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Real Colorado Player Placement

Real Colorado Player Placement
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.

Interested in finding out more about Real Colorado?  

  • Consider coming to one of our competitive camps to experience our staff and see what it’s all about here at Real Colorado.

Level of Team
Real Colorado begins the selection process of grouping together like ability players at U9 and U10 in our Junior Academy followed by our competitive, DA and ECNL programs as beginning at U11.  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.

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Player Placement

Current Real Colorado Competitive Players:

At Real Colorado, we believe strongly our players are best evaluated over the course of a season versus a single training or game.  To that end, it’s important players and their families recognize that each opportunity to play is a chance to improve and impress, that training and games that fall on either side of the spectrum will get minimized through a deeper look and all help us find the best place for a player to thrive.  

Key Dates:

  • Week of June 15th – ECNL boys and girls player placement 
  • Week of June 22nd – new U11-U14 boys and girls teams as well as U15-U19 girls teams player placement.  All current Real Colorado players are expected to attend tryouts if interested in playing this Fall. See our schedule here.

Out of Club or Real Colorado Recreational Players:

Real Colorado Fall 2020 player placement for players outside of our competitive program fall in the current U11 – U14 age groups into three (3) opportunities. 

  • Individual players trials. If you are interested in getting a individual player trial, please fill out this form.  Please note training will only take place if we are safely able to return to the fields.
  • Attend our pre tryout camps.  Currently scheduled for June 19th – see our camps.
  • Attend our formal player placement tryouts the week of June 22nd.  See our schedule here
    • Real Colorado Players should plan to wear their red training tops, black shorts and black socks
    • Out of club players should come in their white current club uniform top with soccer shorts and soccer socks.  This is will assist our staff in recognizing out of club players as well as ensure we don’t need to over use pennies. white t-shirt is acceptable if a jersey is not available.
    • Everyone should bring their own water.

All players interested in attending tryouts for one of our competitive teams should register here.

Fall U11 Tryout Registration          Fall U12-U19 Tryout Registration  

Due to the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, everything is fluid at this time and we ask that you regularly check back for the latest information.  It is still very important for you to fill out the form so we have your contact information and can alert you to possible opportunities to train with our teams and get updates related to tryouts. Be Safe!

2005 Boys Fall Only League - 8th/9th Grade Team Formation
2006 Boys Fall ONLY League – 8th/9th Grade Team Formation

If you are a 2006 8th or 9th graders interested in playing club soccer during the Fall 2020 season, please see our tryout schedule.

  • Real Colorado Players should plan to wear their red training tops, black shorts and black socks
  • Out of club players should come in their white current club uniform top with soccer shorts and soccer socks.  This is will assist our staff in recognizing out of club players as well as ensure we don’t need to over use pennies. white t-shirt is acceptable if a jersey is not available.
  • Everyone should bring their own water.
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If you are interested in finding out more please email Shawn Comegys with your question(s).

ECNL 2020/2021 Player Placement Plan - Girls

Real Colorado is committed to matching players and programs to help create an exciting environment that is both challenging and fun for our players.  For Fall 2020, Real Colorado has rejoined the ECNL for our highest level of development on the girls side and we are extremely excited to be one of a very few clubs given two teams per age group as a reflection of the depth and talent of our coaching staff and player pools.  Already in 2020 Real Colorado has had 14 players called into US Soccer YNT, MNT or WNT camps.  It’s how we play the game at Real that will help challenge you in a way you have never imagined.

Contact information and Rules:

  • Current players from non-DA clubs may contact us at anytime to request a trial.  
  • May 1st, 2020 – current U13 players from current clubs in the DA may contact us about a trial with our teams.
  • Please fill out the following form if you would like to be considered for our ECNL teams and you are a player from outside of Real Colorado.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, player placement can be very fluid and it is very important you reach out to us if interested in our ECNL program so we can communicate our player placement plan with you efficiently.  Be Safe!

