Soccer teams are getting ready to get back on the field and are looking forward to a strong season.
Mark Olbrich of Drumheller Minor Soccer said this year there have been a few changes, including the end of the Adult Coed Rec League. Despite this, young people are eager to start playing.
“We have two teams that are playing U19 for the kids and one team that is playing U13. So these are our travelling teams,” he said.
He says province-wide, they have made the switch from even aged teams to odd. By switching from U18 to U19, it allows players in high school to complete the season even if they are 18.
The travel teams are set because the rosters had to be finalized at the beginning of April. Olbrich says there are still spaces for players in the house league teams.
“Numbers are down, but that is mostly with the house leagues, but we still have time to sign people up,” he said. “For house leagues, we will never close the doors.”
He says they are also looking for adults and parents to get involved in the Associations. The more help they have, the better the season goes.
The Soccer Association is also making progress on its new clubhouse. Last season the building was raised and this year, they are working on the interior. They hope to have it completed in the near future.
The other wild card for the season is, of course, the weather. Slowly the snow has disappeared from the field.
“I am hoping by the end of this month we should have the fields ready to go,” he said.
For more information on Drumheller Minor Soccer or to register contact Olbrich at 403-820-8269 or check out Drumheller Minor Soccer’s Facebook page.