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All About MI REDS - News for LFC Michigan Families (vol. 1)

07/25/2023, 11:15am EDT
By K. Judge
We are excited for the upcoming season and have some club information and opportunities to share with you.  Please click on the hyperlinked text below for more information.


On Friday, August 11, the coaching staff meet for an "All Coaches In Service" to make final preparations for the new season.  Classroom and field sessions were led by Ben Jones, Central Director of Coaching.   


For siblings, friends, neighbors, our Fall Mini Reds / Reds Junior Academy for ages 4-11 will kick off starting in September.  Registration is now available. 


Reds Futsal Academy Tryouts: Calling all talented players! Our Reds Futsal Academy Tryouts are now scheduled for Sunday, September 10 at UWM Sports Complex in Pontiac.  Program is for 2016-2009 Boys & Girls and 2008-2007 Girls. 


The first US Team Representative Team Tour took place in late July and early August, as 18 of our players (2010-2008) headed to England for the trip of a lifetime, including one week of training through the LFC Football Camp at Repton School and a couple local friendlies.  Boys and girls U14 and U16 from LFC’s International Academy programs from America were selected to represent in the UK this summer.


North Oakland Elite Academy League invitation: Congratulations to our North Oakland site on their invitation to join EA League.  North Oakland U13-U19 boys Academy teams join are the latest teams to represent the club in an elite league for regional and national competition and player identification.  They join Central boys teams who will play in National Academy League and Elite 64 Regional League, and Ann Arbor boys teams who will play in ECNL Regional League.


2023 Summer Nike Soccer Camps have been a tremendous success!  Nearly 500 players ages 6-13 from our club as well as various local communities participated in the camps at our South Oakland, Hartland, Central and Ann Arbor sites.


Super Y League National Finals Qualifiers: Nine of our summer teams from Central Ann Arbor have punched their ticket to the League Finals in Tampa on December 8-12. Clubs from the United States across U12 through U18/19 for both boys and girls will compete to be named Super Y League champions. We have our hopes on securing our 7th (or more!) club SYL Championship title.   


Veo Live Cameras We are pleased to announce a three-year partnership with Veo that will give our coaches access to state-of-the-art cameras and technology to record and livestream games. In addition to being a tool to help coaches analyze player and team performance, this technology gives family members the ability to watch live games remotely when unable to attend in person.

More information coming soon!


Reds Events Sponsorship Opportunities:

We are looking for families who own or operate local businesses and are interested in connecting with our vibrant soccer community.  We are offering sponsorship opportunities for our Reds Events:

1. Family 2 Family Business Directory (2023/24 season) - $600 for 12 months: Showcase your family business in our directory, and know that your contribution goes towards supporting players requiring financial assistance.  Contact Jenn Perkins at  We welcome our two newest sponsors, Michigan Orthopaedic Surgeons and Bright Ideas Furniture.  Click here for our two most recent F2F listings.

2. Reds Invitational (August 25-27) - Various sponsorship options: Join us as a sponsor for our Reds Invitational, with packages ranging from $130 to $5,000 for the main event sponsor.  Contact Kat O’Shea at

3. Reds 3v3 Ultimate Challenge (November 24) - $150 field sponsors: Be a part of our holiday fun footy tradition by sponsoring a field. Contact Jenn Perkins at 

We're excited for the opportunities these events bring to our young players and how they help us grow as a community. Thank you for being a part of our club!

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