Louisiana Soccer Association runs numerous programs for our membership. With the addition of the Louisiana Player Development League and numerous Technical Department programs for the development of our recreational players and coaches at our youngest age groups, LSA is looking to improve and grow the game across the state. All of these Ppograms are designed and implemented with one simple consideration in mind…
What is in the best interest of the players we serve?
LSA strives to create a safe and fun soccer environment for all of our players. Our programs offer each child the opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential not only in the game, but in their lives outside of soccer as well. Player development starts with consistency and stability in our goals as a soccer community. Our commitment to all of our kids and their development both as athletes and as young citizens must remain steadfast and resist the pressures of our culture and the urge to define success in terms other than the reward found in a child’s smile or her pride in performing well.
For our adult players, coaches and referees we strive to maintain an environment that is collegial, exciting and rewarding. We want each LSA coach to be the best coach they can be and each referee to have endless opportunities to learn and hone their craft.
Finally, for our players who belong to a community or group that has traditionally been under-served by youth sports organizations, including LSA, we must all recommit ourselves to reach out and bring the beautiful game to neighborhoods and populations often forgotten. We must develop out-reach programs to reach children in the inner-city and in rural areas. We must also strive to introduce soccer to kids across the state with mental or physical disabilities.
Together we can accomplish tremendous things. Our programs are designed to bring the game to life in Louisiana, but we can always improve, always find new avenues to reach those we have under-served and must always welcome innovation, and hard work of those willing to help us affect change.