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Opening Day

August 27th is the Opening Day for our 2016 Fall soccer season. Please join us at the Manzanita Youth Sport Complex for a fun day and BBQ.

NOTE: we will accept printed registration forms (two copies please) on Opening Day. There could be a week or two delay on placing those players on to a team. WE WILL NOT HAVE COMPUTERS AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE TO ACCESS

The U06 - U10 players will be divided-up into teams to play some friendly games and we will also get our U12 & U14 players involved. An even number of teams will be created for each division. The size of the teams for a division will be determined by the number of players at Opening Day. It is possible that not all teams will have an equal number of players. Please arrive on time in order to ensure your child is placed on a team and get to participate. These are not the teams that will be created for the regular season - they are just for the friendly games held on Opening Day. 

The U06 teams will play in a jamboree-type format. They will play a 5-minute match. One team from each of the U06 fields will then move to another U06 field and play a second 5-minute match against a different team. After that match, the teams that have not had to change fields yet will move to another field and play against a different team. We will have a field rotation listed at the Snack Shack.

For the U08 and above teams, we will try to have four teams for each division. The teams will play in a single elimination-type format. Team #1 will play team #2 and team #3 will play team #4. The winners of those matches will advance to the final round. The duration of the matches will be determined by the number of teams, but will be approximately 7 - 10 minutes each. There are no substitutions - every player on the team will be on the field.

Schedule of events:
  • 10:00AM - Start of Opening Day, some announcements
  • 10:30AM - Team formation for the mini tournament. Players that arrive after 10:30AM may miss being placed on a team for the day's fun games
  • 11:00AM - U06 matches begin on field 1, U08 matches begin on field 2, U10 matches begin on field 3
  • 11:45AM (after the U10 matches are completed) - U12/U14 match(es) begin on field 3. Field 2 will be used if necessary.
  • 12:30PM (after the U12/U14 match(es) are completed) - final announcements