The Ledyard Soccer Club participates in the Southeast Connecticut Junior Soccer Association's Recreation Plus ("Rec. Plus") Division with other towns located in Southeastern Connecticut. The Rec. Plus teams are for all level players wishing to develop teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership as well as continuing to focus on building their skills in a fun positive environment.
We also offer our older players the opportunity to try-out for a spot on one of our Classic Teams that compete in the Southeast Connecticut Junior Soccer Association's Recreation Classic Division. These Teams offer players who wish to focus on advancing their skills in a more competitive setting, a chance to play at higher level within Southeast Connecticut. Players must attend our Evaluation sessions to be considered for placement Classic Team. The Ledyard Soccer Club does not field a Classic Division team for each age group or gender every season.
New Uniform kit not included (if you did not purchase a new uniform for your player for the Fall '16 season, you must order one of our new uniforms.
Evaluations are used to provide the proper balance of capabilities across both Rec. Plus and Classic teams in the U9-U14 divisions. In these divisions, teams are formed based on our own registrations numbers as well as the other the towns within our Districts ability to field teams to compete with. Using these numbers, the U9-U14 age group coordinators will determine whether single year or double year teams are formed, the number of teams in each age/gender group as well as the number of players on each team.
It is important that all players be evaluated. For Rec. Plus teams, if the number of players registered allow, evaluations will assist in even distribution of players over the teams, if more than one is created for that age group. These evaluations also give our Director of Coaching insight, not only into each player’s or age groups particular strengths and weaknesses, but allows him/her the ability to see the bigger picture of our program as a whole. He/She will use those results as a tool when developing a coaching plan, and going forward allow him/her the ability to track the progress of our players, teams, age groups and overall progress of the club.
Players will be evaluated at four stations- Dribbling Slalom, Shuttle Run, First Touch and Passing
To learn more about the skills see the documents below.