The 2020 Schedule and Registration for the Watermelon League will not be available until spring. For reference purposes, see the 2019 info below.
Free from the pressure and constraints of competitive leagues, our unique Summer Watermelon League appeals to kids from all over the world and all walks of life. They play and learn together in a diverse setting while building their skills and enjoying the fun of 4v4 “grassroots soccer."
Games are two twenty-minute halves. No scores or standings are kept. No coaching from the sidelines is permitted. Players have the opportunity to learn from the game and from each other.
Teams can be multi-age and/or co-ed. The league makes every effort to create weekly matchups that are age- and skill-appropriate so everyone has fun and enjoys a sense of accomplishment.
Kids in grades K-8 play a six-game season on Sundays from early June through late July, excluding Father's Day and the July 4th weekend. Games are played at the McKinley Practice Field (Allen Ave. immediately south of the intersection of Jefferson and I-44), and St. Luke's (7230 Dale Ave, St. Louis, MO 63117).
Schedules are week-to-week since we add teams throughout June. Also, we accommodate special requests (consistent start times, vacation adjustments, etc.)
4v4 League Rules
You should download a copy of our 4v4 rules and review the rules with your team.
- Rules of 4v4 Play Display Version (107 KB pdf)
Sunday Game Dates: June 2, 9, 23, 30; July 14, 21.
Off Dates: 6/16 (Father’s Day), 7/7 (Fourth of July Weekend)
Spring 2020 registration is not yet open. The league fee is $150; however, no team will be turned away due to inability to pay league fees.
If you have questions, please email Tom Michler at firstname.lastname@example.org.