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. (image cropped from competition rules)

[Editor’s Note: For more stories on Heritage Day 2017 and related activities, click here.]

For the second year, the Southborough chapter of The Knights of Columbus will be holding a Soccer Challenge on Columbus Day or – ask known in Southborough – Heritage Day. (They’ve labeled it the “2nd annual”, so expect it to become part of the yearly tradition.)

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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