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 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 (4+)

Sunday 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 Friday 8:30am and closes Saturday 9pm

We finish at 9:00am - 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, please message me to confirm you'll be playing. If there is no message and I can't message you either, then you'll be taken 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 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 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.

Need a Few Players for 2pm Game Sunday, Parade Grounds.

Parade Ground

I host a pick up game from another group and looks like we need 3-4 more players to have 7 a side. Pretty chill game for intermediate to advanced. No slide tackles or acting like you're getting paid. We often grab a drink afterwards. Most of us are in our 30's-40's. Near Field 11, Parade Grounds.

BK Soccer *Limited capacity* 9am McCarren Park

McCarren Park

$2.00

Eleven 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 6v6 or rotation 8v8 games (24 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.

BK Soccer *Limited capacity* 9am McCarren Park

McCarren Park

$2.00

Eleven 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 for two 6v6 games or rotation 8v8 games (24 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.

Past events (4,048)

2pm McCarren ⚽️

McCarren Park

$3.00

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