Members of the OFFL are "awful" soccer players and proud of it.
Actually, awful is what members of the Old Farts Futbol League have nicknamed themselves, after the abbreviation OFFL.
Many of the players grew up kicking the soccer ball around and are thrilled to have a weekly pick-up game in their backyard.
OFFL started in 2007 with a few neighborhood families meeting at Huntingtowne Farms Park to practice soccer drills with their kids.
"We quickly grew as more and more people began showing up," says Kenny Brown, 35, an unofficial OFFL founder who organizes the league's Facebook page. "Some of the people who joined us had been playing soccer all their lives - like my wife. Others, like myself, had never played soccer in our lives, until we put this club together."
In 2008, OFFL added touch-football games to its offerings, as well as an annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl, Christmas Bowl and New Year Bowl.
Participants of the soccer club set aside Sunday afternoons to play and socialize for a few hours.
But the club goes beyond soccer. It's about family time, building friendships, teaching young kids a love of the game, learning from experienced players. . That's what keeps everyone coming back.
The OFFL has a loose set of rules. It's usually dark shirts versus light; there are no official teams, but it always seems to work out. The die-hards bring both colors, ready to switch sides and back again as needed. Sometimes there are enough players for a big game, other times its three on three.
There are no referees, no official game clock. Men, women, children - the occasional stray dog - all are welcome to play.
The only official rule is kids come first.
"It's family friendly," said Brown. "Everybody understands, when the kids are on the field, the kids come first."
Brown admits that in five years, those same kids they let shoot goals and dribble past them have gotten really good.
"Now some of them have grown enough where we couldn't stop them from scoring if we wanted to," he said.
Ron Ugalde, 43, heard about OFFL from Brown's wife, Lauren. Ugalde was coaching his sons' soccer team at the time but had never played before. Several seasons later, his game has improved.
"I have learned from players with 20 to 30 years of experience," said Ugalde. "We have international players that bring a definite flare to the game, and we have gentlemen in their 50s showing the younger players that experience, skill and a game plan consistently trump youth and energy."
Fellow OFFL unofficial co-founder Randy Carriker, 40, admits he is a soccer junkie. He started playing at age 12, "which in today's world would put me six years behind where kids start now," he said.
Carriker played in junior college and participates in soccer leagues year round. To him, OFFL is what a good neighborhood is all about. Adults and kids enjoying the sunshine (although they have been known to play in an inch of snow), friendly competition, laughs, watching everyone's kids grow up and getting to know your neighbors. "It's almost like being a kid again," he said.
What brings everyone back to the field every Sunday are the people and the opportunity to connect.
"Our lives are so busy, that is an opportunity to slow down, have fun with neighbors and family and kick a ball," said Ugalde. "We have something very special here."