COMPETITIVE PROGRAM - SPRING

 

ELIGIBILITY

Youth ages 11 through 19 are eligible for the Competitive program. 

These ages are determined by the players age during the year that the next Spring soccer season takes place. 

This chart shows current program eligibility by birth year. 

Please Note:  The creation of competitive teams for ages 11 and 12 is contingent upon player availability and desire among the Academy Program participants.  All players within these ages who'd like to play competitive soccer should register through the Academy Program. Should there be enough interest to create competitive teams for this age range, additional costs will be collected from those players who end up playing competitive soccer.​

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Competitive program is the next step for Academy players seeking to continue their competitive soccer journey beyond the age of eleven.  Please note that the creation of competitive teams for ages 11 and 12  is contingent upon player availability and desire among the Academy Program participants.  The Competitive program continues to focus on developmental aspects of soccer, but by nature has a greater emphasis on strategies and winning and has increased travel and fees.

Competitive soccer is a league in which travel is required.  The travel will range across the state on any given weekend.  Laurel Storm will host several games throughout the season.  The competition experience of scheduled teams is more advanced and is broken into two primary classifications: Classic and Premier.  Competitive play requires a higher level of commitment from coaches, players, and parents.  Financial obligations including additional uniform requirements and additional coaching fees may apply. 

Team Formation   

 

Per MYSA and the USYSA Guidelines 

Competitive Divisions

 

Classic Division

31) “classic league” means an interclub league in which: 

a) the use of tryouts, invitations, recruiting, or any similar process to roster players selectively to any team on the basis of talent or ability, is permitted; and 

b) one or more league rules restrict the manner in which players may be rostered to participating teams. 

 

Premier Division

 

41) “premiere league” means an interclub league in which no rule restricts the manner in which players may be rostered to participating teams, except for that that 

a) define and prohibit unethical recruiting behavior; or 

b) limit the participation of players previously rostered to another team. 

 

Coed Play

In the event Coed teams are formed, the teams must play in the boys divisions. It is our intent to avoid formation of Coed teams, however, this can only be avoided by registration of individual gender specific players.  If we are unable to register enough gender specific athletes, the club either has to form coed teams or accept that certain gender and age specific groups may not have teams to play on. 

TIME FRAME

Practice starts at the beginning of March with the season ending around the beginning of June.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Uniforms need to be purchased through the website listed at the bottom of this section. They can be purchased online or in person at Dynamic Designs. Even when purchasing at the store, they will have a computer set up there for you to run the order through this website. The website also includes any fan gear you may want to order. Uniforms will need to be ordered prior to March 13th in order to guarantee you will have them for the first weekend of games. Numbers have been assigned to players through the club. Dynamic Designs has samples of all the sizes on-hand at the store, if you would like to take your player in and try them on.

Please click this link to order.  https://lys2020.itemorder.com/sale

 

Also, please note the size and gender differences. There are adult and youth sizes, as well as women/girls uniforms. Please make sure you order the proper uniform set.

Competitive Required Items - You can always order more, but this is what is required.

  • One purple uniform

  • One grey uniform

  • One pair of black shorts

  • One pair of socks

VENUE

The Competitive Program plays both home and away games across Montana, and traditionally attends tournaments located in Montana and Northern Wyoming (i.e. Cody and Sheridan).

FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid - If you need financial aid, download an application, fill it out and send it in immediately so that your player can be qualified.

REGISTER

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