Youth Soccer Returns To Sports Complex
While the rest of the planet is in a frenzy over FIFA World Cup Soccer, prospective local soccer stars have returned to youth soccer action at the Riverbank Sports Complex on Morrill Road.
Riverbank’s Earthquakes Youth Soccer Club began its summer season on June 24 and will continue through July 26 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Play is divided into four age groups, with both girls and boys playing together.
The teams are Under 6-years-old, U-8, U-11 and U-14 with games played at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The younger players have several teams in each age group, but the older brackets are fielding only two teams each, so they play each other in every game.
The summer season gives youngsters the chance to keep skills sharp in the game as well as getting outside for exercise.
For those who are not soccer aficionados, FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association, which is French for International Federation of Association Football, as soccer is referred to as football in many other countries.
A red team player in the Riverbank Earthquakes Youth Soccer League action looks to pass to a teammate. The teams, which don’t have names, but go by their jersey colors, continue play through July 26 at the Sports Complex in west Riverbank.
Under 8-year-old soccer players have kicked off their summer league play with Riverbank Earthquakes Youth Soccer last week. The program started on June 26 and continues through July 26 at the Sports Complex on Morrill Road.
Riverbank Earthquake Youth Soccer players pursue the ball in recent Thursday action at the Sports Complex on Morrill Road. The players, both boys and girls, are divided into four age groups. Games will continue twice a week until the end of July.