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Parent

Torrance, CA

#1 Feb 2, 2010
Congratulations to our All-Star teams!!!

BU9 Finalist
BU10 Champions
GU10 Champions
BU12 Finalist
GU12 Champions
GU14 Champions
No regrets

United States

#2 Feb 2, 2010
had a great time watching the BU9 team. can't wait for spring soccer to begin.
Soccer Parent

Lakewood, CA

#3 Feb 2, 2010
LMSA has become stronger than the previous league in just two years. The coaches that dedicate their time to these boys and girls deserve to be recognized. The players chosen for All Star teams gave their hearts and souls over the last 2 months at practice and during the tournament. They are deserved the honor of being chosen. It was a great year and next year will be even better.
Proud

Whittier, CA

#4 Feb 4, 2010
Couldn't agree more. Some great coaches with great players is a great recipe for success.
Soccer Parent wrote:
LMSA has become stronger than the previous league in just two years. The coaches that dedicate their time to these boys and girls deserve to be recognized. The players chosen for All Star teams gave their hearts and souls over the last 2 months at practice and during the tournament. They are deserved the honor of being chosen. It was a great year and next year will be even better.
Spring Season

Lakewood, CA

#5 Mar 3, 2010
We are ready for the Spring Season to begin this week. Soccer is a great physical sport for our children. Have fun and good luck to all LMSA teams.
Question

Whittier, CA

#6 Mar 3, 2010
coming Fall 2010 - LMSA Signature Teams U9 - U14
click for more information...

What is this signature? It doesn't explain much. Who runs it and who are the coaches?
Answer-partial

Lakewood, CA

#7 Mar 4, 2010
Question wrote:
coming Fall 2010 - LMSA Signature Teams U9 - U14
click for more information...
What is this signature? It doesn't explain much. Who runs it and who are the coaches?
Cal South created the Signature League Program for recreational league based organizations wishing to offer a new playing opportunity of higher level of soccer skill.

Signature Leagues are "localized" playing circuits (similar to the Pop Warner Football) formed by eligible recreational leagues that are comprised of "all-star rec" teams selected by the individual leagues through a selection process published by the individual recreational leagues.

There are a number of rules that are unique to the Signature League such as a 50% play rule for all players, a limit on the annual financial responsibility of the players, and a limitation on distance of travel.

More information about the signature program is available on the Cal South web site. http://www.calsouth.com/en/signature-leagues/ .

For La Mirada, the coach applications are shown due April 1st, registration is in May and Signature tryouts are in June. Coaches are required to take the "E" license course as opposed to the Youth Module class. It seems coaches will be selected prior to the registration date. At least the parents can make their decision knowing who is coaching at each age group.

Seen It All

Ventura, CA

#8 Mar 5, 2010
Answer-partial wrote:
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Cal South created the Signature League Program for recreational league based organizations wishing to offer a new playing opportunity of higher level of soccer skill.
Signature Leagues are "localized" playing circuits (similar to the Pop Warner Football) formed by eligible recreational leagues that are comprised of "all-star rec" teams selected by the individual leagues through a selection process published by the individual recreational leagues.
There are a number of rules that are unique to the Signature League such as a 50% play rule for all players, a limit on the annual financial responsibility of the players, and a limitation on distance of travel.
More information about the signature program is available on the Cal South web site. http://www.calsouth.com/en/signature-leagues/ .
For La Mirada, the coach applications are shown due April 1st, registration is in May and Signature tryouts are in June. Coaches are required to take the "E" license course as opposed to the Youth Module class. It seems coaches will be selected prior to the registration date. At least the parents can make their decision knowing who is coaching at each age group.
it's a great way to see whether or not your child is cut out for TRAVEL/CLUB play. you don't have to put out lots of cash and they get to play against players who are more skilled than in your typical recreation leagues.
Signature Question

United States

#9 Mar 9, 2010
So who will be coaching these players? I feel as a parent I would like to see better coaches before signing my son up. If there is no better training why stay? I like the concept of signature but why not get better coaches than the mom and dad coaches. The E license is hand given to you as long as you pay and sit through a meeting.
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Lakewood, CA

#10 Mar 9, 2010
Signature Question wrote:
So who will be coaching these players? I feel as a parent I would like to see better coaches before signing my son up. If there is no better training why stay? I like the concept of signature but why not get better coaches than the mom and dad coaches. The E license is hand given to you as long as you pay and sit through a meeting.
The purpose of Signature it to keep the cost low so you will not have paid professional trainers coaching the teams. If this is what you want, you need to go to a club team.

