This is a family friendly event. Although the partipants will all be adult men and women, kids are encouraged to come watch. There will be live music following the games (approximately 5pm) as well as culinary delights from Hummingbird Food truck.
Mission: The Goals are not the Goal!
The purpose of this festival is to celebrate the beautiful game of soccer and to celebrate the diverse group of people who play the game. Everyone who plays is a winner. Score will not be kept and there will not be referees. Everyone will play the same number of games. The tournament will provide a great opportunity to bring friends, family, and neighbors together to enjoy a festive day of soccer, food, and music.
Ages: All players must be the appropriate age for the age group you are playing in. There will be three different age brackets (30+, 40+, and 50+).
Uniforms: Ridgeville will not provide team jerseys. Teams are responsible for wearing some sort of unified color. Pennies will be available for teams who wear conflicting colors.
Number of Players per Team: There is no maximum, but teams should show up with no less than four players. A healthy roster has five-six players. Extra players are required to ensure that games can continue if unexpected absences occur.
Game Duration: 20 minutes straight. No halftime break. Every team is guaranteed at least three games.
Substitution: Subs must come on at midfield and can happen any time the ball goes out of bounds or there is a stoppage of play.
Kick offs: Kick offs may be kicked in any direction. Ball must be over the mid-line to score. No throw ins, all balls are kicked in from the sidelines. All kicks are indirect. Players must move 5 yards away from any indirect kick.
The Goal Box: No one allowed in the goal box area. If ball stops moving in box, the defensive team can get it. Please do not play “goalie” and hang out in front of your goal. That is not in the spirit of the game.
Slide Tackles: Absolutely NO slide tackles.
Fees: $50 per team.
Saturday, July 18th, 2015
Kamen East and Kamen West Park (South Blvd, in between Ridge and Asbury)
All proceeds from this event will support the Ridgeville Cultural Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. To read more about the foundation, please click here!