SOAR 2018 Schedule & ChangesUpdated Thursday November 2, 2017 by Luke Bynum .
SOAR 2018 Sports Schedule
The SOAR Committee has finalized a plan for the 2018 SOAR Sports Seasons. This is the official release of the 2018 Schedule, as the following decisions have been made:
Co-Ed Youth Volleyball – will run January 20th – March 24th. Registration begins online January 1st .
Summer Camp – will be July 9th – 13th, 9:00am to 12:30pm each day, and will include Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Ultimate, Cheer, and Team 45.
Co-Ed Youth Soccer – TBD at this time. The SOAR committee is currently exploring the option of Fall soccer, and will have a decision and plan in place and released to the public by May 1, 2018.
Co-Ed Baseball/Softball - The SOAR Committee has decided to suspend Baseball/Softball for the 2018 season.
More information may be found on our website- www.fpcstanleysoar.org.
2018 SOAR Schedule Changes Rationale:
Volleyball Delayed- The 2018 Volleyball season will begin later in January (the 20th) in order to allow more planning and recruitment time, with respect to the Christmas and New Year Holidays. The length of the season is the same and will conclude on March 24th.
Changes to Soccer Season Schedule- For years now we have held Youth Soccer in the Spring, immediately after Volleyball season until the end of the school year, which creates a lengthy commitment for volunteers and staff involved in both sports back-to-back. Also, our ball fields were remodeled a couple years ago. The new fields are designed to thrive in the summer months, into the Fall, and are in much better condition in the Fall than in the Spring. SOAR is currently building a team to lead Fall Soccer, and develop a plan for operating the season, which may include changes in league structure, age divisions, and game/practice scheduling. An update will be released to the public by May 1st, 2018, via email, social media, and the SOAR website.
Suspension of Baseball/Softball- The SOAR Committee decided to suspend Baseball/Softball from the 2018 SOAR Calendar. Baseball was the first SOAR sport at First Presbyterian over 25 years ago. In 2018, we will take a break in order to reorganize our volunteer base for Baseball/Softball and discover options to best utilize our resources and calendar space available to operate the sport with the least amount of interference with other church, community, and family activities.