Player Information



Lander Strikers is a competitive traveling soccer club.

If your desire is to stay local and gain soccer experience instead, check out the Lander Recreational soccer program: Lander Thunder

Each player will need two different colored jerseys, black socks and black shorts. These items can be purchased at the Strikers Store

Striker's Refund Policy

Prior to team rostering registration fees may be fully refunded excluding an administrative fee of $25.00.

After teams have rostered, registration fees may be refunded only for injuries on a pro-rated basis with written request and approval by the LSSC Board.

Player Evaluations

The Strikers Organization and Board uses a player evaluation process as part of the ongoing commitment to create competitive soccer teams focused on improving player skills and creating opportunities for player development. The purpose of the evaluation is to provide additional information the Board can use to appropriately form teams each season. This information will be used in conjunction with all other player information, including but not limited to: previous club play, coach input, age, and current player development.

Strikers hosts fall season player evaluations every year to assist in the team formation process. As outlined in the Board’s team formation procedure, the following protocol will be used.

Player Identification/Selection (Start of Seasonal Year)

Full, open player evaluations for all Strikers teams/players will be held once a year, at a date(s) set by the Board, between May 31st and August 15th. The evaluations will be organized by the Director Of Coaching.


Dates for evaluations will be publicized by available media, within reason, to reach as many potential players as possible.


All players will be evaluated, including those who were already rostered on a team in the previous season.


All players (and parents) will sign in for evaluations; this provides the coach with needed player and parent contact information.


Each player will be evaluated based on criteria determined by the Director Of Coaching prior to the evaluation date and that criteria will be age appropriate.


In the rare instance that a player is unable to attend the evaluation session, a written/email notification by the parents needs to be given to the registrar or the DOC prior to the evaluations. Arrangements may be made to accommodate the player if possible. Input from prior coaches or other evaluations the player has participated in will also be used to assist the DOC/Board. Final selection of players for team placement is at the discretion of the DOC/Board.


All players will be evaluated by the same standards (commitment, skill, attitude, ability, coachability, attendance to practice, etc.).

Player and Parent Expectations

Lander Strikers is a competitive soccer organization. It’s success is determined by players, parents, and coaches working together as a team. Below is an outline of expectations that promote commitment and foster teamwork.

PLAYERS:

  • Players will attend all practices, games, and tournaments.

  • Players will train and play to the best of their ability.

  • Players will have a positive attitude and never quit.

  • Players will win without boasting and lose gracefully, exemplifying good sportsmanship at all times.

  • Players will respect officials and accept their decisions without question.

  • Players will give only positive encouragement to fellow teammates.

  • Players will arrive prepared for all training sessions, games, and tournaments.

  • Players will respect their coach, teammates, and opponents.

  • Players will learn and obey the laws of the game.

  • Players will practice soccer skills and conditioning on their own.

  • Players will notify the coach if they will be tardy or unable to make a practice or game.

  • Players will understand that playing time in games is based on commitment and participation in practices, positive attitude, determination, game performance, good sportsmanship, and being a team player.


PARENTS:

  • Parents will be encouraging, supportive and affirmative in regard to their child’s play on the field. Parents will respect officials and accept their decisions.

  • Parents will support the coach, manager, and the team.

  • Parents will demonstrate good sportsmanship at all games and tournaments.

  • Parents will refrain from giving instructions to players on sidelines and allow coaches to instruct.

  • Parents will volunteer their services and talents to the team and the club when possible.

  • Parents will familiarize themselves with the laws of the game.

  • Parents will comply with the rules, policies and procedures of the team, club, and league.

  • Parents will take their players to practices, scrimmages, and tournaments on time.

  • Parents will notify the coach prior to a player being late or missing practices or games.

  • Parents will fulfill financial commitments to the club.

  • Parents will follow and obey the Problem Solving Procedures.