Archive for Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Soccer goes full tilt with weekend games

August 22, 2007

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Bryce Hadl, left, and Caden Barnett fight for the soccer ball during their practice Tuesday at Southwest Junior High. Both play for the Fireball Dragons recreation team, which is part of the Kaw Valley Soccer Association. The KVSA club and recreation season starts Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.

Bryce Hadl, left, and Caden Barnett fight for the soccer ball during their practice Tuesday at Southwest Junior High. Both play for the Fireball Dragons recreation team, which is part of the Kaw Valley Soccer Association. The KVSA club and recreation season starts Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.

After a long, hot layoff, the fields at Youth Sports Inc. will once again come to life as Saturday marks the opening of the Kaw Valley Soccer Association's club and recreation seasons.

"It's going to be a great atmosphere," KVSA coach Mauro Nobre said. "It's very festive out here for the first day. The kids have been looking forward to playing for a long time and they'll get to see some of their friends they haven't seen in a long time."

Saturday's schedule will have nearly 30 teams and 350 players taking the field for the opening games.

That number of players includes an additional eight teams added to the league rosters.

Perhaps most importantly, those in club league will get to show off some new threads for game day.

"The club league will get to wear their new uniforms," Nobre said. "They love it, it's a real sense of pride for them to get to wear these new uniforms."

Games will kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday at YSI.

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