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Has anyone ever tried to start one? I want to since it sounds like a fun idea.
I was thinking of a 5 v 5 thing.
No more than 6 players on a team and no less than 4 players on a team.
No players over 22.
No players under 12.
that is about it.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to get it started? I was thinking of making a site, putting up some fliers at my school, getting players from my school. What do you think?
Well the thing is you're posting in a site dominated by UK users. And it won't be too good having 13 year olds playing against 22 year olds.
But I'd like to start one, they're pretty cool from what I know of them.
It's harder then it sounds, you have to have refs, otherwise the players won't want to play, that costs money, and unless you plan on playing in a park, you have to rent out fields.
Plus, the age groups are a little to large, having a 13 year old play a 21 year old is a huge gap, I'd maybe make it 13-16, but even that is still a bit large.
really realistically 15-18 is the only good age restriction.
16 and over is better for thats when you can pretty much stand up for yourself against most ages, enough to play football atleast.
Costs will be higher than you think.
Well we know a few guys in college who like to mess around and then we know kids a year or two younger than us. I don't know about the money yet. I was gonna wait and see how many guys were interested and then we would go from there. You know?
Most kids will only be able to dish out 10 bucks maybe. So if I got 5-6 teams that would be a good amount. Renting llights, and paying off a few guys to ref our games.
When I was thinking about it I was gonna have a 3-3 thing, but it seemed too little. I'm not sure what do you think?
Surely there will be Sunday league teams in existence already? Knowing how much work goes into the league round here I'd have to say it would be pretty impossible to get a decent league going any time soon, it would take a good few years of hard work before you had anything that resembled an organised league.
Edit: Sorry, just seen you are in America.
3 v 3 is defenitely to little, 5 v 5 or 6v6 is the best route.
The one thing I have a problem with college students playing 12 years old is that someone's most likely to get hurt. A few years ago, my U-16 team played a U-18 team, a kid on my team got his leg broken, it wasn't a terrible tackle or anything, it's just that they went after a 50-50 and the 17 year old just crushed the 14 year's old leg, he was just so much larger it just took a little nudge and he was down. I'd hate to think what would happen to a 13 year old boy that hasn't hit his growth spurt playing against an 19 year old man.
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