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

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)

This weekend is promising to be a great one for kids to practice their goal kicks. With the 4th annual Soccer Challenge coming up, they’ll have special incentive to.

KoC Soccer Challenge from rules bookThe Southborough chapter of The Knights of Columbus will again hold its Soccer Challenge on 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 on Monday, October 14th. 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 75 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.)

[Editor’s Note: For more stories on Heritage Day 2019 and related activities, click here.]

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