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Challenge 1 | 3rd-4th Grade

On this page:
- Overview
- Registration & Evaluation Process
- Challenge Division Commitment/Requirements 
- Fall 2020 Evaluation Dates
- Fall 2020 Dates


Overview

Loudoun Soccer is pleased to offer enrollment in a Challenge division for 3rd  and 4th   grade players. The Challenge 1 division is a recreational program, intended for those children more seriously focused on soccer, and for players (and parents) who are willing to make a stronger commitment to prioritizing development above the social aspects of youth soccer.

This program is NOT recommended for the new or inexperienced soccer player.

The primary differences between the Recreation and Challenge divisions are the level of play and the distances to travel for away games. Coaches for Challenge teams are volunteers.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 27, 2020 at 8 PM. No late registrations accepted.

FEE: $184.00 ($166.00 + $18.00 Loudoun County Parks & Rec Fee)

Registration - Fall 2020

To be eligible for Challenge, each player must register before the deadline of July 27, 2020.  All players must attend an annual evaluation (including those who played Challenge in Fall 2019).

No late registrations are permitted in Challenge, due to the evaluation dates, and to allow for the appropriate time to form teams and assign coaches. The purpose of the evaluation session is to assess each player’s abilities so that balanced teams may be formed within each Town of Play (Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, and South Riding). The Recreation division may still be available for players who sign up after the Challenge registration date (registration is first come, first serve).

Challenge Division Commitment/Requirements - Fall 2020

Please take note when registering for our Challenge league:

  • To be eligible for Challenge, each player must register before the deadline of July 27, 2020.  All players must attend an annual evaluation (including those who played Challenge in Spring 2019).
  • Players MUST register in the nearest Town of Play as to their home address.
  • The level of play in Challenge is typically higher than in Recreation; however, players are placed on balanced teams within each town of play and are not turned away regardless of ability if there is room on a team.
  • No Special Requests (for specific coaches, teammates, etc.) will be honored.  Once placed, requests to be reassigned to a different Challenge team will NOT be accommodated.  Any player who wishes to change teams after being placed may be re-assigned to a Recreational level team, depending on available space.
  • Teams will be formed by town/region (Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, and South Riding) and all efforts will be made to place players on a team in their local town; if teams in the local town of play are full, a player may be placed on a team outside of their requested town of play.
  • Teams are scheduled to play inter-regional games (Ashburn vs. Leesburg, South Riding vs. Purcellville, etc.), which may require travel greater than in the regular Recreation level.
Fall 2020 Challenge Evaluation Dates

Given the current conditions, Challenge Evaluations will not take place this summer for the upcoming Fall 2020 season.
Once conditions improve, an update will be listed with more information on Spring 2021 evaluation dates. 

Players who wish to participate in the Challenge division must first register (registration deadline: July 14, 2020 at 8 PM).

Individuals who did not attend an evaluation during the Summer, or did not participate in Challenge in Fall 2019 MUST attend one of two evaluations this Winter:

Evaluation #1: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Loudoun Soccer Park 
Grade 3-4 Girls: 12-1 PM Grades 3-4 Boys: 1:15-2:15 PM

Evaluation #2:
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Loudoun Soccer Park 
Grade 3-4 Girls: 12-1 PM Grades 3-4 Boys: 1:15-2:15 PM

Players should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled start time to check-in.  The session is outdoors: all players should wear weather-appropriate clothing and shin-guards, and should bring water and a properly inflated size 4 soccer ball.

Following the evaluation, all efforts will be made to place players on balanced teams by town-of-play.  Team rosters will be available around August 16.
 

Fall 2020 Dates

Fall 2020 Game Dates: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31

Rain Out Date: 11/7– note some games may be made up on weeknights and/or Sundays depending on field availability and other variables.

Optional in-house end-of-season tournament (Fall Classic): Friday, November 13 - Sunday, November 15.



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