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La Ginga - An Outdoor Soccer Tournament

  • South Centre, 6520 Roper Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 3K8 (map)

La Ginga Soccer Tournament Rules (Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions):
- Teams must submit their names before August 21st, 2019 at laconnexional@gmail.com
- These are small coed mini games.
- Field will be cut in half for each game instead of the whole field
- 6 vs 6 games but teams can be up to 10 players if needed with substitutes at anytime.
- Maximum of 4 Men on the field per team
- Minimum of 2 Women on the field per team
- Minimum of 4 players to start the game
- 10 minute games
- $30 per team to register ($5 or less per person)
- Player can only be part of one team (through out the tournament)
- No foul language
- Each player will need shin guards and comfortable shoes to wear preferably (cleats)
- No use of hands when ball rolls out
- No goalkeepers
- Player must be out of the semi circle created near the net

PS: If a team does not have any Women, they can still play BUT they WILL BE PLAYING short handed with only 4 Men maximum on the field at any given time (Their team can still be up to 10 players to allow substitutes).
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Pronounced "Jin-ga" in Brazilian Portuguese, La Ginga basically means "absolute bliss or happiness. It means not to take life too seriously and to confront hardship with the right combination of toes, heels and hips.The Portuguese word conjures up an almost dance-like way of running". La Ginga is the love of community, the passion for sports and the happiness found in every single one of us as we bond over the beautiful game that is Soccer: On Sunday, September 1st, come experience "La Ginga" magic within yourself and your community.

Brought to you by La Connexional & The Zimbabwe Cultural Society of Alberta

PS: Everyone is welcome to attend, watch and/or play!
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You can read more about La Ginga here:
https://medium.com/@ModernBrazil2016/ginga-brazils-beautiful-fun-and-free-football-style-324d27d08376

https://www.redbull.com/in-en/ginga-–-the-brazilian-lifestyle

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