FC Frederick would like to invite you to participate in ScrimmageFest IX, August 18-19 2007 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 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 for the Spring event before we got snowed out (Al Gore, help me out ! )
(To you wise guys that say ScrimmageFest VIII didn`t happen so this one can`t be IX, I say this, It happened at my house. The easy part is the only part that didn`t happen. Dave ;-) )
Saturday August 18th will have all the U10s and U12s playing.
Sunday August 19th will have all the U9s and U11s playing.
Registration closes about August 3rd. Call after that. We may still have space at certain age groups.
11 v 11 U13 Boys and Girls Division
The U13s will play 11 v 11 on the following dates
Saturday August 25th U13 Boys
Sunday August 26th U13 Girls
Registration for this group closes August 17rh. You can call after that. We may need teams to balance out divisions.
Contact Tournaments Director, Dave Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 301 717 5087