The purpose of the Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Association is to develop, promote, govern, and perpetuate the game of soccer for the youth of Lawrence Township, NJ. It is our goal to provide a soccer environment that stresses a relaxed, fun-oriented approach

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RECREATION PROGRAMS for LOCAL TEAMS
Dan Spiteri, Vice President, Recreation Division

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UPCOMING COACHES MEETINGS:

We will having 2 sessions for coaches meetings.  I will discuss all of the rule changes as well as program changes in this session.  You should attend a session.  You only need to attend 1 meeting!

  • Wednesday August 28th
    • Time: 7 PM
    • Location: Lower Level Conference Room @ Lawrence Municipal Building 2207 Lawrenceville Road
  • Wednesday September 4th
    • Time: 7 PM
    • Location: Lower Level Conference Room @ Lawrence Municipal Building 2207 Lawrenceville Road

OUR MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY:

 

The Recreation Program is for boys and girls ages 3 to 14 years old and strives to provide an environment that stresses a relaxed, fun-oriented approach to the game, to teach soccer skills, to provide competition for its members and to play the game in accordance with high standards of good sportsmanship and fair play.

 

We welcome players (and volunteer coaches) from all towns and at all skill levels!


GENERAL INFORMATION:

LHSA offers both fall and spring recreation programs. Our fall recreation program occurs between late-August and mid-November. Our spring recreation program takes place in early April through early June.


REGISTRATION:

Online Registration and payment is available. Players are not considered officially registered until payment is received by credit card, e-check, or mailed check. Registered players will be assigned to a team about a week before the season starts (earlier if possible).

Season schedules will be posted to our website about a week before the season starts, but game times and field locations are typically announced for each age group at the time of registration.

The rules of competition can be found in our document library under Recreation.


EQUIPMENT:

Players are required to wear a shirt, shorts, socks, shoes (cleats recommended), and shin guards. The registration fee for the spring program includes a team jersey, and for the fall program includes a team jersey as well as shorts and socks. Any equipment included in the registration fee will typically be distributed on opening day. You are also strongly encouraged to bring your own soccer ball. Size 3 balls are used for all players 8 and younger. Size 4 for all players age 9 to 12. The standard size 5 balls are for ages 13 and over.

No jewelry is allowed. Earings must be taken out. No exceptions. Taping is not acceptable. Both the referee and coach must insist that earrings be taken out, or the player does not participate. This is true for all soccer across the board (rec, travel, high school, college, NJYS, USSF, FIFA) and is written into the rules of the game.
Any player who leaves earrings in, even if padded and taped, is risking injury to themselves. Hopefully, removing earrings for an hour of game time should not result in the holes closing up. Parents of children with newly pierced ears should have antiseptic available so they can clean the ear and earrings (posts, studs) before and after the game.


VOLUNTEERISM - RECREATIONAL SOCCER DEPENDS ON VOLUNTEERS

 

Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Association is a non-profit organization, run exclusively by volunteers. Over 700 children play soccer in Lawrence's recreation program each year, creating the need for countless volunteers. Your support is instrumental in the continued success of our organization.

There are several ways that you can help:

  1. Coach or Assistant Coach: Experienced and non-experienced volunteers are encouraged to participate. Coaching classes & clinics will be offered to support you in your effort. All coaches are required to complete a background check and strongly encouraged to complete the "F" License coaching course through New Jersey Youth Soccer. We will be hosting monthly "F" License courses here in the Lawrenceville area and will be reimbursing our coaches in full upon completion.
  2. Concession Volunteer: We need a team of volunteers (kids and adults) who can make sure our concesssion stand is operational each Saturday. Perhaps you can help purchase and deliver supplies in advance (water, pretzels, gatorade, etc). Or be available to setup or breakdown the tent and tables on game day. Or be on-site to sell items and answer questions.
  3. Advertising/Marketing Volunteer: Want to help ensure the reach of our program to all families in the Lawrenceville area? Please consider joining our advertising/marketing team which involves being visible at community events, helping promote our program, and/or being a visible social media presence.

‚ÄčPlease to find out how you can contribute. We'd love to have you onboard!


Spring Program 2019

All games take place on Saturday mornings at the Armory fields off Eggerts Crossing Road beginning in early April through early June. We also offer a series of separate technical training sessions on Friday evenings at the Armory for an additional fee.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

#Saturday games (league play)

 

 

Boys and girls born between 1/1/2004 and 12/31/2015 may register now for league play with weekly Saturday morning games ranging from 3v3 to 7v7 depending on age. See table below for specific game times. No weeknight practices. All skill levels welcome! Open to players from all towns!

