What we're about

Let's play the American sport of the future (as it's been since 1972)! Members of this group want to meet new players each week but enjoy playing with a core group of familiar players. Members also want to get a good run in, and even watch/discuss the highs and lows of the footballing world.

There is a small fee ($3/meetup). It's a small investment in having a well-run regular group, where you feel safe and invested in a good game, trust your fellow players, have teams equally divided for skill/position types, etc. The money gets invested right back into the group to cover the costs of Meetup.com, new (and freshly laundered) scrimmage jerseys, match balls, goals, and other equipment for the group.

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We all come to meetups from different backgrounds and have different goals for these games. However, I believe the true essence of the sport is the pass.

"Passing is the act of generosity" - Arsene Wenger.

Be generous and make the game better. Come to these games to play with other people, not to prove anything to them.

More Wenger here. (https://soundcloud.com/officialarsenal/arsene-wenger-on-the-art-of-passing)

Upcoming events (5)

Saturday Morning Soccer

Casey Middle School

$4.00

We are finally returning to the beautiful game and heading back to Casey Middle School. They have been doing construction there all summer but it does seem open to the public again. Details: We will be playing two games of 4v4 with small goals, or shift to full 9v9 with large goals and cones like usual. ***Everyone needs to bring a white and a black shirt, I will NOT be providing colored jerseys*** As usual bring water, proper shoes, and everything you feel like you might need. Shin guards are not required, they are a personal choice. Rules: 1. No slide tackling 2. Fouls are called be each individual 3. All out of bounds on the sidelines will be kick-ins 4. All out of bounds on the end lines will be a goal kick or a "free" short corner kick. This means no corners into the box, only kick-ins with a free space to make the pass. 5. Masks are not required but are a personal choice. 6. minimal contact and a focus on passing and "smart" play. If anyone gets too aggressive or makes people uncomfortable they will be asked to stop or leave, depending on the situation. 7. If you have any symptoms or any kind of sickness, please do not attend. ***Final Rule about signing up: because numbers and restrictions are very tight I will be very strict on people signing up and showing up. If you do not make the list, you do not come. period! If you sign up and do not show up, you will have one warning. If you do it again, you will be banned from the group for two weeks. I hate to be strict but the only way to keep quality and consistency is to enforce the rules. We will be pulling out a list each meetup to ensure who is there is signed up. Please respect this and bring a great attitude. If you don't make the signup in time, keep and eye for if a slot opens up. Sign up early and often! Lastly, all payment will be direct through the online portal. I am not about to handle all your dirty cash.**** If you ever have any questions or issues, please contact me directly.

Pick-up Soccer (MASKS Mandatory) (Free disposable surgical masks provided)

Invitation for small p/u games Sunday Morning Soccer 8 AM MASKS MANDATORY (supplied, blue disposable surgical masks) Chris will also supply hand sanitizer, and gloves, (recommended but not obligatory). Chris will be bringing a ball and a handful of clean black and white tee shirts to Casey Middle school (bring a set of your own please) Inspired to try this after watching high school teams practice this way at Centennial, and it seemed like a much safer way to go. Masks work. Given the millions of new cases, etc. and some of us with higher risk people in our families, (or ourselves) we have not felt comfortable with even pickup soccer, since social distancing is almost impossible to strictly maintain. Let us know ASAP if you are A) in for this Sunday B) interested but not for this Sunday NOTE: you may already be playing elsewhere without masks, still welcome, but in this group masks are mandatory, hopefully with minimum whining, but this looks like a sustainable low risk considerate solution for the next months or year. Please text questions to Chris at[masked] or email [masked]

Saturday Morning Soccer

Casey Middle School

$4.00

We are finally returning to the beautiful game and heading back to Casey Middle School. They have been doing construction there all summer but it does seem open to the public again. Details: We will be playing two games of 4v4 with small goals, or shift to full 9v9 with large goals and cones like usual. ***Everyone needs to bring a white and a black shirt, I will NOT be providing colored jerseys*** As usual bring water, proper shoes, and everything you feel like you might need. Shin guards are not required, they are a personal choice. Rules: 1. No slide tackling 2. Fouls are called be each individual 3. All out of bounds on the sidelines will be kick-ins 4. All out of bounds on the end lines will be a goal kick or a "free" short corner kick. This means no corners into the box, only kick-ins with a free space to make the pass. 5. Masks are not required but are a personal choice. 6. minimal contact and a focus on passing and "smart" play. If anyone gets too aggressive or makes people uncomfortable they will be asked to stop or leave, depending on the situation. 7. If you have any symptoms or any kind of sickness, please do not attend. ***Final Rule about signing up: because numbers and restrictions are very tight I will be very strict on people signing up and showing up. If you do not make the list, you do not come. period! If you sign up and do not show up, you will have one warning. If you do it again, you will be banned from the group for two weeks. I hate to be strict but the only way to keep quality and consistency is to enforce the rules. We will be pulling out a list each meetup to ensure who is there is signed up. Please respect this and bring a great attitude. If you don't make the signup in time, keep and eye for if a slot opens up. Sign up early and often! Lastly, all payment will be direct through the online portal. I am not about to handle all your dirty cash.**** If you ever have any questions or issues, please contact me directly.

Pick-up Soccer (MASKS Mandatory) (Free disposable surgical masks provided)

Invitation for small p/u games Sunday Morning Soccer 8 AM MASKS MANDATORY (supplied, blue disposable surgical masks) Chris will also supply hand sanitizer, and gloves, (recommended but not obligatory). Chris will be bringing a ball and a handful of clean black and white tee shirts to Casey Middle school (bring a set of your own please) Inspired to try this after watching high school teams practice this way at Centennial, and it seemed like a much safer way to go. Masks work. Given the millions of new cases, etc. and some of us with higher risk people in our families, (or ourselves) we have not felt comfortable with even pickup soccer, since social distancing is almost impossible to strictly maintain. Let us know ASAP if you are A) in for this Sunday B) interested but not for this Sunday NOTE: you may already be playing elsewhere without masks, still welcome, but in this group masks are mandatory, hopefully with minimum whining, but this looks like a sustainable low risk considerate solution for the next months or year. Please text questions to Chris at[masked] or email [masked]

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