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11U-18U Recreational and Academy Programs

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11U - 18U Recreational

$195SEASON
$195SEASON
  • 11U (2012 Birth Year) - 18U (2005 Birth Year)
  • Denver Area- DPR Permitted Fields
  • 1 or 2 Team Practices Per Week
    Determined By Your Registration Requests
  • Denver Metro & Suburbs
    Home games are played at Kennedy Soccer Complex, Cook Park, and Harvard Gulch.
  • Saturdays and Occasional Sundays
    One game each Saturday, games run approx. 90 minutes.
  • Volunteer Parent Coach
  • 14- 16 Players. Up to 18 players on 15 and older teams
    Game Format: 11v11
  • 11U -12U Skyline / Littleton United Inter League 13U & Older CSA Front Range League Recreational
  • Recreational Uniform Required
    Ordered through SOCCER.COM, see UNIFORMS section below
  • Size (4) 11U/12U, size (5) 13U and older

11U-15U Academy

$350/Season
$350/Season
  • 11U (2012 Birth Year) - 15U (2008 Birth Year)
  • Denver Area- DPR Permitted Fields
  • 1 or 2 Team Practices Per Week
    Determined By Your Registration Requests
  • Denver Metro & Suburbs
    Home games are played at Kennedy Soccer Complex, Cook Park, and Harvard Gulch.
  • Saturdays and Occasional Sundays
    One game each Saturday, games run approx. 90 minutes.
  • Volunteer Parent Coach plus 5 of those practice sessions with a Skyline Staff coach
  • 14-16 Players
    Game Format: 11v11
  • CSA Front Range League Recreational
  • Recreational Uniform Required
    Ordered through SOCCER.COM, see UNIFORMS section below
  • Size (4) 11U/12U, size (5) 13U and older
  • The Recreational program in Skyline is designed to continue the long tradition of Skyline’s fun, community atmosphere that has made this program “The Heart of Denver Youth Soccer Since 1965”.
  • 11U+ Recreational teams participate in Colorado Soccer Association (CSA) Recreational Leagues. All teams play nine versus nine (9v9) format with goalkeepers. 11U+ Recreational teams will play 7 – 8 games per season.
  • Each team will practice one-two times a week with their volunteer coach.
  • Games are played in a home/away format with opponents. Some travel outside of Denver and surrounding areas may be required for games.
  • Matches are refereed by certified referees at this age group.  Assistant Referees are not guaranteed and in instances where there are no Assistant Referees, each team will be asked to provide a volunteer referee.
  • The spring season runs from March – May, and the fall season runs from August – October. During the summer and winter months, we do offer camps and clinics. For more information go to our Camps and Clinics page, found under More Programs in the menu above.

Skyline’s philosophy is: “To Teach, To Inspire, To Excel.” We strive to instill this philosophy in every player, at every level – regardless of their experience or age. To achieve this, we apply an age-appropriate training model as laid out by Skyline’s Player Development Plan. While players and coaches have objectives each season for player development, the main goals for the 11U-18U Recreation Program are as follows:

TECHNICAL: Players improve their ball control, ball striking, and ability to win 1v1 duels each season.

TACTICAL: Players improve their ability read the game in attack and defense each season.

PHYSICAL: Players improve their physical attributes such as speed, flexibility and endurance each season.

PSYCHOLOGICAL: Players improve their ability to work in a team environment, display respect for others (coaches, teammates, opponents, and referees), and learn life lessons each season.

OVERALL: Players enjoy playing the game of soccer that helps creates a life-long passion for soccer.

Communication, Cooperation and Respect

Mechanics of Individual Skills

Motivation, Attitude and Self Confidence

Endurance, Agility, Balance, Speed, and Strength

Choosing When, Why, What, and Where in Games

Spring 2022 Season Dates

  • 10/15/21: Recreational and Academy registration open.
  • 2/4/22: Academy Returning Player Deadline. Returning players that would like to be on their teams from fall 2021 will need to register by this date.
  • 2/25/22: Recreational Returning Player Deadline. Returning players that would like to be on their teams from fall 2021 will need to register by this date.
  • Week of 3/7/22: Coaches and players will be notified of their rosters and normal practice day.
  • 3/11/22: FRL Schedules Post
  • 3/16/22: Inter League Schedules Post
  • Week of 3/21/22: Practices Begin
  • 3/25/22: 6U-8U Game Schedules post

FRL Game Play Dates: March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14 (May 21 potentially)

Inter League Game Play Dates: March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14 (May 21 potentially)

Fall 2022 Season Dates

  • 5/2/22: Recreational and Academy registration open.
  • 6/30/22: Academy Returning Player Deadline. Returning players that would like to be on their teams from spring 2022 will need to register by this date.
  • 7/15/22: Recreational Returning Player Deadline. Returning players that would like to be on their teams from fall 2021 will need to register by this date.
  • During the Week of 8/15 – 8/19: Coaches and players will be notified of their rosters and normal practice day.
  • Week of 8/29/22: Practices Begin
  • TBD FRL Schedules Post
  • 8/31/22: Inter League Schedules Post
  • 8/31/22: 6U-8U Game Schedules Post

FRL Game Play Dates (8 of the following): TBD

Inter League Game Play Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (November 5 make up date)

In the 11U-19U age group, we do our best to match players with their requests; however, it is not guaranteed that Skyline will be able to meet your requests. When you register, be sure to fill out the request fields so we can find a team that best fits you!

