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A message from the SJSC president.

WELCOME TO THE
ST. JOHNS SOCCER CLUB
WEBSITE

 

The St. Johns Soccer Club (SJSC) is dedicated to the development of the sport of soccer from the youth player through young adult levels. We are devoted to the principles of maximum effort and fair play and to impart knowledge, respect, and a life-long love for the game. Our soccer club strives to teach, develop, and enhance the fundamentals of the sport at all levels so players can reach their full potential in the game.

 

We offer opportunities in two programs -

  • Academy Teams - for players U4 to U8
  • Select Teams - for U9 to U19 players

 

Age Appropriate Teams/Rosters are based on Player Birth Year, see matrix below.

 

All of our teams practice at our SJSC Complex in St. Johns.

  • Academy games are played at complex typically on Saturdays, but some Sundays may be nessicary due to weather impacting weekend game schedules. 
  • Select teams are registered and play competitive, league games in the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) which comprises of clubs from around the Greater Lansing Area.  For Select teams half their games are home and half away each Fall and Spring.

 

 

CASL is a member of the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA), US Youth Soccer (USYS) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).  As such, age groups are determined based on calendar year.  CASL hosts leagues in U9-U13, U15 Non-High School, U16 and U19 for both boys and girls.  The fall season runs from September through October and the spring season runs from April through mid-June.  In accordance with MSYSA rules, tryouts for teams can begin on the 3rd Saturday of June each year.

CASL has been in operation for approximately 30 years and has provided soccer opportunities to over 40,000 youth in that time.  CASL reaches as far as Jackson, St. Johns, Ionia and Fowlerville.

CASL works closely with the Greater Lansing Area Referees Association (GLASRA) to train and develop young referees.

 

SJSC contact for more information -

Randy Padgett
Soccer Club President

 

St. Johns Soccer Club
P.O. Box 97
St. Johns, MI 48879

 

SUMMER PRACTICES FOR U8 THROUGH U10 PLAYERS
SJSC will be hosting Summer Practices for U08 through U10 players on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
 
Date and Time Details:
 
  • Start Date:  May 31st
  • Time Frame: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday Weekly
  • End Date: August 11th
  • As of right now the only dates that will be missed are July 28th and August 2nd.
  • For both Boys and Girls, with birth years of 2013 to 2015
  • Cost: Free
  • Coaching provided by: Eric Glynn
 
The main goal of these practices is development. Focus will be on conditioning, ball skills, knowledge of player field roles, and set piece execution (such as corner kicks). The field format will be 7v7 but the lessons will also benefit 4v4 and 9v9 formats as well. Practice will generally follow a Condition, Teach, Execute pattern.
 
Conditioning:
  • Ladder Drills
  • Speed Drills
  • Once in a while long run
  • Running form correction
     
Teach:
  • Ball skills
  • Why we do things
  • Where it benefits
  • Spacing
  • Many more items
     
Execute:
  • Scrimmage
  • Forced scenarios
  • Set pieces
 
Please Note the following:
  • This is not a mandatory every time event if you register.
  • We understand people have things going on and will miss some practices.
  • There is a shortage of continual engagement for sports over the summer and Eric wanted to provide an avenue to continue playing and developing.
 
To register for practices, please use the registration button on the SJSC website and select:
  • U08 to U10 Summer Practices
 
If you have any questions, please use Eric's contact info below to reach him.
 
Coaching Contact:
 
Eric Glynn
808-445-3537

by posted 05/19/2022