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Lanier Soccer Association West

February 28 2012 at 10:19 AM
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Last summer the leadership of Dawson County United (DCU) and Lanier Soccer Association (LSA) of Gainesville formed an agreement to conduct a partial merger between the two leagues. Dawson County United then became Lanier Soccer Association West (LSAW). For the most part the two leagues continued their operations independent of each other. LSAW located an area to build the Shark Park for their Recreational and Academy to practice, and went into a lease agreement with the landlord. Although the Academy teams played their games at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex in Gainesville, the recreational program hosted their games at the Shark Park.

This season the two organizations are changing from a partial merger to one that is under one leadership Board. LSAW will still be named as a separate club, but the Lanier Soccer Board of Directors will become the body of leadership, along with the newly appointed Director of Coaching and Soccer at LSA. We have a desire to keep the program going, and hopefully growing in the North Georgia region. At a meeting with the LSAW administrators and coaches, I asked them if they were still willing to do their part to keep the West club a functioning entity. Coley Knotts stepped up to be the Academy Director and Patrick Johnston is going to be the Recreational Director for LSAW. Now we need the members to do their part. The registration period for the season has been extended, so we need you to get out in the community, and tell them about our club and get them to be part of the beautiful game. We will need volunteer coaches to also step forward and help with the teams. If you have a desire to be part of the leadership team, please contact me to let me know. Game schedulers and registrars are needed immediately.

Be sure to go to our website to learn more about LSA Gainesville. Lanier Soccer Association is a nonprofit organization whose function is to provide soccer to members of our community. This season we have experienced a growth of over 150 players in our recreational program. This brings the total number of players for the soccer year to almost 1,200 players. The Allen Creek Soccer Complex is a county and city owned soccer complex. We pay a user fee to the parks departments for the use of the finest soccer complex in the state. We also use fields throughout the county for our U6 to U10 practices, mostly on the lawns of our communitys churches. The registration fees for the programs allow us to function with the features of a big club, but are significantly lower than our neighbors to the South.

In conclusion, Welcome to the Lanier Soccer Association. Please contact Coley at , Patrick at, Grant Kevins, Director of Coaching at or myself if you want to be part of the team, have question or concerns, or just want to say hey.

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  1. Who cares ? Rednecks merge with rednecks - Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012, 11:59 AM
    1. OP - This is very confusing - Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012, 12:17 PM
    2. laugh now while you drive around in your fancy cars - Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012, 1:33 PM
      1. screw you - Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012, 3:37 PM
        1. DCU will rise again!! - Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012, 4:23 PM
          1. DCU, DCU, DCU, DCU, DCU - Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012, 4:35 PM
  2. How many players does EL SAW have left - Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012, 4:44 PM
    1. Yeah they scammed the home team out of our fields and - Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012, 5:30 PM
      1. El Saw, El Saw, El Saw - Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012, 8:12 PM
  3. LSA had a 20% fee increase in 2011 for Select - Anonymous on Mar 1, 2012, 8:53 AM
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