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

Above: Soccer-loving tweens can make penalty shots in an effort to win Knights of Columbus’ Soccer Challenge this Monday. (image cropped from competition rules)

I’ve run a few posts this week about Sunday’s Heritage Day weekend events. But, of course, Monday is the main event.

New to Monday’s schedule this year is a Soccer Challenge, held by the Southborough chapter of The Knights of Columbus.

(On Columbus Day? How appropriate.)

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. Potentially, they could move on to regional, state and international levels.

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Tom Gittins
5 years ago

I’m pleased to report that The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is coming again in 2017. Same hours, same rules, same location. Last year we had 60 kids participate with several wining at the State Level. Come on back and show us what you’ve got.

Free to all, Volunteers welcome to help process the paperwork, count the score and retrieve the balls. Just show up.

Tom Gittins
508.624.6320

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