When & Where We Practice & Play (Horry County):
U4, U5, U6, U7, U8, U9G = Size 3 Ball
U9, U10, U11, U12, U13G = Size 4 Ball
Varsity = 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
U4, U5, U6 will practice ONCE per week on either a Tuesday OR Friday.
U7 & U8 (U9G) will practice ONCE or TWICE per week on either a Tuesday AND/OR Friday.
U9, U10 (U13G), U12 and Varsity 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 - will be > 5:30pm or 6:30pm
Varsity - will be > 6:45pm
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
Varsity play 11v11 for 35 min halves
Game Times & Locations (Horry County):
Saturday morning games starting at 9:00 am thru early afternoon. COVID exceptions may apply.
Co-Ed: U4, U5, U6 > all play @ Socastee Park: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm
Co-Ed: U7, U8 > all play @ Socastee Park: 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
All-Girls: U9, U13 > cross-league play vs. YMCA teams @ Market Common*** at 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm.
Co-Ed: U10, U12, Varsity > cross-league play vs. YMCA teams @ Market Common*** at 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm.
(*** based on field availability an odd game may be required to play at Socastee or YMCA 65th Ave N. fields)