Last 2 Weeks Of Regular Season Underway
Despite record-setting snow-related postponements, all leagues are scheduled to wrap-up their regular season schedules next week. All tournaments will be played the week of March 23.
Good luck to all teams as you solidify your seed for the upcoming tournaments.
Summer Camp Registration Open
Bloomington Soccer's annual summer camp is set for June 2-6 at Karst Farm Park! Camp details and registration information can be found here or on the CAMPS page of this website.
Championship Shirt Design Released
Ahead of the World Cup this summer in Brazil, Bloomington Soccer has released the Championship Shirt Design featured on all shirts distributed during tournament week later this month. Season champs receive red shirts, tournament champs receive blue shirts.
THU Tourney: Upsets & unCOACHables Prevail
Sixth-seeded Fake Madrid had a long route to the final in the Ad Rec THU tournament: the flourescent green side knocked-off 3rd seed Deportivo Santa Cruz and 2nd seed Deportivo Mexicanse. But a derailing of top-seeded and undefeated unCOACHables in the final, was not in the evening's script.
The regular season champs faced 5th seed Step Dads (who upset 4th seed Bhandari Boys) and fought to the final minute in the semi-final, before the Wizard of Zimbabwe struck with the game-winner. The unCOACHables advanced to the title game and 20 minutes later, celebrated the "Double" in the 2013 Fall Season.
Congratulations to Real Koraylis for its B-Division title and to AO Indy South for logging an upset of the 9th seed to advance to the B-Division's final game.
Dynomite! The Unlikely U18 Tourney Champ
While they faced any number of talented players from the quarter finals to the championship, Dynomite used team work to break down opponents and capture the U18 title in its inaugural outing in the league. Congratulations to the B-Division tournament winner Colin Slaughter FC and to overall season champ, $$$.
Wildcats Survive OT vs Barley Bros
The Ad Rec TUE Tournament final predictably featured the best teams in the league as the top-ranked Wildcats faced a determined Barley Bros squad. Regulation ended at 2-2 and the sides went to 3-v-3 to determine a winner.
For perhaps just the second time in 15 years, a yellow card in OT brought Barley Bros down to 2 players, and though they survived the first Wildcat effort at goal and ate-up nearly 90 seconds of the 2-minute penalty, the 'Cats second strike was enough for the win.
Internat'nals Out-Man BROOD In Over 30 Final
The BROOD's undefeated season came to an end in the Over 30 tournament final as its injury-plagued roster proved no match for the Bloomington Internationals. Redeeming themselves following their only regular season setback, the Internationals defeated the BROOD handily in the night's finale.
Los Lobos Complete Perfect Season
Los Lobos captured the U14 Tournament title Friday night to add to their regular season championship. Kimberley Martin FC finished as finalists in Friday night's action.
Sign-Up NOW! Soccer For Ages 4-7 yrs
Youth class sessions begin this week and our Thursday and Friday classes have room for more players. Registration is still open!
Turf Tigers Soccer for players ages 4,5 is a great way to introduce the world's most popular game to your young player. Your child doesn't need formal soccer experience, does not have to be a "natural athlete," and doesn't need experience in formal sports instruction.
Afterall, they're only 4-5 yr olds - the only things they should be good at are sleeping and eating.
Little Kickers Soccer for players ages 6,7 is another introductory class, where players begin to show their personalities by playing the game. While the activities look similar to the Turf Tiger classes, Little Kickers have matured a bit and really show it in our small-sided games.
See the INSTRUCTIONAL SOCCER page for class descriptions, times and links to register.
JUNIORS Complete 2013 Season
Our committed group of Bloomington Soccer JUNIORS completed the 2013 campaign with a tremendous display of teamwork and quality soccer in the end-of-season tournament. Congratulations to the CREW, Sounders FC, FIRE and Earthquakes on a wonderful season!
UpTown FC Wins Premier League Tournament
UpTown FC defeated Season Champs unCOACHables for the 2013 Premier League Title Sunday night. The 2nd and 1st seeds, respectively, battled to what turned-out to be a not-so-dramatic finish in the final game.
100 Kids Each Week Can't Be Wrong
The 2013/14 Indoor Soccer Season brings a record number of youth players to Bloomington Soccer's Turf Tigers, Little Kickers and JUNIORS programs! The combined participation in these sessions averages over 100 players under 10, each week (Nov-March), training at the Twin Lakes Rec Center.
Bloomington Soccer is committed to professional player development and we're grateful for the endorsement from so many soccer families in Monroe County!
Why Bloomington Soccer?
Professional coaching, a safe environment and dependable facility are just some of the reasons why youth soccer training at the Twin Lakes Rec Center with Bloomington Soccer, makes sense.
And as a licensed US Soccer Federation coach, Chris Doran employs the principles of US Soccer's recommended curriculum for players at every stage of their development.
The result? Your young players enjoy experienced instruction - with age-appropriate expectations, opportunities to apply what they've learned in small-sided games and a desire to keep playing the world's most beautiful game!
2013 Points Of Emphasis For League Play
Our league participants enjoyed an exceptional fall season of sportsmanship and quality soccer. In an effort to avoid becoming too comfortable, however, our players are asked to review the following and remain attentive to these points of emphasis in the 2013 winter season:
All U18 and U14 League Participants MUST wear Shinguards
This is a caution-able offense. The player in question may return to the match after 2 minutes and with shinguards.
It's recommended that ALL players wear shinguards in games.
Slamming door enroute to bench is dissent
Deemed a "passive" manner of dispute; a caution-able offense.
Players must be 4 feet from door prior to substitute's entry
This helps manage player count for referees, but also insures safety should the run of play approach the bench doors.
Players and coaches are encouraged to leave doors shut and secure until such time the exiting player reaches the door.
Field player jerseys: Consistent, All White, All Dark - Please, no Gray
As always, teams on the left of the schedule wear dark, teams on the right wear white. If your team has a unique jersey color, it's certainly permissable for a red team to compete against a blue team.
Gray jerseys are not permitted - simply because the distinction between dark/gray/white isn't as clear.
And please equip your goalkeeper in a unique jersey and/or gloves.