Evolution Soccer aims to provide match opportunities for teams across all age and ability groups, through competitions, festivals and tournaments. Below is an overview of the events which are on offer throughout the year. For a more detailed description of our games programme please click the link at the bottom of the page.
In-House Festivals & Tournaments
In-house festivals and tournaments are events that gently expose the players to elements of competitive football, create opportunities for children to have nonprescriptive creative play in a fun, enjoyable environment, and ensure sufficient game time for all. These festivals may take several formats including Street Soccer, 3v3, 4v4 etc. Where possible, teams are entered into similar ability groups to ensure fair competition throughout.
The 5-aside format allows players to develop confidence on the ball, improve their decision making in one-on-one situations and ball retention. Players experience the alternative format in a fun, enjoyable environment, which will focus on enhancing the player’s love of the game.
The Junior Stars League (JSL) has been created in order to provide regular competition and match experience for all Evolution Soccer players in the under 7 to under 12 age categories. From under 7 to under 10, players will be placed in a different team each week, and compete in a round robin tournament, culminating in a playoff. Awards and certificates will be presented to the winning teams, as well as standout performers each week. Under 11 and under 12 players will compete in a league format with each team playing the other twice throughout the season. A cup competition will take place at the midway point to give players experience of a different type of match format. Players will be ‘signed’ via a ‘draft’ system at the start of the season and remain with that team throughout. A transfer window will allow the organisers an opportunity to balance out the teams to ensure the league remains as competitive as possible and players remain motivated. For more information please visit http://juniorstarsleague.com.
The Evo 9’s is a 9 aside league which has been created in order to provide regular competition for our under 14 and 16 teams who will experience the ups and downs of winning and losing on a fortnightly basis. Games will be played at a variety of locations throughout Doha to give players the experience of playing in a home and away setting.
Competition plays a major role in the development of all players. Evolution Soccer regularly hosts the best Soccer Schools from all over Doha to compete against our Advanced Development teams in the format called the “Evolution Soccer Tri-Series”. Opponents are selected according to specific criteria such as the standard of their development program and their coaching philosophy. By competing against strong teams, and often playing a year up, the Advanced Development teams have the chance to play against as many different styles and systems as possible and, most of all, in a competitive environment.