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Real Colorado Competitive Opportunities The competitive program of Real Colorado is committed to empowering each student – athlete with the skills to reach their greatest soccer potential. Our staff recognizes that each player has a unique set of attributes and goals. Our objective as a coaching staff is to accurately evaluate the ability of each player and to place them on a team that will promote their greatest development. We also offer a pre-season tryout camp to better prepare each child for the tryout experience. Tryout guides will be located at the bottom of this page once they are available!
For current U11 – U18 Real competitive players, the end of year tryout is no longer a tool used in determining the placement of our players. Players are evaluated at trainings and matches throughout the year by their team coach and other Real staff coaches. For new 2016 U11’s, the tryouts will be a factor in the placement, but season performance during the season in games and trainings will also be significantly considered. Real coaches will have made a comprehensive evaluation of current players prior to try-outs. Some of the criteria used in the evaluation process include:
- Club or team played on for the previous season
- Technical ability
- Skill in the air
- Speed of play
- Movement off the ball
- Work rate
- positional need from a higher listed team
Level of Team Real Colorado has competitive teams in ages U-11 through U-18 for both girls and boys. There are several levels of teams within each age group. Each level of team is referred to by its own distinct name. All teams require a commitment to the team, a consistent work ethic, support of the coach and club expectations. Be aware that the highest level teams in each age group will have a rigorous training schedule and will compete in several out of state tournaments each year.
Player Placement As stated above, current Real players are observed throughout the soccer season at both trainings and matches by members of the Real coaching staff to ensure placement on the most appropriate team for the ensuing season. Non-Real and Real Recreational players currently U11 and older who are considering placement on a Real competitive team need to be observed at a team training for evaluation – (Click Here). This needs to be completed prior to May 16th to best evaluate your player and permit your player to evaluate Real. Prior to training with a Real Colorado team, it is important for you to inform your existing club of this intent to avoid uncomfortable conversations later.
Important Dates for Current Players
- Will be updated Spring 2016
Registration for upcoming U11 tryouts You must register in advance to ensure our staff has accurate contact information.