WHO: boys and girls, born between 1/1/2004 and 12/31/2015

WHEN: Saturday mornings from April 13 to June 1 (no games Memorial Day weekend)

WHERE: Armory Fields

COST: $70/player until March 1, 2019; $90/player from March 1, 2019 on

 

TIME SLOTS for 2019:

DIVISION

2019 AGE

Time Limit

TIME

FORMAT

Girls 2004/2005/2006

13, 14 & 15

60

10:30am

7 v 7

Boys 2004/2005/2006

13, 14 & 15

60

10:30am

7 v 7

Girls 2007/2008/2009

10, 11 & 12

60

9:15am

7 v 7

Boys 2007/2008

11 & 12

60

9:15am

7 v 7

Boys 2009

10

60

9:15am

6 v 6

Girls 2010/2011

8 & 9

60

9:15am

5 v 5

Boys 2010/2011

8 & 9

60

9:15am

5 v 5

Girls 2012/2013

6 & 7

60

10:30am

3 v 3

Boys 2012

7

60

10:30am

3 v 3

Boys 2013

6

60

10:30am

3 v 3

Coed 2014

5

60

9:15am

3 v 3

Coed 2015

4

60

9:15am

3 v 3

 

#Friday Night Professional Training (Spring Program, Coed, Separate Fee)

Professional training will be conducted by the New York Red Bulls training staff.

WHO: boys and girls, born between 1/1/2004 and 12/31/2013

WHEN: Friday Evenings from April 12, 2019 through May 31, 2019

2012 & 2013 birth years: 5:35 to 6:25 pm

2010 & 2011 birth years: 6:30 to 7:25 pm

2004 to 2009 birth years: 7:30 to 8:30 pm

WHERE: Village Park - Yegar Drive Entrance (http://www.lawrencetwp.com/rec-village-park.html)

COST: $90 per participant



Fall Program 2019

Our 2019 Fall Recreation Program consists of Saturday League games and Friday night Professional Training. At the end of the registration process, you will be asked if your player wants to participate in the Saturday league only, the Friday night professional training only, or both the Saturday league and Friday night professional training. The cost is the same regardless if you choose either or both of the options. To register, click the green Register button at the bottom of this page.

More information about the time slots for the Saturday league games and Friday night professional training are listed below.

Be sure to check out our Q&A document if wanting more information about our fall program.

Financial assistance is provided. To read about our financial assistance policy, click here. To download our financial assistance application, click here.

Saturday League Games

Location: Fields off of Eggerts Crossing Rd (Armory & LIS)

When: Saturday mornings & afternoons (Sept 7 - Nov 16)

Time Slots:  (subject to change based on registrations)

Gender / Birth Year Division Location Time Slot
Boys 2005, 2006, 2007 9 v 9 Armory 9:45 am
Boys 2008 & 2009 7 v 7 LIS 12:30 pm
Boys 2010 & 2011 6 v 6 LIS 12:30 pm
Boys 2012 5 v 5 Armory 9:45 am
Boys 2013 3 v 3 LIS 12:30 pm
Boys 2014 3 v 3 LIS 12:30 pm
Girls 2005, 2006, 2007 7 v 7 LIS 11:15 am
Girls 2008 & 2009 7 v 7 LIS 1:45 pm
Girls 2010 & 2011 6 v 6 LIS 1:45 pm
Girls 2012 5 v 5 Armory 9:45 am
Girls 2013 & 2014 3 v 3 LIS 1:45 pm
Coed 2015 3 v 3 LIS 11:15 am
Coed 2016* 3 v 3 LIS 11:15 am

*Must turn 3 before 9/1/2019

 

Friday Night Professional Trainings

Location: Zimmer Field (adjacent to Lawrence Intermediate School fields off of Eggerts Crossing Road)

When: Friday nights (Sep 6 to Oct 25)

Time Slots: 

Birth Year Location Time Slot
2015 & 2016* TBD 4:45 to 5:15 pm
2013 & 2014 TBD 5:15 to 6:00 pm
2011 & 2012 TBD 6:00 to 6:55 pm
2008, 2009 & 2010 TBD 6:55 to 7:50 pm
2005, 2006, & 2007 TBD 7:50 to 8:45 pm

*Must turn 3 before 9/1/2019


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & FEES:
 
It is the philosophy of the Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Association that no child should be denied the opportunity to participate in the Recreation program as a result of financial hardship that makes it difficult to pay the club dues.
 

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