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 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 at U11 and at our highest levels of MLS Next and ECNL programing at U13.  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.

Real Colorado Girls Player Placement

Girls ECNL 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.  We are extremely excited to be one of a very few clubs given two teams per age group in the ECNL national league as a reflection of the depth and talent of our coaching staff and player pools.  It’s how we play the game at Real that will help challenge you in a way you have never imagined.  With the competitive environment we have created at Real Colorado, it is important for those outside of Real Colorado to reach out as soon as a family knows they are interested.  We have a limited number of spots and once positions are offered, we will not rescind those offers even if a stronger player comes along.  Real Colorado’s elite programming begins at U11 and is the most important avenue to reach our ECNL teams that begin at U13.

Contact information and Rules:

  • Current players from non-ECNL clubs may contact us at anytime to request a trial.
  • May 1st, 2021 – current U13 players from current clubs in the ECNL 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.
  • If you have a question, please email us at the ECNLGirls@realcolorado.net.

2021Tryout Information:

  • May 1st: Real Colorado will not have a formal tryout date for the 2021/2022 season. Players interested in trying out must fill out the form.  Players who complete the form may be invited to train with one of our ECNL teams during the month of May for evaluation.
  • May 21st – It is our intent to have the player pools confirmed. Player pools will be defined as the opportunity classifications our players are in prior to final selections for their team.
    • Class 1 – ECNL National
    • Class 2 – ECNL National Bubble (would have a spot on Athletico)
    • Class 3 – ECNL Athletico
    • Class 4 – ECNL Athletico Bubble
  • July 8th – Final placement of players on the National and Athletico teams and the pool classification will no longer be relevant.

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.

HS Girls CSA Placement

Fall 2021 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.  We are excite to continue a standard of excellence for each team at Real Colorado.  We are always looking to add players where there is need and ability.  In addition to our tryouts, please consider the following options to get evaluated for our programs..

  • Individual players trials. We are no longer accepting new entries for this due to the proximity to tryouts.  Please register for our tryouts if you are interested in making a Real Colorado competitive team.
  • Attend our Real Colorado camps to create future consideration.

Important Information for current U15-U18 Real Colorado girls:

  • Current Real Colorado players will receive their team placement offer on or before June 15th.   A player must both respond to the email as well as register within 24 hours of receipt to confirm the placement.  Registration information will be included on the email.

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

2021Tryout Information:

  • Fall 2021 U16 (2006), U17 (2005), U18/U19 (2003/2004) teams only
    • All U16-U19 players (2006-2003 Birth Years) from outside of Real Colorado or from within our recreational program must register to later than 6:00 pm on June  14th to tryout for Real Colorado. Register Here.
    • June 16th
      • 2005, U17 Girls at Heritage Stadium, 6:00-7:30 pm
      • 2006, U16 Girls at Heritage Stadium, 7:30-9:00 pm
      • 2004/2003 U18/19 Girls at Heritage West, 7:30-9:00 pm.
    • June 17th
      • 2006 U16 Girls at RCSC #2, 6:00-7:30 pm
      • 2004/2003 U18/19 Girls at RCSC #1, 6:00-7:30 pm
      • 2005 U17 Girls at RCSC #2, 7:30-9:00 pm.
    • June 18th
      • Call backs if necessary

*Current Real Colorado players will not need to attend the tryout unless specifically asked too in some situations to assist us in the player placement evaluations.  In years past we have used Real Colorado white and/or red teams.

U11-U15 Girls Player Placement

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.  Real Colorado’s elite programming begins at U11 and is the most important avenue to reach our MLS Next (for boys) and ECNL teams that begin at U14 and U13 respectively.

Out of Club or Real Colorado Recreational Players:  Please check out the following ways to get evaluated at Real Colorado through the year.

2021Tryout Information:

  • Real Colorado player placement has been completed for the Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 season in the U11-U15 age groups.  Real Colorado is always open to trial players throughout the year to get to know a player should the need and opportunity of a team match up with the ability of a player.  If you are still interested in a trial, please fill out the link above.

Real Colorado Boys Player Placement

Boys Academy Placement

Real Colorado will continue in 2021 to be part of the MLS Next league for our top teams in the U14-U19 age groups.  The MLS Next is a new paradigm for player development.  A platform that will transform the way players learn and grow.  Building on where we’ve been, but looking ahead to the future.  The future starts here. 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.  Real Colorado’s academy program begins at U11 and is the most important avenue to reach our MLS Next and ECNL teams that begin at U14 and U13 respectively.

