The Elks Soccer Shoot program consists of two different contests that test different level skills at different ages. A “Five Goal Contest” consists of a series of five goals, decreasing in size from 48 inches to 17 inches.
The age groups that use these goals are divided into two categories, U-8 contains all ages seven years old and younger, and U-10 group contains ages eight and nine. The contest is open to boys and girls who shoot separately. The U-8 contestants kick from 15 feet from the face of the goal, while the U-10 contestants kick from 18 feet from the goal.
The Grid Goal Contest consists of a full-size goal sectioned off so points can be scored when the ball is kicked into certain sections. The age groups that use this goal are U-12, which contain the ages ten and eleven, and U-14, which contain ages twelve and thirteen. The contest is open to both boys and girls and they shoot separately.
The Elks Soccer Shoot Program is a terrific program for our youth, the future of our country. Contact your local Kentucky lodge to see if they are holding a shoot this year.
2020 Mid-Atlantic Soccer Shoot Results
U8 Girls High Score - Abby Belthoff of NJ with 37 points.
U8 Boys High Score - Tanner Calarco of PA with 45 points.
U-10/16 Girls High Score - Kayla Sellers of WV with 50 points.
U-10/16 Boys High Score - Hunter Ferreira of NJ with 61 points.
State High Scores:
West Virginia - 354
New Jersey - 346
Kentucky - 266
Pennsylvania - 236
Md/De/DC - 226
Ohio - 197
All Other Mid-Atlantic scores: