Summer 2017 Season

This year we are running one large summer league with games running three times a week held on Tuesdays, Sundays, and Fridays.

Players will be be able to come to as many games as they wish. Some players might wish to come only to Tuesday games, many will come to all three nights and others might pick and choose at random.

One simple fee of $65 will cover the entire summer season's outdoor games.

For Fridays in July, August and September we move indoors at the Crescent Point Regional Fieldhouse. These Indoor games will cost an additional $6 drop-in fee at the front gates paid to the Fieldhouse.

The indoor games at the Fieldhouse can only support 18 players per night so if more that 18 are interested in playing we may have to turn some away. However, these games will be occurring during the summer holiday season and last year we struggled to get players. If we do have a situation where too many players wish to join our Friday indoor games I will give preference to players who have been in the league longer.

The first summer Tuesday outdoor game will be on Tuesday, May 17th and the season will run until Tuesday, September 6th.

Game Night: Every Tuesday, Friday & Sunday all Summer long
Location: Howard Park Middle and Lower & Regional Fieldhouse
Time: Changes during the season – please see below.
Total Games: 55+ – 43 Outdoor (weather permitting). 10-12 Indoor. We may add more September games too
Cost: $65 (Friday indoor games are an extra $6 at the gate)

Schedule

This schedule is for reference only. The schedule is subject to change throughout the season. Once the season starts all games will be posted on Teamsnap. Updates to the schedule will occur in Teamsnap and may not appear on this webpage.

Summer Tuesday Outdoor

The first summer Tuesday outdoor game will be on Tuesday, May 16th and the season will run until Tuesday, September 5th.

Games Dates: Booking Times: Field:
May 16, 23, 30 7:30 pm Howard Park South
June 06, 13, 20, 27 7:30 pm Howard Park South
July 04, 11, 18, 25 7:30 pm Howard Park South
August 01, 08, 15, 22 7:15 pm Howard Park Middle
August 29 7:00 pm Howard Park Middle
September 05 7:00 pm Howard Park Middle


Summer Sunday Outdoor

The first summer Sunday outdoor game will be on Sunday, May 7th and the season will run until Sunday, August 27th.

Games Dates: Booking Times: Field:
May 07, 14, 21, 28 7:30 pm Howard Park Lower/North
June 04 ,11, 18, 25 7:30 pm Howard Park Lower/North
July 02, 9, 16, 23, 30 7:30 pm Howard Park Lower/North
August 06, 13, 20, 27 7:15 pm Howard Park Lower/North


Summer Friday Outdoor

The first summer Friday outdoor game will be on Friday, May 5th and the season will run until Friday, June 30th when Friday Indoor begins.

Games Dates: Booking Times: Field:
May 05, 12, 19, 26 7:30 pm Howard Park Middle
June 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 7:30 pm Howard Park Middle


Summer Friday Indoor

The first summer Friday indoor game will be on Friday, July 7th and the season will run until Friday, August 29th. Usually the Fieldhouse lets us have one or two more games drop-in games in September.

The indoor games at the Fieldhouse can only support 18 players per night so if more that 18 are interested in playing we may have to turn some away. However, these games will be occuring during the summer holiday season and last year we struggled to get players. If we do have a situation where too many players wish to join our Friday indoor games I will give preference to players who have been in the league longer.

Games Dates: Booking Times: Extra Cost: Field:
July 07, 14, 21, 28 7:30 pm $6 payable at lobby Indoor Regional Fieldhouse
August 06, 13, 20, 27 7:30 pm $6 payable at lobby Indoor Regional Fieldhouse
September 01, 08, 15, 22 7:30 pm $6 payable at lobby Indoor Regional Fieldhouse

Player Participation

The ORCAS league is not heavily organized. I never know how many players will show up on any given night, how many will arrive when there's a little rain, or when everyone chooses to schedule their summer holidays.

During the last two summer outdoor seasons we have had too many players turn up in May and June, by July August the numbers were just right and by September we were playing a few players short.

If we do have enough players for two full games this year we can certainly do that. However, it is more likely that we will be running a full field game and a smaller game on the sidelines for the extra players. I'll need volunteers for this smaller game and if players from the smaller game want to get into the full field game, occasionally we can make a player swap for those who wish to move. I've often found that quite a few players prefer the mini game format over the full field game anyway so it's never been a big issue, but please take your turn moving between the games as required.

For this smaller "extra player" game I have 4 popup nets that when paired together make for a decent sized net for each team. I also have plenty of cones and corner markers for both fields. We generally have no goalies in these smaller nets but a defender can play the role with no hands.

Rec League Soccer

ORCAS is a true recreation league. We have no referee or linesman so play honest and ref yourself. There is no slide tackling, fighting, or dangerous challenges. Take it easy, have fun and enjoy a trip to the George afterwards. When you arrive at each game just grab either a red or a yellow pinnie and that's your team for the night. Next week half your opponents will be your teammates.

We have some very talented players and likely a few beginners too, so please share the ball, share the substitutions (if needed) and then share a beer.

Registration

If you wish to join us this year either as a full time player or as an occasional drop-in please complete the registration form.

Even if you have filled out one of these forms before I need you to complete the form every new season.

You will ALSO need to print, sign and bring a Player Waiver form to your first game.

We occasionally allow some experienced teenagers join in our league. If you are under 18 and wish to participate please have a parent complete the parent waiver form.

Step 1) 2017 SUMMER REGISTRATION FORM Step 2) 2017/18 WAIVER FORM Optional) 2017/18 PARENT WAIVER FORM

Please bring fees to the first game. If you're an indoor player and wish to settle up earlier so save time at the first outdoor game please bring your fees to me during one of the indoor games.

Fields

This year we will be booked at the Howard Park Upper and Lower fields. Depending on the field conditions such as holes, lenth of grass, etc. and the game night we may move between the two fields.

Please check our location map for details.

Weather

Every night at 5:00 pm the Town of Okotoks will update the Field Status page on their website (Scroll down to see the field status report).

Anytime we have a game night and it is raining or there has been a lot of rain in previous days then the fields might be closed.

Please visit the town website at 5:05 pm on game nights and check the field status. If the fields are closed due to poor weather we cannot play that night.

However, if the weather breaks between 5:00pm and our game, and the fields aren't too sloppy we can still have a game. If you are unsure feel free to call me.

I will be using Teamsnap to make announcements regarding weather.

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