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Mt. Vernon Optimist Sports, Academic Contests & Scholarships

Soccer

Mt. Vernon Optimist Club offers Spring and Fall soccer programs.


SOCCER COMMISSIONER:  Pete Dejanovich, [email protected]


REGISTRATION:  

> Fall 2018:  July 8 to August 11.  No late registration for Fall 2018 signups!
> Spring 2018:  Regular January 14 to February 24.  Late registration from February 25 to March 3.
                              

FEE RATES:  

> 2018 Fall regular registration rate $90; $10 discount for second child and beyond.
> 2017 regular registration rate $90; $10 discount for second child and beyond.  $15 late registration.


AGE DIVISIONS:

> Normally separate boys and girls teams pending enrollment.  Spring age cutoff April 15, Fall age cutoff August 1:
.   U5;  3-4+ years co-ed.  Cannot be 5 y/o before 8/1.

.   U7;  5-6+ y/o
.   U9;  7-8+ y/o
. U11;  9-10+ y/o
. U13;  11-12+ y/o co-ed
. U15;  13-14+ y/o co-ed

 

LOCATION:

> All assessments, practices and games will take place at the field in between Mt. Vernon High School and Fortville Elementary on the Mt. Vernon School Corporation Campus in Fortville, 200 W & SR 234.  Use the parking lot south of soccer fields - NO PARKING ON THE GRASS.


EQUIPMENT:

> Cleats & shinguards are required. 
> Soccer balls:  
. U5 & U7 Size 3
. U9 & U11 Size 4
. U13 & U15 Size 5

Contact the soccer commissioner with any questions or special needs.  Sometimes we have gently used cleats available.


PLAYER SKILLS EVALUATIONS:


> Fall 2018:
U7 on Monday August 13th at 6:00 PM.
U9 on Tuesday August 14th at 6:00 PM.
U11 on Wednesday August 15th at 6:00 PM.
U13/U15 on Thursday August 16th at 6:00 PM.
Each night the assessments run until 8:00 PM but you do not need to be there for the entire time.


> Spring 2018:

. U7 Monday, 3/5 from 5-6:30

. U9 Tuesday, 3/6 from 5-6:30

. U11 and up Wednesday, 3/7 from 5-6:30



HEAD COACHES MEETING.  Head coaches only, no assistant coaches, players nor children.  

> Fall 2018:  Friday August 17th at 6:00-8:00 PM at the Mt. Vernon Schools Administration Building, renovated area formerly upstairs auxiliary gymnasium.
> Spring 2018:  March 8, 6:00p-8:30p MV Admin Building.


WEATHER LINE.  Soccer occurs in rain or snow with exception of lightning and temperatures at or below 38 degrees Fahrenheit.
> Soccer weather line is 317.335.4007.  
> Soccer Weather Policy


HOLIDAYS.  
> Fall 2018 season:  No activities Labor Day weekend, including Monday Sept. 3.  NOTE:  Games are planned to be played during Fall Break (Saturdays Oct 6 & Oct 13) unless commissioner decides otherwise.
> Spring 2018 season:  No activities Memorial Day weekend.


PRACTICES
> Are at coaches discretion.  Practice schedules are not posted on mvoptimist.com, see your coach.
> Fall 2018:  weeks August 27, September 4 (None on September 3 Labor Day).
> Spring 2018:  March 26.  NEW FOR 2018:  Additional Development Practice sessions for U9 and above:  dribbling, shooting and goaltending are planned for Fridays 6PM.


TEAM PHOTOGRAPHS.  
> Fall 2018:  Friday Sept. 7.  Location TBD.
> Spring 2017:  TBD


GAMES.  
> Fall 2018:  Games start Saturday Sept 8 to Friday October 27.  Fall games usually are scheduled with U4 and U6 on or after 10 AM for warmer temperatures.  U8, U0, U12/14 games may start at 9:00 AM.  Games usually played Saturdays but can be during weeknights, such as if multiple games per week.
> Spring 2018:  April 14 to June 2  


TOURNAMENT.  Schedule communicated by coaches direct to their teams after pairings are determined.  Teams may play more than one game a day with winners progressing to the final championship game.  The tournament schedule is not posted on the MVOC website.
> Fall 2018:  November 3 weekend. 
> Spring 2018:  June 9   


BALL DAY
> June 2, 2018 with Soccer teams participating in the parade with floats and play their tournament this date.


