MGSL Soccer Schedule 2012
(Middle field Ages 8-10)
The middle field is for 8 to 10* year olds. This field is the third field from the
you enter the soccer complex.
Good luck to all teams! You are ALL winners!!
Note: As in the past, we will be needing all coaches to help as
referees. You are asked to please stay to referee the match immediately
following your own. Please decide amongst yourselves who will referee the
first game each week. Volunteers are greatly appreciated!
If there is no referee for a game,
each of the opposing coaches will referee 1/2 of their game. In addition,
it is helpful to appoint 2 people as linesmen, even if there is a center
referee, one for each side of the field. In the past, we have asked one parent
from each team, or opposing assistant coaches, to take on this role. They are to
call balls "out" and are a great help in determining which team will take
possession of the ball. They are not to call "offside". This is left to the
field refs in an attempt to make it fair for everyone since our coaches vary in
their soccer experience/training. Please see your coach's handbook for more
information regarding refereeing.
Pictures: Will be taken Sept. 10th unless otherwise
arranged with photographer, Kathy Leffler.
Payment will be due when pictures
Notes for the Middle Field:
Coaches, please instruct your assistants, players, and
especially parents that none of us are perfect and mistakes will be made on
occasion. Please encourage them (especially by example) to show respect and control, even
if they disagree with calls or plays. Please also instruct the parents and
team members that everyone (including yourselves, coaches!), except the
linesmen, needs to stay at
least 3 feet back from the sidelines, outside the field of play! This
is an important safety issue and will also assist the referee in making correct
calls. Remember: Our goal for the children
is to have fun while learning!!! Let them play!!
Coaches, discuss with your parents the possibility of having a team parent to coordinate
snacks during halftime and/or after the game. Snacks during halftime should be
water/sports drinks and/or fruit. Ask your parents to please refrain from sweets until
after the game if they decide to have snacks then. Fruits provide a "longer
lasting" source of energy than sweets and don't tend to induce cramping.
Soccer is an all-weather sport and we will play in the rain (though not in
thunder and lightning). If a match is to be cancelled due to bad
weather, it will be a board decision, not an individual coach decision.
Please check the home page of this website for notification or call:
419-949-4337. Missed games may be rescheduled if both coaches/teams
desire. Please consult a board member if this is the case.
Each team will field 11 players unless otherwise agreed upon by both coaches and the
referee. There can be less players, but not more than 11 for
each team on the field at one time. We will play 4, 12 minute quarters with a 2 min. break between quarters and a 5
min. break between halves. We will only switch fields after halftime.
Have a great season and remember to have fun!!!!!