GEAR Soccer Update

Thanks so much to the parents who signed their kids up for soccer! I’m excited about the soccer season, and I hope your kids are as well!

And I received great news this week . . . a generous Hanover resident offered to buy sock/shin guards for ALL the kids!! These are tall socks with the shin guard built into the sock. So you won’t need to buy socks OR shin guards for your kids! Huge thanks to that wonderful donor!

Due to the lower-than-expected number of soccer kids, we had to group the kids into two age groups instead of three. This means we’ll have one group with K-2nd graders and one group with 3rd-5th graders. I don’t anticipate this being a problem, because coaches will emphasize teamwork and sportsmanship, and rough play will be discouraged. Each group will have two teams. Here is an updated schedule:

All practices and games are Sunday afternoons at Hanover Park District soccer fields.

Practices: September 14, 21, 28
K-2nd: 2:00 to 2:45
3rd-5th: 3:00 to 3:45

Games: October 5, 19, 26 (possibly going into early November if weather holds and we need to reschedule an October game). Please note: No game on the 12th.

K-2nd: 2:00 to 2:45
3rd-5th: 3:00 to 3:45

If a practice or game needs to be cancelled due to weather, I (Erin) will try to send out mass emails and mass texts. You can also look for updates on the GEAR Soccer Facebook group page. Request to join the group and I will add you.

At the first practice on Sept. 14th, your kid(s) will find out which team they’re on, and receive their team shirt and sock/shin guards. Please make sure your kid(s) have appropriate shoes and a labeled water bottle if possible.

Leave a comment or send me a message if you have any questions!