Soccer sea­son up and run­ning

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

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

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