• 2016 Season in Full Bloom(e)

    It's been a slightly shaky start to the season. Last minute uniform deliveries, early season rainouts, and all-year class reunions. Some unexpected, but not insurmountable, situations that just have to be managed. Our Prez, Mark Bloome, has done a stellar job at making these adjustments and keeping it as painless for the players and parents as possible. If anyone does have other issues or concerns important to you, not already mentioned, feel free to contact any of the Board members or just send a message from the Contacts link. We always do our best to answer those messages as soon as possible.

  • Truths About Children and Sports

    • Fun is pivotal - if it's not fun, young people won't play a sport
    • Skill development is a crucial aspect of fun - it is more important than winning even among the best athletes
    • The most rewarding challenges of sports are those that lead to self-knowledge
    • Intrinsic rewards (self-knowledge that grows out of self-competition) are more important in creating lifetime athletes than extrinsic rewards are (victory or attention from others)

    During childhood allow the kids to have a good time playing the game while instilling the passion to love playing soccer on their own. Only a passion for the game can lead to success.

  • Volunteers

    Starting to feel pretty guilty about the stale info on our front page. Since we hit the off season I've been focused on many other things, and have sort of let it go. With that said, I would really appreciate anyone that has relevant news about the local soccer scene to share information. I will start posting on a regular basis. We can be reached through the contact link.

  • Coaching Manual

    Take time to peruse the manual. Especially new coaches might pick up some helpful info. The link is in the drop down menu under Info-LYSA Manual. Packed with information relating to all aspects of coaching youth soccer.

Soccer is the ballet of the masses

-Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich

  • LYSA Members and Associates.

    The Association is composed of Litchfield volunteers that offer their time, resources, and specialties to ensure the youth of our community have the most enjoyable and rewarding soccer experiences possible.

  • Mark Bloome - President

    Mark has been the LYSA President since 2009. He started coaching his son Spencer's 1st grade team and has coached at every level of our Association since. He took the job as President because he believed in the program and wanted to help further its objective to promote and improve Litchfield Soccer.

  • Bill Bergen- Treasurer

    Bill has been involved with LYSA for almost 20 years. For the last 15 years he has been head coach of the Litchfield High School girls team.

  • Darin Ashby - VP

    Darin has been coaching area soccer for 20 years. 5 years as an LYSA coach and 16 years a high school coach. A 20-year Board member who also serves on the CIYSA Board. He's our web-master, photographer, and Social Media Coordinator.