The goal will be divided into a series of five scoring zones. The upper corners of the goal will be designated as 20 point zones. The lower corners will be designated as 10 point zones and the central region is a five point zone. To construct the five scoring zones attach a piece of rope approximately six and a half to seven feet in length diagonally across the four corners of the goal as shown in the diagram below. Use tent stakes to secure the bottom ropes to the ground.
The instructions and dimensions to setup your soccer goal will be located in you Soccer Challenge (Playbook #4576), along with judging rules and requirements including scoring the individual participants using their Soccer Challenge Entry/Scoring Form (#4578).
This Entry/Scoring Form (#4578) is required for every contestant, along with a copy of their birth certificate for age verification. The “cutoff date” for this Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge Program and Competition is September 1, (current year)!
The Soccer Challenge is a great way for councils to engage in their communities with an athletic event for youth that encourages the values of sportsmanship and healthy competition. Children demonstrate the most important skill in soccer – shooting accuracy on the penalty kick – and compete to reach the international level of competition.
The program is a great way to introduce the Order to your community and recruit faithful family men of service.
Chairman Role and Responsibilities
- Set a date, location and time for the Soccer Challenge, at least 6 to 8 weeks before your
Council Level Competition – Early September; Chairman Council Soccer Challenge Coordinator District Level Competition – Early October; Chairman District Deputy and Council SC Coordinator Chapter Level Competition – Late October; Chairman Chapter SC Coordinator
State Level Coordinator – Early November; State Regional SC Coordinator – Northern, Central and Southern
* Date, Locations and Times TBA at a later date for the State Regional competitions.
- Ensure that the event is properly staffed and safely run, according to rules and regulations.
- Train volunteers in the Safe Environment protocols (wwkofc.org/safe). A minimum of two volunteers must be
- Coordinate with the district and state/province level regarding date, time, and location of the next level of the competition and provide this information to the winners at the council
- Promote the event to local
- Complete and submit all associated reporting forms to the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal
- Order the Soccer Challenge Kit (#SC-KIT) through Supplies Online, the supply ordering portal available on Officers Please contact your Financial Secretary and/or Grand Knight to order your KIT and Supplies, at least 6 to 8 weeks before your competition date, location and time.
- Set a date, location and time for the Soccer If required by venue, acquire insurance.
- Contact local schools and youth centers to explain and promote the Suggest that the schools or youth centers consider using this activity as part of their physical education classes.
- Prior to the Soccer Challenge, use the sample press release as a model to create and distribute a tailored release to local
- Build public interest for the event! Promote the Soccer Challenge in your parish and larger community through a
Prominently display promotional posters (found in the Soccer Challenge Kit (#SC-KIT))
- Bulletin announcements
- Pulpit announcements
- Posting on your council and parish website / social media pages SOCCER CHALLENGE COM
- Coordinate with the district and state/province leadership regarding date, time, and location of the next level of On the day of the event, provide this information to the council-level winners.
- Preregistration is recommended, but sometimes difficult to
- Hold the Soccer Challenge! Review the Soccer Challenge Playbook (#4576) for guidelines, volunteer requirements, and other
- On the day of the event, wear Knights of Columbus-branded apparel and have the council membership director set up a table with brochures and membership documents (including Prospect Cards #921A). Do not forget that this event is a recruiting opportunity!
- Enlist a fellow Knight or community member to photograph the
- Following the Soccer Challenge, update the community on the success of your program by amending the Soccer Challenge sample announcement and distributing it to local media, along with energizing photographs from the
- Send winning Soccer Challenge Score Sheets (#4578) to the next level of
- To gain credit for your program,complete the associated reporting forms and submit them to the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Remember to retain copies for your council records.
- Immediately after your event is finished,complete the Fraternal Programs Report Form (#10784)
- At the end of the fraternal year,complete the Columbian Award Application (#SP-7) Resources
Let’s All Make A Difference to promote and participate in our annual Knights of Columbus Youth Sports Soccer Challenge program at the local Council, District, Regional (Chapter) and State (Northern/Central/Southern)
competition levels for this Columbian Year 2020-2021!
And the King will answer, “In truth I tell you, in so far as you do this to one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you do it to me.” Matthew 25:40
SK Percy Park, PGK, PFN
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Nor-Cal Chapter Special Olympics Program 2020-2021 State Chairman Soccer Challenge Program 2020-2021 (916)936-6145).
Yours in Christ,
|Percy G. Park, Chairman||Julio Jiminez, Committeeman||Luigi Zoni, Committeeman|
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