The Signature coaches should be the better coaches at each age level in the league. The E License class is more than sitting through a class as it runs the trainees through many drills over a weekend with 9 hours of field work. It is a good class to coach under 14 year olds which is where signature concludes.

By the way alot of the club trainers only have the E license so verify this before spending the extra money. It is your choice and signature is now an option. At least you will know who the coach is before you decide at what level you will have your child play. Maybe you should be the coach.
Seen It All

Ventura, CA

#11 Mar 9, 2010
hopefully, signature players will be kids who have a little more skill and an actual desire to play. not play just because mom and dad want them to get some exercise. as a coach, i'd like to be able to push my signature players a little more towards more competitive vs. rec soccer. more complex drills, skill training and even goalkeeper training. let the kids who won't listen, don't show up for practice, mouth off, etc. stay at rec level. my son is ready for the next level. i welcome the signature division with open arms.
Training

Lakewood, CA

#12 Mar 12, 2010
Communication between prevous coaches about players or first hand experience coaching will help weed out those who don't show up for practice and don't take the program seriously. Some players are practice players and will look good in tryouts but once on the field they don't have the drive to step it up one level. Coaches should be watching players in their age group play during the regular recreation season even when they are coaching the signature team. You have four weeks to condition and train players prior to the start of the season. ONce the season starts you have to be ready to play the games and work on areas of improvement based on what happened in the game. As in all sports, players must work on their skills away from team practices as they increase in competition. Soccer is no different than any other sport in this matter. Every player has different areas that they need to improve on. You can not do individual training in a team practice. Regarding Goatender training, hopefully someone will volunteer to take all the Goalies and work with them. This is the same process that is done at clubs but has to be paid for. Most team trainers are good at trainer for the position that they play but not other positions. Not many non-goalies are good goalie trainers. It doesn't excite the ex-forward.
Training

Whittier, CA

#13 Mar 16, 2010
Does any one know what the plan is for?
4:30 is kind of early for me.

Friday Nights - Advanced Skills Training for all LMSA Players

Benton Middle School

March 26th, April 16th, 23rd, 30th 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Training

Lakewood, CA

#14 Mar 17, 2010
They haven't said yet! These sessions are usually slow to get started even with club teams but are good once they get going. It doesn't hurt to take your child and see what it is about. If it becomes a sales pitch for an outside trainer, then RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN. Hopefully it is about the kids at no cost.
Training wrote:
Does any one know what the plan is for?
4:30 is kind of early for me.
Friday Nights - Advanced Skills Training for all LMSA Players
Benton Middle School
March 26th, April 16th, 23rd, 30th 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Soccer Mom

Whittier, CA

#15 Mar 26, 2010
Just got back from the LMSA Skills training, and my daughter loved it. There were a lot of kids out there, more than I expected. There seemed to be a good amount of coaches out there, but maybe they can use a few more, other than that it was awesome first skills session.
Way to LMSA keep up the good work.
Training

Lakewood, CA

#16 Mar 28, 2010
The first session went well. They had a lot of kids and they put coaches to work that showed up with their children to cover the stations. Now us parents have to spend the time with our children and encourage them to practice what was shown. LMSA is a great organization with a lot of talent in its program and is adding a Signature Program in the Fall for the first time.
Training today

West Hills, CA

#17 Apr 16, 2010
The second training session is today at 430pm at Benton Middle School. All they are looking for is a donation of 2 cans of food for a free hour of soccer training.
Time To Register

West Hills, CA

#18 Apr 30, 2010
lamiradasoccer.org
Registration starts next week for the fall season at Benton Middle School. Registration fees are on the website. Expect to be asked if you want to buy out of the fundraiser for $25.00 per child. This information seems to be missing from the site this year so don't be caught off guard. They use to have a registration form on the website but it has vanished this season as well. If they put it back up you can have everything ready before going to sign up.
Brian

Ventura, CA

#19 Apr 30, 2010
Time To Register wrote:
lamiradasoccer.org
Registration starts next week for the fall season at Benton Middle School. Registration fees are on the website. Expect to be asked if you want to buy out of the fundraiser for $25.00 per child. This information seems to be missing from the site this year so don't be caught off guard. They use to have a registration form on the website but it has vanished this season as well. If they put it back up you can have everything ready before going to sign up.
Information on the website has been added and updated. Thanks
LM Mom

La Habra, CA

#20 May 6, 2010
It seems that the soccer league and the basketball League NJB are the 2 best youth sports groups in the city. Good Job!

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