LFSA/60 United Press Release-March 12, 2018
LAKE FOREST (March 12, 2018) – The Boards of the Vernon Hills Soccer Club (VHSC) and Lake Forest Soccer Association (LFSA) have decided to continue their partnership and combine all teams at the older age groups (U13 and above). The club at the older ages will be referred to as 60 United FC.
Oktay Akgun will serve as the Director of Coaching of 60 United. Oktay holds a USSF A license and USSF National Youth license, earned the Illinois Girls’ Coach of the Year (IYSA) honor and is a U.S. Soccer scout for talent identification. He will continue to oversee the coaches and curriculum of LFSA as well as VHSC.
Both clubs will continue to function as separate entities at U12 and below. The value of the combined club will lie in 1) the ability for the clubs to combine teams at ages where there are a smaller number of players, and 2) the ability to create stronger teams at the older ages by combining the top players from each age group from each club.
“We found a lot of success with combining three teams and working together with LFSA last year,” said Peter Kempf, VHSC Director of Travel. “It just made sense to combine the older ages and create an environment that gives players the most opportunities to succeed.”
LFSA will hold an Information Night on April 12, 7:00 PM at the Gorton Center in Lake Forest for those that want to hear more about the exciting changes. We encourage all interested to attend.
Tryouts are scheduled as follows:
LFSA Tryouts (U8-U12)
Boys and Girls (U8-U12) birth year 2007-2011: May 21st and May 22nd, 3:45-8:00PM at LFHS West Campus in Lake Forest.
60 United Tryouts (U13-U18)
Boys/Girls (U13/U14) birth year 2005-2006 (non HS): May 19, 6:00-9:00PM at Vernon Hills HS Stadium
Boys/Girls (U13/U14) birth year 2005-2006 (non HS): May 20, 5:00-8:00 PM LFHS West Campus in Lake Forest.
Girls U15-U18 (High School): May 6, 6:00-9:00 PM at Vernon Hills HS Stadium.
Boys U15-U18 (High School): May 13, 6:00-9:00 PM at Vernon Hills HS Stadium.
Information will be available after the April 12 meeting at 60United.org. Registration for tryouts will open on April 15.