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Frequently Asked Questions

The Soccer program in Lawton is provided courtesy of the Lawton Soccer Club, a member of United States Soccer Federation, United States Youth Soccer, Oklahoma Soccer Association. All non-traveling recreational players must register through the Lawton Soccer Club Soccer Coordinator or the Lawton Soccer Club Registrar. Please refer all questions involving your child's soccer experience to the appropriate club coordinator.

Traveling competitive teams however require tryouts and are selected by State and National licensed coaches. If you would like to learn more about the LSC Competitive soccer program please contact the Compeitive Director.

WHAT IS THE COST TO PARTICIPATE?

  • Please see the appropriate page under the Programs section.

HOW MANY GAMES WILL MY CHILD PLAY?

  • Eight Games are scheduled per seasion excluding Tournaments.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR UNIFORMS?

  • The team is responsible for purchasing uniforms.

IS A NUMBER REQUIRED ON THE JERSEY?

  • Yes any number is ok but no duplicate numbers on a team. Recommended age for numbers on jerseys is 8 years old, mandatory age for league play is 10 years old.

WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?

  • Normally in the middle of March And September at the Big Green Soccer Complex I-44 & Hwy 7 In Lawton, Oklahoma

HOW ARE TEAMS FORMED?

  • Teams are formed by age group within their local school area / district and preferred by gender.

WHO FORMS THE TEAMS?

  • Teams are formed by an approved Lawton Soccer Club Coordinator.

HOW MANY PLAYERS ON A TEAM?

  • Please see game information under the appropriate Programs section.

HOW MANY PLAYERS ON THE FIELD DURING THE GAME?

  • Please see game information under the appropriate Programs section.

I’VE NEVER COACHED SOCCER BEFORE, WHERE DO I START?

  • Please see your coordinator or the Director of Coaching

I DON’T KNOW THE SOCCER RULES, WHERE DO I GO?

  • Attend a Soccer Law class when available and / or see the Laws of the Game section.

IS EACH PLAYER REQUIRED TO PLAY IN THE GAME?

  • Yes 50% of the game, except competitive players.

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH AGE GROUP TEAM MY CHILD SHOULD PLAY ON?

  • See the age matrix on this website under the Programs section.

I'M INTERESTED IN BECOMING A REFEREE, WHERE DO I GO?

  • Visit the Referee pages or contact the Referee Cordinator

HOW OLD MUST I BE TO REFEREE?

  • Lawton Soccer Club recommends referees to be at least 12 years of age to referee at the Lawton Soccer Club Complex.

DO I GET PAID TO REFEREE?

  • Yes, through Refpay after the games are submitted.

IS THERE A COACHES MEETING?

  • Yes every year before the season begins. Please see the schedule for time and location

WHEN DO I GET MY TEAM SCHEDULE?

  • At the coaches meeting or here. (Download available after the coaches meeting)

HOW DO I PAY FOR THE REFEREE CLINIC?

  • Through the online system you used to register for the class

WHEN ARE THE GAMES PLAYED?

  • On saturdays, traveling teams may play games on sunday.

IF I COACH A TEAM WILL MY CHILD PLAY FREE?

  • Yes, one child free per head coach.

IF I COACH A TEAM DO I NEED A BACKGROUD CHECK?

  • Yes, all volunteers must complete a volunteer disclosure form. All volunteers 18 years or older will be required to submit to an state Background Check.

WHAT DOES THE SOCCER REGISTRATION FEE COVER?

  • Insurance and Registration fees.

ARE REGISTRATION FEES REFUNDABLE?

  • No refunds are authorized after the start of the first game day.

MAY I REGISTER MY CHILD AFTER THE DEADLINE HAS PAST?

  • Yes, please see your cordinator.

MAY I MAKE A SPECIAL REQUEST FOR MY CHILD?

  • A request to play with a friend will be considered, but cannot be guaranteed..

HOW MANY PRACTICES WILL MY CHILD HAVE & ON WHAT DAYS?

  • Most coaches start with 2 practices a week. The coaches will select the days and time. We can not guarantee specific practice days for any player.

WHAT WILL MY CHILD NEED FOR PRACTICES & GAMES?

  • All players must wear shin guards to games & practices covered by socks. Players should also bring a ball & water, and wear soccer cleats or tennis shoes (no baseball cleats).

WHEN DO THE PRACTICES START?

  • Ask your Coach or Cordinator

WHAT IS MY ROLE AS A PARENT?

  • Drive player to practices and games, be on time, no dropping off, stay with your child. Support the coach and let him or her coach the team you are a spectator. Be a positive role model for your child on the side-lines. Respect the referees, players, coaches and club administrators. Volunteer for the team or at Lawton Soccer Club.

WHAT IF I DIDN'T FIND THE ANSWER I WAS LOOKING FOR IN THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS SECTION?

  • If you didn't find the answer to your question please refer the question to your coach or cordinator. If you are still unable to answer your question please contact the Director of your program (Recreational, Traveling Rec, or Competitive).
     

Contact

Lawton Soccer Club
1001 Sharps Lane 
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501

Phone: 580-699-2250
Email: [email protected]

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