Phone: (303) 694-6882 • Fax: (303) 694-4803• 8200 S. Akron St. Suite 122 Centennial, CO 80112 • Hours: Tues-Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM realcares@realcolorado.net

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.  To that end Real Colorado is the only club in Colorado to offer a complete range of opportunities for our membership including both the boys and girls US Soccer Development Academy programs, both the boys and girls Elite Clubs National League programs as well as the competitive leagues of Colorado Soccer Association.  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 its all about here at Real Colorado.
  • Fill out the linked form and attend a train session with an appropriate Real team.  Remember we can only add after the initial player placement period when the players ability and the need of the team match up.

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 2019 Competitive Tryouts

At Real Colorado, we believe strongly our players are best evaluated over the course of a season versus a single training, game or tryout.  This is an advantage for our players and helps us find the best matching team for our players.

Additionally we recognize for really any number of reasons, players in our recreational program or from outside of Real, might like to explore our club to see if Real is a good fit.  If you would be new to our competitive program, please fill out the linked form and get scheduled to attend a training session with an appropriate Real team for evaluation.  For these players it very important to reach out prior to our out of club tryouts to get a trial within our club.

With that information in mind please see the following important dates for players in and out of Real’s competitive program:

Out of Club or Real Colorado Recreational Players:

  • Current players from outside of Real Colorado may request a trial at anytime.
  • Please fill out the linked form and get scheduled to attend a training session for trial with an appropriate Real team for evaluation.
  • May 28 -31: Player Placement Tryouts for out of club  and  intra club recreational players.
    • Tryout times and places are TBD
  • High school girls kick arounds have not be scheduled yet, but 2-3 will be scheduled in advance of the player placement tryouts.

In Club Player Currently in our Competitive Program: 

  • May 17-19: Real Colorado players who will be offered a spot on a lower team will be contacted via phone call
  • May 20: Real Colorado competitive players will receive an email invitation to their Fall 2019/Spring 2020 teams.
    • Registration will open on May 20.
  • May 28:  Registration must be completed and first installment paid to guarantee placement on the invited team.
  • May 28 – 31: Player Placement Tryouts for out of club  and  intra club recreational players.
    • Historically Real Colorado white teams are asked to participate in the out of club tryout to assist in evaluation and numbers. In some age groups a different team might be asked to attend. When a Real Colorado competitive team is invited to the tryout, they are not trying out and are only there to help in the evaluation of players from outside the Real Colorado program.
    • Tryout times and places are TBD
  • High school girls kick arounds have not be scheduled yet, but 2-3 will be scheduled in advance of the player placement tryouts.
2004 Girls Secondary League - 8th/9th Grade Team Formation

If you are a 2004 8th or 9th graders interested in playing club soccer during the Spring 2019 season, please complete this free sign-up.
https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/easyreg/?ProgramID=75883

Teams are formed based on this sign-up and the information provided. There will be NO tryouts held for this league

If you are interested in finding out more please email RealCares@realcolorado.net.

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.

2019/2020 HS Boys Competitive Tryouts

Spring 2019 HS Boys Player Placement – Placement has been completed for the spring.  If you are still interested in trialing for a Real Colorado team, please contact Ricardo Guerra or Bud Harper for more information.

 

DA Fall 2019 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.  At the highest level in the United States sits the Development Academy.  If you are interested in a trial or to find out more information, please contact us.

Contact information and Rules:

  • Current players from non-DA clubs may contact us at anytime to request a trial.
  • Current players from current DA clubs may contact us at anytime, but cannot trial until the dates listed below.
  • May 1st, 2019 – current U14 (2005) players from current clubs in the DA may contact us about a trial with our teams.
  • May 20th, 2019 – current U12 (2007) and U13 (2008) players from current clubs in the DA may contact us about a trial with our teams.
  • U14 and U15 DA (2006 and 2005) boys teams will tryout with during the regular tryout period for our competitive teams.

