Sunday 9:00AM Pickup at Camden Community Center

This is a regular and heavily attended game that plays with 8'x4' goals.

Fee for Goals: I am collecting $5 each for 2 new sets of 8'x5' goals. Most of the regulars have contributed; however, I am far short of the money for both sets- these are good quality goals.  If you would like to contribute you can bring money or pay through PayPal to [masked].  Contributions of $10+ will give you priority in which game you want to play in- and is just very much appreciated.

How RSVP Will Work: We have been drawing good groups of 22+ lately, so RSVP means something.  Sign up and arrive early with the following fine print in mind:

  1. Even limited to 22 with an automatic wait list.
  2. At 9:15AM I will form teams using the RSVP (I have the meetup app so I can check at the field)
    • I appreciate everyone that has an easy to identify image / name on meetup
  3. If at 9:15AM someone on RSVP is not present they will be replaced by someone on the wait list.
  4. If there are still spots left over then I will fill them with the extras
  5. When there is room for a second game the group will help form second game with the ideal distribution of:
    • 24 players = 7x7 and  5x5
    • 25 players = 8x7 and  5x5
    • 26 players = 8x8 and  5x5
    • 28 players = 8x8 and  6x6

Game Balance: I will make an effort to make sure the teams are balanced, which may mean I will ask you to change sides, or join one or the other game.

Skill Level: We have a good mix of skill levels and ages. Most players are men with some basic skills.  Beginners are welcome, there is no show boating, and everyone is welcomed into the game.

Warning: recently the skill level is such that players with little to no experience honestly find it intimidating.  If you are a beginner let me know and I'll give you a few pointers (if you want them) from my years of coaching.

Aggressive Play: Generally we don't have problems, but as the group has gotten larger we have had some incidents.  I don't mind aggressive play between intermediate and above players; however, I don't tolerate it with beginners or non-aggressive players.  If you can't control yourself you will be asked to leave

Notes: I don't tolerate aggressiveness from beginners since they often don't know what is "aggressive" and what is illegal.  I think non-aggressive players should be respected in a pickup- and if you don't give you don't get. The red card goes to the person I see commit the offense. And like most referees I usually turn around late so.... don't retaliate!

Equipment: Please bring both a dark and a white shirt (gray, pink, and tan are not appreciated:).  Cleats for grass would be good.

Field Conditions: This is a nice field.  Occasionally the grass may be long; however, the pitch is level with no protruding sprinkler heads.  There are some trees to the side, we don't play amongst the trees- ever.

Cost: Guests are welcome and free to play if we have room; however, if you have not contributed to the goals you may not get to play with the main game and if we go beyond two 8v8 games you may not be able to play.

Contact me if you have concerns.

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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