Programs & Cost

We offer two different programs based on participant age

Competitive Play

This is for children from 6-14 years of age. Players belong to a team within a league that is involved in competitive play. More information on the season structure can be found here.

Season

A season consists of a spring and fall session. Each session consists of around eight games. We try to only play one game a week, but sometimes conflicts (weather, schedule) force us to play multiple games per week. The spring session runs from mid April to mid June, and the fall session runs from mid August to mid October. Practice schedules are at the coach's discretion, but most teams practice twice a week - especially as the kids get into the older age groups. Practices usually start one to two weeks before the first game of the session.

League

Almost exclusively, teams in the Oberlin Youth Soccer Association ("OYSA") are registered to participate in the Lorain County Soccer League ("LCSL"). Very rarely, teams are registered in other leagues such as the American Amateur Soccer League ("AASL"). The OYSA is a member of the Ohio Soccer Association ("OSA") through its affiliation with the LCSL. The LCSL is the governing body - they set the rules and regulations for the league, and the OSA is a state-wide promotional and support organization.

As the name suggests, the LCSL consists mostly of teams from communities within Lorain County, OH. Parents should expect to travel (usually on weekends, but occasionally on a weeknight) to any these communities:

  • Oberlin

  • Elyria

  • Grafton

  • Edison

  • Lorain

  • Vermilion

  • LaGrange

  • Columbia Station

  • Sheffield

Cost

U7-U8 (six and seven year olds): $80/season*

U9-U15 (eight and older): $100/season*

Multi-child discounts apply**

Instructional

The instructional program offers a non-competitive environment where kids are introduced to basic soccer skills and allowed to develop them at their own pace.

There are two age groups: Younger and Older. The younger group consists of 3-4.5 year olds, and the older group is 4.5-5 year olds.

Season

There are two "seasons" each year: Spring and Fall. Each season consists of eight, one hour sessions. Unlike withe the competitive program, there is a separate registration and payment for the spring and fall seasons.

Cost

$30 per child*

* Financial aid is available. Please contact us to request assistance.

** A 50% discount is applied when registering two or more children at the same time.