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
Jarrett Stuart, Vice President, Recreation Division

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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 2018

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 2003 and 2014 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 1/1/2003 and 12/31/2014

WHEN: Saturday mornings from April 14 to June 2 (no games Memorial Day weekend)

WHERE: Armory Fields

COST: $70/player

TIME SLOTS for 2018:

DIVISION TIME FORMAT
Girls 2003/2004/2005 11:00am 7 v 7
Boys 2003/2004/2005 11:00am 7 v 7
Girls 2006/2007/2008 9:45am 7 v 7
Boys 2006/2007 9:45am 7 v 7
Boys 2008 9:45am 6 v 6
Girls 2009/2010 9:45am 5 v 5
Boys 2009/2010 9:45am 5 v 5
Girls 2011/2012 11:00am 3 v 3
Boys 2011 11:00am 3 v 3
Boys 2012 11:00am 3 v 3
Coed 2013 9:45am 3 v 3
Coed 2014 9:45am 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 1/1/2003 and 12/31/2012

WHEN: Friday Evenings from April 13 through June 1, 2018

2011 & 2012 birth years: 5:35 to 6:25 pm
2009 & 2010 birth years: 6:30 to 7:25 pm
2003 to 2008 birth years: 7:30 to 8:30 pm

WHERE:  TBD in Lawrenceville, NJ

COST:  $90 per participant



Fall Program 2018

Our Fall Recreation Program consists of two separate offerings, all for ONE price:

(1) Saturday games (league play)  [Click Here To View Last Year's Schedules]

(2) Friday night professional training 

Players are welcome to participate in either or both of these offerings...all at the same base price. When registering your player, you will be asked to select which offerings you choose to participate in. Again, the total cost is the same regardless if you choose one or both offerings.
 

FALL 2018 FEES AND REGISTRATION
(Team assignments will be announced in August)
Before July 13, 2018 July 14, 2018 and After
$70.00 / player $95.00 / player

 

# Saturday games (league play)

Players will be assigned to teams and participate in league play. All players receive a complimentary team picture and end-of-season medals/trophies.

Time Slots/Divisions:

Gender / Birth Year Division Location Time Slot
Boys 2004, 2005, 2006 9 v 9 Armory 9:45 am
Boys 2007 & 2008 7 v 7 LIS 12:30 pm
Boys 2009 & 2010 6 v 6 LIS 12:30 pm
Boys 2011 5 v 5 Armory 9:45 am
Boys 2012 3 v 3 LIS 12:30 pm
Boys 2013 3 v 3 LIS 12:30 pm
Girls 2004, 2005, 2006 7 v 7 LIS 11:15 am
Girls 2007 & 2008 7 v 7 LIS 1:45 pm
Girls 2009 & 2010 6 v 6 LIS 1:45 pm
Girls 2011 5 v 5 Armory 9:45 am
Girls 2012 & 2013 3 v 3 LIS 1:45 pm
Coed 2014 3 v 3 LIS 11:15 am
Coed 2015* 3 v 3 LIS 11:15 am

*Must turn 3 years old before 9/1/2018

Game Dates 2018:
Sept 8 (opening day), Sept 15, Sept 22, Sep 29, Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3 (closing day for younger divisions), Nov 10 (rain date), Nov 17 (closing day for older divisions)

There will be no scheduled Sunday games. Games only would be played on Sundays if there are a significant amount of rainout dates that force Sunday make-up games.

Location: All games will be played off Eggerts Crossing Road either at the Lawrence Intermediate School fields or Armory fields.
 

# Friday Night Professional Training (Fall Program, Coed)

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

Birth Year Location Time Slot
2014 & 2015* Zimmer Field 4:45 to 5:15 pm
2012 & 2013 Zimmer Field 5:15 to 6:00 pm
2009, 2010 & 2011 Zimmer Field 6:00 to 6:55 pm
2007 & 2008 Zimmer Field 6:55 to 7:50 pm
2004, 2005, & 2006 Zimmer Field 7:50 to 8:45 pm

*Must turn 3 years old before 9/1/2018

Training Dates 2018:
Fridays Aug 31, Sept 7, Sept 14, Sept 21, Sept 28, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26 (make-up date)

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


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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