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


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
4 v 4 No Goalie U8 U8 4x10 6-7 8 5 4 If available No 3 60x90 6x4

^ Break Time (minutes): U6-8 – as needed with substitutions recommended at breaks.


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.

  • A season consists of eight, 40-minute training sessions followed by a non-competitive game. This means no score is kept for the game.
  • A game will consist of four, 10-minute quarters.
  • Game format is 4 v 4 with no goalkeepers.


  • An accredited program will be run by parent coaches that will focus on fun games and exercises.
  • At their discretion, Coaches may add additional practice sessions before the season begins.
  • All training session/games 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, over the course of a season.
  • Players are allowed to play up to the next division (ie, age-appropriate U8 is allowed to play up to U10, but not U11/U12). 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.