Soccer season up and running
Soccer is back up and running the Valley and the players are looking forward to an exciting season.
President of Drumheller Miner Soccer Mark Olbrich said while there was a small drop in numbers, there still was a strong registration.
“Our registration was down a little, but we do have a U14 team travel team, and they actually had too many players,’ said Olbrich. “We had to turn away some kids in that age group.”
He adds that it looked like they had the numbers to field a U12 team, however registration came in too late to sign up with Alberta Soccer.
“We had to declare our numbers, but we didn’t have any players to declare,” said Olbrich. “So in the future we need to make sure players aware the need to register early.”
Despite this, Olbrich says they have some good instruction for the players as members of the Drumheller Co-Ed Recreational Soccer League coming out to help coach.
The house league for players ages 5-12 is up and running, and because of the early spring, players are on the field a few weeks early. The teams practice and play on Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. It is a great way to learn some skills, get some exercise and play on a team. The association is looking into possibly entering the Carbon Sport Day tournament again this season.
The U14 travel team is also up and running and doing well. The co-ed team won their first game handily over Bowden. On Tuesday April 26, the team was slated to play in Irricana, results not available at press time.
Drumheller plays in the Big Country Soccer Association.
Olbrich said Drumheller Miner Soccer is still taking registration for the house league. To learn more or sign up, contact Olbrich at 403-823-9949
Soccer season us underway. In Drumheller there is a house league for players 5-12 and a U14 travel team