FC Frederick would like to invite you to participate in ScrimmageFest X, March 15 - 16 2008 in Frederick, MD. I hope you will consider including this unique event in your team’s Spring pre-season plans. Divisions for Boys and Girls U9 through U12 are offered. U9-10 play 7v7, U11-12 play 8v8.
For those of you unfamiliar with ScrimmageFest, it is a single day of soccer for your team. You will play four different opponents in a shortened match format (35 minutes, switch ends about halfway through) with no scores or standings kept. This format removes the pressure and (perceived) need to win associated with most tournaments so as to advance to an extra game and/or Championship. You play all four anyway. This in turn gives coaches the latitude to try different formations, player combinations and substitution patterns they may not feel comfortable with in another format.
This has proven to be an increasingly popular pre-season event. We had over 160 teams registered last Spring before we got snowed out, which of course can`t possibly happen again. If glaciers can melt at unprecedented rates I can get at least 50 degree weather in the middle of March can`t I?
Saturday March 15th will have all the U10s and U12s playing.
Sunday March 16th will have all the U9s and U11s playing.
Contact Tournaments Director, Dave Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301 717 5087