Lincoln Soccer Club - Travel Soccer
Facts About The Niagara Soccer League (NSL)
How Long Is The Season?:
The season starts after the May long weekend and is done by the second week of September.
When Are Games?:
All games are played on weekday evenings with no league games on statutory holidays or the weekends. Each age group has a dedicated game night (game nights have been pretty consistent from year to year but nothing is set till the start of the season).
How Far Do We ‘Travel’?:
The Niagara Soccer League (NSL) plays within the Niagara District which includes; Niagara Falls, St Catharines, Welland, Port Colborne, Fort Erie, NOTL, Lincoln, West Lincoln and Grimsby (all depending on which Club has a team in the age division).
Where Do We Play?
All home games are played at Lions Park in Beamsville on Fly Rd. The schedule is split with half of the games at your Home field and half of your games at Away fields.
What Is The Time Commitment?:
For ages U8-U12 Ontario Soccer guidelines permit 1 game and a maximum of 90-120 minutes of practice per week. The commitment is not much greater than House League soccer today.
Entry into tournaments is a team decision but each team typically enters one local weekend tournament and will play in the season finals.
Each team will have dedicated coaching/training session with Revolution Soccer to supplement their in team training.
Can I still play another sport in the winter (hockey, dance, basketball etc)?:
Yes, the regular playing season runs from May to September. Some teams do start optional training indoor around Feb/Mar but a majority of kids in travel soccer do have another sport they play in the offseason. While there can be some overlap at times it is not an issue to if you communicate with your coach.
Although fees for next season have not yet been determined, the registration fees historically for the travel program have been around $300 for the season ($100-150 more than House League).