FC Frederick would like to invite you to participate in ScrimmageFest XXIII, August 16th and 17th 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. The cost is $225 and this includes referee fees.
Please also note that we offer field sizes to match up with the teams 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. 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.
Registration is open until August 10th. You don’t need to "apply" because we aren’t going to turn anyone away. Register, take care of the fee, you’re in !
Schedules are posted the weekend before the event
Aug 10, 9:15 PM - U11 Girls schedules are being revised
Aug 11, 12:05 AM - U11 Girls schedules revised and reposted. Please ensure you have the current copy
Aug 12, 8:00 PM - U10 Boys schedules are being revised (Add a team)
Aug 12, 10:30 PM - U10 Boys schedules revised and reposted. Please ensure you have the current copy
Aug 12, 11 PM - All U10 Schedules will be revised
Aug 13, 6:30 AM - All U10 schedules have been reposted. Please ensure you have the current copy
The playing day for each age group this time is -
Saturday, August 16th - ALL U9s and U11s
Sunday, August 17th - ALL U10s and U12s
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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