7 am game time? WTF?

I see a 7am start time for a 2007 F2 SCDSL game this weekend. Is this the new normal??
12 year olds waking up at 5am to arrive by 6:15am for warm ups?

I know club soccer has grown a lot. And I know that field space isn’t easy to come by.
But come on!!! Ain’t nobody want to get up that early on a Saturday to watch anyone play a sport. And ain’t no kid gonna be ready for peak performance at that time of morning.

http://scdslsoccer.com/_element_display/#/73496/teams/95377299/95963398-95377411/TEAM.html?dummy=1568005489569
 

Futbol30

BRONZE
WTF is absolutely right... I’m sorry that is no fun for anyone involved but especially the kids who have to play. It happens sometimes in tournaments when you have to travel etc., but I agree a 7am game sucks. Good luck to your daughter team that day! Hope the refs get a good nights sleep too the night before too lol
 
Not my team. Daughter has friends on that team. Thankfully neither of my kids have games that early. (Each does have a 9am game in San Diego. I think I’ll check out hotel options later today).
 
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I see a 7am start time for a 2007 F2 SCDSL game this weekend. Is this the new normal??
12 year olds waking up at 5am to arrive by 6:15am for warm ups?

I know club soccer has grown a lot. And I know that field space isn’t easy to come by.
But come on!!! Ain’t nobody want to get up that early on a Saturday to watch anyone play a sport. And ain’t no kid gonna be ready for peak performance at that time of morning.

http://scdslsoccer.com/_element_display/#/73496/teams/95377299/95963398-95377411/TEAM.html?dummy=1568005489569
Be thankful your kid is not in ice hockey. In most of the youth ice hockey world, there is only one rink available, and so it is scheduled 24 hours a day. Your kid's team may have a practice session at 3AM.
 

jpeter

GOLD
At least it's local and your not on a plane night before and have to get up crack of dawn to play a regular season game

 
good gawd, i love hockey and am glad my daughter didn't catch the bug. good skater and can cross over but never took the bait i was casting.
 
Having recently left the world of travel ice hockey, I can confirm the 7:00am ice time for tournaments and practices. I celebrated leaving those behind when my son took up soccer. I am terrified that this is spreading into soccer! Noooooooooo!!
 

oh canada

SILVER ELITE
have friends with kids back home who have played hockey w/6am starts. awful. Some SoCal soccer tournaments this past summer had 730am games too. The creep into family life continues.
 
have friends with kids back home who have played hockey w/6am starts. awful. Some SoCal soccer tournaments this past summer had 730am games too. The creep into family life continues.
I once had my kid get up and play a crack of dawn game, go back to the hotel and sleep for a few hours, then play ANOTHER game later in the morning. It is absolutely ridiculous.
Is this creep into soccer a question of not enough fields, or are venues increasing their prices beyond what clubs feel they can pay? Because in hockey, it's DEFINITELY a question of not enough ice, but I wouldn't think that would be an issue for leagues. But maybe I'm wrong? I'm new to soccer.
 

MWN

PREMIER
Be thankful your kid is not in ice hockey. In most of the youth ice hockey world, there is only one rink available, and so it is scheduled 24 hours a day. Your kid's team may have a practice session at 3AM.
But ... most Ice Hockey rinks have (1) the most awesome air-conditioning I ever experienced; (2) wine and beer; and (3) parents behind glass. Its really a very pleasant experience compared to sitting for 2 hours in the hot sun at Silverlakes.
 
It seems to be a "One off" for this particular field. Maybe it's to help with scheduling conflicts. Or is there some sort of special event next weekend on some Great Park fields?
 
But ... most Ice Hockey rinks have (1) the most awesome air-conditioning I ever experienced; (2) wine and beer; and (3) parents behind glass. Its really a very pleasant experience compared to sitting for 2 hours in the hot sun at Silverlakes.
in hockey, my kid's bag took up my entire truck, but I could walk in just wearing my rink coat and a pair of uggs. Now my kid walks in with his all his gear in his backpack, and I am lugging a chair, sunshade, wagon, cooler etc.
Dang it, now I'm missing hockey again.;)
 

Paul Spacey

SILVER ELITE
Remember that time when we put the interests and welfare of the KIDS at the heart of our adult decision making in youth soccer?

No, me neither. :rolleyes:

Genuine question; are so many adults involved in decision making for this stuff truly that brainless...or do they just not give a f**k regardless?
 
Honestly not sure what I'd do if it was my kids game.
Show up because you've committed to the team and it's not cool. Or don't show up as sort of a protest / advocate of youth safety and happiness.
Is it somewhere in the rules of SCDSL that games CAN be scheduled as early as 7:00am?
 

watfly

GOLD
My son and I would be mildly tweaked if he had a 7am game, but c'mon its not putting the health and welfare of a child at risk. God forbid anyone has to get up early on a rare occasion. May I suggest going to bed earlier before those games. Between this and the poster claiming that a 90 minute game is borderline child abuse and the horrors of 4 day a week practice, I'm less worried about kids burning out and more worried about the wimpification of our kids (see also the banning of dodgeball at schools). I must be evil for getting my kid up to go fishing at 3 am throughout the year (yeah I get it, fishing is not soccer).

In going to insert this right here for one opinion on what it takes to achieve excellence. https://changingthegameproject.com/the-rocky-road-of-excellence/

“What am I willing to sacrifice for, to struggle for, and to experience pain and discomfort for? In other words, what dream or passion am I willing to suffer for?”


This question is what leads to excellence in sport, in business, and in life.
 
I see a 7am start time for a 2007 F2 SCDSL game this weekend. Is this the new normal??
12 year olds waking up at 5am to arrive by 6:15am for warm ups?

I know club soccer has grown a lot. And I know that field space isn’t easy to come by.
But come on!!! Ain’t nobody want to get up that early on a Saturday to watch anyone play a sport. And ain’t no kid gonna be ready for peak performance at that time of morning.

http://scdslsoccer.com/_element_display/#/73496/teams/95377299/95963398-95377411/TEAM.html?dummy=1568005489569
Hey at least its not at a tournament in North Carolina and its like 34 degrees out and drizzling.
 
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