Important Player Placement Information:

  • Real Colorado player placement for the 2020/2021 season will take place the week of June 15th.  See the schedule here.
    • Real Colorado Players should plan to wear their red training tops, black shorts and black socks
    • Out of club players should come in their white current club uniform top with soccer shorts and soccer socks.  This is will assist our staff in recognizing out of club players as well as ensure we don’t need to over use pennies. A white t-shirt is acceptable if a jersey is not available.
    • Everyone should bring their own water.

 

  • Players will be asked to make a commitment for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season at that time if offered a spot on one of our ECNL teams.
    • Players who are on the bubble between the ECNL 1 (National) and 2 (Athletico) teams in an age group will be notified the week of the 15th and a final decision could be made as late as after the Arsenal Tournament in August.  These players will still be expected to make a commitment to the ECNL program after the June 15th tryouts. 

Real Colorado supports two teams in the Elite Clubs National League.  We expect our players interested in these programs to be excellent in both player and in person. Our goal is to develop a game-centric approach allowing for long-term development to occur through the refining of talent through challenge and application of skills and tactics. As the sport of soccer grows in the United States, young players in our country need the proper environment to compete against the world’s elite. Real’s ECNL program provide a national platform for development and competition for the nation’s top youth soccer players, coaches and referees by emphasizing development through quality training and limited, meaningful competition.

2020/2021 HS Girls Competitive Tryouts

Fall 2020 HS Girls Player Placement – Real Colorado is committed to matching players and programs to help create an exciting environment that is both challenging and fun for our players.  

At Real Colorado we believe strongly our players are best evaluated over the course of season, but with high school soccer taking place in the spring, we find it vital to include several player placement dates to best accommodate the development a player might make during their high school season.  Players must register prior to attending any of the sessions below. Please see the following schedule:


Real Colorado Fall 2020 player placement for players outside of our competitive program fall in the current high school age groups into two (2) opportunities. 

  • Attending the HS girls kickarounds –
    • The in-club kick-around will be held on Friday June 12th at the Real Complex.
      • 1:00-2:30 pm will be 05 Girls for GU16
      • 2:30-4:00 pm will be 04 Girls for GU17
      • 4:00-5:30 pm will be 02/03 Girls for GU18/19
      • Out of club players by invite only – email Bud Harper, budh@realcolorado.net.  
      • All players MUST register for this kick-around:

        Kick Around Registration

  • Attend our formal player placement tryouts the week of June 22nd.  See our schedule here.
    • Real Colorado Players should plan to wear their red training tops, black shorts and black socks
    • Out of club players should come in their white current club uniform top with soccer shorts and soccer socks.  This is will assist our staff in recognizing out of club players as well as ensure we don’t need to over use pennies.  A white t-shirt is acceptable if a jersey is not available.
    • Everyone should bring their own water.

Please contact Bud Harper, Budh@realcolorado.net, with any questions


All players interested in trying out for a Real Colorado Competitive team must register here.

Fall U12-U19 Tryout Registration  

Due to the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible we will not be able to bring out of club kids to train with our teams prior to tryouts.  It is still very important for you to fill out the form so we have your contact information and can alert you to possible opportunities to train with our teams and get updates related to tryouts. Be Safe!

2020/2021 Player Placement Plan - New Academy Boys Program - formerly the DA

Real Colorado will join 64 top youth soccer clubs and the MLS youth academies as a founding member of a new boys elite platform. The new platform, which will include more than 8,000 players throughout the U.S. and Canada, will consist of elite year-round competition, as well as player identification initiatives, coaching education opportunities, and additional programming to create the premier player development environment.

Press Release on New League

If you are from outside of Real Colorado and interested in our top program, please contact us to get our our communication list to find out more.

Real Colorado is committed to matching players and programs to help create an exciting environment that is both challenging and fun for our players.  It’s how we play the game at Real that will help challenge you in a way you have never imagined.

