Happy New Year! I hope your 2018 has started well.
Over the past couple weeks, I have been working with the City of Mesa and have secured a field for us to use for a spring season of Metro footy to make the most of our best weather. That way we can break up the season over the summer to avoid some of the heat, have more time to spend with our families and traveling, and resume practices and games when we get closer to Western Regionals in mid July (very likely again in Denver – they did ask us to host, but it is early July in Phoenix, so go figure!) and Nationals in late October (location still TBD).
So the plan for the spring season is to get kicked off with practice on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Fiesta Sports Complex Field 5 (the American football field) at 950 W 8th Ave, Mesa (https://goo.gl/maps/z9FBfvVVUy32) between Alma School and Extension on 8th Ave, north of US 60. There is parking north of 8th, and also west of Extension south of Crossroads School. We will run practices and Metro games at Fiesta every Friday evening for 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM from February 9 through April 27, except April 13 (due to field irrigation).
We will start with a couple light practices on Friday, February 9 and Friday, February 16 to shake of the cobwebs (and the holiday spirit!). These practices will also be a great opportunity to bring along anyone you know that might be interested in playing with us, and I will make a point of using these practices to work on basic skills with anyone just learning the game.
We will add Tuesday evening practices and pick up the effort from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM from February 20 through April 24, except April 17, also at Fiesta.