Competitive U11+

All players (including current players) who wish to play competitive in the 2018-19 season (Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer) must register for tryouts. Tryouts will be held at the Scheels Soccer Complex in West Fargo:

Girls born 2006 & older: Tuesday 17th July 5.30 - 6.30pm

Girls born 2007 & 2008: Thursday 19th July 5.30 - 6.30pm

Boys born 2006 & older: Tuesday 17th July 7.30 - 8.30pm

Boys born 2007 & 2008: Thursday 19th July 6.45 - 7.45pm

Age Groups

For the 2018-19 season, we will be holding try-outs for teams in the following age groups:

  • Boys born in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
  • Girls born in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

Players born in 2009 & 2010 are eligible for our Travel Academy Program.

Players born 2011 and younger are eligible for both our Academy Program and our Rec program

Boys and Girls born 2002 or older are welcome to register for tryouts. If we have enough interest to form teams at age groups older than U16 we will do so, but we do not currently anticipate having sufficient numbers to make teams.

Overview

Competitive (travel) soccer requires a high level of commitment from players and their families, including practices 2/3 times a week, and travel for games.

Although we do not ask players to have soccer as their only sport, the high level of commitment needed for our program means soccer should be the top priority sport of each athlete during our season. When placed on the roster, each player commits to being at training sessions, games and tournaments unless he or she is ill, injured, has a significant family event etc. Players who compete in multiple sports in the same season should be prepared to discuss their participation with their coaches and must understand that playing time will be impacted by attendance at practice.

The base model of our program is built on players taking part in both of our outdoor soccer seasons (Fall and Spring/Summer), though we do allow registration for individual seasons. We also offer an optional Winter season for indoor soccer.

Games

Over the course of a full soccer year, our competitive teams play games in a variety of opportunities, including:

  • Travel tournaments
  • Local tournaments
  • Twin Cities Soccer League
  • Regional Championships
  • North Dakota Soccer League
  • NW Border League
  • North Dakota State Championships
  • South Dakota Development League
  • 'Friendly' / 'Scrimmage' / 'Jamboree' games with other local clubs
  • ‘In-Club’ games

Not all teams will participate in the same events throughout the season, as we look to find appropriate environments for our players to compete in.

Practices

Competitive teams practice three times in a typical week.

This is reduced to twice in Holiday weeks, weeks after a weekend tournament, and other such situations. 

U11 & U12 are typically 75-minute sessions

U13 & older are typically 90-minute sessions

Playing Time

U11 & U12 age groups: players will play no less than 50% of each game unless injured, disciplinary action or repetitively miss training sessions.

U13 & older age groups: players will play no less than 25% of each game unless in the case of injury, disciplinary action or repetitive missed practices.

Team Formation

Teams/ Player pools will be determined once registrations are completed. For some age groups there will be a defined ‘team’ for the  season, while for other age groups there will be a ‘player pool’. Such pools typically have sufficient players to form two teams at tournaments / events.

Season Dates

Fall: August 20th to October 7th (14th for TCSL teams)

Winter: to be confirmed

Spring/Summer 2019: April 15th to June 30th

 

Fall 2018 Season Dates

Teams playing two tournaments:

Monday August 20th - Practices start

Thursday August 30th - In Club games

Monday September 3rd - no practices, Labor Day

Sat 15th &  Sun 16th September - Travel Tournament to either:

SDSSA Target Cup, Mitchell, SD

PL Fall Finisher, Prior Lake, MN

Sunday September 30th - In Club games (afternoon)

Sat 6th & Sun 7th October - NSC Fall Cup, Blaine, MN

 

Teams playing Twin Cities Soccer League:

Monday August 20th - Practices start

Thursday August 30th - In Club games

Monday September 3rd - no practices, Labor Day

Weekends:

9/8 & 9/9        TCSL games

9/15 & 9/16     Open weekend

9/22 & 9/23    TCSL games

9/29 & 9/30    TCSL games

10/6 & 10/7     Open weekend

10/13 & 10/14   Autumn Cup

Fees

  • Fall season - $375
    • Plus electronic payment processing fee
    • Uniform fee for new players is $136 (+tax) at Scheels
  • Can be paid via non-refundable deposit & 2 further monthly installments
  • No hidden fees
  • No fundraising requirement
  • Season fee covers 2 travel tournaments
  • The total season fee of $375 compromises:
    • $225 club fees. This covers ongoing club costs, including:
      • Staff salaries: Coaches, Director of Training & Development, Executive Director, Club Administrator
      • Other costs: Fields, referees, player cards, events, insurance, website etc.
    • $150 for 2 travel tournaments ($75 per tournament)
      • Or $150 for season participation in Twin Cities Soccer League
  • If a team elects to enter an additional tournament, that would be at additional cost

 

Coaches

Please see our Coaches page for details of Coaches for our competitive program.

Uniforms

See our Uniform page.

Registration

All players who wish to play competitive soccer during the 2018-19 season need to register for tryouts.

This applies for players wishing to play any of our seasons - Fall, Winter or Spring/Summer

Competitive Program Philosophy

  • Player enjoyment and development are our top priorities
  • We will focus on personal development in addition to soccer development. This involves development of character, sportsmanship, leadership and more.
  • Player development is more important than team results
    • We will not evaluate ourselves on wins or losses. We will evaluate ourselves on player and team development. To do this, we must realize the importance that failure plays in the equation of player and team development. Our goal is to create environments focused on long term growth versus immediate results.
  • We will aim to find competitive environments appropriate for players & teams, for example:
    • Entering teams in ‘high’/‘lower’ brackets (as appropriate)
    • Using NDSA and in-club games for developmental benefit
    • Placing more emphasis on competitiveness at tournaments
    • Seeking higher/less competitive tournaments (as appropriate)
  • We will strive to challenge, motivate, and provide very competitive environments for our most driven players. Examples include:
    • Potential play in Regional tournaments
    • Potential play in Minnesota State Championships
    • Potential play in Twin Cities Soccer League
    • Active involvement in USYS Dakota ODP
    • Active involvement in ND11 Sate team program
  • We will strive to challenge, motivate, and provide competitive training environments for our most driven players
  • We will provide players with instruction on how to improve & develop outside of practices. Development is in proportion to effort and touches on a ball – players need to practice outside of/in addition to club practices
  • RRV United encourages all of its coaches to teach possession based soccer. To do this effectively, coaches teach their players to be comfortable on the ball technically while also introducing age appropriate tactical sessions

Scheels Soccer Complex:

1010 13th Ave W,

West Fargo, ND 58078

Mailing address:

PO Box 38,

West Fargo, ND 58078

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