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August 20, 2013

OCSL preps for fall soccer season

Registration ends this week

MILLEDGEVILLE — Gearing up for yet another season of youth soccer, the Old Capital Soccer League prepares to complete its fall season registration Wednesday with the late entry period picking up Thursday and ending Friday.

With teams catered to age groups ranging from 4-year-olds to 16-year-olds, the OCSL looks to attract a large turnout this season.

We’re expecting good numbers. Hopefully we’d like to have 200 to 250 kids this season,” Tim Taylor, OCSL president, said. “We’ve got a U-16 girls traveling team that’s been practicing over the summer. We’ve got four or five positions to fill there, so any girls interested should contact us.”

According to Taylor, efforts have been made since last summer to create the best experience possible for the players on the traveling team, and to help fill the roster of 20 girls for the coming season.

“Some of the parents have been working on building this team since last summer,” he said. “We like to put as many kids on that team as we can, so we don’t have to change Georgia soccer as much.”

Aside from the under-16 girls’ traveling team, the Baldwin County Recreation Department and OCSL will have teams for kids ages 4 to 14.

“Rec soccer is running the way it always has been run,” Taylor said. “For the younger kids, we try to keep smaller teams. We do keep small numbers on the teams so the coach has more time with the kids and they have more touches on the ball, rather than keeping a bunch of kids and some not getting playing time.”

Taylor said he believes the interest in soccer within the community has changed in recent years, which he admits is for the better.

“I’ve in the league for about seven, maybe eight years, but in the last two years I’ve seen the most interest. We’re always getting kids who are interested in helping the program,” Taylor said. “I hope we’re in the turn of keeping middle aged kids in soccer. It has changed a lot.”

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