FC Frederick would like to invite you to participate in ScrimmageFest XX, March 16th and 17th 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 $225, U9 thru U12. 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 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 16th - all U9s and all U11s
Sunday March 17th - all U10s and all U12s
Monday 7AM - Revised !! - The U11 Girls schedules were revised after the first post. PLEASE download the current copy in the left menu
Weather update Saturday 5AM - There has not been a drop of rain yet this morning so the ScrimmageFest force field is working so far. Not sure it will hold up all day. Good luck to all teams today.
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
FC Frederick Weather Hotline 301 682 5556