Acadia Fire U12 boys’ soccer head coach Andy Odeen gives instructions to his players during a Maine State Premier League game last year. Acadia Fire will be offering fall travel soccer teams once again this season. EMILY ELLIS PHOTO

Acadia Fire to offer teams for fall travel soccer leagues



TRENTON — Acadia Fire is set to offer teams for a travel soccer league set to be held this fall.

Several sets of teams will be offered with players organized according to age. U12-U14 teams will play six-game Maine State Premier League schedules ahead of possible playoff games, and noncompetitive play will be offered for the U9-U11 (two shorter games on the six U12-U16 game days) and U6-U8 (four-on-four league) teams.

Practices are set to begin Aug. 16 with games to be held in September and October. Teams will train twice a week at Trenton Elementary School during the season. The club will also take teams to a statewide tournament in Sanford for Indigenous Peoples Day (Oct. 11).

Acadia Fire still hopes to secure an indoor facility that would be used during the winter months. Acadia Fire teams traveled 80 miles southwest to Warren for practices and games this past winter after the organization moved out of its old “firehouse” facility on Bar Harbor Road in Trenton in December.

“It has become clear that, if there were an indoor turf facility here similar to The Pitch [in] Warren, it would serve more than just soccer,” Executive Director Emily Ellis said. “There could be batting cages and even room for softball and baseball to do scrimmages and multiple teams to practice at one time for multiple sports.”

For more information on the upcoming offerings, go online to www.AcadiaFireSoccer.com or email Ellis at [email protected]

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