**NOT ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS** If you've NEVER played soccer before, or haven't played since elementary school (whether that was 20, 30, or 40 years ago), this is the Meetup for you. Social Soccer is a low-key, purely recreational opportunity to get out in the fresh air and sunlight and get some exercise. Get off your duff -- get out there, get moving, and make some new friends!
The Social Soccer Meetup is for men and women who are beginners. If you have ball-handling skills, there are several Meetups that would be a better fit for you, such as one of the many all-skill-levels Meetups. THIS IS *NOT* AN ALL-SKILLS. THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT PLAY SOCCER.
Social Soccer is for adults, 18 and over. While I'd love to see you out there every week, there's absolutely no commitment -- and no cost. We play in the University City/North Clairemont area.
Social Soccer is strictly recreational! There will be no instruction, no coaching, etc. We'll be loosey-goosey with the official rules. We're not playing for a championship, after all -- just for fun! If you're familiar with how Matt's Newbie Soccer Meetup works, it'll be similar.
Social Soccer is intended to be good exercise and a lot of fun, without the commitment, overblown egos, and competitive aggression of league play.
The primary objective of Social Soccer is to have fun, make friends, and get yourself moving.
Be prepared to get your heart pumping! Bring some water, and bring both a dark and a light shirt so we can have clearly defined teams.
Why Social Soccer?
I was inspired to start Social Soccer through my experiences with Matt's Newbie Soccer in Del Mar (Sunday mornings). Prior to joining Matt's group in January of 2012, I hadn't played soccer since 8th grade. Once I started playing, I just wanted more opportunities to play (without joining a league). The result is Social Soccer. I hope you'll come out and play!
Please note that there is inherent risk in any sport, recreational soccer included. Every reasonable effort will be made to prevent injury, such as discouraging reckless play and forbidding sliding tackles, but accidents and injuries may occur.
By registering for this Meetup and/or attending and participating in any scheduled event, I (and any guests I bring) agree that:
This event can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even death. The organizers of this group and its members, as well as its sponsors, supporters, and affiliates, will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event. I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT. I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS. I UNDERSTAND THERE IS AN ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND I HEREBY RELEASE FROM ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES IN WHOLE OR IN PART, ALL THE MEMBERS, AFFILIATES, SPONSORS, AND ORGANIZERS OF THIS GROUP.
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