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Mt. Vernon Optimist Sports, Academic Contests & Scholarships

SOCCER

Mt. Vernon Optimist Club offers Spring and Fall soccer programs.  Both seasons include practices, games and tournaments.

 

The below information is for the Fall 2019 season, subject to revision.

 

SOCCER COMMISSIONER:  It's Jeremiah Abbott at [email protected]

 

REGISTRATION:  Regular June 23 to August 10, late registration fees may be applicable the last week of this date range if implemented for the season.  We will generally not guarantee/honor coach and teammate assignment requests, except where a coach has their child on the team.

 

RATES:  $90 regular, $105 late if instituted, $10 discount for second child and additional.

 

AGE DIVISIONS:  Normally separate boys and girls teams pending enrollment.  Spring age cutoff August 1:

.   U5;  3-4+ years co-ed.  5 y/o or younger on 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

 

LOCATIONS:  Mt. Vernon High School, Fortville, IN, fields between/near Fortville Elementary.  NO PARKING ON THE GRASS, do not block roadways.

 
EQUIPMENT:
Cleats & shin guards 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 at [email protected]  Sometimes we have gently used cleats available.


PLAYER SKILLS EVALUATIONS:

. U7 TBD

. U9 TBD

. U11 TBD



COACHES MEETING:  TBD  Location:  Mt. Vernon Schools Administration Building, renovated area formerly upstairs auxiliary gymnasium.  Head coaches and Assistant coaches are highly encouraged to attend for team selection and league information.

 

PRACTICES:  Begins Monday August 19 and are at coach’s discretion.  Practice schedules are not posted on mvoptimist.com, see your coach.

Additional Development Practice sessions for U9 and above:  dribbling, shooting and goaltending TBD.

 

TEAM PHOTOGRAPHS:  TBD at the Skate Park area of Fortville Memorial Park (400 W Church St.)

 


GAME SCHEDULE:  Tentatively begin weekend of August 31.  Games usually played Saturdays but can be during weeknights, such as if multiple games per week.  Game schedules will be posted on the MVOC website when available.  The system sends game reminders one day prior to the primary and secondary account email addresses.



TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:  Tentative Nov. 2+.  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.

 

VOLUNTEERING:  Please contact the soccer commissioner at [email protected] if you’re available to assist with the program such as coaching, field prep, etc. 

 

 

Mt. Vernon Optimist Club seeks new members to administer and operate our baseball, softball, soccer and basketball programs as well as academic programs such as written essay/Oratorical contests and administrative positions.  If Optimist membership is not possible, your assistance with operations such as field preparation and concessions is appreciated.  Volunteering can occur during player website registration on mvoptimist.com if the person is a member of the parent/guardian's website account.  Special website procedures for a volunteer to sign up after the player's registration is completed, or if the volunteer has a separate website user account than that used to register a player.  An annual Volunteer Optimist Membership in good standing, paid in full at current club rate, can receive a single $90 youth sports registration certificate.  Please contact us at [email protected] or search bluesombrero.com for FAQ for special volunteer sign-up.

 

BALL DAY PARADE AND GAMES:  Annually, usually the first Saturday of June, we have a float parade through Fortville.  Each ball team designs, builds and rides on their float in a judged contest.  The parade stages at Landmark Park and proceeds towards Main Street and concludes at Memorial Park, where vendor booths, inflatable slides/ball pit, and silent auction occurs.  Food is sold at concession stands and vendor booths throughout the day.  Regular games played this day, and tournament the weekend following.

 

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


HOLIDAYS:
.  Fall season:  No activities Labor Day weekend.  Games during Fall School Break TBD.



LEAGUE RULES:  The available rules are below, subject to revision without notice:

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

 

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

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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Christiansen (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)

Closed Closed

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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U13/15 Field (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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U11 Field (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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

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U9 Field (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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U7 Boys Field (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

U7 Girls Field (08:11 AM | 04/04/19)

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U5 Field #1 (08:11 AM | 04/04/19)

Open Open

U5 field #2 (08:11 AM | 04/04/19)

Closed Closed

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

Closed Closed

Main Gym (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Auxiliary Gym (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

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

Closed Closed

Court 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Court 2 (07:47 PM | 11/22/15)

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Meeting Room (10:12 PM | 10/22/16)

Closed Closed

Eastern Hancock (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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

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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)

Open Open

Fortville Elementary (07:15 AM | 01/31/19)

Open Open

Court 1 (07:15 AM | 01/31/19)

Open Open

Warren (09:09 PM | 04/18/19)

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Field 1 (09:09 PM | 04/18/19)

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Field 4 (07:43 PM | 04/23/19)