Soccer Challenge back at Heritage Day – free competition for 9-14 year olds

by beth on September 26, 2018

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Above: Soccer-loving tweens can get their kicks at Heritage Day. The Knights of Columbus’ will again challenge them to take their best penalty shots. (photo by Beth Melo)

[Editor’s Note: For more stories on Heritage Day 2018 and related activities, click here.]

KoC Soccer Challenge from rules bookThe Southborough chapter of The Knights of Columbus will be hold its 3rd annual Soccer Challenge on our town’s Heritage Day. (It’s not surprising that the organization chooses that day – known elsewhere as Columbus Day). 

KoC will host the free competition from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Boys and Girls ages 9-14 are invited to shoot penalty shots on St. Mark’s field.

According to the national organization’s rules, each player is allowed 15 shots at the goal from the penalty line (12 yards from the goal).

20161004-koc-soccer-goal-scoringThe goal will be divided into a series of five scoring zones. The upper corners of the goal will be designated as 20 point zones. The lower corners will be designated as 10 point zones and the central region is a five point zone.

The highest scorers win, progressing to the district level. 

Nearly 60 kids competed on the field last year. Several moved on to the regional and state levels. (If players are good enough, there’s even potential to move on to international competition.)

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