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Niceville PAL Soccer League


Important Information for the PAL 2022 Season
» 2022 PAL Registration Handout
» 2022 PAL Registration Flyer
» 2022 PAL Age Group Chart
» 2022 PAL Sponsorship Form
» 2022 Pairing Request- used to pair players of coaches and/or sponsors on the same team for all divisions except U6
» 2022 Pairing Request for U6 - used to pair players on the same team for the U6 division
» 2022 Special Request - used to request a player to "play up" or "down" an age division or for other special requests
» 2022 PAL Rules and Regulations
» 2022 PAL Sponsors and Uniform Colors
» 2022 PAL Field Layouts and Locations - no changes from the 2020 and 2021 seasons
   - The Niceville Rec Center address is 200 Campbell Drive, behind City Hall and the Niceville Library (look for the water tower).
   - The Howard Hill Soccer Complex at Twin Oaks address is 601 Highway 85 N, at the intersection of Hwy 85 and College Boulevard.

2022 Playoffs for U10 and U12
The general schedule and brackets for the U10 and U12 playoffs are available via the links below.
     2022_pal_playoffs_general_schedule.pdf as of October 4
     2022_pal_playoffs_brackets_11-01.pdf as of November 1  *** FINAL ***

2022 Photos
Shot in Focus Photography has scheduled photos for all PAL Soccer teams on September 10th and 22nd following the attached schedules.  We are asking that ALL players and coaches show up for photos.  Shot in Focus uses individual player photos to compile a team collage photo, which is used on the team sponsors' plaques.  Any player who does not get an individual photo taken will not be in the team photo.  Team photos will be available for purchase, along with individual photos, but parents DO NOT need to buy anything.  You can have your player's photo taken and not purchase any photos.  For teams whose picture order forms were not with their uniforms, the forms will be available at the photo sessions.  Any questions about the schedules should be directed to Shot In Focus Photography at 850-629-9843, not to PAL.  Photos will be taken at the Niceville Community Center next to the library.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
» 10 Sep 22- PAL Soccer photo schedule.pdf
» 24 Sep 22- PAL Soccer photo schedule.pdf

Online registration begins May 15th, 2022 and is open through July 23rd.  We highly encourage you to sign up online!  Just click the REGISTER link on this website anytime between May 15th and July 23rd.  Payment for online registration must be done via credit or debit card.

In-person registration is Saturday, July 23rd from 9:00am to noon at Niceville City Hall.  In-person registration should only be for situations that require special attention.

2022 Registration Fees
There are some changes to registration fees for the 2020 season.
» U6 = $60.  Coaches will act as their own referees starting this season, so U6 fees will be reduced (by $20) as a result
» U8, U14 and HS = $80.  No change from 2021.
» U10 and U12 = $90.  These divisions have end-of-season playoffs, which add significant expenses for PAL ($10 increase)
» Smart Start = $20.  No change from 2021.
» Each registration (online, mail-in or in-person) will have a $3 service charge per session from Sports Connect.
   "Per session" means if you register one player during a single website session there is a $3 charge.  If you register three players all in the
   same website session, there is only one $3 charge.  If you register multiple players in separate website sessions, there will be a $3 per
   session.  In-person registration will also incur the $3 charge because players ultimately are registered in Sports Connect.

2022 Season Calendar (tentative)
» Online registration begins May 15th
» One in-person registration event on July 23th at the Niceville City Hall, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
» Coaches meeting and clinics on Saturday, August 13th at the Niceville Community Center
» Practice begins the week of August 15th for U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 and HS
» Games for U6, U8, U14, HS and VIP divisions on Saturdays from September 10th through October 29th  (8 games)
» Games for U10 and U12 divisions on Saturdays from September 10th through October 15th  (6 games)
» Playoffs for U10 and U12 divisions on weeknights from October 17th to 27th and on Saturdays, October 22nd and 29th
        (3 to 5 additional games)
» Start Start Soccer season runs from September 20th through October 27th.  See the SMART START menu for more info.

PAL Divisions

The following divisions are available for the 2022 PAL season.  To see what division your player is eligible for based on their birth date, consult the 2022 Age Groups Chart available at the top of this page.
» U6 co-ed - for players 4 and 5 years old
» U8B and U8G - separate boys and girls teams, for players 6 and 7 years old
» U10B and U10G - separate boys and girls teams, for players 8 and 9 years old
» U12B and U12G - separate boys and girls teams, for players 10 and 11 years old
» U14 - co-ed, playing full 11v11 games, for players 12 and 13 years old
» High School - co-ed, playing full 11v11 games, for players 14 to 18 years old
» VIP - special needs players
» Smart Start Soccer - ages 3 to 5 with parent/adult participation

Coaches are needed!  Please consider volunteering to be a head coach or an assistant coach.

If you would like to sponsor a team for the 2022 season or know of a business who would like to sponsor a team, please see our Sponsorship Form on the SPONSORS page.

Concession Stand
PAL will not operate concession stands at the game fields during the 2022 season.  Parents and coaches will need to ensure they plan ahead to bring with them everything they need for games, especially water and other hydration, as they will not be available for purchase at the fields.

Additional parent and player resources
» Parent Code of Conduct
» Concussion and Head Injury Fact Sheet
» Uniform Sizing Chart
» Soccer ball sizes:
VIP/U6/U8: Size 3
U10/U12: Size 4
U14/U16/U19: Size 5
» Required and Recommended Equipment
» Prohibited Equipment
» SAY Return to Play (2022 version)
    This form is required for a player to return after being removed for concussion symptoms.  SAY Soccer rules require written authorization
    from a physician or other licensed medical professional before an athlete may return to play after exhibiting concussion symptoms that
    cause that athlete to be removed from the field.