When are practices and games?
So you’re thinking about signing up for a season of rec soccer — but there’s one major question you’re looking to have answered: When and where are practices? And when (and where) will the games be played?
Those certainly are important questions.
When (and where) to expect practices
Generally speaking, our rec teams practice twice a week, either in the 5 p.m. hour, or the 6 p.m. hour, and they last about 60 minutes. Start times can be a little later than that — your coach will confirm the specifics when the season starts — but don’t expect anyone to be on the field past bedtime, for sure.
For teams through U-10, one of those practice days will be with the coach. The second practice day will be with a “clinic” coach. There, players will receive greater individual skills training — passing, juggling, dribbling and the like. Clinic usually include players from multiple teams, and it’s a great time to see old friends, or make some new ones.
Teams of the U-12 age group and up will practice twice a week and do not have clinic days.
The days of the week on which your team practice will be determined closer to the start of the season, but expect practices and clinics to be between Monday and Thursday.
We try to keep as many practices in one place as we can. Roger Scott Athletic Complex remains home base for that for now, but we do have teams that practice at other area parks. Your coach will confirm the location with you before the start of the season.
When (and where) to expect games
The Fall 2019 schedule will be set closer to the start of the season in September, once the registration period has closed.
Games typically are played on Saturdays. We try to get in as many as we can before the sun gets too high and things get too hot. We don’t play before 8 a.m., however. (Want to be a sideline hero? Bring one of those gallon-size to-go coffee urns to the early games — especially when the weather cools off.)
Occasionally we’ll need to play a game on a weeknight. We’ll be sure to start early enough as is appropriate for our young players, of course. Kids (and parents) have homework and bedtimes.
We expect the bulk of our games to be played at Roger Scott Athletic Complex, though there are occasional games at other facilities such as Hitzman Park, and the odd “road” game at other area facilities with neighboring leagues.
Click here for a handy list (and maps) of the area facilities.
As always, please contact your coach for specific questions, or get in touch with us at the league for more.
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