What: Compete in the K of C Youth Soccer Challenge
When: Sunday, October 18 following 10:30 Mass No Rain Date
Where: Soccer fields behind the church
Why: For fun and recognition
The 2020 Knights of Columbus Youth Soccer Challenge Competition is for players aged 9 through 14 to demonstrate their skill at penalty kick. Each player is allowed 15 shots on goal from the penalty line. The goal is divided into a five scoring areas: the upper corners are worth 20 points, the lower corners are worth 10 points, and the central area of the goal is worth 5 points. First and second place winners are recognized for boys and for girls in each age group; first place winners compete in District and those winners proceed to a State-level competition. Eligibility is determined by the age of the player as of September 1, 2020.
Soccer Challenge participants can register on the day of the competition. Registration requires the player’s parent or guardian signs that he/she approves of participation under the terms and conditions of the competition and validates age eligibility.
Every player gets 3 practice kicks followed by 15 consecutive kicks from the 12-yard penalty line. Kicks must be done behind the penalty line; the player cannot step on or over the penalty line. Contact with the ball counts as a kick.
The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through our local (St John Neumann Council 8781), District, and State competitions. First place winners compete at the District level later in the fall within the Knoxville metro area. If first place winners cannot attend a higher level competition, then second place winners will be given the opportunity to compete.
For entry forms or additional information contact: Walt Hanson at 865 803 5842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.