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Brooklyn Pickup Soccer is a coed soccer group that plays year-round. Founded by John Thomas in 2008, this group has grown and evolved to over 9,000 members, hosting numerous pickup games all over Brooklyn. Everyone is welcome to attend (so long as people RSVP and respect our rules). Games tend to play on an intermediate level to semi professional level.

We have recently partnered with the New York Independent Schools League (NYISL), a local organization that runs free soccer leagues and clinics for New York's underserved youth who don't have access to athletics programs. Check it out at http://www.nyisl.com .

Each session has a per player fee of $2-$3. A small part of this fee goes to cover our overhead (e.g., meetup.com dues, equipment upgrades, laundry, etc.) - and a larger portion is donated to the NYISL.

Game Organizers and NYISL Volunteers play for free. If you're interested in becoming an organizer (by helping out with existing sessions or hosting a new game in your particular area of BK), or an NYISL Volunteer please reach out to the leadership team (Mike B or Bram).

See you out on the pitch!

Please Note: Brooklyn Pickup Soccer is not liable for any injuries that may occur while playing. By RSVPing to attend our games, you accept full responsibility of your person and belongings, waiving any right to hold the group responsible.

Upcoming events (5)

BK Soccer! *Limited capacity* Sternberg park 10am!

sternberg park

$2.00

Ten years of Tuesday Soccer! Games start on time, please be there 10-15m before. No sliding tackles, no CLEATS, no offside, small goals 7v7 games. Games are set up for 2 7v7 or max 8v8 games (28-32 attendees) If games are full, they are full. Be on time and remember the waiting list is not at all a guarantee to play! People on rsvp list we can surely accommodate but that’s pretty much it. Bring a positive attitude and a Dark and White shirt.

Wednesday at McLaughlin park 6:45 AM

Mclaughlin Park

THE GAME Informal Meet Up. 8 vs 8, no subs This game is ideally for intermediate to advanced players, NOT for beginners. RSVP opens on Monday at 8:30am and closes at 9pm on Tuesday evening. We finish at 8:45am - If you plan to leave earlier, then don't sign-up. If you get injured, go in goals RSVP GUIDELINES. IMPORTANT: We've had issues with folks signing up and not turning up for the game. Therefore, we have implemented the following rules: - If you're not a regular / 1st time signing up, please message me to confirm you'll be playing. If there is no message, i'll take you off the list - If you RSVP and don't show, you'll be benched from this group for the next 4 weeks. Do it twice, permanent ban. - If you can't make it, then change your RSVP well BEFORE Tuesday 9pm to give enough notice for anyone on the waitlist. Changing your RSVP after 9pm will not update the top 16 and will also mean a 4 weeks ban. Repeat offenders will be permanently banned - It is your responsibility to check on Tuesday after 9pm to see if you've made the top 16. - If you're on the waitlist and have no intention of playing, please change your RSVP to NO to give others a chance. - If someone drops out from the top 16 after Tuesday 9pm and you want to play, then please message the board to get the spot. No priority will be given to the waitlist at this point. - If you turn up late and the game has already started with 16 players, then you won't play. Absolutely no exceptions to these rules. PLAY GUIDELINES - No slide tackles. - Respect your teammates and opponents. - If you fight, you will be banned from the group, permanently. - If you dribble more than you pass - you annoy everybody and will be banned from the group. POSITIONS: Being a pick up game, there are no permanent positions. If you've been playing forward for half the game and someone who's been playing the back line wants to play up front, give up your position and play some defense. When your team lose the ball, don't just stand and watch. Please support your teammates by get back on your side and play some defense. Thanks. **INJURIES & DISCLAIMER**: Group Organizer(s) and Group Organization Assumes NO Risk Or individual Liability For Personal Injuries Incurred By Members/Players On The Field Or During Any Of Our Activities: Pick Up Games, Or Other Events. By Agreeing To Play, You Are In Receipt Of This Information, And Thereby Warrant That You Are In Good Health And Assume Personal Responsibility For ALL Physical And Accidental Risks Involved With Playing In Our Group, Including But Not Limited to Falls, Injuries, Contact With Other Players, and Field Conditions.

BK Soccer! *Limited capacity* Sternberg 10am!

sternberg park

$2.00

Ten years of Thursday Soccer! Games start on time, please be there 10-15m before. No sliding tackles, no CLEATS, no offside, small goals 7v7 games. Games are set up two 7v7 or 8v8 games max (28-32 attendees). If games are full, they are full. Be on time and remember the waiting list is not at all a guarantee to play! People on rsvp list we can surely accommodate but that’s pretty much it. Bring a positive attitude and a Dark and White shirt.

Saturday Morning Pick-Up Bedstuy 9AM

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***Turf shoes only, if you come with cleats, you will not play. Thanks All proceeds collected will go directly to the charity. Game starts at 9am sharp, so please arrive on or before 8:50am. 9 versus 9. I urge that everyone arrive on time this week. If you arrive later than 9am, whoever is there before you will take your spot. No exceptions. Even if they are on the waitlist and you are marked as attending. If you are not there when the bibs are being handed out, you will not play. I hope you understand this new policy is intended to get us started on time and not waiting about in the cold for people. Thanks Email me with questions. **Sign up opens on Wednesday night at 8pm, so be quick on the trigger** ****If you cannot make it in, you have till 8am that morning to change your RSVP. If you pull a no-show, or change your RSVP to NO late, you will be suspended for 1 month**** • Turf shoes if you have them • Light & dark shirts • Great attitude. • Cheers By participating in this event, you are agreeing with the below statement. I, undersigned, acknowledge that I am participating in this pickup soccer game hosted by the meetup group ‘Brooklyn Pickup Soccer’ voluntarily, purely for recreation and enjoyment. I will in no way hold this group responsible for any illness or injury sustained as a result of this game. I attest that to the best of my knowledge I am in good physical health, free from symptoms of Covid-19 or any other illness. I also am freely giving my contact information and will promptly reach out to the organizers of this game if I test positive for Covid-19 or start showing any symptoms of Covid-19 in the week following the game. This is to protect all the members of our soccer community, our families and co-workers. In the event of a positive diagnosis, I allow this information to be shared with contact tracers in NYC to help contain and slow the spread of Covid-19.

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Sunday at McLaughlin park 7:30 AM

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