It's been more than a month since the soccer fields were left unplayable. Now, it could be up to a year before those teams affected can return to their home field.
In soccer, teams need to adjust when they're down a goal. But Dixon teams have to adjust to being down a home field.
"You take away something they're used to, it's hard for any kid to adjust to," says Nicole Watson.
It's hard for coaches like her. Her Under-11 team can't play at Baker Park's fields this year because of the work at the park. Watson says the lost field is hurting her players and they must travel miles away for games and practice.
"I have a practice for my team once a week at my house," she says.
But their temporary home even forces in-game adjustments.
"We're supposed to start out with eleven players. When we had to move fields and play in Clay, they had to change the field size," Watson says. "So, now, we start with seven."
"It's not only affected the soccer team, but it affected a lot of things," says Amanda Rigdon.
Things like travel costs for parents like Rigdon. She says the extra miles puts an extra burden on her budget.
"It made me even second guess letting her play because of the inconvenience for us to get her back and forth from practices," she says.
The fields could be ready next fall. But coaches and parents hope they don't have to adjust anymore.