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, 2021 – 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.

2021Tryout Information:

  • Real Colorado will not be having a formal tryout specific date for the 2021/2022 season.  For our MLS Next programs in the U16 and older age groups, we will focus on trialing invited players during regular training.
  • May 1st: Players interested in a trial must fill out the form referenced above.  Players who complete the form may be invited to attend the trials in June.  Without an invitation, players should plan to attend the ECNL or Competitive HS boys tryouts.
  • June 2nd: First Trial Date
    • Location: Real Colorado Soccer Complex – 12500 Real Parkway Englewood, CO 80112
    • 9:00 am – 11:00 am: 2006 boys and 2005 boys
    • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: 2003/2004 boys
  • June 8th: Second Trial Date
    • Location: Real Colorado Soccer Complex – 12500 Real Parkway Englewood, CO 80112
    • 9:00 am – 11:00 am: 2006 boys and 2005 boys
    • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: 2003/2004 boys
  • U14 and U15 MLS Next teams will tryout during our normal tryout time and day for the age groups.

 

Boys ECNL Placement *Date Changes

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 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. Players must fill out the form to be considered for a trial.  Real Colorado staff communicate with those players who filled out the form about whether or not they will be invited to attend one of the trial dates.
  • May 1st, 2021: Current players from current ECNL clubs may contact us at anytime and may trialing with us.
  • May 24th: Date current Real Colorado ECNL players will begin getting notified if they are invited to attend MLS Next trials.  These invitations may be extended through June 8th.

2021Tryout Information:

  • June 12th: First Trial Date
    • Location: Real Colorado Soccer Complex – 12500 Real Parkway Englewood, CO 80112
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm pm: 2003/2004 boys and 2006 boys
    • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: 2005 boys
  • June 13th: Second Trial Date
    • Location: Real Colorado Soccer Complex – 12500 Real Parkway Englewood, CO 80112
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: 2003/2004 boys and 2006 boys
    • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: 2005 boys
  • U14 and U15 ECNL teams will tryout during our normal tryout time and day for the age groups.

Any questions should be directed to ECNL@realcolorado.net

HS Boys CSA Placement

Fall 2021/Spring 2022 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.  We are excite to continue a standard of excellence for each team at Real Colorado.  While the majority of the high school boys season will take place in the Spring, player placement will take place in the Fall. We are always looking to add players where there is need and ability.  In addition to our tryouts, please consider the following options to get evaluated for our programs.

  • Individual players trials. We are no longer accepting new entries for this due to the proximity to tryouts.  Please register for our tryouts if you are interested in making a Real Colorado competitive team.
  • Attend our Real Colorado camps to create future consideration.
  • Fall kick around dates to help fill out rosters based on opportunity and need for existing teams formed in June.
    • October 17, 24, and Nov. 7

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

2021Tryout Information:

  • Fall 2021 U16 (2006), U17 (2005), U18/U19 (2003/2004) teams only
    • All U16-U19 players (2006-2003 Birth Years) from outside of Real Colorado or from within our recreational program must register to later than 6:00 pm on June  14th to tryout for Real Colorado. Register Here.
    • June 26th and June 27th
      • 2005B U17 1:00-2:30 pm at Heritage Stadium
      • 2006B U16 3:00-4:30 pm at Heritage West field
      • 2004/2003B U18/19 3:00-4:30 pm at Heritage Stadium.
    • June 28th call backs or make up TBD but would be in the afternoon at 6:00-7:30 and 7:30-9:00 pm.
U11-U15 Boys Player Placement

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.  Real Colorado’s elite programming begins at U11 and is the most important avenue to reach our MLS Next (for boys) and ECNL teams that begin at U14 and U13 respectively.

Out of Club or Real Colorado Recreational Players:  Please check out the following ways to get evaluated at Real Colorado through the year.

2021Tryout Information:

  • Real Colorado player placement has been completed for the Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 season in the U11-U15 age groups.  Real Colorado is always open to trial players throughout the year to get to know a player should the need and opportunity of a team match up with the ability of a player.  If you are still interested in a trial, please fill out the link above.
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.