It is the mission of the SWM LYSL to develop, deploy, and maintain a comprehensive program for the development and promotion of the game of soccer for the youth of Lincoln Township and surrounding areas. This League has been established as a non-profit an

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Quick Reference

Format Age Level Play Time (minutes)^ Preferred Roster size Max (Roster) Min (Roster) Min (game day) Assistant Coach Offsides  Ball size Field size Goal Size
9 v 9 U11/12 2x30 12 15 10 7 Required* Yes 4 150x225 18x6.5

^ Break Time (minutes): U10 to U14 – 10 minutes. 

* Coaches may choose to not have an assistant coach and in some cases, there will not be enough coaches available. 

Division Format

This division adheres to the rules/format of the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for all aspects of play and field/goal size.

  • This division will play away games against other clubs (Berrien Springs, Bridgman, Coloma, Saint Joseph, South Haven, and so on). Games will most likely be on a weekday evening and/or on a Saturday morning over the course of a season.
  • Teams in this division are equalized with a non-cut draft. For details on the Team Equalization process, please click here.
  • A season consists of approximately ten games, plus additional practices.
  • A game will consist of two, 30-minute halves with three USSF sanctioned referees at every home game.
  • Game format is 9 v 9 with goalkeepers. 


  • An accredited program will be run by parent coaches that will focus on fun games and exercises.
  • At their discretion, Coaches typically schedule practices prior to and throughout the season. 
  • All training sessions/practices are held at the Rockey Weed Soccer Complex.
  • Training session/games will most likely be on a weekday evening and/or on a Saturday morning.
  • Players are allowed to play up to the next division (ie, age-appropriate U12 is allowed to play up to U14). The player should be in the top 10% players in their respective division before playing up and must be in the upper 33% of the division they are requesting to move to. Coaches recommendations are always helpful.

Additional Information

  • All players receive a uniform kit, which includes jersey, shorts, and socks; and a participation medal at the end of the season.
  • Insurance is covered by the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association through Got Soccer.