Important Player Placement Information:

  • July 1st, 6th and 7th, 2019 – Player placement tryouts for the U17 and U19 DA teams – Tryouts are permission based.  Please fill out the following form if you would like to be considered for our DA teams. 
    • July 1st – Real Colorado Soccer Complex
      • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – U17 (2004 & 2003) Tryouts
      • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – U19 (2002 & 2001) Tryouts
    • July 6th – Real Colorado Soccer Complex
      • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – U17 (2004 & 2003) Tryouts
      • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – U19 (2002 & 2001) Tryouts
    • July 7th – Real Colorado Soccer Complex
      • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – U17 (2004 & 2003) Tryouts
      • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – U19 (2002 & 2001) Tryouts

Real Colorado supports both the Development Academy and the ECNL.  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. The DA and the ECNL programs 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.

ECNL Fall 2019 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.
  • Current players from current ECNL clubs may contact us at anytime, but cannot trial until the dates listed below.
  • May 1st, 2018 – Players may trial with one of our teams.
  • U14 and U15 ECNL (2006 and 2005) boys teams will tryout with during the regular tryout period for our competitive teams.

Important Player Placement Information:

  • July 1st, 6th and 7th, 2019 – Player placement tryouts for the U16, U17 and U19 ECNL teams – Tryouts are permission based.  Please fill out the following form if you would like to be considered for our ECNL teams if not already a member of one of those teams.
    • July 1st – Real Colorado Soccer Complex
      • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – U17 (2004 & 2003) Tryouts
      • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – U19 (2002 & 2001) Tryouts
    • July 6th – Real Colorado Soccer Complex
      • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – U17 (2004 & 2003) Tryouts
      • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – U19 (2002 & 2001) Tryouts
    • July 7th – Real Colorado Soccer Complex
      • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – U17 (2004 & 2003) Tryouts
      • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – U19 (2002 & 2001) Tryouts

*You must plan to attend each of the tryouts for consideration for placement.

Real Colorado supports both the Development Academy and the ECNL.  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. The DA and the ECNL programs 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.

DA Fall 2019 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.  At the highest level in the United States sits the Development Academy.  If you are interested in a trial or to find out more information, please contact us.

Contact information and Rules:

  • Current players from non-DA 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 DA teams
    • If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
  • May 1st – Invitation made to in club players in regards to anticipated placement for the fall 2019 season.

Important Player Placement Information:

  • For the DA, Real Colorado is not having a formal tryout. Please fill out the following form if you would like to be considered for our DA teams

Real Colorado supports both the Development Academy and the ECNL.  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. The DA and the ECNL programs 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.

ECNL Fall 2019 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. The Elite Clubs National League, Inc. (“ECNL”) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of the female youth soccer players in the United States through:

  • Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league with multiple flights;
  • Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and
  • Improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs

Due to recent changes, Real Colorado is the only ECNL program is south Denver.

Contact information and Rules:

  • Current players from non-ECNL clubs may contact us at anytime to request a trial.
  • Current players from current ECNL clubs may contact us at anytime, but cannot trial until the dates listed below.
  • May 1st, 2019 – All players may begin training with a Real Colorado for player placement consideration

Important Player Placement Information:

  • May 5th,  2019 – Player placement tryouts for the next years U15-U17 teams – Tryouts are permission based.  Please fill out the following form if you would like to be considered for our ECNL teams and are not currently on one of those teams.  Real Colorado is not having a formal tryout for our U19 team.  All interested players should complete the form linked above prior to the May 5th date if interested.
    • Real Colorado Soccer Complex
      • 9:00 am – 10:30 am – U14 and U15 Tryouts
      • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – U16 and U17 Tryouts

Real Colorado supports both the Development Academy and the ECNL.  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. The DA and the ECNL programs 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.

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Events on February 5, 2019
  • Real Board Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: February 5, 2019 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 8200 S Akron St, Centennial, CO, United States Suite 122
    Description: Real Colorado is a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization functioning under the auspices of Colorado Youth Soccer and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are elected by the membership. The Real Colorado Board of Directors meet on the first Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm at the Real Colorado Soccer Office.
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