Soccer is one of the fastest growing youth activities in the country. The Elks Soccer Shoot Program is geared to coincide with this sport phenomenon. From toddlers to teens, in our large urban centers to our small suburban settings, soccer is becoming the sport of choice for our youth. This program is the kind of sporting event to help keep our youth focused and away from undesirable activities.
The Elks Soccer Shoot program consists of two different contests that test different level skills at different ages. A "Five Goal Contest" consists of a series of five goals, decreasing in size from 48 inches to 17 inches. The age groups that use these goals are divided into two categories, U-8 contains all ages seven years old and younger, and U-10 group contains ages eight and nine. The contest is open to boys and girls who shoot separately. The U-8 contestants kick from 15 feet from the face of the goal, while the U-10 contestants kick from 18 feet from the goal.
The Grid Goal Contest consists of a full-size goal sectioned off so points can be scored when the ball is kicked into certain sections. The age groups that use this goal are U-12, which contain the ages ten and eleven, and U-14, which contain ages twelve and thirteen. The contest is open to both boys and girls and they shoot separately.
Schedule for the 3 Regional and State Soccer Shoot Competitions
North Regional Shoot:
December 16 at the Florida Elks Youth Camp. Breakfast 8:00 AM, Registration 9:00 AM, Kick-off 10:00 AM, Lunch and trophies to follow
Central Regional Shoot:
December 9 at the Port St. Lucie Lodge. Registration 9:00 AM, Kick-off 10:00 AM, Lunch and trophies to follow
South Regional Shoot:
December 10 at Lehigh Acres Middle School. Registration and Kick-Off at 1:00 PM, Continuous, Snacks and trophies to follow
January 6, 2018 at the Florida Elks Youth Camp. Breakfast 8:00 AM, Registration 9:00 AM, Kick-off, 10:00 AM, Lunch, Pictures, and Trophies to follow
Ron Locke, Chairman FSEA Soccer-Shoot
Click Soccer Shoot menu link to see the 2017 state winners