FC Frederick would like to invite you to participate in ScrimmageFest XXIX, August 12th & 13th (13U-14U), and 19th & 20th (9U-12U) 2017 in Frederick, MD! I hope you will consider including this unique event in your team’s pre-season plans. With the addition of two new full-sided fields, divisions for Boys and Girls 9U through 14U are offered. 9-10U play 7v7, 11-12U play 9v9, 13-14U play 11v11.
The cost is $225 for 9U through 12U and $275 for 13-14U. This includes referee fees. Registration closes August 9th. Schedules are posted the weekend before the event.
We fully refund the event fee if it is cancelled!
For those of you unfamiliar with ScrimmageFest, it is a single day of soccer for your team. You will play four different opponents in a shortened match format (35 minutes, switch ends about halfway through) with no scores or standings kept. This format removes the pressure and (perceived) need to win associated with most tournaments so as to advance to an extra game and/or Championship. You play all four games anyway. This in turn gives coaches the latitude to try different formations, player combinations and substitution patterns they may not feel comfortable with in another format.
In addition to the simplicity of the format for players, it is also our desire to make this an enjoyable event for you managers as well. There is no required check-in, no player passes, no rosters, no medical release (though you should have these for your players, I don’t need to see them) and, in light of all of the above, of course guest players are allowed. You need only get here on time and play. These are friendlies after all, so why check credentials.
Go ahead and sign up! This has proven to be an increasingly popular pre-season event. Teams are notorious for registering late for this event because we leave the registration open for so long and we have never declined a team. If you later choose not to play, send me a note and we will fully refund your fee (if you cancel before the scheduling process has begun). We also fully refund the fee if the event is cancelled.
The playing days for each age group are:
Saturday, August 12th - 13U Boys & Girls
Sunday, August 13th - 14U Boys & Girls