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2022-2023 Lakers Coaching Assignments

LAKERS PROGRAM

Our Lakers program is our competitive brand of soccer that we offer at our club for those players seeking a more professional and competitive environment for their soccer journey.

Our teams are divided into Elite, Premier and Select teams. Teams are formed based on the number and level of players that register. All our Lakers Programs are a full one year commitment.

LAKERS ELITE PROGRAM

  • Lakers Elite is the highest level of competitive soccer offered at Mandeville Soccer Club. It is intended for players with a high level of ability along with the commitment necessary.  Players in the elite program train at a minimum of 2X per week with competitions on the weekend or extra sessions during the week or on weekends throughout the year.
  • At the U11 and U12 age groups, MSC typically fields 2 competitively balanced teams for both our boys and girls programs. These years are considered to be developmental, with emphasis on technical training and individual skills.
  • At the U13 level, the two teams are combined into one team (approximately 18-player roster). Emphasis then switches from developing the individual player to continuing to develop the player more fully within a team setting, with more emphasis being placed on tactical play.
  • Expenses involved for Lakers Elite players are registration fees, uniforms, practice gear, regional league entry fees, tournament and travel expenses. (Financial assistance is available for those who qualify).
  • Along with participating in local state leagues, Elite teams generally also challenge themselves further by participating in regional leagues with teams from Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Texas.

LAKERS PREMIER PROGRAM

  • The Lakers Premier program is the second highest level of soccer offered at Mandeville Soccer Club. Teams practice 2X per week.
  • At the U11 and U12 age groups, MSC typically fields between 1-2 teams which are competitively balanced for both our boys and girls programs. These years are considered to be developmental, with emphasis on technical training and individual skills. During these ages, the player development curriculum which guides the coaches closely mirrors that of our Elite Program.
  • At the U13 and up level, these teams will be combined into one team chosen by ability. The player curriculum still follows that of the Elite program with emphasis on developing the player within the team.
  • Expenses involved for Lakers Premier players are registration fees, uniforms, practice gear, tournament and travel expenses. (Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.)

LAKERS SELECT PROGRAM

  • The Lakers Select program is for age groups U13 and up. When player pools of age groups are deep enough and present the opportunity to create a third team, that third level offered is the Select level. 
  • A common misconception is that this program competes in the Competitive 3 level of Louisiana Competitive Soccer League (LCSL). However the fact is that is team competes at the level with which the player’s ability dictates. In recent years we have grown this program and have had teams compete successfully in as high as the Competitive 2 level within LCSL. Our goal is to continue to grow this program and help players achieve their goals both personally and team driven.
  • The curriculum for these players and teams closely follows that of the Elite and Premier programs.
  • Expenses involved for Lakers Select players are registration fees, uniforms, practice gear, tournament and travel expenses. (Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.)

2022 STATE CHAMPIONS

2004 BOYS ELITE

2021 STATE CHAMPIONS

US Youth Soccer Mid- South Conference

US Youth Soccer Mid- South Conference

Louisiana Classic Soccer League

Louisiana Classic Soccer League