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Fall 2021 Soccer will begin Mid-August

Soccer Registration is now closed. Please contact the Soccer Commissioner, Danielle Capezzi, with any questions regarding late registration. 

A big THANK YOU to all the parents who volunteered to coach this upcoming season! 

Coaches will have their team assignments within the next couple of weeks and will be contacting their teams then. Practices will begin after August 23rd. 

Important Information

  • Your child must be at least 4 years old by September 1, 2021 to be able to register. 
  • Uniforms which include a jersey, shorts, and socks are all covered by your registration fee. You will be asked to provide cleats and shin guards for your child. All other equipment will be provided by OSAA.
  • Registration is $60 additional children do receive a discount

Parents please consider signing up to be a coach. No experience is necessary. To register as a coach click on the same link you use to register your child to play. 

Important dates

  • Registration June 1st - July 15th
  • Challenger Soccer Camp August 16th - August 20th 
  • Practices begin after August 23rd
  • Games begin September 11th - October 30th 

 

We are also in search of a couple of volunteers to fill Field Coordinator and Special Events Coordinator. If you are interested please let Danielle Capezzi know. 

Click HERE to Register for Camp

2021 Challenger Soccer Camp registration is open! Camp dates are August 16th through August 20th.

Click below to see the 2020 soccer handbook which includes rules for each division:

Referees - Click here to see the 2020 Referee Schedule

Here are the game schedules for each division.  The team number listed first is the home team and players should wear their jerseys grey side out.  The second number is the away team and players should wear their jerseys black side out.  Your coach will post your team's schedule on the app for easy reference.



Game times
 Games begin the first Saturday after Labor Day and run 8 consecutive weeks.  Game times are typically 9 am, 10:15am, 11:30am, and 12:45pm. Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time, or earlier if your coach has asked you to. Our games run on time so we rely on parents to have players ready to go and give them enough time to warm up with the team prior to the game.
 


Practice Times

U6 and U8 practice once per week on a weekday chosen by the coaches.  U10 and U12 practice twice per week.  All practices will be held at Schuyler Park.  Practices typically begin around 6:00 although the start time may get pushed up as the days get shorter. 

 

Game Cancellations
With soccer comes bad weather...we try very hard NOT to cancel games. Our season runs into cold weather fast and postponing a week can mean snow or really cold weather at the end. If there has been long term heavy rain or heavy rain in the forecast, we will cancel games by 8:00am. The league will be notified by e-mail if games are cancelled. Please note, coaches cannot cancel games, only practices. If we do cancel, we will play the following weekend as a makeup and continue on with the schedule running a week behind.

 

Game Ready
All players must have shin guards and cleats and game jersey worn on the outside of all layers to play. Coaches and Referees will ask you player to sit out if they are not wearing the correct items for safety reasons. Also, please be sure your player has water for all that running!

 

First Aid
In the event your player needs first aid supplies, please have your coach get what is needed in the soccer shed.


 

Soccer Apparel
We will have a limited amount of apparel sold at the fields on 2 designated weekends. In addition, we have a soccer store set up with new items for purchase. Below is the link to check it out:

https://www.challengerteamwear.com/store/osaa/index


 

Referees
Games can get intense and we all want our son or daughter to be safe and have fair play. It is important to remember that our youth referees are also somebody's son or daughter. Many of them are first time referees and new to this position. It is never acceptable for any parent or spectator to have a conversation with a referee about game play.  Yelling at or about a referee from the sidelines is not tolerated and you may be asked to leave the fields. 


 

Sidelines
For the safety of all the park, we have strict rules regarding spectators. Only coaches, referees, and players are permitted on the team side of the field. All spectators should be seated opposite the player side. In addition, please do not spectate at the goal ends, it is unsafe and not permitted.




Parking
Our fields are at the far end of Schuyler Park this season.  Parking will be tight and you may have to park on the entrance side and walk a ways to your field.  Please plan on arriving a little bit earlier than game time in case you have to park far from your field.



 

Garbage
The park wants to to remind everyone to pick up after themselves. There are numerous garbage and recyclable bins all over the park. Feel free to use them as needed.


 

Port a Potty
There are 2 at each end of the park should you need them.



 

Lost and Found
Soccer does NOT have a lost and found. Many times people will place items on the fencing near parking spots or in the pavilion. There is just too much stuff left on a weekly basis to maintain and we lock our shed when not in use.


 

Soccer Donations
While we appreciate when people offer to donate old soccer items, we no longer have space to store them. For many years we have tried to offer cleat swaps and giveaways but we end up taking more than we ever give out. Soccer without borders may accept your donation or perhaps play it again sports, or look into donating locally.



 

REVOLUTION CAFE
Revolution food truck is joining us again for a 4th season. Cassie and crew do an amazing job of keeping our bellies full and warm with delicious food. This is also a great fundraiser for us so please help support our soccer program AND Revolution cafe. There is always hot coffee and breakfast sandwiches waiting, along with a variety of other food items.