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.
The State Soccer Shoot competition will be held at the Florida Elks Youth Camp on January 7, 2017. The state winners and their families will attend the South Regional Soccer Shoot in Valdosta, GA January 21-22, 2017.
NORTH REGIONAL SHOOT
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Florida Elks Youth Camp, 24175 S.E. Hwy 450, Umatilla
Breakfast available to all at 8:30 am
Registration: 9:30 am
Kick-off: 10:30 am
Lunch and trophies beginning around noon
SOUTH REGIONAL SHOOT
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Lehigh Acres Middle School, 441 Arthur Avenue, Lehigh Acres
Registration: 1:00 pm
Kick-off: 2:00 pm
Refreshments and trophy presentation following competition
CENTRAL REGIONAL SHOOT
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Port St. Lucie Lodge #2658, 2290 Lennard Rd. Port St. Lucie
Registration: 9:00-9:45 am
Kick-off: 10:00 am
Lunch and awards at the Lodge after competition
Click menu at the left to see the 2016 State Soccer Shoot winners