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Challenge 2 | 5th-6th Grade

On this page:
- Overview
- Registration & Evaluation Process
- Challenge Division Commitments/Requirements
- Challenge Evaluation Dates
- Fall 2019 Dates
- Fall 2019 Playoffs


Overview

Loudoun Soccer is pleased to offer enrollment in a Challenge division for 5th and 6th  grade players. The Challenge 2 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: June 25, 2019 at 8 PM. No late registrations accepted.

FEE: $178.50 ($166.00 + $12.50 Loudoun County Parks & Rec Fee)

Registration and Evaluation Process - Fall 2019

To be eligible for Challenge, each player must register before the deadline of June 25, 2019.  All players must attend one evaluation (including those who played Challenge in Fall 2018 and/or Spring 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 2019

Please take note when registering for our Challenge league:

  • All players are REQUIRED to undergo a skills evaluation over the summer. The information obtained at this evaluation will be used to place players evenly among the teams within each Town of Play.
  • 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 2019 Challenge Evaluation Dates

Players who wish to participate in the Challenge division must first register (registration deadline: June 25, 2019 at 8 PM); during the registration process, families of players can select one of the following evaluation dates for their child to attend:

GIRLS:

Evaluation Date #1: Monday, June 24

Location: Loudoun Soccer Park (19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg VA 20175)

Tentative schedule:
5:30-6:30 PM: Grade 5 Girls
6:45-7:45 PM: Grade 6 Girls

Evaluation Date #2: Monday, July 22

Location: Loudoun Soccer Park (19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg VA 20175)

Tentative schedule:
5:30-6:30 PM: Grade 5 Girls
6:45-7:45 PM: Grade 6 Girls

BOYS:

Evaluation Date #1: Tuesday, June 25

Location: Loudoun Soccer Park (19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg VA 20175)

Tentative schedule:
5:30-6:30 PM: Grade 5 Boys
6:45-7:45 PM: Grade 6 Boys

Evaluation Date #2: Tuesday, July 23

Location: Loudoun Soccer Park (19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg VA 20175)

Tentative schedule:
5:30-6:30 PM: Grade 5 Boys
6:45-7:45 PM: Grade 6 Boys

Players should attend an evaluation date of the division they’re registered to play in, which coincides with their grade for Fall 2019 (e.g. if your child is entering Grade 5, attend the Grade 5 Evaluation).

Players should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled start time to check-in.  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 2019 Dates

Fall 2019 Game Dates: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Games are played on 10/12 (Columbus Day Weekend).
Rain Out Date: 11/2 – note some games may be made up on weeknights and/or Sundays depending on field availability and other variables.

Fall 2019 Playoff Dates: Saturday 10/26 (rainout Saturday 11/2) – see below
Optional in-house end-of-season tournament (Fall Classic): Friday Friday November 8-Sunday November 10

Fall 2019 Playoffs

Fall 2019 Playoff Details:

Format:

  • Every team participates.
  • Using standings from the regular season (first seven weeks of season), teams are placed into brackets for a single-elimination playoff (Saturday 10/26).
  • Multiple brackets will be formed. Champions and Finalists will be declared in each bracket.
  • Teams will play no more than two games on each day.

Playoff Brackets:
5th Grade Boys Bracket
5th Grade Girls Bracket
6th Grade Boys Bracket
6th Grade Girls Bracket

Regular Season Standings:

Standings are used from the regular season to seed teams into playoffs. During the regular season, teams are awarded three (3) points for a win, one (1) point for a draw, and zero (0) points for a loss. Divisions with teams scheduled to play an uneven number of games (e.g. an odd-numbered-team division, where one or more teams play an additional game), points will be prorated.

In the event of a tie in points at the end of the regular season, the following method will be used to break the tie. If there is a multi-team tie (3 or more teams), proceed to the #2 tie breaker until the multi-team tie is broken. Once a team is eliminated from the tie-breaker, the process repeats until two teams remain, and then the process begins again.

1) Winner of head to head competition of the two teams tied. (Disregard if more than two teams are tied – proceed to #2)
2) Most wins
3) Goal Differential (maximum 4 per game)
4) Fewest number of goals allowed
5) Fewest Red and Yellow cards received
6) Most shutouts
7) Coin flip

Playoff Schedule:

  • Games will be played on Saturday October 26 (rainout on Saturday 11/2). Times and locations will announced at a later date.
  • Matchups were determined immediately following the final game of the regular season (10/19)

Rules:

  • All rules from the regular season (playing time, goalkeeper rotation, etc.) will be enforced for the playoffs.
  • Additionally: any games ending in a tie will proceed directly to Kicks from the Mark (penalty kicks) to declare a winner. No overtime periods are played.

 

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Loudoun Soccer
19798 Sycolin Rd 
Leesburg, Virginia 20175

Fax: 703-777-1029
Phone: 703-777-9977
Email: [email protected]

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