 10 & 11 years old

U14 = 12 & 13 years old (travel for away games)

U16 = 14 & 15 years old (developmental academy, with in-house smallsided games; combined with U19)

U19 = 16 - 18 years old (developmental academy, with in-house smallsided games; combined with U16)

*The maximum a child may be allowed to "play up" is one year.


Fall recreational open registration begins the day of the Children's Fair in May, and coninues through the last day in May.

Spring (when applicable) recreational open registration is 2nd Saturday in January throug 2nd Sunday in February.

Team Formation

Formation of teams is dependent on the number of volunteer coaches. Players are placed on a first come first serve basis. When a team is full, players will be placed on a wait list until a space becomes available.

Teams are formed by placing registered players of the same age group on teams using the following criteria:

  1. U6 & U8 age group teams are formed by the Team Formation Committee
  2. U10 & U12 age groups teams are formed by player assessments and draft (selection by coaches).
  3. U14 - U19 age groups are formed by assessments and draft if necessary.
Fall Season


  • Early to Mid August for U6 - U12 age groups (usually 2-3 times per week)
  • Mid to late July for U14 - U19 age groups (usually 3-4 times per week)
  • Locations: Susanville Ranch Park, Riverside Park (U14-U19 only), all Susanville schools (except the high school, Credence, and the college), and Janesville Elementary School.
  • Times and day: Coach's decision (No Sundays)


  • Begin late August and runs through the middle to end of October.
  • U6 and U8 Jamboree is scheduled for the last Saturday in August. U6 teams play two shorter length games. U8 teams play 3 shorter length games.
  • U10 teams and U12 teams play in an in-house tournament at the middle to end of the season.
  • Winners of the U10 Tournament and winners of the U12 playing season are offered to play in District Cup in early November (typically played in Redding, CA)
  • Games and practices may occassionally be canceled due to field conditions and weather. Games may be postponed or canceled due to lightning or hail. If cancellations are known in advance, then the league will place the information on the web site, FB page and send a notification via email and the U.S. Soccer Connect App.