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Challenge Teams

What is Challenge Soccer?  
  • Open to 1st-6th grade boys and girls.
  • Teams formed for the 2016 (Fall) through 2017 (Spring) season.
  • No tryouts and we strive to provide every player substantial playing time. 
  • Practice night and friend requests can be submitted with your registration
Age Groups

Boys 1st-2nd grade
Girls 1st-2nd grade FULL
Boys 3rd-4th grade
FULL
Girls 3rd-4th grade
Boys 5th-6th grade
FULL
Girls 5th-6th grade
FULL

Schedule: 1 Weekly practice and Saturday game encouraging skill and tactical development. 
  • Practice: weeknights in Shaker, generally 6-7pm for 1st-4th grade teams, or 6-7:15pm for 5th-6th grade teams.
  • Games: Saturday, generally: 
    • 1st-4th grade teams: 2-5pm in Shaker.
    • 5th-6th grade teams: 9am-1pm in Shaker, Chagrin Falls and Orange.
Coaches: We rely parent volunteers.  All coaches are mentored by our Assistant Director of Coaching, Brian Miller.

Dates
  • Registration Deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Practices start: week of April 10
  • Games: Saturdays, April 22 - June 3, 2017.  No games May 27, 2017.

Fees (Spring Only!  Your Fall registration included the Spring season!): 
Registration: $95 includes: 
  • Game day socks (in team color)
  • 2017 Spring season
+ Uniform Items, as needed:
  • Shaker (order when you register your player, pickup in Shaker after April 7):
    • shorts: $10
    • jersey: $20
Sounds Great! How do I Register? 
Team Placement on a first come, first served basis. 
Registration fees will be fully refunded 
to players who cannot be placed on a team.

When you have a few minutes to register, please have the following items prepared:
  • Your insurance information (carrier, policy #, insured name)
  • Player's physician name and phone number
  • Player's height, weight
  • Friend Requests, Nights your player CANNOT practice
  • Credit card details for payment
  • REGISTER by April 1! 
You will be notified by email of team placement, practice day and time and practice location on or before April 7!

Questions? 
Please contact Lora Mesiano

Equipment

Soccer ball, cleats, shin guards (worn UNDER socks), water bottle
1st & 2nd grade: size 3 or 4 ball
3rd-6th grade: size 4 ball

Dates
  • Registration Deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Practices start: week of April 10
  • Games: Saturdays, April 22 - June 3, 2017.  No games May 27, 2017.

Volunteer!

Each team will have a volunteer head coach, assistant coach and team manager. Please consider volunteering to be part of the team!

Coach a Team!
If you are interested in coaching please contact Brian Miller, brianmiller@shakeryouthsoccer.org, to discuss opportunities.  All coaches must apply for a background check with our governing body OYSAN and pass the online Concussion Certification course, as described under the COACHES tab.

Manage a Team!
If you would like to be the manager of a team, contact Lora Mesiano, loramesiano@shakeryouthsoccer.org. Team Managers are responsible for week to week communications with team regarding schedules, cancellations, etc.






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