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Lakes Region United

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions... 

How do I register?
1. Create an account on www.lrusoccer.com (or log in if you already have an account)
2. Add your player's details as a participant (if they are not already added)
3. Go to My Account page
4. Click on 'Programs Available!'
5. Select the program you would like to register for and click continue
6. Continue through the registration pages until you get to the confirmation page (you will also receive a confirmation email)

Remember there is no cost to register interest for a season.  Once players have been allocated to a team, you will have to accept their roster spot and make payment.

How do I accept a roster spot?
1. Log in to your account on www.lrusoccer.com
2. Go to My Account page
3. Click on 'Accept or Decline Roster Spot'
4. Select 'yes' and click continue
5. Continue through the registration pages until you get to the payment page
6. Make payment online using a credit or debit card (you will also receive a confirmation email)

Remember if you would like to accept a roster spot but need extra time to pay, please email [email protected] We can accept your players roster spot and leave a balance on your account.

How many games are there during the outdoor season?
LRU competes in the New Hampshire Youth Soccer Association league. For both the spring and the fall seasons, there are 8 regular season games. Four are home games played in the Lakes Region and four are away games within New Hampshire.  We also try to send teams to tournaments, one in Fall (Columbus Day Weekend) and one in Spring (Memorial Day Weekend).

What is the club Team Building philosophy?
We firmly believe that in the Lakes Region area there are enough players interested in competitive travel soccer to create travel teams at every age group from U10-U18 for both boys and girls.

- Players will be allocated to teams primarily based on birth year
- Players may 'play up' at the sole discretion of the club, if we believe it is in the best interest of the player or the club
- Year groups may be combined to create teams if necessary

If a team is created with player birth years spanning 3 or more years, it may be considered an 'LRU Development Team'.  The purpose of this team is to provide a competitive travel soccer environment suitable for all players on the team, while looking to recruiting more players at each age group to eventually field age appropriate teams.

Playing Time Guidelines (Full Time Players - Outdoor Fall/Spring)

Lakes Region United is a competitive travel soccer club where game time is earned by players through an evaluation of their ability, attitude, and attendance at practice , however there are some minimum expectations for all Full Time players, set out below.

U10 (7v7)
Every player should play a minimum of 50% of the time in each game, with some game time in each half.

U11-U12 (9v9)
Every player should play a minimum of 50% of the time in each game, with some game time in each half.

U13+ (11v11)
Every player should play a minimum of 25% of the time in each game, with some game time in each half.

Note: Playing Time Guidelines apply for regular season games and tournament group stages, but are not mandatory during playoffs or knock-out stages, although all coaches are encouraged to make sure every player is involved.

Playing Time Guidelines (Full Time Players - Indoor Winter)  

Indoor soccer is an opportunity for all LRU players to develop and strengthen their skills for our primary outdoor seasons.  With this in mind, we expect every player to participate equally in regular season games.

U10+ (6v6)
Every player should get equal game time

Note: Playing Time Guidelines apply for regular season games but are not mandatory during playoffs, although all coaches are encouraged to make sure every player is involved.
 
Full Time Players
Full Time Players are players that are rostered to the team, and are expected to attend all games and practices.

Substitute Players
Substitute Players are players that will be rostered to a team, but will only come to games as needed at the coach's request.  Substitute players should not start unless there are no substitutes, they should be subbed in and out of the game to give Full Time Players a break.

Practice Players
Practice Players are players that will practice with a team to build their skills.  They may be rostered to a team, but there is no guarentee of any playing time.

Roster Numbers
Where possible, LRU teams should try to keep their rosters of Full Time Players as:

 Full Time Players (Min)Full Time Players (Max) 
U10 Outdoor (7v7)  1014
 U11-12 Outdoor (9v9) 1216
 U13+ Outdoor (11v11) 1418

U10+ Indoor (6v6) 

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What do club fees pay for?
We aim to keep fees affordable - usually 3 to 5 times less than similar clubs in the state. Club fees go towards state and league registrations, insurance, equipment, field maintenance, and practice space rental.  All of our coaches and administrators are volunteers.

Does Lakes Region United offer scholarships or financial aid?
To increase accessibility to travel soccer we offer scholarships through our Brackett Scholarship Fund. Requests can be made during the sign up process.

