Monday Night Open Practices (MOP)
Back for the 2012 Region 76 season is our very popular Monday Night Open Practice, or MOP for short.
Our first week of MOP will be next Monday, 9/24, on the La Cienega East field - same location every week - we will go for 6 weeks and see if you want any more or if you have all had enough for this season. And yes, we know that next Monday is Back To School Night in BH, but we have to start sometime, so if you cannot make it for week one, we have lots more for you to come and enjoy!
This year we are back with Coach Asaf Kolin, who has been up late, working hard to create even more fun and challenging soccer practices for our kids to enjoy and give them the chance for more touches and improvement every week. Joining Asaf will be some of our best professional trainers, including the fabulous Melanie, the amazing Rinaldi, the dynamic Gabrielle and the incredible Ben - your kids will get to work with an amazing team of pro trainers, as well as our very own Region 76 coaches!
For those of you who are new to our MOP, it is designed to give those kids who want to the chance to have an extra practice each week - we work on a number of different skills and give our kids a lot more touches o the ball. We also give all our volunteer coaches the chance to come out, jump in, do some coaching, learn some new drills to take back and use at practice, and earn those oh so valuable volunteer points along the way!
Once again we will have a professional GK coach with us each week, so if your daughter or son is a GK, wants to learn to be a GK, or even thinks they might want to play GK, we offer a great training opportunity.
And this year, for the first time, we are expanding our eligible divisions to include U8!
Here is how it all works and what you need to do to have your child participate - it is very simple!
What does your child need to bring?
- A wet signed Medical Release form, signed by you in red or blue ink - but only the first time they attend MOP - you can download and print a Medical Release form by logging onto our Regional Website and going to your family page.
- A soccer ball with his or her name written on it with permanent ink - permanent being defined as ink that will not come off in two weeks.
- Some water or a sports drink.
- Each child should come ready to play soccer - whatever that means to you - long pants are okay if it ever gets cold again, and SHIN GUARDS ARE REQUIRED - did you get that? SHIN GUARDS ARE REQUIRED. No jewelry, unless you are bringing us a present.
When you arrive, you will check in at our check-in table (stay with me, it gets more challenging). We will collect your child's Medical Release Form and sign them in - then they will all set to practice. When your child comes back again, and again, and again, (because they are having such a blast) they will be able to check themselves in because we only need to get a Medical Release the first time they come.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
U8's - (U8A, B, C, D - any U8 player, boys and girls):
- 3:45 check-in
- 4:00 to 5:00 Practice
U10 players (boys and girls)
- 4:45-5:15 check-in
- 5:15 to 6:30 practice
U12 and U14 players (boys and girls)
- 6:30 to 6:45 check-in
- 6:45 to 8:00 practice
GK Training for U10, U12 and U14 divisions:
- 5:30 to 6:30