Outdoor Pick Up Soccer in Annapolis 12PM Mar 2, LOCATION: Bates Athletic Complex

  • March 2, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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This is the usual Saturday pickup group but let's try a new spot, Bates Athletic Complex off of Spa Road, just a few miles from where we have been playing. It is next to Wiley H. Bates Middle School, so possibly there is access via the school but I plan to park in the parking lot for the Complex.

From our usual pickup spot if you turned right on Truxton/Primrose, right on Hilltop and right on Spa, you go about a half mile and turn right at the sign for Bates Athletic Complex. Follow road to the end.

If you are coming from the other direction (West St) and head South/West on Spa, go about 0.3 miles and turn left into the park.

Fallback plan if there is no room at Bates is the usual spot on the baseball field at Truxton. If you show up late to Bates and don't see our crowd just head back to the ball field.

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  • Rebecca B

    Wow- 17 showed today. If we get bigger numbers in the future maybe split into teams and do a mini tournament?

    Thank you Dave for always supplying the pennies and goals. Spoke with Carlos - he took his U-14 team to the high school today to try to get on the turf field but there was no room on any field so their guys moved to another place down the street (possibly the one Dave recommended, not sure). So it looks like Trux is our best bet.

    I picked up a pair of grey gloves that don't belong to me and will bring them to next Saturday's game.

    March 2, 2013

    • Bill

      Pretty impressive

      1 · March 2, 2013

    • Mark B.

      Yes, very impressive (thanks to all that setup and meet up organizers and all that show for many months of good fun - u know who u are). Bill,I was gonna apologize for throwing half-time ball at u, but did u have to score the "last-goal-ends it" goal also? I thought my side had chance to win it before if your soulmate was 2" taller or could jump higher. Win/lose/draw, always a good time . :) Thanks all! It's always good time.

      2 · March 2, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Address for truxon is at intersection of pump house road and park road in Annapolis . On softball field , parking near what I think is a pool or playground,

    March 2, 2013

  • Mark B.

    ALCON, bates is a mess AND all fields taken, see u at truxon.

    March 2, 2013

  • Bill

    Boys and Girls just heard from Rebecca Truxton it is

    March 2, 2013

  • Bill

    Just FYI I walked trux this morning and it's looking a lot better, we will await Rebecca's word

    March 2, 2013

  • Bill

    I didn't realize where this was but guys I think the bates fields are in a worse condition than truxton so maybe we should just stick to truxton if all weather is not option. By the way I think we all owe a huge thank u to Rebecca for the sheer amount of effort she has been putting into this

    1 · March 1, 2013

    • Dave P.

      Across Spa from the Bates Fields is another baseball field. That might be an option, using its outfield.

      March 1, 2013

    • Rebecca B

      Hey just some phone calls, you're welcome. Thanks for showing up!

      March 2, 2013

  • Rebecca B

    In case there is confusion about location: I will go to bates athletic complex a little early. If the field conditions are worse than trux or if all fields are taken, I will leave a 8.5x11 note ("meetup at trux") in a prominent location (assuming parking in the bates lot, not middle school lot) and i will return to trux.

    March 2, 2013

  • CSG

    Thanks Rebbeca, Thanks everyone but I can't be there to enjoy you guys my boys U14 in the season they will play at the most Turf field so we are going to have scrimmage at South River High School this morning...Have fun see you at the Coead Tuesday.

    March 2, 2013

    • Rebecca B

      Ok Carlos, have fun. Let me know how that goes. I have been told you need a permit to play there, or be affiliated with the school. If you are able to drop in with no hassle it could be a good option for our crew.

      March 2, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Rebecca , we'll follow your lead anywhere. Your call,l we trust u...

    Go with posted location or post new location on "place" or convo and be clear and enough will be there.

    Thanks

    2 · March 1, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Bill, and all... Sorry I'm late to convo. Didn't Rebecca say that we could use truxon till April starts? we can just reshift field until it works... (I.e leaves Bruce attacking in mud... I like that)

    TRUXTON, as always, it is for tomorrow at noon????

    Good news is there's a whole bunch of you awesome folks that can walk there (Brit can get her digs back at me tomorrow). :)

    March 1, 2013

  • Bill

    So Bates heritage

    March 1, 2013

  • Rebecca B

    Some good news on the permit front from Annapolis City. Spoke with K. Owings today and she says go ahead and use Truxton without a permit, even after the season starts. They do have baseball and softball groups on the field at 9am and 11am Saturdays beginning week of April 8th, so we will probably have to move our time to 1pm if we continue to play there in April.

    She also said that the Bates fields at both complexes are fully permitted with soccer and lacrosse groups so we won't be able to get in there once the season starts.

    She suggested the upper field behind Annapolis Middle School and gave another phone # for AA County which may provide a different answer that the last one I got (that all AA County fields require a permit for any use):[masked]-7300. I will follow that lead.

    If anyone has other info or leads, please jump in with the info. This is a great group and I really want to keep it going.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Rebecca B

    hey guys Carlos asked about bringing his U-14 team to play with or near the group this week-end. In case anyone else has questions about bringing people, feel free to use your best judgement. It's a group thing and I'm not in control, I just kick off the meetups.

    I would say if you haven't played with us just come out and check it out. If you have played with us you have a good idea of the range of skills and the fact that we try not to do any shin-kicking, so just bring folks you think are within range.

    If you have a question that doesn't fit in those boxes it's best to run it by the group for consensus.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Bruce

    New spot?!?!...Lets give a shot!!

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Rebecca B

    Sorry about multiple changes to meetup titles and description and location - there are 2 Bates Complexes (Heritage and Athletic) across the street from each other and I had listed the name for one but the address for the other. Should match up now -> let's meet at the one next to the middle school (Bates Athletic).

    March 1, 2013

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    March 1, 2013

  • CSG

    I was planning to go but I do have to cancel this time because I have with me my U14B Team like to enjoy all of us but they are 14 guys!

    March 1, 2013

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    March 1, 2013

  • Daniel H.

    We goig to the tux park this week

    February 28, 2013

  • Rebecca B

    Sorry guys I did get a call back from AA County. Mark Oliver says all field activities (for turf or non-turf fields) must be permitted. He says in AA County no field use is allowed without a permit. To get a permit we need a non-profit organization with 1 million in liability insurance. He also says that the turf fields are nearly entirely booked- we might be able to get a very early AM rental.

    Looks like Annapolis City is by far the easier of the two jurisdictions. What do you think about trying Bates Heritage or Bates Athletic Complex, both within a few miles of our usual location?

    February 27, 2013

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    February 27, 2013

  • CSG

    In

    February 27, 2013

  • Rebecca B

    Folks I will continue to work on the permit thread. I have made 4 calls to AA County, no joy yet.

    February 27, 2013

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    February 27, 2013

  • Dave P.

    yep

    February 26, 2013

  • CSG

    I'M IN.

    February 26, 2013

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