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

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 and Spring 2020 Competitive Placement

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.

Out of Club or Real Colorado Recreational Players:

  • Real Colorado Fall 2019 tryouts have concluded but we are always looking for players who believe in having fun, love to play soccer and want to meet new friends.  If you are interested in getting a individual player trial, please fill out this form.

 

 

 

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

If you are a 2005 8th or 9th graders interested in playing club soccer during the Fall 2019 season, please complete this free sign-up.

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Kick arounds will be held to determine team placement.

  • Dates:  June 15 and 16
  • Location: Highlands Heritage Regional Park Stadium
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

If you are interested in finding out more please email Ricardo Guerra with your question(s).

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.

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.  Please fill out the following form if you would like to be considered for our DA teams. 
  • Current players from current DA clubs may contact us at anytime, but cannot trial until the dates listed below unless with written approval from current club.
  • 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 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, 2019 – Players may trial with one of our teams.
  • U14 and U15 ECNL (2006 and 2005) boys teams will tryout during the regular tryout period for our competitive teams.
  • Please fill out the following form if you would like to be considered for our ECNL 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 – U16, 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 – U16, 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 – U16, 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 6th – Invitation made to in club players in the ’06 age group 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.  We expect our players interested in this program 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 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.

Update on Real Colorado's ECNL Program

The follow letter was sent out to our ECNL girls program on May 2nd, 2019

“This letter is to inform you of some changes to the Real Colorado programming related to the girls Elite Clubs National League, the girls ECNL.  When US Soccer introduced the Development Academy to the girl’s side in 2017, the ECNL adopted a set of standards that only applied to clubs competing in both programs, currently numbering 6 clubs in the United States.  This standard became an additional qualification requirement to continue in the ECNL from one year to the next.  To continue in the ECNL, the Objective Standard may be met in one of three potential ways:

  • (i) qualification of at least 4 teams into the Champions League in 2 of the previous 3 years;
  • (ii) qualification of at least 3 teams into the Champions League in each of the previous 3 years; or
  • (iii) qualification of at least 3 teams into the Champions League in 1 of the previous 3 years, qualification of at least 2 teams into the Champions League in each of the previous 3 years and winning at least 1 Champions League National Championship in one of the previous 3 years.

Based on the performance of our teams in the ECNL the past two years we will not meet this standard and our current teams in the age group are no longer eligible to continue.  We are disappointed by the decision of the ECNL Board of Directors as our current ECNL teams have performed well based on their performance in the ECNL.

We would like our families to know we pursued the ability to continue in the ECNL fully within the rules and regulations of the ECNL and its regrettable this opportunity will not continue. 

That said, we are excite for the opportunities that are being created to fill in the college exposure void the ECNL offered.  As there are several clubs in the same situation as Real Colorado, collectively we are putting together a tournament schedule that will be very attractive to college coaches and offer similar matchups and competition to what our showcase schedule was in the ECNL.  Clubs like Lonestar, FC Dallas, Tophat, Penn Fusion, Surf, NC Courage and Legends have committed to this plan and we are collectively working on the schedule .Keep in mind, prior to the ECNL, Real Colorado’s Olympico and Red teams often had more players moving on to play college than other clubs 1st teams.  While we believe the platform in the ECNL is strong, it’s just a platform and the most important piece for playing collegiately is the effort and talent of the players and coaches.  This will not change at Real Colorado and as we plan for our teams not continuing in the ECNL, we are confident in our ability to partner with other top clubs nationally to accomplish the same objective. In the coming weeks, there will be several releases related to these events and we are confident the college opportunities for our players in these effected age groups will remain strong.”

While our initial focus is on educating our current players, this decision by the ECNL does not impact how we will train, how we will prepare and how we will perform on the field.  I won’t lie, it is disappointing not to continue in the ECNL, but the ECNL is not how players develop any more that the US Soccer’s Development Academy is.  The club is where development takes place and we remain fully committed and even more motivated to showcase this development on any and every stage our players perform on. We will continue to be the strongest club in supporting our players collegiate recruitment and if you are from inside Real or outside, the biggest difference will be our former ECNL teams will not have the ECNL badge on their sleeve.

If you remain interested in competing with Real Colorado, that the challenge of competing for a state, regional and national championship is exciting for you.  If earning the the opportunity to compete and training with the best teams in the country in our DA program, than please fill out the following form.  If you already had completed this form, than please email RussL@realcolorado.net with your questions.

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Events on June 4, 2019
  • Real Board Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: June 4, 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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