Fond du Lac Elks Lodge No. 57 will hold their annual Soccer Shoot on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, at the Premier Field (Stadium) at the Fond du Lac Soccer Association soccer complex during the End of Year Recreational Soccer Tournament. Registration will start at 9:45 am with the Soccer Shoot starting at 10:00 am until 1:00 pm each day.
The Elks Soccer Shoot is free of charge and is open to all boys and girls under the age of fourteen. It is a two-stage contest designed to best represent the skill levels of four separate age groups. A contestant’s age is determined by the individual’s birthday as of August 1, 2012.
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 will move on to compete in the Elks state competition in Wausau in September.
All Fond du Lac area children are encouraged to attend, and may sign up the day of the event. Please note a parent’s signature will be required.
No special equipment is necessary, just shoes, shirt shorts and/or pants. Shin guards are not required.
Any questions please contact the Fond du Lac Elks Lodge at (920) 922-5757