FC Frederick would like to invite you to participate in ScrimmageFest XII, March 14-15 2009 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.
Saturday March 14th will have all the U10s and U12s playing.
Sunday March 15th will have all the U9s and U11s playing.
Notes and Updates:
8:10 Friday March 13th: All games are on as scheduled. Come on people, this isn`t U8 house.
10:00 pm Saturday March 14th: All games are on. There has been a small amount of rain in Frederick. We finished today in a very light drizzle that continues, most likely, off and on tonight. There may be light rain in the early morning but it seems the bulk of the moisture will be far to our south. The field conditions are NOT anticipated to deterioate enough to cancel any games. Check this space for an update at 5 am Sunday.
5:15 am Sunday March 15th: All games are on. The sidewalks in the immediate area of the fields are dry, so the amount of precipitation over night has been minimal. It still looks like the heaviest area of moisture will stay south of the Frederick area but be prepared for occasional light showers.
Contact Tournaments Director Dave Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301 717 5087