USYSA 2016-17 age group classifications in regards to “Playing-up

A question that continues to be asked as a result of the age group changes is in regards to the parameters for “playing-up”.  In the past you were eligible to play up if you were grade appropriate and/or had special permission from the Director of Coaching.  As has been relayed to all parents in the club when the age group changes were announced, the grade appropriate aspect is no longer in effect & the approvals for playing-up will be much more stringent.  Playing-up will now only be considered in rare cases & should not be expected.  The process will involve a consultation with the current & future coach by the Director of Coaching.  Additionally, there will be no “grandfathering” of players who previously played-up to stay with their group.  It is important that all of our parents have a clear understanding of this well before tryouts so there are no incorrect expectations.  As we get closer to tryouts the process to contact someone about playing-up will be shared.

Soccer Scores at Southland Christian Church

The u13 boys white team held a food drive to collect food for the Backpack Food Program at Southland Christian Church. The program provides a backpack filled with foods for the weekend for children who are on free and reduced lunch plans at school.  The food we collected will be distributed to those children at Breckinridge Elementary in Lexington.

LFC Represents in Centre’s College 1st Final Four Apprearance

Five former Lexington FC players  who currently play on Centre Women’s soccer team are participating in Centre’s College  1stFinal Four  appearance in Kansas City on December 4.   Centre’s team ranked #9 nationally plays Williams College in the national semifinal.

The LFC players are:  Sarah Youkilis,(96),  Rachel Geil (94) , Shannon Murray (95), Destine Graves (96) and Mary Ford Rodes (97).

Destine Graves,  Southern Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, scored a hat trick in the Elite 8 game against CALVIN College in Pittsburgh last week.   Graves ranks #9 in goals scored nationally with 26 goals.   Graves is a former Miss Kentucky Soccer from Tates Creek High School.



Congratulations to the LFC 03 Girls White Team

Congratulations to the LFC 03 Girls White Team and Coaches Mike Vanhooser and Bo Lankster on a very successful fall season!
They finished 21-2-1 overall and were the Undefeated Champs in the MRL with a record of 7-0-1.
In tournament play, they traveled to Washington D.C. and were the WAGS Champions. Scoring 17 for and only one against! Defeating teams from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
They were also the Bluegrass State Games u13-14 Champions!


Ex-UK soccer standout and previous LFC player Gilliland assisting at YMCA

Gilliland brought her passion of soccer to the Winchester YMCA and her former coach and YMCA director Kimberly Vaughn as the UK record-setter in shots and game-winning goals began offering training sessions to local youth soccer players.

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