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.

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.

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.
Fall 2018 Competitive Tryouts

Real Colorado has completed our internal player placement as well as our initial player placement for players who came to our tryouts for Fall 2018 placement.  Please see our Introduction to Player Placement tab above to see how you can still get evaluated at Real Colorado.

2004 Boys Secondary League - 8th/9th Grade Team Formation

We WILL NOT be holding tryouts for the 2004 8th/9th graders playing competitive soccer in the Fall 2018 – this is a unique situation based on the 2004 birth year.

If interested in playing, please complete the sign-up by clicking on the link below.   Please note:  team formation is based solely on this sign-up and the information provided within your registration.

  • All players MUST complete this free, pre-registration by Aug. 1st.
  • Formal registration & payments will be due no later than August 15th.
  • Teams will be formed for the Fall 2018 season ONLY – player placement does not carry over to the Spring 2019 teams.
  • There will be in club kick-arounds and out of club tryouts held, late fall, to form the Spring 2019 HS teams.

Pre-Registration Link

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.

2018/2019 HS Boys Competitive Tryouts

Spring 2017 HS Boys Player Placement – Real Colorado tryouts have been completed for the upcoming spring 2018 season.  If you were unable to attend the tryouts and are still interested in Real Colorado, please fill out our player training opportunity form.  As our tryouts just completed, it is likely we will not be able to get you out for a training until we begin again for the spring season.

  • Players will receive an email notification from a coach in regards to their team placement.   After receipt of the email, you must reply immediately, by email, with your commitment
  • If you do not reply within 24 hours after being contacted, your spot will no longer be guaranteed.
  • Our priority is to contact every player within 72 hours of their tryout, however, in some cases it may take longer to form the teams and contact every player.  If you have not received an email within 72 hours you can contact, by email, the age group coordinator listed below.
  • Online competitive registration must be completed by November 3rd.

Contact Bud Harper with any questions

Please check out website at www.realcolorado.net for last minute field changes.

In case of inclement weather call 720-360-3900 or www.realcolorado.net for alternative times and/or locations.

In club kick arounds and assessments

Kickarounds are excellent opportunities to interact with our coaches and permit them a chance to interact with you.  Before deciding on Real, we encourage you to come on out to one of our kickarounds, have a little fun and get to know us.

Kickarounds have been completed for the Fall 2018 season.  Please check back in late September to see about kickarounds for the Spring 2019 H.S. boys.

Contact Bud Harper or Russ Lentine with any questions.

DA Fall 2018 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, 2018 – U14 (2004) players from current clubs in the DA may contact us about a trial with our teams.

Important Player Placement Information:

  • Real Colorado has completed the ECNL tryouts for the Fall 2018/2019 season for the U11-U15 age groups. Any further opportunities will be based on individual team needs as they come available.  If you are interested in requesting a trail, please contact us with your interest.
  • July 1st, 7th and 8th, 2018 – 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 (2003 & 2002) Tryouts
      • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – U19 (2001 & 2000) Tryouts
    • July 7th – Real Colorado Soccer Complex
      • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – U17 (2003 & 2002) Tryouts
      • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – U19 (2001 & 2000) Tryouts
    • July 8th – Real Colorado Soccer Complex
      • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – U17 (2003 & 2002) Tryouts
      • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – U19 (2001 & 2000) 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 2018 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.

Important Player Placement Information:

  • Real Colorado has completed the ECNL tryouts for the Fall 2018/2019 season in the U11-U15 boys age groups. Any further opportunities will be based on individual team needs as they come available.  If you are interested in requesting a trial, please contact us with your interest.
    • Current players from non-ECNL clubs may contact us at anytime to request a trial.
    • May 1st, 2018 – Players from current ECNL teams may contact us and request a trial
  • July 1st, 7th and 8th, 2018 – 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. 
    • July 1st – Real Colorado Soccer Complex
      • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – U16 (2003) and U17 (2002) Tryouts
      • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – U19 (2001 & 2000) Tryouts
    • July 7th – Real Colorado Soccer Complex
      • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – U16 (2003) and U17 (2002) Tryouts
      • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – U19 (2001 & 2000) Tryouts
    • July 8th – Real Colorado Soccer Complex
      • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – U16 (2003) and U17 (2002) Tryouts
      • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – U19 (2001 & 2000) 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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, 2018 – All players may begin training with a Real Colorado for player placement consideration

Important Player Placement Information:

  • Real Colorado has completed the ECNL tryouts for the Fall 2018/2019 season. Any further opportunities will be based on individual team needs as they come available.  If you are interested in requesting a trail, please contact us with your interest.

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 July 3, 2018
  • Real Board Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 3, 2018 - 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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