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RSL AZ Welcome Party Schedule Announced (Matches, Soccer Olympics, Movie Night)

By RSL AZ, 05/10/23, 12:00PM MST


Click here for match schedules (matches held Friday and Saturday)


8:00AM-9:30AM - Participating age groups: 2017 Boys, 2015 Boys, 2012 Boys, 2012 Pre-ECNL Girls, 2011 Girls, 2010 EA North & South, 2009 Boys

11:00AM-12:30PM - Participating age groups: 2016 Boys, 2014 Girls, 2013 Pre-ECNL Girls, 2012 Girls, 2011 EA North & South, 2010 Boys

2:00PM-3:30PM - Participating age groups: 2015 Girls, 2013 Girls, 2011 Boys

5:00PM-6:30PM - Participating age groups: 2017/16 Girls, 2014 Boys, 2013 Boys, 2010 Girls, 2009 Girls


Match details - Matches will be 60 minutes in length with two 25-minute halves for all 11v11, 9v9, and 7v7 age groups. Players must bring both jerseys (red and white) blue training top, and blue tryout shirt. Coaches will decide on what teams will wear.

Vendors will be on hand all weekend long. Be on the lookout for Earnhardt Auto Centers, Someburros, as they'll be giving away freebies!

Saturday schedule of events

Soccer Olympics - 8:00AM-6:30PM (Fields 1-4)

  • Teams will compete against other RSL AZ teams in four fun events. Each age group will have a winning team and those players will receive a prize from Someburros. More details and schedule below on Soccer Olympics.

Uniform Tryon - 8:00AM-6:30PM (Field 1)

  • Players will have the opportunity to try on RSL AZ uniforms.

Spirit of Tex Awards Presentation 7:00PM-7:30PM (Field 1)

  • Awards will be presented for the Spirit of Tex Male & Female Student Athletes of Year, Coach of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Referee of the Year

Spirit of Tex Movie Night 7:30PM-9:30PM (Field 1)

  • All are invited to watch Puss in Boots: The Last Wish on a giant inflatable screen. Bring your favorite snacks, blankets, and chairs!

Soccer Olympics Details

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - All teams MUST have a Team Leader. This can be a coach, team manage or parent volunteer. These Team Leaders will help keep score and guide the team to the correct event. 

Team Leaders are required to check-in their team at least 20 minutes prior to the event starting at the check-in tent located between fields 1-2 at Scottsdale Sports Complex. Team Leaders  will receive a scorecard that will help them keep score and provide a schedule of events.                    

NOTE - Not all players can participate in an event. Players must be divided evenly between events. Teams need at least 5 players to participate in Soccer Olympics.                                                                   

EVENT SCORING - Each event is worth 25 points. Team Leaders will update their scorecard with the # of points their team earned in the event. At the conclusion of Soccer Olympics, Team Leaders will return their scorecard to the check-in tent. Scores will be added up and winners will be announced immediately. 


Field #1 - Dribbling Contest
Teams will be divided up evenly between heats and each team will have 6 players dribbling. The RSL AZ Representative on the field will announce the heats. Be sure to pay attention to these announcements. Teams will participate in one heat with 6 players. Each player will dribble through the length of the lane with a ball. At the end of the lane they will pass the ball to the next player who will then repeat the same until all 6 players have gone. The RSL AZ Representative on the field will judge how teams finish.

1st place will be awarded 25 points
2nd place will be awarded 20 points
3rd place will be awarded 15 points
4th place and on will be awarded 10 points

Field #2 - Penalty Shootout
Teams will be divided up into pairs and 5 penalties per team will be taken. While teams will compete against each other, teams will be awarded points per penalty converted. Meaning a team can make 3 penalties, lose the shootout, and still be awarded 15 points (5 points per converted penalty).

Each goal is worth 5 points (max is 25 points)


Field #3 - Target Practice 
Teams will be competing against themselves. Each team will have 5 players attempting one kick. There will be markers on the field and if a player hits that target they will receive points.

150-125 points = 25 points
124-100 points = 20 points
99-75 points = 15 points
74-50 points = 10 points
49-0 points = 5 points

Field #4 - Trivia Contest
The RSL AZ Representative will stay in the middle of the center circle asking questions out loud. Teams will gather around the center circle and select one player representative to collect the questions which they will bring back to their teams. Upon completion, the team player representative will return their answers to the RSL AZ Representative

Each correct answer is worth 5 points