Registration for 2018 spring Matchplay will open on December 1st, 2017!
(6-18 years old): Recreational, Inter-league
Our Match Play Soccer League consists of recreational play for children from 6 - 18 years old. Colonial soccer leagues are designed to teach and develop a player's skills while incorporating a positive Christian influence. The cost for this league is $75 ($155 for the U19 boys/$75 if you already have a uniform.).
Since Colonial Sports Ministry has grown to more than 3000 participants annually, we are no longer able to accommodate every request. However, we can:
- Allow you to select one night you unable to practice
- Allow your children to play on the same team of whomever you invite (as long as they have never participated in CSM)
- Do our best to have siblings practice on the same night
Exact age splits are subject to slight change. We do occasionally allow skilled players to play up, but no player may play down. Parents must seek approval for their child to play up before registering them. Register your child by their age as of 3/1/18 for our fall league.
- U8 - Ages 6-7
- U10 - Ages 8-9
- U12 - Ages 10-11
- U14 - Ages 12-13
- U19 - Ages 14-18, boys only.
- The U19 Boys league will be competitive with games against non-Colonial teams.
To help create equally skilled teams, there will be an evaluation night.
- All players that did not play in our 2018 fall Matchplay Soccer league MUST attend.
- Evaluations will be held on Tuesday, February 27th from 5:15-6:30 pm out by the soccer fields.
- For the evaluation night, please have your child bring a ball (with their first & last names clearly written with black permanent marker on it), shin guards, and cleats.
- Practices will begin the week of March 26th and conclude the week of May 19th.
- Each team will practice once per week on either a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening
- Players will be assigned a practice time of either 5:00-6:15 pm or 6:15 - 7:30 pm,
- Due to possible family scheduling conflicts you will have the opportunity to exclude one practice night.
- Practice days & time will remain the same for the entirety of the season
- Practices will not be made up if inclement weather causes a cancellation. (please view our complete weather policy)
- Games begin on Saturday, April 7th and conclude on Saturday, May 22nd (7 games).
- Games are on Saturdays (8am - 3pm).
- Games may take place at any time between those times, but in the fall typically boys play in the morning and girls play after.
- All games are played at Colonial.
- The U8 age division will play on a 135' x 180' field, the U10 age division will play on a 135' x 228' field. The U12 & older age division's field size will be determined by registration numbers, and subsequently roster sizes.
- Teams are limited in number to allow each player an opportunity to play at least 1/2 of each game. Also, since we are a recreational league, we ask all our coaches to have their players play varied positions throughout the season.
Equipment requirements for this league include:
- Soccer cleats are highly recommended (running shoes if they are considered safe by the officiating referee)
- Shin guards
- Socks that will cover the shin guards
- Sports shorts, preferably without pockets
- A size 4 soccer ball will be used for U8-U12. A size 5 soccer ball will be used for U14-U19.
- Please write your child's full name (first & last names) in black permanent marker on all their equipment!
It truly is a gift from God to be able to allow these precious foster children the opportunity to play soccer in a Christ honoring environment here at Colonial. I'd like to share a story of just how God works in these young lives when they come from such bad situations. DSS mandates that she be in therapy. In her session this week her therapist told her that lying sends you to hell and telling the truth you go to Heaven. She told her therapist that the only way to go to Heaven is to ask Jesus in your heart to be your Savior because sin separates us from God. Now we talk about this all the time, attend church, Awana and soccer, but when I ask the kids what they learned about Jesus they never seem to be able to tell me and I was wondering if any of it was making an impact! But I was quickly reminded from her therapy session that God is ALWAYS working even when we don't see it!!!
One of our kids is in the middle of a bitter divorce. He lives with his grandparents. His mother and father come to the games to watch, but they have to come every other weekend because they don't get along. His grandparents are older, and doing everything they can for him, but its been tough. He's been struggling at school, and many other aspects of his life. However, the soccer at Colonial Baptist is what he looks forwards to the most. His grandmother says he constantly talks about it at home, and gets extremely excited for each and every practice and game. He's a great kid with a wonderful personality. I love coming to practices and games and seeing his smiling face!
- Coach Kevin
Joe got to know one of the boys (David) from his soccer team during the course of the season and invited David to Awana's on Sunday night a few weeks ago. Through talking to his dad we found out that they moved to the area about a year ago and are currently not going to church. David and his younger sister came to Awana's and they loved it and are still coming each week! I'm not sure if his dad is going to the Sunday evening service but he knows that it is there and available for him. So excited that David and his sister are in Awana's hearing God's word each week....memorizing Bible verses. Hopefully his family will start coming to church again.