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Challenge Teams

What is Challenge Soccer? 

Open to 1st-6th grade boys and girls.
  • Teams formed for the 2017 (Fall) through 2018 (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
Boys 3rd-4th grade

Girls 3rd-4th grade
Boys 5th-6th grade

Girls 5th-6th grade


New this year! We are forming teams in Beachwood, that will practice in Beachwood, with Beachwood coaches and wear Beachwood colors.  See the announcement HERE


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 on parent volunteers.  All coaches are mentored by our Assistant Director of Coaching, Brian Miller.

New teams! Beachwood teams added at all grade levels! Beachwood teams will practice in Beachwood, games will be home and away (in Beachwood and Shaker).

Dates
  • Registration Deadline: August 15, 2017
  • Team placement notification by August 25
  • Practices start: week of August 28
  • Games: Saturdays, September 9 - October 21, 2017

Fees 

Registration: $200 includes: 
  • Game day socks (in team color)
  • 2017 Fall and 2018 Spring season
+ Uniform Items, as needed: ordered separately from soccer.com
Payment plans available. Split fee over 2 payments with a $5 financing fee per payment.

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
  • Friend Request, Nights your player CANNOT practice
  • Credit card details for payment
  • REGISTER HERE by August 15! 
You will be notified by email of team placement, practice day and time and practice location on or before August 25!

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: August 15, 2017
  • Practices start: week of August 28
  • Games: Saturdays, September 9 - October 21, 2017
Order a Uniform!

Families are responsible for ordering their own game
day uniforms from soccer.com.  You do not have to purchase a new uniform, if your player already has one.
  • Shorts $7.25
  • Jersey $18.75
  • OPTIONAL Practice Socks $3.50
  • + Shipping
Game day socks will be distributed before the first week of games (September 9, 2017).

Soccer.com

if the link does not take you to the Challenge Kit:
  • find your team store, (top black tab)
  • type SHAKER in search box, select SHAKER HEIGHTS SC Competitive
  • box mid page, right side, select SYSA CHALLENGE

No need to order black socks shown, unless you want an extra pair for practice. Game day socks in team colors will be distributed before first game (September 9, 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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