Thursday, April 27, 2017

2017 Season is Here!

Welcome to the 2017 season of the Human League


It’s that time of year again! Starting next week May 2nd, the season will begin and we hope you will once  again join us. The 9th year of The Human League will begin May 2nd and run every Tuesday through OCT 17th (extension through end October possible based on interest). 

What to Expect  The Human League is:

·    Co-ed - Both men and women play
·    Recreational - Players have various levels of experience. If you are fairly new to the sport, play hard. If you are a pro, adjust accordingly. There isn't a championship. Everyone is playing for fun.
·    Pick-up style - This is a flexible format. Everyone shows up, splits into teams, and plays 90 minute games. Players will self-referee and handle subbing on the fly.
·    Informal - As with any informal pick-up league, it's hard to predict what turnout will be like from week to week. It's important that everyone is flexible and willing to adapt on occasion (for example, be willing to play in a short game or sub more).

How Teams are Made
After everyone shows up, teams will be separated by shirt color. All the black shirts will be on one team and all the white shirts will be on the other. How do you decide which shirt color to wear each night? We recommend flipping a coin. We like to mix it up and keep it random. Also, this is why it's important that you bring the opposite color t-shirt with you every night - in case you need to switch teams to even up the numbers. 

Players must abide by the linked “Player Code of Conduct.”


Games are every Tuesday evening beginning May 2nd. Games begin at 6pm so show up early if possible to get geared up. The final game will be August 30th (possible extension through October based on desire and need).


Louisville Champions Park, 2050 River Rd., 40206 (River Road and Edith Avenue). Parking is available on Edith Avenue. Field 4 is reserved for The Human League. Look for the league flag. Check out the map from the 2012 post below.


 The Human League Philosophy on the Weather
Soccer is not afraid of the rain and neither are you. We will play whenever it is safely possible to do so. Rain alone will not cancel a game. For the safety of the players, activities will be cancelled for the following weather-related reasons: 

Lightning/Thunder: In the event of lightning/thunder, all activities must be halted immediately. Players should return to their vehicles or other shelter for safety. Activities should not resume until at least 30 minutes after the last incidence of lightning/thunder.

Other Dangerous Weather Conditions: In the event there are other weather conditions that may present a danger to players (e.g. hail, dangerous winds, torrential downpours), all activities should be suspended while the dangerous weather conditions are present.

Field Conditions: If the pitch is so wet (standing water) that it could be damaged by playing on it, then games should be suspended. Fortunately, Champions Park drains very well.

So what should you do?

The decision will always be made at the playing fields at the scheduled game time. There will always be a league representative on site to make the final call. Plan on showing up for the official word unless the weather is obviously going to be too bad throughout the game time.

Shin guards are required. Socks should fully cover shin guards. 
Soccer cleats are highly recommended - no metal cleats 
Two t-shirts (one black, one white)
Some other recommended items: drinking water, sunscreen.

The fee is $24.00 (twenty four) per player for a 24 game season which is a dollar per game. This is to cover the cost of the Metro Parks’ playing field and general liability insurance that Metro Parks requires us to maintain.
Due to the new requirement of carrying liability insurance, players will only be able to participate if they have paid and are 20 or older. 

In order to pay for the season, please use the "Buy it Now" button below.  Paying through Paypal makes keeping track of who has paid very simple.

Release Form
NOTE: All players need to submit a new release form this year. 

The release forms are now electronic. Please fill out the linked form below. All players must have a release form on file.

Release Form

See you on the pitch!

Best regards,

Stuart Mushala et. al
The Human League