When your player moves from 10U soccer into the 11U+ program, you have a choice between two different programs. We want to provide your player the most developmentally appropriate home to enhance his/her skills to become the best player possible. We believe this philosophy creates a well rounded soccer player, and gives your player the best chance to be successful. Below you will find general information regarding 11U+ program options, tryout days, and other pertinent information. Please note that this page will be frequently updated as tryouts approach.
Your player must register for tryouts by Friday, May 26 if he or she wishes to attend and play at the Competitive level. Tryouts are 2 days for players born in 2007, and both days are required. This is to ensure our staff gets the most amount of information possible to make the best decision for that child, and the club. Walk-ups are welcome. Players from other clubs are required to attend tryouts in order to be evaluated for competitive teams.
The tryout fee is $5.
Players who cannot attend tryouts, need to contact either the Technical Director, George Pavlantos (George@skylinesoccer.org) or The Director of Coaching, Keegan Hand (Keegan@skylinesoccer.org) prior to their tryout date.
Tuesday, May 30th
Wednesday, May 31st
Thursday, June 1st
Friday, June 2nd (Make-up Only!)
Each session will last approximately 1.5 hours and will include a warm-up, drills, technical work, and small sided games led by an age appropriate coach, a Skyline Director of Coaching, or Skyline’s Technical Director.
Mandatory player check-in will begin 30-45 minutes prior to the tryout start time
Session #1 4:45-6:15pm (Check-in begins at 4pm)
Session #2 6:30-8pm (Check-in begins at 5:45pm)
Specific tryout times will be announced closer to the tryout date.
Tryouts will take place at Village Greens Park in Greenwood Village, CO. This new park will offer each player a great opportunity to thrive with the age appropriate coaches nearby to evaluate them.
- The address to the park is 9501 E. Union Avenue, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
All players with the following birth years are encouraged to tryout
2003, 2002 (girls only)
2001 (girls only), 2000 (girls only), 1999 (girls only)
Players are required to check-in early for theirtryout date to avoid any potential delays interfering with your child’s experience. Upon arrival, Skyline staff will check your child in. Please come prepared and have your child in the appropriate attire; cleats, shin-guards, appropriate sized ball, and plenty of fluids. Your child will be given a number for quicker recognition by coaches.
After check-in, players will accompanied by staff until the tryout begins. We respectfully ask that all parents remain at the check-in tent, or in the designated parent area, to give your child and staff the appropriate environment to perform. Parents are welcome to drop their child off and return upon completion of tryouts as well.
The tryout will consist of a warm-up portion, technical exercises, small sided playing, and large format playing. Staff will be evaluating players on the 4 pillars of the game.
1. Technical/Skill: The player’s over all ability to execute a given soccer task. (Dribbling, passing, shooting/finishing, etc)
2. Tactical: The ability for the player to process the game and make proper decisions on, and off the ball.
3. Physical: The players ability to maintain the appropriate physical demands of the sport.
4. Psychological: Identifying the psychological aptitude, resiliency, and competitive nature of each player.
Goalkeepers will have a separate section for tryouts. All players U12+ that tryout as a goalie, will be placed as a goalie for their primary position. This specialized position requires a specific developmental track, and we want our players set up for the most success possible. Our Goalkeeper Coach will be evaluating their tryout as well as holding weekly training sessions during the season.
Village Greens Park
10U Age Group Clinic
Open to Players Born in 2007 Only
This event open to all players born in 2007. We will have our top competitive coaches, as well as full time staff on hand to run training sessions for your player. The clinic will offer players a chance to participate in a top tier training session with focus on development and most importantly, having fun! It will also serve as a great tune up prior to competitive tryouts on May 30th, 31st, and June 1st.
In addition to the clinic, our Executive Director, Jonni McCabe, and Technical Director, George Pavlantos, will be conducting a brief meeting during the last 30 minutes of each session to cover some of the key topics in the transition into the 11U age group. You can expect to hear additional details about our competitive, recreational, and tryout programming.
Please contact Keegan@skylinesoccer.org with any questions you may have!
Friday, May 5th
Each session will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and will include a warm-up, drills, technical work, and small sided games led by 10U and 11U coaches, a Skyline Director of Coaching, or Skyline’s Technical Director.
Mandatory player check-in will begin 30-45 minutes prior to the session start time
- Girls Session: 5-6:15pm (Check-in begins at 4:15pm)
- Boys Session: 6:30-7:45pm (Check-in begins at 5:45pm)
The Age Group Clinic will take place at Kennedy Soccer Complex on Fields #3 and #4 where current home games are played.
- The address to Kennedy Soccer Complex is 9700 E. Hampden Avenue
All (boys and girls) players born in 2007 are encouraged to attend this clinic.
Parents are encouraged to attend an information meeting that will take place during the last 30 minutes of each training session. This meeting will give you information about your player transitioning into the 11U age group, the difference between competitive and recreational programs, and will offer you an opportunity to ask our staff members any questions you may have.