Green Valley Elks Lodge 2592

Soccer Shoot  (Itís a Kick)

September 18, 2010

 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Sahuarita Park

The Green Valley Lodge Soccer Shoot Committee is anticipating over 200 students from our local community, ranging in age from 6 to 16, to participate in this yearís shootout event.   There are many ways that you can be supportive:

         90% is showing up, the students will appreciate the crowd (please wear sun screen & wear a hat)

         Ask a brother/sister Elk how you can help (if you are not a GV Elk, we need to talk)

         Tell your friends and neighbors about the event (forward this email)

         Bring a friend and show them that Elks care, Elks share

Elks Soccer Shoot Program

Soccer is one of the fastest growing youth activities in the country.  From toddlers to teens, soccer is becoming the sport of choice for our youth in our community.  This program is coordinated Grand Lodge Youth Activities Committee and winners at the Lodge level will compete at the District Level next.  We want to capitalize on these great events to help keep our youth focused and away from undesirable activities.  As Elks, we are working with local Soccer Associations to increase community participation.

What you should to know about this competitive program:

 The Elks Soccer Shoot program consists of two different contests that test different level skills at different ages. A "Five Goal Contest" consists of a series of five goals, decreasing in size from 48 inches to 17 inches. The age groups that use these goals are divided into two categories, U-8 contains all ages seven years old and younger, and U-10 group contains ages eight and nine. The contest is open to boys and girls who shoot separately. The U-8 contestants kick from 15 feet from the face of the goal, while the U-10 contestants kick from 18 feet from the goal.

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 The Grid Goal Contest consists of a full-size goal sectioned off so points can be scored when the ball is kicked into certain sections. The age groups that use this goal are U-12, which contain the ages ten and eleven, and U-14, which contain ages twelve and thirteen. The contest is open to both boys and girls and they shoot separately.