MICRO SOCCER FAQS

Welcome to the Micro Soccer program FAQ!

We are excited that you and your child are thinking about joining us for a safe and fun fall soccer season. Below you'll find a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we're hoping will get you up to speed on our program:

  1. Who is the program for?
    LSDSC Micro Soccer is an introductory soccer program for children 4 (Pre-K) to 5 years (K) of age conducted by Lakewood Steilacoom DuPont Soccer Club (LSDSC).
  2. What if my child has never played soccer before?
    Our program is the perfect place to start. Many of the participants will be playing for the first time as well.
  3. How much does it cost?
    $55 for Micro Soccer, 2018 Fall Season.
  4. When is it?
    Games begin the weekend after Labor Day & the season ends the weekend before Thanksgiving. Game days are every Saturdays starting the weekend after Labor Day.
  5. Where will the Micro Soccer Stars play?
    At the Fort Steilacoom Pak field at 8714 87th Avenue Southwest, Lakewood, WA.
  6. How many games will there be?
    10 games for the 2018 Fall Season.
  7. How long will games take?
    About an hour.
  8. Will there be practices?
    Yes, Coach will decide when and how often (usually once a week).
  9. What is the game format?
    3 vs 3, for two halves of twenty minutes each and 5 minutes for half time break, on a 20 yard wide by 30 yard long field, with a size 3 soccer ball.
  10. How many Micro Soccer kids are on each team?
    Five to six players will be on each team. We want to be certain each of them gets an equal share of playing time.
  11. Can my child play on the same team as a friend?
    Yes, we'll do our best to place your child with their team, teammate, or coach preference. Just be sure to enter that info during registration.
  12. How do I register my child?
    Registration can be found here.
  13. How do I know which team my child is on?
    During our Micro Day each child will be assigned to a team. When you accept the invitation you'll be able to communicate with your team and get important info like the team name and who the parent volunteers are.
  14. What should my child wear?
    All the Micro Players will receive a shirt and a ball. Parents need to provide child with short, soccer cleats, shin guards, and socks. We also recommend a light sweatshirt without zippers or buttons just in case.
  15. Do I need to buy my child a LSDSC uniform?
    Nope, our program will provide shirt and pinnies for your child's team.
  16. What else should I bring along for my Micro Soccer Star?
    We recommend a backpack or soccer bag, water bottle, light snack, and a rain jacket.
  17. What should I expect on the first day?
    We're hoping you'll arrive early to meet the other micro team members and parent volunteers at your team's designated area. Once everyone is ready, we'll play our first game.
  18. Do I need to check-in?
    Nope, but feel free to talk to our micro coordinators on the field to say hello. We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
  19. Where should I meet my team on game day?
    You'll meet your team at their assigned micro-field on the Fort Steilacoom Park field. You can find your team's assigned micro-field by using the program schedule along with the sitemap.
  20. What should I do if I can't find my team?
    Look for the coordinators table on the field. One of our coordinators will help direct you.
  21. How can I help with my Micro Soccer team?
    We're glad you asked! Each Micro team will need a head coach and/or assistant coach. We can also use help setting up/taking down all equipment before the first game and after the last game.
  22. How do I register as a parent volunteer?
    Coach/volunteer registration can be found here. Registration is free and will only take a few minutes.
  23. Will someone explain how to help with my Micro Soccer team?
    Yes, at the Micro Day our coordinators will hold a meeting to answer all of your questions.
  24. Where are the bathrooms at Fort Steilacoom Park Field?
    Please feel free to use the bathroom near the Micro Fields, one by playground and Honey Bucket portable toilet in the parking lot just south end of the field.
  25. Who is LSDSC?
    Lakewood Steilacoom DuPont Soccer Club (LSDSC) is a non-profit, volunteer-run recreational youth soccer organization, and a member club of the Pierce County Soccer Association
  26. What if I have more questions?
    Just get in-touch with Pat Firestone, our Micro Soccer Program coordinator. She can be reached at Pat.firestone@live.com

Additional Info & Resources

LSDSC Website

LSDSC Parent's Guide

Fort Steilacoom Park Field

Schedule & Field Assignments


 
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