What we're about

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 almost 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. If you're a regular player, a $33 one-time donation will get you year-long, unlimited access to all our games. And you'll only be paying pennies per game to play for a good cause.

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.

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LIMITED CAPACITY Thursday Morning Pick-Up Mc Carren Park 10AM!!!

Nine years of Thursday Soccer Mc Carren Park! 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 a rotation of 4 teams at 7v7 (28 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 10 AM

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Game starts at 10:15am sharp, so please arrive on or before 10:10am. I urge that everyone arrive on time this week. If you arrive later than 10:10am, 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

Sunday at McLaughlin park 7:00 AM

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THE GAME Informal Meet Up. 8 vs 8, no subs. No Permit. Be warned - there may or may not be a permitted event at the location which could cancel our game. This game is ideally for intermediate to advanced players, not for beginners. RSVP opens on Friday at 8:30am and closes at 9pm on Saturday evening. RSVP GUIDELINES. IMPORTANT: - 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 Saturday 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 Saturday 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 Saturday 9pm and you want to play, then please message the board. 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.

LIMITED CAPACITY Tuesday Morning Pick-Up BIP 10AM!!!

Bushwick inlet park

$2.00

Nine years of Tuesday Soccer Mc Carren Park! 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 a rotation of 4 teams at 7v7 (28 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.

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LIMITED CAPACITY Tuesday Morning Pick-Up BIP 10AM!!!

Bushwick inlet park

$2.00

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