Is Lakes Region United a non-profit club?
Yes, Lakes Region United is a 100% volunteer-run, non-profit club.
 
What is the cost for the season?
The cost per season may vary depending on age and season. For Spring 2021, the cost is $175

How much do game jerseys cost?
Uniforms are purchased from www.wegotsoccer.com/lrusc - use the discount code LRUSCREWARD for a 10% discount!  If your player does not have a jersey number allocated by the club, please email [email protected] to request one.

Where are practices held?
This depends on the season, the coach, and what is available. Most practices are held at either Bryant Field in Belmont or at the Meadows Field in Gilford, or the fields by Gilford High School

COVID-19

Waiver

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and even possibly in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. The exact methods of spread and contraction are unknown, and there is no known treatment, cure, or vaccine for COVID-19. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life threatening illness and even death.

Lakes Region United cannot prevent you [or your child(ren)] from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while utilizing Lakes Region United’s services or premises. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to utilize Lakes Region United’s services and/or enter onto Lakes Region United’s premises you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself and/or my children in order to utilize Lakes Region United’s services and enter Lakes Region United’s premises. These services are of such value to me [and/or to my children,] that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to utilize Lakes Region United’s services and premises in person.

WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/LIABILITY: I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring suit against Lakes Region United and its owners, officers, directors, managers, officials, trustees, agents, employees, or other representatives in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to utilizing Lakes Region United’s services and premises. I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and give up any claim I may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.

CHOICE OF LAW: I understand and agree that the law of the State of New Hampshire will apply to this contract.

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS RELEASE, AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED

COVID-19 Reopening Guidance
Note: this guidance may change as state/federal guidance changes, please email [email protected] if you have any questions

Lakes Region United will make every effort to follow the New Hampshire COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Amateur & Youth Sports however by participating in Lakes Region United Activities, you are accepting the waiver below.

In particular, the following points should be noted:

All staff, volunteers, and athletes should bring to sporting events and wear, reusable/washable cloth face coverings over their nose and mouth when around others and not actively engaged in athletics and when social distancing is difficult to maintain.

Parents/guardians of minors attending a sporting event should wear cloth face coverings while around other spectators, staff, volunteers, and athletes when social distancing is not possible.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol must be readily made available by the coach

Staff, athletes, volunteers, and spectators should be reminded to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others

A volunteer parent should be assigned to monitor social distancing and compliance with protective actions, and to prompt other staff, volunteers, athletes, and spectators about social distancing, hand hygiene, and the use of cloth face coverings.

All staff, volunteers, and athletes must report any symptoms of COVID-19 or close contact to a person with COVID-19 to a coach. Staff, volunteers, and athletes should not attend events if they feel sick.

Staff, athletes, and volunteers must confirm on arrival to each competitive sporting event, training session, or practice that they have self screened by having their temperature taken and shall confirm if they:
a. Have any symptoms of COVID-19 (see Universal Guidelines for list of potential symptoms) or fever of 100.4 degrees F or higher.
b. Have had any close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have had COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
c. Traveled in the past 14 days either:
i. Internationally (outside the U.S.),
ii. By cruise ship, or
iii. Domestically (within the U.S.) outside of NH, VT, or ME on public transportation (e.g., bus, train, plane, etc.).

Person(s) with any COVID-19 symptoms, those who report that in the past 14 days they have had close contact with someone suspected or confirmed with COVID-19, or report travel risk factors are not allowed into the sporting event, competition, game, and/or practice

Practices, training sessions, games, and/or competitions should be planned and implemented to maintain a minimum of 6 feet of distance between all athletes, volunteers, and staff

Athletes, staff, and volunteers should bring their own water bottles. No sharing or common use water bottles or drinking stations are allowed.

Equipment bags and backpacks should be placed 6-feet apart. Athletes should not touch other athletes’ bags, equipment, or water bottles.

During practices, parents/guardians and other spectators are encouraged to remain in their cars in a designated parking area.

Contact

Lakes Region United Soccer Club

 PO Box 6221
Laconia, New Hampshire 03247

Email: [email protected]

Contact Us

Lakes Region United Soccer Club

 PO Box 6221
Laconia, New Hampshire 03247

Email: [email protected]

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