When & Where We Practice & Play (Horry County):
U4, U5, U6, U7, U8 = Size 3 Ball
U9, U10, U11, U12 (U13) = Size 4 Ball
U14, U15, U16 = Size 5 Ball
Socastee Park (with lights) - Tuesday & Friday
Address: 7485 Butler Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(at Socastee Park all select teams practice on Mon, Weds & Thurs evenings starting at 5:30pm)
Carolina Forest (lights now available) - Tuesday & Friday
Address: 950 International Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Market Common (with lights) - Available all days depending on choice by the Team Head Coach
Main Days: Tuesday & Friday (also optionally available Mon, Weds, Thurs per Head Coach)
Address: 770 Swallow Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
U4, U5, U6 will practice ONCE per week on either a Tuesday OR Friday. There may be an ocassional exception to these days at Market Common or Carolina Forest depending upon Coach availability.
U7 & U8 will practice ONCE or TWICE per week on either a Tuesday OR Friday.
U9, U10, U12, U14 and U18 will practice TWICE per week on Tuesday & Friday nights.
All coaches in the McDonald's League are volunteers, mainly Mom's & Dad's with some college students. Therefore, practice times are set based on the Coach's availability & work schedule. Sometimes, parents like to coach, so they can coordinate their child's schedule as they are already bringing their child to practice.
Ocassionally, practice may begin as early as 4:00pm - 4:30pm (some teams and coaches agree to do this).
Commonly, practice will start around 5:30pm or 6:00pm for the younger ages. A second time slot of 6:30pm to 7:45pm will host the older ages.
Again , these are guidelines and the volunteer coach's availability & schedule will ultimately determine the exact practice time.
U4, U5, U6 - could be > 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm
U7, U8 - will be > 5:00pm or 5:30pm (most common)
U9, U10, U12, U14 - will be > 5:30pm or 6:30pm
U18 - will be > 6:30pm
Game Formats (Horry County):
U4, U5, U6 play 3v3 for 4x8 min quarters.
U7, U8 play 5v5 (Goalkeeper is introduced) for 4x10 min quarters
U9, U10 play 7v7 for 25 min halves
U12 play 9v9 for 30 min halves
U14 play 9v9 for 35 min halves
U18 play 11v11 for 40 min halves
Game Times & Locations (Horry County):
Saturday morning games starting at 9:00 am thru early afternoon
Co-Ed: U4, U5, U6 > all play @ Socastee Park: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm
Co-Ed: U7, U8, U9, U10, U12, U14 > all play @ Socastee Park: 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
All-Girls: U6 > all play @ Socastee Park: 9am, 10am, 11am
All-Girls: U8, U10 > cross-league play vs. YMCA teams @ Market Common: 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
Co-Ed: U18 > cross-league play vs. YMCA teams @ Market Common: 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm