Rec Soccer League in lander, wyoming

Say hello to Lander Thunder, the premiere recreational soccer league for ages 5-14! Our goal is for children to have fun and learn the basic skills of soccer.

Update July 27:

Last night the Lander Thunder Board met to discuss whether a fall recreational season would be possible and what it might look like given the implications of COVID-19 and guidance for youth sports from the Wyoming Department of Health.

Before making any decision, we would like your input. Please use this link to take a short (two questions) survey by Friday, July 31, and let us know your thoughts about whether you would support a fall soccer season.

Spring Season Overview and Important Dates to Remember

Eligibility: Players must be 5 years or older by April 6, 2020

Season: Practices begin week of April 6 and the season runs the weeks of April 13 - May 18.

Fee: $25 per player. Fees are waived for all children of parents/guardians who coach a team. Scholarships are available for families who need a little help. Please contact us to inquire about scholarships.

Registration: Registration for both players and coaches is online only. Please visit our registration page to register. Late player registrations are not allowed, please register by midnight on Sunday, March 6, 2020.

Games: Typically once a week, Monday through Thursday at 6pm, April 13 - May 18. Times/locations/days depend on scheduling. Coaches will contact players with the schedule for the season and it will be posted on the website the week of March 23.

Practices: Coaches determine the practice schedule and communicate that with players. It will be posted on the Schedules page the week of March 23.

Uniforms & Shin Guards: Players need to have both a green shirt and a white shirt for game days. Shin guards are required for all players. Cleats are not required but recommended (no baseball cleats).

Fields: Games will be played at the fields north and east of the high school or at Starrett. Print a PDF map.

Referees: Many of our referees are middle and high school students. We ask that you also support these students who are working hard for the program. They do a great job!

Coaching: We are always in need of coaches! Please consider coaching your child’s team as the more coaches we have, the smaller the teams are and kids get more playing time! No experience necessary and training is available. Coaches must register online and complete a short background check - Lander Valley Youth Soccer will reimburse you for the cost of the background check.

Board: Please contact any board member if you are interested in volunteering some time to rec soccer and helping to improve the league.

*Players and parents will be contacted by their coach following the coaches’ meeting the week of March 16. Players may not be changed to another team without board approval.*

Bring on the Lander Thunder!