Contact information and Rules:

  • May 1st, 2020 – current U13 players and older players should contact us.
  • Additionally, please fill out the following form if you would like to be considered for our top boys program teams and you are a player from outside of Real Colorado. Upon filling out the form you will be contacted by a staff member to confirm your interest in our Academy program. If you do not receive a confirmation from a staff member at Real Colorado within 2-3 business days, please  contact us.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, player placement can be very fluid and it is very important you reach out to us if interested in our top boys program so we can communicate our player placement plan with you efficiently.  Be Safe!

Important Player Placement Information:

  • Real Colorado player placement for the 2020/2021 season will be tentatively as follows:
    • Initial tryouts the week of June 15th – See our schedule here.
    • Tentative additional dates – July 1st, July 7th and July 8th as necessary in recognition of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Players should be prepared to attend all tryout dates and must communicate in advance with staff if there is a conflict to see if an accommodation can be reached.
  • Players will be asked to make a commitment for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season at that time if offered a spot.  
ECNL 2020/2010 Player Placement Plan - Boys

Real Colorado is committed to matching players and programs to help create an exciting environment that is both challenging and fun for our players.  The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded to improve the daily environment for boys youth soccer players through a collaborative club-based development program featuring competition, player identification, and coaching and club development platforms. The Boys ECNL will include both regular season conference games and cross-conference events, and qualifying teams from the Boys ECNL will advance to the post-season Elite National Premier League (ENPL) Playoffs.  If you are interested in a trial or to find out more information, please contact us.

Contact information and Rules:

  • Current players from non-ECNL clubs may contact us at anytime to request a trial. Please fill out the following form if you would like to be considered for our ECNL teams.
  • Current players from current ECNL clubs may contact us at anytime and may trial with us beginning May 1st, 2020. 

Player Placement – players must attend each day to be considered

  • Real Colorado player placement for the 2020/2021 season will be tentatively as follows:
    • Initial tryouts the week of June 15thSee our schedule here.
    • Tentative additional dates – July 1st, July 7th and July 8th as necessary in recognition of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Players should be prepared to attend all tryout dates and must communicate in advance with staff if there is a conflict to see if an accommodation can be reached.
  • Players will be asked to make a commitment for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season at that time if offered a spot.  

Due to the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, everything is fluid at this time and we ask that you regularly check back for the latest information.  It is still very important for you to fill out the form so we have your contact information and can alert you to possible opportunities to train with our teams and get updates related to tryouts. Be Safe!

2020/2021 HS Boys Competitive Tryouts

Spring 2020 HS Boys Player Placement – Real Colorado is committed to matching players and programs to help create an exciting environment that is both challenging and fun for our players.  

Real Colorado Player Placement has completed for the Spring 2020 season.  As we are constantly assessing the needs of our teams, if you are still interested in joining a Real Colorado team for the spring season, please contact Bud Harper.

Please contact Bud Harper, Budh@realcolorado.net, with any questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What happens to the team when high school starts?
A:  Age groups U-11 through U-14 compete during both the fall and spring seasons.  For high school age groups, boy’s teams compete in the Spring for club and girls compete in the Fall for club.
Q:  My child wants to play other sports during the year.  Can they still play on a Real competitive team?
A:  We recognize that many players enjoy other sports.  This is an important consideration in team placement for your child.  The higher the level of team, the greater the expectation for training, travel and costs.  When a team travels, our goal is to compete to win the tournament.  If you know that your child will have conflicts with other sports or family commitments, you should discuss that with the coaching staff PRIOR to team placement.  When you accept a team placement, you are committing to all the player expectations for the team. Players should have a positive soccer experience if they are placed on the team that meets their soccer ability as well as personal goals.
Q:  Once my child accepts a position on a team, what happens next?
A:  For the newly formed U-11 teams, you will be notified of a parent/player meeting at which time key information regarding the club and upcoming season will be disseminated.  For existing teams, the Team Manager will begin to distribute information. If you are new to Real, the Team Manager is a volunteer parent who serves as the liaison between the club and parents/players and will be contacting you to discuss registration/uniforms/player accounts and other essential information.

FAQ’s specific to new Fall 2019 U11 players.

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