**GAMES ARE ON**
Yes, we got some much need rain overnight but the fields are very playable. There may be rain during the day as we are in an unstable weather pattern but I`m pretty sure I`ve seen soccer played in the rain so we`re going to give it a shot. There MAY be thunderstorms later so please remember the policy for that.
FC Frederick would like to invite you to participate in ScrimmageFest XIV, March 20-21 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. 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 March 20 - all U10s and all U12s
Sunday March 21 - all U9s and all U11s
Sunday March 21 - all U13s
We will have games for the U13 age group (playing 11 v 11) for the first time at a Spring event. They will be playing the same weekend as the U9 - U12. The format will remain the same. It will be a single day of play, four 35 minute games, etc.
Schedules posted Sunday evening March 14th.
Revised Schedules: Some U12 Boys schedules have been revised. The effected teams have been contacted. The newest schedules are posted.
Contact Tournaments Director Dave Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301 717 5087
If you`d like to see who has enjoyed this event in the past click here for links to previous ScrimmageFest events