FC Frederick would like to invite you to participate in ScrimmageFest XVIII, March 17th and 18th 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 U14 are offered. U9-10 play 7v7, U11-12 play 8v8, U13-14 play 11v11.
Please also note that we offer three field sizes to match up with the three team sizes that are playing. Unlike many tournaments in the area we don’t expect U9s and U12s to play on the same size fields. It seems silly to even suggest that this be done, but it happens all the time. Generally, the field sizes are 45 x 75 for U9/10, 55 x 85 for U11/12 and 65 x 110 for U13/14. We also use 7 x 21 goals for U11/12 play where possible.
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 games 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.
In addition to the simplicity of the format for players, it is also our desire to make this an enjoyable event for you managers as well. There is no required check-in, no player passes, no rosters, no medical release (though you should have these for your players, I don’t need to see them) and, in light of all of the above, of course guest players are allowed. You need only get here on time and play.
Go ahead and sign up! This has proven to be an increasingly popular pre-season event. Teams are notorious for registering late for this event because we leave the registration open for so long and we have never declined a team. If you later choose not to play, send me a note and we will fully refund your fee (if you cancel before the scheduling process has begun).
The playing day for each age group this time is:
Saturday March 17th - all U9s, all U11s, and all U13s
Sunday March 18th - all U10s, all U12s and all U14s
Register from the link in the left side menu
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
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