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I am a college student in Tampa, FL. I played soccer in High School and loved it. It has been a few years, but I would like to get back into the game, but I am not sure how to do it. Do city's usually have local leagues? How would I find out information about it? Thank you any help you can give me.
 

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Collegesoccer Here in the North East every town has a few teams. From open age to over-30, Over 40 and even over-50 One OSF can qualify for;), The best way to find out about them is to log into your local youth league, and in most cases they have a link to the Adult leagues. If that doesnt work out try meeting with a youth team, most of the coaches play or have played and they can help you. I use to live in Miami and found a place in plantation that a lot of FSU players as well as locals came to have a pick up match, twice a week. Had quite a few nice pick up games.
Also think about coaching it is easier to find out about something from the inside.
 

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Collegesoccer....

Well if you lived in the NY metro area I could tell you...but your best bet maybe to go to the soccer coach at your college and ask him about a league that you can contact or a specific team.
 

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Collegesoccer:

These other guys have good ideas; I only have my goofy ones. When I was in the geology business and traveling from city to city in the West, I always took my boots, socks, and three or four different coored jerseys I had collected from various teams. THEN, just drive around until you see a game, jump out of your car and pick a jersey that approximates the color of the teams that are playing. Go to the sidelines and say you're ready to go in!

Funny enough, you will only be rejected in games that are really organized and where the teams have already been punished in the past for using "ringers." But then you've at least found a league that's organized and ready to sign you up!

If you are obviously an "American" whatever the hell that means, you will be relegated to some position other than what you probably want to play, but so what. You can earn your way to center-mid if that's where you want to play so long as you can hack it. And of course, speaking the language of the majority of the players is not necessary and a luxury you may not have, but a few pidgeon phrases in several languages always helps.

Over the years, I've had a lot of fun, met a lot of people and played a lot of great soccer in this haphazard way. An post game beers? oh my!

Oldplayer

P.S. Just one more suggestion . . . don't hit on the player's supporters unless you really know what you're doing!:cool:
 

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:rolleyes: Oh the stories of my parent's past I would rather not know :rolleyes:

But I agree, I am also a college student facing that similar problem, the best why I have found games/teams is just to ask to play when you see one. It is a blast :D
 

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Find the local fields and drive by until you see a team practicing. Unless it's a club with too many players already, (yeah right) you can start by practicing with them. Florida soccer is usually a fall- winter- spring game. Summer soccer there is brutal, unless played at night.

Last resort. Find a brick wall and get your touch back by playing with yourself. :eek:
 
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