MittenSoccer.com News and Announcements
Middle School Fall Schedule Set
(Sep 18) The complete SMMSSL fall schedule for 2013 is now posted on the mitten. Twenty-five teams are playing in the league this fall. Good luck to all!
Two USSF Referee Classes Offered
(Aug 1) There are still openings in two upcoming United States Soccer Federation referee classes. An introductory class (Grade 9) will be held at Edwardsburg American Legion Hall on Sunday, August 4 and 11 from 1 to 5 pm. A bridge class (to grade 8, must currently be a grade 9) will be at St. Joe Kickers Sport Club, August 5 and 6 from 5 to 9 pm. Register on-line only at www.michiganreferee.org. Contact instructor Chris Haack at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
St. Joe Kickers and SWM Select Soccer Form Partnership
(May 30) St. Joe Kickers Sports Club has officially announced formation of their youth affiliate, SWM Kickers (formerly SWM Select Soccer). This year, you will see a new logo and jersey for the youth teams which will reflect that partnership. Currently, SWM Kickers has 21 competitive youth teams (U9-U19) as well as a successful Academy program for player development (U7-U8). All SWM Kickers coaches are licensed coaches through Michigan State Youth Soccer Association. Tryouts for the 2013-2014 season are coming up in June. Tryout Information
Champions League Semi-finals at St. Joe Kickers
(Apr 22) The St. Joe Kickers Sport Club in Arden will be open Tuesday and Wednesday at 2pm for the European Champions League semi-finals. There is no admission and beverages will be available. Contact St. Joe Kicker sport director Chris Haack at email@example.com or 269 449-7281 if you have questions.
SMMSSL Spring 2013 Schedule Posted
(Apr 8) The complete SMMSSL spring schedule for 2013 is now posted on the mitten. The season begins with a match on Monday, April 8. Thirty-three teams are playing in the league this fall. Good luck to all!
Soccer Referee Course Offered
(Mar 2) An entry level soccer referee course will be held at the St. Joe Kickers Sports Club in Arden on Sun., Mar. 10 from 1-6pm and on Mon., Mar. 11 from 6-9pm. The cost is $60 and will qualify persons to officiate recreational, travel, and middle school games. Adults will also be eligible to officiate high school games. To register go to www.michiganreferee.org. For more information contact class instructor Chris Haack at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-449-7281.
USSF National D Level Coaching Course Planned
(Jan 26) Michigan Youth Soccer is offering a "D" level coaching course to be held at the St. Joe Kicker's Club, April 12-14, 2013. A level "E" license is a prerequisite. Course runs 6pm to 9pm Friday, and 9am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. The course is aimed at U13 and U14 age levels and costs $200.
SMMSSL Spring 2013 Organizational Meetings Set
(Jan 19) It is time to begin planning for the girls' 2013 spring soccer season. The following information will help expedite the organization of the SMMSSL spring season.
Fall 2012 SMMSSL Boys Schedule Posted
(Sep 9) The complete SMMSSL fall schedule for 2012 is now posted on the mitten. The fall season begins with three matches on Monday, September 10. Twenty-six teams are playing in the league this fall. Good luck to all!
Instructional Referee Class Dates Announced
(Jul 20) The Southwest Michigan Referee's Association will hold an instructional referee class to anyone who would like to become a referee in Edwardsburg, MI on Sunday, August 5 AND Sunday, August 12, 2012. The classes will be held at the American Legion Hall, 25751 U.S. 12 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. For more information, contact Chris Haack at email@example.com.
Openings Available for High School 7 v 7 Soccer Team Camp
(Jul 1) The St. Joe Kickers are sponsoring a week-long soccer camp for area high schools girls the week of July 23-27. From Monday-Thursday teams will receive 45 minutes of training from top area coaches, 45 minutes of open practice time, and a one-hour scrimmage against another area high school. On Friday teams will compete in a three-game tournament against other area schools. For more information, contact Chris Haack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMMSSL Fall 2012 Organizational Meetings Set
(Jun 22) It is time to begin planning for 2012 boys' fall soccer so here are the dates/times for the upcoming season. Also, over the past year the league has received many requests for a 5th and 6th grade division to be added. Therefore, if there is enough interest, the league will be including a 5th and 6th grade division this fall. More
SMMSSL Spring 2012 Schedule Posted
(Mar 31) The complete SMMSSL spring schedule for 2012 is now posted on the mitten. The spring season begins with one match on Monday, April 9. Twenty-seven teams are playing in the league this spring. Good luck to all!
SMMSSL Spring 2012 Organizational Meetings Set
(Jan 9) It is time to begin planning for the girls' 2012 spring soccer season. The following information will help expedite the organization of the SMMSSL spring season. Below are upcoming dates for the girls' spring soccer season. More
St. Joe Kickers Indoor Soccer Registration
(Oct 20) St. Joe Kickers indoor soccer league is now accepting registration for teams playing in Session One (Nov. 19 - Jan 15). Registration is due by November 6th. For more information and registration forms, visit stjoekickers.com.
College Soccer at Kickers Club
(Oct 10) This Thursday's men's college soccer match between Andrews University and Great Lakes Christian College will be played at the St. Joe Kickers Club in Arden at 5:30pm. There is no admission fee and food and drinks will be available.
State Coaching Course Offered at Kickers
(Oct 5) The St. Joe Kickers Club will host a United States Soccer Federation Class E coaching course on Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13 from 9am to 5pm each day. The course will be taught by members of the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association. Registration Information
Kickers Sponsor Fundraising Tournament
(Aug 19) A Kick for the Cure ladies 4 v 4 indoor soccer tournament is being sponsored by the St. Joe Kickers Sport Club. All proceeds will be donated to a fund helping local residents obtain breast screening services.
Hope Named Preseason Favorite in First-Ever MIAA Men's Soccer Poll
(Aug 19) Defending co-champion Hope has been chosen the preseason favorite in the MIAA men's soccer race for the 2011 season.
WMU Women's Soccer Begins Play Friday
(Aug 10) The Western Michigan women's soccer team opens the 2011 season hosting Valparaiso on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. for an exhibition match at the WMU Soccer Complex.