2022 Fall Development Season Kick-Off Jamboree
The 2022 Fall Development/Recreational Soccer season kicks off on Saturday, September 10 with a Jamboree at the Simmers-Young soccer fields. The Jamboree will start at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm.
At the Jamboree, the Winter Haven development soccer teams will play two (2) games that last only half of the regulated game time. For example, teams of players with birth years 2013 and 2014 will play two 25-minute games, each against a different team. The games will have a break between them to allow players and families to enjoy activities and entertainment set up for the Jamboree, such as an inflatable jump house, inflatable obstacle course and DJ. (The teams of players with birth years 2008 to 2010 will play only one Jamboree game.)
The following Saturday, September 17, will begin the regular season for the 2022 Fall Development/Recreational games. Teams will play one (1) game each Saturday* of regular season for the regulated game time. For example, teams of players with birth years 2013 and 2014 will play one 50-minute game (divided into two 25-minute halves) with two or more water breaks and a half-time break.
Players registered for the season will hear from their assigned volunteer team coach during the first week of September. Coaches will determine practice night and time. Uniforms will be given out prior to the Jamboree. Fall Season schedules will also be given out the week before the Jamboree.
Teams of players with birth years 2008 through 2012 will travel within the county to play some regular season games. All teams of younger players (birth years 2013 - 2019) will play all regular season games at Simmers-Young soccer fields.
The season will end in late November for the younger players. Teams of players with birth years 2008 to 2014 will play through early December to participate in a Judges Cup competition at Simmers-Young soccer fields and neighboring club fields.
*Games scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15 will be moved to either the Friday night before or the Sunday after due to a Polk County Parks & Rec event already scheduled at Simmers-Young Park.