LMSA Signature Information

 What Is Signature?

Each year many recreational-based soccer families are faced with a dilemma: continue playing recreational soccer or make the big jump to competitive or “club” soccer. For years, there has been a definite expressed need to provide an opportunity for young players to play soccer at an intermediate level, between the strict recreational play and the highly committed competitive play. Hence the creation of the Cal South Signature Leagues in 2002.

Looking For Coach Contact Information?  Check the Club Page for Coach Information.  LMSA’s goal is to provide one competitive team at each level of play geared for the Community of La Mirada, our  residents and students.

Cal South created the Signature League Program for recreational league based organizations wishing to offer a new playing opportunity of higher level of soccer skill. This program being a natural progression or transition to competitive soccer in the near future. However, this jump requires a family making a sizable commitment in terms of both time and financial resources.

Signature Leagues are “localized” playing circuits formed by eligible recreational leagues that are comprised of “all-star rec” teams selected by the individual leagues through a selection process published by the individual recreational leagues. Recreation Leagues must registered these players with Cal South under the Signature League level of play. Each Signature League playing circuit is coordinated by a Signature League Director or Coordinators responsible for ensuring the scheduling of games and rule enforcement through the participating recreational leagues.   There are a number of rules that are unique to the Signature League such as a minimum 50% play rule for all players.

Additional Costs For Signature include:

  • Home & Away Jersey’s, practice T-shirts.  These are required items for all teams.
  • On a team by team basis cost vary for tournaments and outside trainers.  The team manager/coach will provide a budget at tryouts.  This is an shared obligation of the team and the players.
  • Registration fee covers normal league registration, referee fees, Cal South Ins, Signature League fees,  city fees, share of lights and league costs.  Uniforms are not included in registration fees for Signature teams.
  • Some teams will also work to provide quantity discounts for other gear or camps.  This would be on a voluntary basis and is not part of the program or an obligation to the parents.
  • Fundraisers and/or sponsorship can be used for added costs above the Signature league threshold.
  • Contact the team manager for the team budget.
  • Current Fall Season Signature League Team restrictions are $400.00 for registration, training, uniform, referee fees.  August 1st – December 31st.  (this may increase slightly for 2016)
  • The following items are not included in the $400.00 player limit and may be at an additional cost.
    • Summer Tournaments through Labor Day Weekend.
    • Post Season Tournaments & State Cup
    • Spring Soccer Season Team Registration and Referee Fees
    • Spring Tournaments
    • Additional Training January 1st – July 31st