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Changes to Soccer Challenge - 9 year olds can now participate! Click here to read more.


The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is a competition designed for players to demonstrate the most basic soccer skill Ė the penalty kick. Open to all boys and girls in your community, ages 9-14, where each player will be allowed 15 shots at the goal from the penalty line (12 yards from the goal). Winners progress to the district, regional, state and international levels.

Make every effort to have your winners attend a Council, District, and Regional event if they qualify to move on. The reason for this is that if these portions of the scorecards are not completed, that child will have to complete all events not done should they win the State event.

Time Frame for the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge

June
  • Order your soccer kit from Supreme - Use link below
July
  • Youth activity director needs to appoint a chair
  • In early to mid-August, the chair needs to identify who in their community is in charge of recreational and/or club soccer for boys and girls ages 9-14 as of September 1st. Build a relationship with that person and devise a plan to get the information in the hands of the parents of those children. I would suggest you scan a flier for your contact and have them e-mail it to the parents.
August
  • In early to mid-July, the chair needs to identify who in their community is in charge of recreational and/or club soccer for boys and girls ages 9-14 as of September 1st. Build a relationship with that person and devise a plan to get the information in the hands of the parents of those children. I would suggest you scan a flier for your contact and have them e-mail it to the parents.
  • By the 3rd week of August, the recreational and club schedules have been issued and fields assigned. Call your soccer contact and arrange a time and place to maximize the number of children that will be present. This may be while games are being played or during practice times, and you may have to offer 1 date for one age group and another for the rest. All you need is one goal and enough helpers to pull this off.
  • If you have access to your own field and goal, get the schedule and some advise as to when would be a good time.
  • Contact the local newspaper(s) and radio stations to place the Public Service Announcement at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Your soccer kit has the exact wording you will need.
  • Contact your District Deputy and have him order District medals and arrange for a Council to host the District event. Your DD should contact State first. If they do not have any, they should order them from Supreme.
  • Notify your District Deputy of what your plans are. He will arrange for a District event.
Late August - Early September
  • Host your Council K of C Soccer Challenge.
  • You will need one person at the registration table to help with the participants completing their scorecards, and to complete their participation certificate.
  • You will need 2 others with the goal. One to keep score and another to help spot how the child scores on each kick.
  • Contact the local newspaper(s) and radio stations to place the Public Service Announcement at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Your soccer kit has the exact wording you will need.
  • Notify the winners as to when and where the District competition will be held.
  • Use the Participation Report Form #4567 5/05 to notify Supreme, State and your DD about the results of your competition. It can be found on Forms page of the Supreme Website
  • Get the winnerís scorecards to your District Deputy or bring them to the event yourself.
Late September - Early October
  • District K of C Soccer Challenge (We need to verify the birthdates if not done earlier.)
  • Get the winnerís scorecards to the Regional host.
2nd to 4th Weekend in October
  • Regional K of C Soccer Challenge
  • Get the winnerís scorecards to the State host.
Normally the 2nd Saturday in November
  • State Finals Ė K of C Soccer Challenge

Photo Gallery

2016 Soccer Challenge Photo Gallery
2014 Soccer Challenge Photo Gallery
2013 Soccer Challenge Photo Gallery
2012 Soccer Challenge Photo Gallery

Link to Soccer Challenge Site at Supreme Council


Setting up a Council Competition

- Soccer Challenge Order Form


District Competition Information

Regional Competition Information

2nd to 4th weekend in October

- Regional Schedule - updated 9/17/17


State Competition Information

- State Competition Information - poste 9/8/17

Normally the 2nd Saturday in November


 

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