Welcome to St. Pius X/St. Leo Soccer Club Micro-Soccer!
You are receiving this email as confirmation of your registration in our Micro Soccer program.
Our season will start tentatively Sunday, March 31, 2019. All games are played at 1:00 pm on Sundays at the St. Pius X soccer fields (south side of the school and parish center). They are preceded by a 10 minute practice session beginning at 12:50 pm. We will play 6 weeks. No game Easter Sunday or Mother’s Day. There will be 1 rain makeup if we have 2 or more weather cancellations.
If you do not have a t-shirt from a previous micro season (or if you need a new one), you can pick one up from me at the shed starting at 12:30 on the first game day. We will not be there before 12:30 pm, so there is no need to get there earlier. Your child does not need any equipment except for shin guards. Soccer balls are provided, but they may bring one if they wish. Cleats are optional – tennis shoes are acceptable at this level.
If you already have a t-shirt, plan to be on your field by 12:50 so your child can meet their coach and warm up with their team.
RULES OF PLAY
If you are new to micro, here's how it works: Micro-soccer is played on a smaller field with no goalies (3 kids vs. 3 kids) and the teams are co-ed and a mix of ages 3-6. Our games are played 3 x 3, with no goalie. We do not keep score. We play four 10-minute quarters with a couple minutes between quarters and a three minute half. Following the games, juice boxes are provided by the shed for players only (no siblings please).
ROSTERS AND FIELD SCHEDULES
You will receive a separate email the week of the first game with your team assignment. Team rosters and field schedules will be posted on the website prior to the first game. The season dates are also posted on spslsoccer.com under the micro tab, so you can refer there for those. When you receive your team assignment, please let us know if there is an error on a roster. We always try to meet team requests as best we can.
Coaching is easy and fun! Coaches arrive at 12:45 to help finish setting up goals if needed. They instruct the kids which way to run and stop play if they get too far out of bounds. Coaches keep 3 kids in at a time and switch them out whenever someone needs a break. Coaches take down the goals and bring them back to the shed. Some seasons we are very short on coaches! Please sign up to coach or find a friend to co-coach with you! If you have any questions or concerns please email me.
RAINOUT INFO & Other Announcements
There is no rainout phone number. To get rainout information, refer to twitter.com/spslmicro You do not need a twitter account to look this up. This is the ONLY place micro rainout information will be posted.
The weather always proves to be ambiguous on game days. Because so many factors affect playability, cancellations are not determined until 11:45 am and will not be posted before that. The St. Pius fields can hold a lot of water and still be playable once rain stops, and wind/sun can make huge differences in whether a day is nice, or miserable. Make-up for a cancelled game will only be scheduled if we have 2 or more cancellations.
Thanks! Have a great season!
Micro Soccer Coordinator, SPSL