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. 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:

  • No new dates

Out of Club or Real Colorado Recreational Players:

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 player placement is generally completed at Real Colorado, but we are always looking to add players where there is need and ability.  Normally, 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 Real Colorado camps to create future consideration.
  • Attend our formal player placement tryouts. These were completed the week of June 22nd.
2006 Boys Fall Only League - 8th/9th Grade Team Formation
2006 Boys Fall ONLY League – 8th/9th Grade Team Formation

The tryouts for our 2006 Boys league is completed.  

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, 2021 – 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.

Important Player Placement Information:

  • Fall 2020/Spring 2021 player placement is generally completed at Real Colorado, but we are always looking to add players where there is need and ability.

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.  

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 player placement is generally completed at Real Colorado, but we are always looking to add players where there is need and ability.

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

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, 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.

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 player placement is generally completed at Real Colorado, but we are always looking to add players where there is need and the ability matches.

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. 

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 player placement is generally completed at Real Colorado, but we are always looking to add players where there is need and the ability matches.

2020/2021 HS Boys Competitive Tryouts

Spring 2021 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 will hold player placement for our Spring 2021 High School boys teams in the Fall.

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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