About The Game and How It Works

Adult Game

The MS Kick For The Cure is a 10 hour marathon soccer game. To play in the adult game you must be at least 14 years old. All players are welcome to play regardless of skill level or experience. Registration for the game is done through the website at www.mskickforthecure.com

After players have registered they are split into two teams. Each team consists of up to forty players, both male and female. Once the teams have been organized, the players report to their designated coach. The coaches then place each player on one of four shifts. Each shift will consist of 11 players, except the 4th shift which will have only 7 players. The coaches will then double shift players from each of the other shifts to play on this 4th shift. Players from the 4th shift sometimes do not have the choice to double shift but as the game goes on the coaches make sure they have equal playing time. The shifts rotate every 10 minutes. The referee will blow the whistle every 10 minutes to allow for the shift changes.

At the five hour mark it will be HALF-TIME. This will be a 15 minute break for everyone. At the end of half-time the rotation will continue as it had before the stoppage.

As the game goes on players tend to get TIRED or HURT and sometimes need to rest for a shift. The coaches will then double shift some of the more EAGER players (the ones who don't want to walk the next day) to fill in those shifts. Playing time is NOT something you will be short of.

Kids Games

There are three different kid's games. All the kid's games are played on the Mini Turf Field at Hampton Park. All three games are co-ed and all skill levels are welcome! After the kids have registered at the website www.mskickforthecure.com they are split into two teams.

The morning starts off at 9:00 am with the five and six year olds playing for one hour. They play for thirty minutes rotating in 5 minute shifts then have a 10 minute halftime. They then play for thirty more minutes rotating every 5 minutes. Snacks and liquids are supplied to the kids for the duration of their game. Kids are supplied with their own MS KICK FOR THE CURE T-Shirt to keep. This age group is responsible for raising a minimum of $25 in pledges to fight MS! The Top fundraiser in this age group will receive a Norco Mountain Bike!

The next game is the seven to nine year olds. The game begins at 10:30 am and is played for two hours. This age group will play for fifty five minutes in five minute rotating shifts then have a ten minute halftime. They will then play for another fifty five minutes, again rotating in five minute shifts. They will be supplied with liquids and snacks for the duration of their game. They will receive a MS KICK FOR THE CURE T-Shirt to keep. This age group is responsible for raising a minimum of $50 in pledges to fight MS! The Top fundraiser will receive a Norco Mountain Bike!

The third group of the day is the ten to thirteen year olds. This group plays for three hours starting at 1:30 PM and finishing at 4:30 PM. They will play for ninety minutes in a 5 minute rotating shift. Halftime will be ten minutes. They will then play for another ninety minutes in five minute rotating shifts. This group will be supplied with liquids and snack for the duration of their game. They will receive a MS KICK FOR THE CURE T-Shirt to keep. This age group is responsible for raising a minimum of $100 in pledges to fight MS! The Top fundraiser will receive a Norco Mountain Bike!

All participants will need to have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian before they are allowed to play. After you have registered you will receive more detailed information.

Questions?

If you have any questions please contact me through the website.

Thank you for your help in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis.

Kevin James

Event Coordinator