Purpose Statement

To provide a positive development experience for every player through fun, hard work, and commitment to feel good about, both on and off the field.


Program Structure & Focus

Within the Lakeville North Soccer Program, there are typically teams organized at 4 levels.  

Freshmen Team

  • The entry level of the high school program.
  • Includes 9th grade student-athletes.
  • Primary focus is on player development and getting players acclimated to the Lakeville North system (standards, tactics, set plays, etc.).  
  • Training emphasis is on technical fundamentals and gaining as many touches on the ball as possible.  Training at this level is geared more towards free play (small-sided games).
  • Players are encouraged to experiment with different positions.
  • Competitive record is not considered a measurement tool for success.

10th Grade Team

  • An extension of the Freshmen curriculum.
  • Includes 10th & 11th grade grade student-athletes.  Additionally, some select 9th grade student athletes.
  • Primary focus is on player development and continuing to nurture players within the Lakeville North system (standards, tactics, set plays, etc.).  
  • Training emphasis is on technical fundamentals and gaining as many touches on the ball as possible.  
  • Training at this level is geared more towards free play (small-sided games).
  • Players are encouraged to experiment with different positions

Junior Varsity Team

  • The second highest level of the high school program
  • Includes student athletes in grades 9 through 12.
  • Primary focus is on preparing players to compete at the varsity level.  
  • Training emphasis is on defensive principles and attacking principles.
  • It is common that the JV Team train with the Varsity Team.   
  • The coaching staff will routinely evaluate this group for the purpose of identifying players who are capable of contributing at the varsity level.

Varsity

  • The competitive first-team within the high school program
  • Primary focus is representing the program in the best possible manner and serving as role-models for all other levels in terms of competitiveness, maturity, preparation, and work-ethic. 
  • Training emphasis is on advanced technical concepts, video review, combination play, patterns, off-the-ball movement, set plays, and tactical match-ups.
  • Competitive goal is to excel within each of the 6 yearly competitions.
    1. The Lakeville Derby (LSHS) 
    2. South Suburban Conference  
    3. Section 1AA Seeding  
    4. Section 1AA Tournament  
    5. State Tournament Seeding   
    6. State Tournament