Monday, April 16, 2012

2012 Spring Season Preview

Rigorous training sessions are underway, as ten elementary school and six middle school boys and girls teams vie for the prestigious and highly coveted Golden Ball and Golden Boot awards.

The Golden Ball award is America SCORES’ highest team honor, based on our core values of Teamwork, Leadership and Commitment. It is bestowed on the school that collectively most displays these characteristics throughout the season. Similarly, the Golden Boot honors the same values, but highlights the TLC achievements of a single boys or girls team.

These awards are based on a specific set of criteria and benchmarks which are evaluated throughout the season, and are designed to evaluate teamwork, leadership and commitment shown on the field, in the classroom and at special events.

Middle school teams also compete for the SCORES League Championship. The team with the best record once the dust settles at the end of May gets a chance to represent SCORES Chicago in the CPS city wide playoffs (boys in the fall, girls in the spring).

The crisp smell of freshly cut grass, the cacophony of ref's whistles and cheering fans, and the rainbow of SCORES jerseys that swarm Douglas Park every Friday at 4pm, all signify that game days and all the excitement they embody are once again upon us. Stresses of the school week dissolve and melt away: replaced with infectious laughter, smiles and anticipation as the kids diligently begin their pre-game routine in the hopes of victory.

Spring Season Schedule

Where: Douglas Park at 18th & California
When: 4-6pm
Dates: Fridays, April 20th, April 27th, May 4th, May 11th, May 18th & May 25th

Game Day volunteers are always needed to help facilitate the fun! Please contact Marissa ( to find out all the ways you can help make these Fridays special for the kids.

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