ADULT SOCCER: Three skill levels of Premier League play forming in High Country

ADULT SOCCER: Three skill levels of Premier League play forming in High Country
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SPECIAL REPORT TO BLOWING ROCK NEWS FROM HIGH COUNTRY SOCCER ASSOCIATION. By Rick Suyao. March 9, 2019. BOONE, NC – High Country Soccer Adult League, in partnership with Appalachian Mountain Brewery (AMB), is excited to offer the AMB Spring Adult Premier Soccer League. 

The AMB Premier League offers is a fun way to stay active and kick the ball around a little while offering three levels of league play; Bronze, Silver and Gold.  The skill levels of the players in the AMB Premier League range from recreational players (Bronze) to highly competitive and former collegiate players (Gold Division). HCSA currently serves more than 300 adult soccer players (in addition to offering youth training) in the NC High Country. The Boone-based soccer club is always searching for new ways to continue building the local soccer community to include all players and skill levels.

The AMB Premier League is a 7v7 league played on half of a regulation soccer field going across the field. Each team is comprised of 7-12 players. If you don’t have a team, visit the HCSA website at www.hcsoccer.com and sign up as a free agent to be placed on an existing team at your requested level of play.

The registration deadline for the AMB Premier League is March 14, and the season runs from March 17 to early June. Each team will play a minimum of eight league games with each league having a playoffformat based off the number of teams in the league. Team captains are responsible for registering his/her team at hcsoccer.com, as well as turning in the registration fee and team roster at the AMB League Social before the season begins. The price is $55 per player and each player must pay before they are allowed to play.

For more information about any HCSA Adult Soccer options, visit www.hcsoccer.com or check out the Facebook page @HC Soccer Adult League.

Appalachian Mountain Brewery Premier League

  • Online Registration: By March 14 at www.hcsoccer.com
  • Check-in: March 14 at AMB, 163 Boone Creek Drive, Boone (check website)
  • Team Fee: $55 per player
  • AMB Adult Season: March 17 – early June
  • Fields: Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex, Boone

In other news:

High Country Soccer Association is now accepting registrations for U6-U10 Spring Academy and U9-U5 Spring Challenge youth programs. For more information or to register your child in HCSA Academy or Challenge Soccer, please visit www.hcsoccer.com or call 828-386-1215.

About The Author

As Editor and Publisher of Blowing Rock News, David Rogers has chosen a second professional career instead of retirement. For more than 35 years, he served in the financial services industry, principally in institutional equity research. He grew up in the oilfields north of Bakersfield, California and was a high school English major and honors student. From an economically disadvantaged family background, he worked his way through college (on grounds crew and in dining hall, as well as advertising sales for college newspapers), attending Johnston College at the University of Redlands, Claremont McKenna College, and California State University, Bakersfield. Other jobs to pay for college included a Teamsters Union job in South Central Los Angeles, a roustabout in the central California oilfields, and moving sprinkler pipe and hoeing weeds in the cotton fields west of Bakersfield. Rogers' financial services industry career took him from Bakersfield to La Jolla and San Diego, then to Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Newport Beach and Charlotte before arriving in the High Country in 2000 to take a volunteer position coaching the rugby team at Appalachian State University and write independent stock market research. He spent three years as a senior financial writer for a global financial PR firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Frankfort (Germany). Rogers is the author of "The 90% Solution: Higher Returns, Less Risk" (2006, John Wiley & Co., New York). He is married to wife Kim (Jenkins Realtors), and shares in the joy provided by her three grown children and five grandchildren.

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