INDOOR TURF SOCCER FIELD
The Do-It-All Stars Soccer Academy has set up an indoor soccer league at Do-It-All Sports Arena, Fond du Lac, for this Spring. The league is open to second and third grade girls.
The league will be a maximum of four teams; and consist of no more than 10 players per team. They will play a 5-on-5-style of soccer, with each team having one goalie. All games are played indoors at Do-It-All Sports Arena.
There is a limit of 40 girls who can enter this league. They will be playing a total of five nights. Score and records will be kept for each game. Each team will play each other one time during the first three nights. On the fourth night, the teams will be seeded (by record from the previous three nights - points scored will be tie-breaker if needed) and play the final two weeks tournament-style to declare an indoor champion. On the fourth night (April 15) they will have the No. 1 vs. No. 4 team play; and No. 2 vs. No. 3 team play.
The winner of those two games will play for the championship; while the two other teams play for third place all during the fifth and final night (April 29). On the last night, all players will receive an award.
Youth will play every other Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Play schedule includes: March 4, March 18, April 1, April 15 and April 29.
Player cost is $50 for this Spring season ($10 per game). Register your child on Website: www.iteams.co/soccer; or go to the www.doitallsports.com Website and click on "Do-It-All Stars Soccer Academy" on the bottom left-hand side.
League creator is Brad Lenz, a native of Fond du Lac. Lenz commented, "This league is primarily for getting these girls ready for their summer Fond du Lac Soccer Association games during the summer. It is generally too cold to play outside during March and April, so Do-It-All Sports Arena was the logical choice to play."
Each night there will be two games going on at one time. One game will be on the Sport Court Field using a Futsol soccer ball. A Futsol soccer ball is specifically designed to work on a hard surface such as a basketball court. The other game will be played on the turf field with a normal soccer ball. Both playing areas at Do-It-All Sports Arena are surrounded by a four-foot-high wall, thus eliminating dead balls and stoppages of play. "This will make the games fast-paced and exciting. "I anticipate the girls to get very tired, since there will be few breaks during the game. Each team is allowed to sub whenever they can just like they do in hockey," Lenz said.
Another advantage of having the league play at Do-It-All Sports Arena is the fact that siblings can play for free, while their sister plays soccer. Do-It-All Sports Arena has a climbing cave, jungle gym/play pit, basketball court, trampolines, video games, etc. for the kids and bleachers, bathrooms, and water for the spectators.
"I feel the FDL Soccer Association does an outstanding job with our Fond du Lac youths who play soccer, so hopefully this league will make the city of Fond du Lac even stronger at soccer."
There are only about 15 spots remaining in the league since registration opened on Jan. 20.
For questions, call Brad Lenz at 920-948-4900; or e-mail him at BRAD@LENZAUTO.COM