Recreational Program Overview
The Larchmont Soccer Club Recreational Program is based on a simple philosophy: everybody plays. The recreational league program is played in the fall season for children in our community.
Children who reside or attend school in Larchmont/Mamaroneck - parochial and private schools as well as public - are eligible to play. Children who play travel soccer for LMFC or any other municipality cannot play rec soccer for Larchmont in Grades 2-5. There are developmental programs for kindergarten and first graders, while the 2nd through 12th grade programs are competitive. Program details are as follows:
There is a developmental program for Kindergarten students held in the fall in Flint Park on Monday afternoons. Girls will play at 3:30 and boys at 4:30. Professional instruction will be provided by Foster Soccer, with a major emphasis on imparting love of the game, and the enjoyment of playing, to the children.
Fall Kindergarten Program
The program will run for 6 weeks beginning in early September. The sessions will be at Flint Park and the girls will play at 3:30 and boys at 4:30. Confirmation details will be emailed before the sessions begin.
Fall Program (1st Grade through High School)
First Grade Program
The first grade program is developmental in structure. This program is separated by boys and girls, and structured around group sessions. Foster Soccer trainers run the sessions, and each week is divided between training and mini games.
Boys will play at 9 a.m. and girls at 10 am. Sessions will be limited to 60.
The Minor Division for second and third graders, and the Intermediate Division, for fourth and fifth graders play 9 v.9. The Major Division, for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, and the High School (or Senior) Division for students in grades nine through twelve play 11 v. 11 unless there are not enough players registered in which case the commissioner will set the team size. In all divisions, there are separate teams for girls and boys. Travel players in Grades 2-5 cannot play recreational soccer. We discourage older travel players from playing rec (unless their team does not play in the fall), and Varsity players (for any school) may not play rec. If a travel player Grades 6 and older plays rec it must be with the understanding that on Saturday a rec game has precedence.
These teams generally practice one afternoon or early evening each week, on a day chosen by the coach. Games are played on Saturdays (with occasional Sundays), at different times each week. The schedule is posted on the website in early September.
In addition to the regular season (7 games) and championship rounds, there is an annual Pele Cup competition in each division, except the High School Division, based on a random draw. Pele Cup play generally starts in early November and offers a "fresh start" for late-developing teams.
Championship rounds for the Minors are the top 4 teams, and for other divisions the top 2 teams. Seniors do not have a Championship round.
Registration generally occurs in the summer for the following fall- see Registration. The Commissioners for each Division and others involved in running the recreational program are listed under Recreational Program Personnel.
Teams are usually formed by the Division Commissioners in August, and every effort is made to balance them to create good competition. Due to the number of players involved in the league, we cannot accept requests for placement with other players. Rosters together with other important details about the season are distributed in late August. League play begins on the Saturday after Labor Day.
Please also note that there are NO refunds after the first game.