CHAMPIONS: Members of the under 10-year-old division champion Sparkles lead their team through “Victory Lane??? at the Metro Tulsa Soccer Club Fun Day and Recognition Ceremonies held May 15 at the MTsc fields. From left are Athena Chatzigiannidis, Sarah Steele and Annette Morton.
Allowing friends the rare opportunity to play together, as well as providing car pooling opportunities and greater convenience for time-stressed parents, METRO TULSA Soccer Club (MTsc) has added friendship teams to its recreation program.
The Friendship Team will supplement the MTsc recreational program for youth ages 5 through 19 beginning this fall season of 2005. Fall registration is underway so register now at www.MetroTulsaSoccer.com. The team formation form can be turned in after registering online.
A Friendship Team can be formed by any group of friends. Each player individually registers and pays through the online registration system at www.MetroTulsaSoccer.com. The parents of the players then sign the Friendship Team request form and provide it to the MTsc volunteer staff before July 16, 2005 and the earlier the better. The request form can be found on the MTsc website and outside the MTsc office located at 10715 S. Delaware.
Friendship Teams will play other teams in their age groups, but can also play ‘up’ within GCSA mandated age brackets. For example, a U9 team can play in U10 or a U7 team in U8. Friendship Teams may also play against teams formed through random draw. MTsc is dedicated to providing multiple levels of playing experience, providing appropriate round robin league play for all teams, whether formed as Friendship Teams or as Random Draw Teams. By providing appropriate challenging environments, all teams can benefit through skill development and a fun atmosphere.
MTsc emphasizes that it continues to be committed to recreational players of all ages who do not have the time or inclination to request a Friendship Team be formed. Players not requesting to be on a Friendship Team will continue to be placed on Random Draw Teams.
“We believe our new Friendship program provides a much needed service that will allow an enhanced social environment, ease the logistics for parents, and provide the most comprehensive and complete soccer experience possible,” said MTsc president Clifford Cravello. “Better yet, we’re going to provide the most fun in an atmosphere where kids come first!”
Much more detailed information on the program is available on the website at www.MetroTulsaSoccer.com.