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Elks Soccer Shoot

Soccer Shoot is a 2-stage contest that best represents the skill levels of the below age groups:

  • 7 and under (U-8)

  • 8-9 (U- 10)

  • 10-11 (U-12)

  • 12-13 (U-14) - optional

Competition starts at the local Lodge level, with winners progressing on to the District, then State, then Regionals all the way to Nationals for as long as they continue to win.

For the Youngest Participants (U-8), the “Five Goal Contest,” with its succession of smaller target goals, lets them build their confidence as they move down the line. It matches both physical and skill abilities to the challenge they present.


For the Older Participants (U-10, U12, U-14 & U-16), the “Grid Goal Contest” uses the specific kick distance, based on age, to challenge them to kick the ball from a specific mark for score, thus developing advanced skills.

Soccer Shoots are designed to be run either indoors or outdoors, and in close cooperation with local soccer associations. 

For more information or to find out when the next Soccer Shoot will be, contact

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Soccer's History with the Elks:

The world’s favorite sport is now the United States’ fastest growing children’s participatory activity. As early as the 1980s, the Elks recognized this phenomenon and supported it with league sponsorships, as well as the development of different skill contests.

In October 1997, a Grand Lodge Youth Activities Subcommittee met in Chicago to discuss the various programs, and from that meeting the Soccer Shoot Program was developed and implemented.  Since then, Soccer Shoot has continued to be reviewed and adjusted for improvements.

Flemington Elks representative wins 3rd place in State Level

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