Hello Lake View Soccer families!
We are pleased to announce that we will be having a soccer season this year! Registration will open on our website May 1st, and will run through June 7th. To ensure that we can plan accordingly, we will be unable to take late registrations as in years past, so please register during this time frame.
We will still offer a 12-game schedule for all teams, and we will still continue our playoff format as in years past, there are some changes that we will have to undertake. We will not be holding a ratings combine this year. There are still several things that the league has to finalize before we can hold what we feel would be a safe organized sport event, and we plan to have these figured out by our first practices in July. There will also be no Awards ceremony unfortunately. While the number of people getting vaccinated is increasing exponentially each month, we have to assume that there will still be a number of challenges to hold a mass gathering like our Awards ceremony inside. And with the uncertain weather we have here in WNY in October, it is not feasible to plan for an outdoor event.
As with every other aspect of our lives, our league like everywhere else, is trying to make every effort to ensure a safe experience for all our players, families, and staff for the 2021 Season. As such, we have had to incur some additional expenses that will cause us to raise rates. We try extremely hard to have a zero balance for each year (all monies that come in are spent/invested in the program). For the extra costs (i.e. additional supplies, PPE, insurance, etc…) registration fees will be $95.00 per player, with savings for siblings as in years past.
We know that finances can be tight, but through our scholarship program and additional help from other sources, assistance can be offered for some families. As always our goal as an organization and as fans of the sport, is to expose young athletes to the game of soccer, get kids more active, and to help the community in as many ways as we can. Details for the program are as follows:
- We will offer a total of 30 scholarships, which will drop registration costs to $35.
- Scholarships will be offered on a first-come basis and will be limited to ONE per household.
If interested, please contact the league at email@example.com, to express your interest. You will then be required to complete the application process at our June 2nd ratings combine day at the Nike soccer fields.
The requirement for the scholarship will be:
- a driver’s license (other government issued photo ID acceptable)
- a valid Erie County Benefit Card (or equivalent) OR a letter from your child’s school showing their approval for free/reduced lunch.
We will continue to update families with new information as it comes out through email, our website www.lakeviewathletics.org, and our Facebook page (Lake View Athletics Soccer).
Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone on the fields soon.
Lake View Soccer