FC Frederick would like to invite you to participate in ScrimmageFest XXVII. I hope you will consider including this unique event in your team’s Fall pre-season plans. Divisions for Boys and Girls U9 (2008) through U14 (2003) are offered. U9-10 play 7v7, U11-12 play 8v8, U13-14 play 11v11
All U13 teams will play on Saturday, August 13th
All U14 teams will play on Sunday, August 14th
All U10 and U12 teams will play on Saturday, August 20th
All U9 and U11 teams will play on Sunday, August 21st
The cost is $225 for U9 thru U12 and $275 for U13 and U14. This includes referee fees.
Registration closes August 6th (full sided) and August 12th (small sided). Schedules are posted over the weekend of August 6th-7th for the full sided games. The small sided game schedules are posted over the weekend of August 13th-14th
We fully refund the event fee if it is cancelled !
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.
This year, more than any in the past, ScrimmageFest is the best opportunity your team will have to find out about itself with no pressure to get results. Just come and play with all your new teammates and see how everyone fits together. While this is always true at this event, it is even more evident this year.
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. These are friendlies after all, so why check credentials
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). We also fully refund the fee if the event is cancelled.
The playing day for each age group this time is:
Saturday, August 13th - All U13s (2004)
Sunday, August 14th - All U14s (2004) ( see what I did there ;-) )
Saturday, August 20th - all U10s (2007) and all U12s (2005)
Sunday, August 21st - all U9s (2008) and all U11s (2006)
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