VOLUNTEERING.  Mt. Vernon Optimist Club seeks new members to administer and operate our baseball, softball, soccer and basketball programs; as well as special programs including Breakfast with Santa, written essay/Oratorical contests, Ball Day, administration, etc.  


OPTIMIST MEMBERSHIP OFFER:  An annual Volunteer Optimist Membership in good standing, paid in full at current club rate, can receive a single $90 youth sports registration certificate.  Contact [email protected] for additional info or see mvoptimist.com.


Members in good standing joining prior to October 1, 2016 are grandfathered or a discounted $75 renewal for October 1, 2017 renewal.  


If Optimist membership is not possible, your assistance with operations such as field preparation and concessions is appreciated.


We will generally not guarantee/honor coach and teammate assignment requests, except where a coach has their child on the team.


Questions or concerns?  Please email us at [email protected]

mt vernon optimist soccer bylaws 2017 Fall.pdf
mt vernon optimist soccer bylaws 2017 Spring.pdf
mt vernon optimist soccer bylaws 2014.pdf
2017 Inaugural Spring Soccer Photos Link

Field Status

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Mt. Comfort (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Mt. Comfort Field 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Mt. Comfort Field 2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Mt. Comfort Field 3 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Mt. Comfort Field 4 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Mt. Comfort Field 5 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Memorial Park Fortville (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Softball Field B (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Hampton Field 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Hampton Field 2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Hampton Field 3 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Major/Minor (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Babe Ruth/Senior Babe Ruth (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Judy Terrell Field-Softball (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Judy Terrell Field Soccer (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Babe Ruth Diamond-Soccer (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Softball Field B Soccer #2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Softball Field B Soccer #3 (06:52 PM | 08/17/15)

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Softball Field B Soccer #4 (06:52 PM | 08/17/15)

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Brandywine Park Greenfield (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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South (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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North (06:30 PM | 04/16/18)

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GFSA (06:30 PM | 04/16/18)

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Fall Creek (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Zender (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Korb (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Commons (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Hayes (03:56 PM | 08/17/15)

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Kurtz Field 6 (06:14 PM | 04/14/18)

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Jacobs (02:11 PM | 04/15/18)

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Landmark Park (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Field 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Mt. Comfort Elementary (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Court 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Court 2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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McCordsville Elementary (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Court 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Court 2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Mt Vernon Middle School (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Main Gym (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Auxiliary Gym (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Fortville Community Center (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Court 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Court 2 (07:47 PM | 11/22/15)

Open Open

Meeting Room (10:12 PM | 10/22/16)

Closed Closed

Eastern Hancock (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Eastern Hancock High School (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Buck Creek Township Community Center (11:00 PM | 10/22/16)

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Meeting Room A (11:01 PM | 10/22/16)

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Banquet Room A (11:01 PM | 10/22/16)

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Banquet Room B (11:01 PM | 10/22/16)

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Mt Vernon High School (07:11 PM | 04/03/17)

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U5 Field A (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

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U7 Girls Field (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

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U7 Boys Field (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

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U9 Girls Field (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

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U9 Boys Field (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

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U11/U13/U15 (08:11 AM | 08/23/17)

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U5 Field B (03:15 PM | 08/26/18)

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Doe Creek Middle School (01:56 PM | 04/09/17)

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Field 10 (01:56 PM | 04/09/17)

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Franklin Park (10:45 AM | 04/20/18)

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Field 1 (10:45 AM | 04/20/18)

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Riley Park (02:49 PM | 04/23/18)

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Field 3 (02:49 PM | 04/23/18)

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Lapel Skate Park (08:13 AM | 05/02/18)

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Field 1 (08:13 AM | 05/02/18)