Soccer Kicks Off Fall Season

Snap Soccer and the I-10 League are kicking off their fall season this weekend with a Playdate and the first League Day. Then both return next weekend, August 22 -23 to do it all again.

Event Director Zack Touchstone said Playdates are non-competition games that allow teams to see where they are before jumping into their first tournament.

“Playdates are more relaxed and gives coaches the ability to try players in new formations,” Touchstone said. “It helps the teams get their rhythm back at the beginning of the season.”

The I-10 League has a bit of a different mission- to grow the level of soccer competition in the region. It’s not the first year the league has been in existence, but in a COVID world they’ve had to address new challenges.

“We have had to accommodate clubs for issues they’ve had with COVID so had to be super flexible scheduling,” Touchstone said. “Since we are reliant on a lot of venues, we rely on that particular venue staff to be aware of local health guidelines and ensure as a league everyone is in compliance.”

Foley Sports Tourism Event Coordinator Chad Raybon said that this will be the third event that Snap has been a part of at the fields and each time things get better.

“I think a lot of our visitors have gotten into the swing of this ‘new normal’,” Raybon said. “We are thankful for our partnership with Snap because they value safety the same way we do, and so do their participants.”

Games kick off both weekends around 9 a.m. and it is free and open to the public, though anyone on site must comply with all guidelines.

For more information on this or any FST event visit our events page.