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LDSC Return to Play Guidelines

As NYS moves to phase 4 of re-opening, LDSC has been reviewing return to play protocol and recommendations. US Soccer, NYSW, CDC have all published recommended guidelines for return to play. With these references LDSC has developed the below guidelines and protocols. Please note any state rules or governance supersede the details below. We expect all LDSC club members. Click the Link Above for more information

Fall House 2020

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

August 8th-October 10th

$95/player

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COVID-19 Impact to LDSC programs - Pause order lifted as of 7/6/2020

As we find ourselves in these unprecedented times, we truly hope each of our LDSC families are safe and healthy.   We are excited to get back on the pitch, but safety is our priority.  We are actively working on exciting new programs to offer you once this crisis ends.

As many of you know, New York State has developed a 4 phased approach to the reopening of the state.   Youth Sports fall into Phase 4 of that plan.   In collaboration with New York State West Youth Soccer and guidance from US Soccer, we estimate we would not be able to get back to our regular programming until July 6 at the earliest.   This is very dependent on how this pandemic develops both locally and nationally.

As of 7/6/2020 we have resumed club activities

Tournament 2020

Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the Lancaster Depew Soccer Club tournament this year. If you have not already received a refund to the credit card that was used at the time of registration, a refund check will be mailed out shortly. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you next year!

Spring House 2020

(updated 7/14/2020)

As a result of impact from the COVID-19 Crisis,  the following decisions have been made as of 5/15/2020:

  • Spring House 2020 - We will cancel our Spring House 2020 Session – LDSC is currently working with our online registration provider on providing full refunds to each of our registered house players.    As of 7/13/2020, refunds have been credited back to the credit card you used at the time of registration.  If your card has changed, you will receive a check in the next 2-3 weeks to the address on file.

If you have any questions, please email us at LDSCSupprt@gmail.com

Club Travel 2020

(updated 5/26/2020)

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, LDSC  the following decisions have been made:

Buffalo Western New York Junior Soccer League (BWNYJSL) has decided that the 2020 Travel League has been cancelled.  Therefore, we regret to inform you that the 2020 LDSC Travel Season has also been cancelled.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Will I get a refund?

A:   Yes, LDSC will be providing partial refunds to each of its travel families as follows

  • U15 and under  $120.00 per paid & registered player
  • U16 and older   $190.00 per paid & registered player

Q:  Why only a partial refund?

A:   LDSC has incurred operational costs that are non-refundable and/or already consumed by our player base (e.g.  Player Passes, Insurance & Risk Management,  Trainer and Tryout Expenses, as well as a significant expense for indoor training time that was 80% leveraged for all u15 and under teams.)

 

Q:  When can I expect my refund?

A:  We are targeting to have all refunds processed by 8/1/2020

 

Q: How will refunds be processed?

A:  Refunds will be delivered via check.  We are actively working with our registration software vendor Sport Engine on this process to make it as smoothly as possible for our LDSC families.  If this process should change, we will communicate updates to you ASAP.

 

Q:  Can I apply my 2020 Paid Registration Refund directly to the 2021 Season?

A:  We cannot offer that option at this time.

 

Q:  Why is the u15 refund less?

A:   All u15 and under teams are provided indoor practice time as part of their registration costs.   Teams consumed 80% of that expense and were refunded back 20% of that total expense.  U16 and older teams do not get that perk as part of their registration costs.

 

Q:  Are my uniforms refundable?

A:  Uniforms are not able to be returned to our vendor WeGotSoccer.com and are not part of the refund.

 

Q:  What are plans for 2021 Tryouts?

A:  We are in the process of developing plans for the 2021 Season.

If you have any questions, please email us at LDSCSupprt@gmail.com

2021 Travel Interest Registration

If you are currently not on a LDSC Travel team and are interested in joining our club. Please complete this registration.

WELCOME TO LANCASTER DEPEW SOCCER CLUB

 In existence since 1976, our club offers indoor and outdoor soccer programs throughout the year. The House League Recreational Program has a primary focus on player development, exercise and fun while fostering love for the game. The Travel Soccer Program focuses on player development and competition. Our travel teams compete against other towns/clubs in the Buffalo & Western New York Junior Soccer League and we strive to field the most competitive teams at each age group by developing well rounded players with strong technical ability, work ethic and positive attitudes.

Interested in becoming a referee?

We need Referees for outdoor soccer.  Entry Level courses have been set up at different locations in the Buffalo area. These courses are two sessions long. The first session is a On-Line session that must be completed before you attend the second session. The second session is a one day, 8 hour, In-Person Session. These In-Person sessions have been set up at different locations in the Buffalo area. For more details and to sign up, go to www.wnyreferee.org and click on Become a Referee.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT BILL HELWIG AT BILLREFEREE@YAHOO.COM

* NEW * Drone Policy

Drones are prohibited at all LDSC events and meetings. More information on our policy page.

Want to become a youth trainer?

The LDSC trainer program is looking for older soccer players who would be interested in working with younger players, gaining valuable job experience, and giving back to their community.  The trainers work with U4 and U6 players to help teach them basic soccer.  To qualify, your child must be 12 or older, have knowledge of the sport, enjoy working with young children, and be willing and able to work on some Saturday mornings and some Tuesday evenings.

To become a trainer, each youth trainer must complete the certification process.  At this certification, there will be a brief parent meeting that one parent/guardian of each new trainer must attend. There will then be three, two hour sessions to satisfy certification for new trainers following this quick meeting.  After these certification sessions, new trainers will be scheduled to work on some Saturdays and some Tuesdays.

The next certification will be 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27.  Trainers must attend three of the four sessions.  If your child would like to attend the certification sessions, please fill out the google form here and you will be contacted with more information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at ldsctrainers@gmail.com.

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