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South Lyon Area Recreation Authority is proud to offer a wide variety of opportunities to participate in sports.  Whether you are at the youth level or the adult level, there are plenty of ways to get involved!  Sports are a great way to teach kids the values such as sportsmanship and teamwork as well as provide a way to stay active and have fun!  At the adult level, sports can be a great way to stay in shape or to socialize with both new and old friends.

Even if your playing days are behind you, we still want you to be involved with our sport programs!  SLARA is always looking for volunteer coaches for our youth leagues.  If coaching isn't right for you, why not give officiating a try?  Officiating provides a great chance to stay involved in the sport you love and make some extra money at the same time!  Whether its coaching or officiating that interests you, please feel free to contact our office for information on current and upcoming opportunities!

All "Team" Adult Leagues that require a roster will appear "Course Full" when trying to register online (Men's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, and Softball).  Please look under the correct sport below for a link to their "Roster Forms" and return the completed rosters to the SLARA office located at 23333 Griswold, Ste. 100 in South Lyon.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact our office at 248.437.8105!

Thank you for your continued support and participation!


Coach Information

As a volunteer coach, you are a very important part of youth sports here in South Lyon and we thank you for your continued support!  Under each sport you will find a tab titled "Coach Corner".  This tab will provide you with a variety of resources for that particular sport such as quick league overviews, important dates and announcements, and links to useful websites to help you with practice and game planning.  Standardized forms such as our Volunteer Coach Manual and the Volunteer Coach Application can be found in the vertical menu on the right side of the main "Sports" tab. 

SLARA League Philosophy

SLARA sponsored leagues and activities are formed and operated on the principles of good sportsmanship, fair play, courtesy to others, healthy activity, tolerance and inclusiveness, and all other policies pertaining to community understanding and development.  SLARA reserves the right to make decisions which it feels are in the best interest of the league and community.

What to Expect?

SLARA leagues aim to serve a variety of purposes for the youth in our community.  Some leagues may serve as introductions to the world of sport while others offer opportunities to continue organized play in a recreation-first setting.  For many of the players in these league, this will serve as their first experiences organized sports.  It will be a learning process for all of them.  Some will pick up the game and skills quicker than others.  Be patient and keep the focus on fun!  Players should play equal amounts of every game, receive equal instruction, and be provided with an environment suitable for skill development and recreation. 

Role of the Youth Coach

SLARA thanks you for your decision to serve as a coach!  SLARA coaches are vital to the implementation of all youth leagues.  As a coach, your role is to serve as a communicator to parents and players alike, facilitate a learning environment, and provide supervision.  It is not uncommon for youth players to view a coach as a role model, use this opportunity to teach fair play, sportsmanship, and a love for the game.  Keep practices fun, yet instructional.  Use gameplay as teaching moments for young players.  Coaching youth sports can be a very rewarding experience, remember to have fun with this!


Youth Sports Request Policy


SLARA welcomes you to your new youth sports league!  We are very excited to have you join us for the upcoming season.  We understand that many of you may have busy work schedules, multiple children, or conflicting commitments.  We want to make it easy for you to get your child to and from their games and practices this season, but it is important to be mindful of our guidelines for roster requests in SLARA youth sports.


·         Roster requests are NOT GUARANTEED. 

·         Requests are done on a first come, first serve basis

·         All requests must be completed on the “Youth Sports Request Form” which can be found "here".  NO EXCEPTIONS.

·         Requests made by phone or without the completed “Youth Sports Request Form” will NOT be accepted.  Requests received after the registration deadline will NOT be accepted.

·         Each player may request to be paired with ONE other player.  The player being requested must also request to be paired with the same player for the request to be granted.

·         Siblings will be paired together unless specifically requested otherwise.  Siblings may make one request together, not one per child.

·         Volunteer coaches listed on the roster will be paired with their own children.  Each roster is permitted to list one official head coach and one official assistant coach.

·         No player may request to be paired with a coach.

·         Roster requests are limited to transportation or schedule related issues.

Practice days may be requested for basketball and volleyball leagues only.

·         Our focus is to create fun and balanced teams.  If a request is deemed to create either an unfair skill advantage or disadvantage, SLARA reserves the right to deny or cancel any roster request. 

Roster Request Forms may be submitted to the SLARA office or by email to

Volunteer Head Coach Discount


Volunteer Head Coach Discount

Thank you for volunteering to be a head coach!  Our volunteers are very important to the youth leagues offered by SLARA.  Without your help, we would not be able to offer these wonderful opportunities to the community.  To help show our thanks, SLARA offers all those who volunteer and are selected to be a head coach a $25 partial refund on your child’s registration fee.

Here’s how it works!

·         At the time of registration, you will be prompted to sign up as a volunteer coach.  At this prompt, or when asked by the office staff if registering in person, select yes and get your name added to the list of volunteer head coaches.  Please note that only head coaches are eligible for the discount.

·         The amount of head coaches selected is dependent on the number of registrations received.  It is possible to sign up to head coach and not be chosen.  Coaches are chosen on a first come, first serve basis.

·         Once selected as a head coach, you must have your coaching paperwork completed and submitted to the office by the coach’s meeting.  If you fail to submit completed paperwork, you will not be eligible for the discounted rate.

·         You must attend the scheduled pre-season coach’s meeting, or make other arrangements to receive the information from the Sport Manager.

·         During the season, you must not miss more than two scheduled events. 

·         Return your signed-out coach’s bag at the end of the season.

·         If the above requirements have been met, you will receive a $25 partial refund for your child’s registration at the conclusion of the season.

Sports Forms

Sports Concussion Law Parent Signature Form

Registration Form


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