Rookies Program


Fall Rookies Program
October - August
Boys & Girls ages 5–12
Registration is Open!

Summer Camps

Daytime Camps
Boys & Girls ages 5–14
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Evening Soccer Summer Camps

Evening Camps
Boys & Girls ages 5–14
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General Info

Formerly known as Lou Fusz Athletic's seasonal Indoor / Outdoor Program, join our revamped Rookies Program for seasonal recreational soccer sessions. You will get 1x-week recreational soccer practices with optional Friday night games. During the practices, players will learn individual ball handling skills (dribbling, passing, shooting and more) in a fun atmosphere that focuses on the proper soccer techniques! We have an excellent coaching staff and aim to maintain a player to coach ratio of 10:1.

All Programs are open to the public and include a practice/gameday shirt. Players must register individually and pay in full during registration to secure their spot. During registration there is an option to put your friends/group name to play with on the team. We do our best to accommodate every request when forming our teams; players will be separated by age and gender (depending on number of participants).

1x Week Practices These eight recreational soccer practices are designed for players who want to get better at soccer. Please bring your own ball, wear athletic clothing and soccer shoes/tennis shoes. Please bring your own water bottle/drink and do not share with others. COVID-19 guidelines recommend wearing a mask at all times and social distancing of at least 6 feet while on the premises. Locations vary by season. You have the option to do practice only or also participate in Friday night games.

Friday Night Games* All players will have the option to play in Friday night games in the St. Louis DVLPMNT League. Hosted at the LFA Soccer Complex, the league brings together teams in the LFA Rookies Program, the LFA Star Academy, and other local recreational / club teams. See the bottom of this page for more info.

Rookies Contact Info

Herb Schuler
Rookies Program Technical Director
(314) 452–5411

Lauren Lottmann
Rookies Program Manager

Risk Free Application
Any program not conducted by Lou Fusz Athletic due to COVID-19 restrictions or any other health/safety reason will result in a full refund. Once a program has started, a percent of the registration fee will be retained by LFA for any player choosing not to participate for any reason for administrative purposes. Our soccer programs have been adjusted accordingly to follow the CDC guidelines and those provided by the city/state for returning to youth sports. Lou Fusz Athletic is taking extra precautions in the care and handling of our equipment.

Register as a Full-Team? Want More Games this Season? Sign Up for the DVLPMNT League!


Friday Night Games Ages 5–12
Full-Team Registration Available
Spring & Fall Outdoor Seasons
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