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Sunday or bust!

The Central Whidbey Soccer Club wraps up registration for its fall season at midnight Aug. 14.

The league offers teams ranging from U6 to U15 and is particularly in need of U12 boys (born in 2011-2012) as it tries to fill out rosters.

For more info and to register, pop over to:

https://www.centralwhidbeysoccer.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1508117

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   Trust me, it may be dry right now, but come fall, the soccer pitch will be this wet again. (John Fisken photo)

Don’t throw away your shot (at scoring a lot of goals).

Registration for Central Whidbey Soccer Club’s fall rec season is underway and the clock is ticking.

Girls, boys and co-ed teams are offered, with openings from U8 to U15.

Registration ends Sept. 8, with games starting Sept. 16.

Cost is $75 per player, which includes uniform. The league also offers practice squad participation for $30 for those who can’t play in Saturday games.

Scholarships are available for those who can show a need for financial assistance.

To sign up your child, pop over to the league website and use the green Register button on the top right.

http://www.centralwhidbeysoccer.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1508117

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coed soccer

   Central Whidbey players (in blue) mix it up on the pitch last season. (Jennifer Moody photo)

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  Last year’s debut U14 co-ed squad. (Island Life photo courtesy Michelle Cernick)

Something for everyone.

The Central Whidbey Soccer Club needs players for a U14 co-ed squad, and they’re putting out the call to players of all skill levels.

The squad is open to boys and girls born in 2003-2004, and will start its fall season in mid-to-late Sept.

Schedule-wise, the season consists of eight games (played on Saturdays) against teams from Oak Harbor.

If you register (https://coupevillesoccer.org/) and pay your $75, it doesn’t matter if you’re a grizzled vet who has been running the pitch for years or a newbie who’s never put foot to soccer ball.

Players see equal time on the field, regardless of skill level or gender.

Co-ed soccer offers a different challenge, one young players have embraced.

“Playing co-ed makes me play harder, because boys are more unpredictable,” Autumn Cernick said. “It makes it more fun.”

While boys and girls tend to approach the game differently (CWSC coaches said boys tend to be more technical and girls more aggressive), play doesn’t always favor one side.

“Sometimes the boys underestimate the aggression of the girls and what we’re capable of,” Aurora Cernick said.

Having a co-ed team is essential, as the U14 age group is an especially hard one at which to pull together a complete girls or boys squad.

Last year’s team, which had three boys, was the first time CWSC had fielded a co-ed U14 team.

“In the very beginning the boys walk on the field feeling confident that the girls are no competition for them. They have severely underestimated the capability of their teammates,” Michelle Cernick said. “Then we have our first soccer scrimmage to see what each player is capable of.

“The boys start out with the ball and moving across the field doing tricks with the ball and acting like they own it. Next thing you know the girls start getting in there and knocking the boys around,” she added. “Boys meet female aggression and you are about to get body checked because you have what said female wants … the ball.

“Welcome to coed soccer.”

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