Dear Economics Majors and Minors,

The Economics Department has had a Co Rec soccer team called Optimizers for many years. Members include faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates, BOTH male and female. The players get together two or three times a month (during each semester) to practice and once a semester to play a game against rivals, such as the School of Public Health and the Goizueta Business School. Free pizza and beverages follow each game. This is just for fun and camaraderie, so one does not need to be a pro to join.

Come play Soccer with us! The field in the Kaminsky Park (Candler Fields) are reserved for Optimizers' soccer practices on the days and times listed below. Be on time!

Fall 2017 Schedule

Sunday, September 10, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 17, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 24, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 15, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 22, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday, November 5, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm*
Sunday, November 12, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm*
Sunday, November 19, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm*

*Note: New practice time.

Important Details

Please bring ONE White and ONE Dark (black, navy blue, dark red, or dark brown) shirt for identification as we divide into two teams. Bring a bottle of water for your own consumption.

Please be on time as we start promptly.


The field is located at the end of the Peavine Creek Dr. To get there: Go to Eagle Row (where all the fraternity houses are located) right next to the baseball field, turn into Peavine Creek Drive, and continue until it dead-ends at the soccer field. Visit this Google Map to locate Candler field.

Annual Battle of the Fields Match

Our 2017 Battle of the Fields took place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, in Kaminsky Park (Candler Fields). Econometrics/Macro played against Micro/Health. In an upset from last year's match, Micro/Health beat the Econometrics/Macro team 8-7.

Click here to learn about the Battle of the Fields Match for 2017 and see the photo gallery.

Click here to learn about the Battle of the Fields Match for 2016 and see the photo gallery.

More Information

For more information regarding the Optimizers, please contact:

Blake Allison
baallison AT emory.edu