The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is a competition designed for players to demonstrate the most basic soccer skill – the penalty kick. Open to all boys and girls in your community, ages 9-14, where each player will be allowed 15 shots at the goal from the penalty line (12 yards from the goal). Winners progress to the district, regional, state and international levels.
All you need to hold an event is a regular soccer goal (8 feet tall and 24 feet long) and enough room for a kick from 12 yards away. Manpower should be at least 4 Knights to set the soccer balls on the kicking line, run the balls after the kick, and keep score. And of course, as many soccer balls as you can get and a thick rope.
The goal needs to be setup for scoring based on where the ball enters the goal. Use the rope to set the different targets as shown in the following picture.
1) Order your materials from the Supreme Council by filling out the Supreme Soccer Order Form.
2) Check the Regional Competition Schedules by checking this site's Calendar of Events (and search for soccer). This way you can plan your Council and District Competitions. You can also get a list of the regional and state competition schedule from here. Click HERE for a state map showing each of the soccer regions.
3) When you have completed your local competition, make sure to submit the Supreme Soccer Participation Form. As with all forms, send a copy to your District Deputy and another to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are winner reporting forms for each level of the competition- see below for the needed form.
For more details specific details visit the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge at the Supreme Council website.
Want more info? Contact Youth Director Rick Jacoby via e-mail at email@example.com.