Once again the Bristol County Elks will be holding a Youth Soccer Shoot for children 8-14 in conjunction with the Bristol Youth Soccer Association (BYSA) fall soccer league. The soccer shoot will be held on:
Saturday, September 16th Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
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.
Winners in each age group will advance and compete against the winners from other participating RI Elks lodges in October at the Coventry High School. State winners will then advance to compete in the “Area 1" soccer shoot on a day and location to be announced. Area 1 participants come from all of the New England states and New York.