65 N Harvard Street, Allston, MA
NUTSHELL - every week day, 12:15ish until 1:45ish, Cumnock Turf Fields at Harvard Stadium, games of 4v4 up to 10v10 or larger depending on who shows, bring a white shirt and a dark/colored shirt (but not a gray one), almost never canceled, read below for more details before asking questions that are answered here, and read the comments for today's meetup to see if there is anything important about today.
GETTING THERE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT - Harvard Square is the closest T stop (red line). Check Google Maps or other to find fastest way there from wherever you are.
GETTING THERE BY RIDE SHARE - a lot of players in this meetup come by car and are nice enough to offer rides to others. Best hope of getting a ride is leaving a comment here asking if anybody is driving and willing to pick you up.
PARKING - you must park at one of the metered spots if you park on Harvard property near the stadium. They will patrol for cars parked illegally.
COST - free while we play outdoors.
ATTIRE - Bring a *white* shirt and a dark/vivid color shirt so we can easily divide into teams. DO NOT BRING A GRAY SHIRT- you will annoy a lot of people if you do. Turf shoes or cleats recommended, and sneakers are fine. Shin-guards optional- most people don't wear them. Bring a ball if you have one.
RSVP and CANCELING - the sooner you RSVP, the better. That said, most people don't RSVP until around 10:30am the day of the meetup, so we make the call around 11:15am the day of the meetup about whether a game needs to be canceled. Check here right before heading over.
ETIQUETTE - we have A LOT of players in this meetup and play every (week)day. Each day is a different mix of people, skill levels, and attitudes. Most people playing do this for fun and/or exercise in the middle of the day. Please respect this by at least following these unspoken rules that we have:
1) You may not hurt anybody- especially yourself. All of us just want to safely return to the office/class afterward.
2) Do not yell at, criticize, or offer unsolicited "tips" to other players unless they ask for your opinion. It ruins an otherwise fun, all-skill-levels game. If you do this often, you may be asked to find another meetup.
3) Be the first to get the ball if it goes out of bounds. Especially if you kicked it last or are the closest one to the ball.
4) Fighting is prohibited. We've never come close to having a problem with this, but better stated aloud. If it gets physical, we may call the police as it becomes a felony/legal matter.
WHAT ELSE - All skill levels welcome- it's a big mix. While these are general guidelines, always read the comments section for the latest updates for today's meetup.