FC Frederick would like to invite you to participate in ScrimmageFest XIII, August 22-23 and August 29-30 2009 in Frederick, MD. I hope you will consider including this unique event in your team’s Fall pre-season plans. Divisions for Boys and Girls U9 through U13 are offered. U9-10 play 7v7, U11-12 play 8v8 and U13 will play 11v11. The cost is $185. This includes referee fees.
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.
The playing day for each age group this time is:
Saturday Aug 22 - all U10s and all U12s
Sunday Aug 23 - all U9s and all U11s
Saturday Aug 29 - U13 Girls
Sunday Aug 30 - U13 Boys
5:30 am Saturday Aug 29: The fields are open and all games are on as scheduled. They are of course wet. Extra socks for the girls and chairs for everyone. You won`t want to sit on the ground today.
Contact Tournaments Director Dave Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301 717 5087