We're a local pickup-soccer group established in late 2007. Over these many years, we have grown together as a team and developed a great camaraderie amongst folks coming from diverse football/soccer culture and playing styles. This shouldn't come as a surprise to us Houstonians as we are the MOST diverse city in US! (yea we beat NYC to a number 2 spot!)
We started playing at Memorial Park and hence Memorial FC, however for the last couple of years we have been playing at a middle school after we assured its Principal that we will maintain the integrity of the field. The level of football/soccer we play is intermediate/friendly, which just equates to no aggressive hard tackles and/or ill tempers. From a skill level, we do have pretty decent players! :)
This is our 5th year and the number of new joinees keep increasing almost at an exponential rate! Unfortunately, due to limited space and our commitment to the school, we cannot have more than 20 players per game. Hence, we do have players who are on our "Waiting List" for many months. We sincerely apologize if it comes across rude but we hope that you understand our position.
Having set the stage, we are planning to make some changes from this year (2012) so as to maximize the number of “Active” players. Active, being defined as - folks who would regularly show up and not just once in a blue moon. With summer kicking in, we will play 3 nights a week - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, which translates to 60 playing spots and about 6 hours of play time per week!
So, if you get into the group then please do use your spot judiciously. If you aren't able to play with us, atleast once a month, then your spot will be given away to the next in line.
RSVP - It's a must and a No-show will result in an automatic forfeit of your spot, next time you decide to play. Of course, if you do not RSVP, then you will not be eligible to play for that evening. Also, If you have already stated "Yes" for a game but want to change it to "No", please update it at least 6 hrs before the start of the game, failure to do so will also result in an automatic forfeit of your spot and you may be bumped off the next game, whenever there is a waiting list.
Guests/Friends are not allowed, please bring just yourself :)
Please be on time and please do commit for the whole game and not leave early. In either case, you will leave one of the teams short of players.
6 monthly dues: Everyone is required to pay $ 5 every 6 months upfront. The same will be used to get new goals, footballs etc. We will clearly declare the money collected and the expenses against it as well as the names of folks who have paid/not paid.
Profile pictures: Its a must, especially if you are new, it helps recongnize new players. If you are old member, then you become eligible for a beauty contest :P (either way, please post one pic up there, it's just fair)
Well, folks that's it :) we hope that we haven’t discouraged anyone of you with these guidelines, as you may understand that to manage a big team of 100+, we gotto have some. Please remember, we are non profit and none of us draw a salary here lol!
Hope to see you soon!
Shiva and Daniel
CFO – Chief Football Officer; CGO - Chief Goals Officer
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