After players have registered, the Skyline staff will build out all of our teams. Here is some insight into the process:

Returning players have first priority to the team they were on previously but they must register prior to the registration deadline. From there, we will begin rostering new players, according to player’s registration date and registration requests to teams that have space remaining. If there are enough new players, Skyline will look to build new teams. Skyline will work with newly formed teams to confirm a volunteer coach and practice locations/times/days. In instances where there are not enough players in an age group to form a team, Skyline will seek team formations across age groups (e.g. a combined 11U/12U Boys team.  In Skyline’s history of nearly 50 years, these teams have been extremely successful. When you register be sure to fill out the request fields so we can find a team that best fits you! Always remember that we do offer refunds if we are unable to find a team that fits your family.

Skyline is an adidas club and requires adidas uniforms to be worn on game days.  The cost of the new full kit is about $45-$50 (based on youth and adult sizes).

For ordering and more information go to our Uniforms page in the menu above.

Although Skyline only requires certain items in your uniform kit, your player will need:

  • Shin guards: All players are required to wear shin guards during all training and matches. Shin guards are to be worn underneath soccer socks.
  • Cleats: All players are strongly encouraged to purchase cleats to wear in training and matches.
  • Soccer Ball: Skyline encourages all players to bring their soccer ball with them to all training sessions and matches.  11U-12U players use a size (4) four soccer ball. 13U and older use a size (5) five soccer ball
  • Water Bottle: All players should bring their own water to all training and matches.

The uniform must be purchased from Soccer.com. The other items can be bought online on Soccer.com or through your local sports retail store

How do I know which program to register my player for? When deciding whether to register your play for the recreational program or the Academy program, please consider your player’s long-term interests. If you believe that your player is interested in playing with a higher level commitment under the direction of Skyline Staff during 5 training sessions in addition to the weekly team practice, then take a strong look at the Academy program.  If your player is interested in the fun, social aspect of soccer, the recreational program is more likely the right program.  Either way, players are able to change programs during their soccer career (although players are not allowed to change programs during the season).

The main difference between Recreational and Academy is that a Skyline coach works with the team on team concepts, team formation, team positioning, team building.  To make the team the focal point and work as a team for game day preparations. There will still be technical development involved in every session but more working as a team to build players confidence.

When will I find out what team my child is on? In the fall season, this information will be emailed to your during the second week of August. In the spring season, you will be notified during the second week of March. You will be notified of your coach’s name and practice day, time, and location. Timing of the announcement is dependent on when a volunteer coach is  confirmed.

When will practices begin? Skyline receives park permits from DPR each season. Practices will begin two weeks prior to the first game. Please check the ‘Important Dates’ tab for specific dates.

When will the game schedule be released? The 6U-8U games are played against other Skyline teams.  Please check the ‘Important Dates’ tab for specific dates which will be updated each season.

Where are games played? Teams in the 11U -12U will have the option to play in the Skyline/United Inter League. You will have 4 home games at Hampden Heights or Kennedy Soccer Complex and 4 away games at Littleton or Highlands Ranch fields. Teams that would like to play in the CSA Front Range League will have 4 home games at Hampden Heights or Kennedy Soccer Complex and 4 away games in around the greater Denver Metro area.

The 13U & Older teams will play in the CSA Front Range League. You will have 4 home games at Hampden Heights or Kennedy Soccer Complex and 4 away games around the greater Denver Metro area.

How many games will we have per season? Each age group will have 8 games per season.

Can my child play up and age group? At Skyline, we do have a few players who ‘play up.’ but these players are the exception.  All players who play up need approval from the Director of Coaching.  When determining whether a player is ready to play up, the player must be ready soccer-wise, physically, and socially. We will not have players play up more than one age group.

How do we know if a game or practice has been rained out? Please check the Skyline Field Status on our homepage or call the weather line at 720.317.2882.  During the week, the weather line is updated by 3:00p and by 7:30a on weekends.

What if my child does not get placed on a team? You will receive a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH PROGRAM TO SIGN-UP FOR?

When deciding whether to register your play for the recreational program or the competitive program, please consider your player’s long-term interests. If you believe that your player is interested in playing with a higher level commitment under the direction of professional coaching then take a strong look at the Competitive program.  If your player is interested in the fun, social aspect of soccer, the recreational program is more likely the right program for you.  Either way, players are able to change programs during their soccer career (although players are not allowed to change programs during the season).

WHERE ARE GAMES PLAYED?

At the 11U – 18U Recreational level, games are played on a home/away format with other clubs.  All home games will be held at Kennedy Soccer Complex or Hampden Heights Park.  Away matches will be played at the home parks of the home club/team.  Travel for games is required for and may include places such as Arvada, Aurora, Castle Rock, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Evergreen, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, and Westminster.

HOW DO WE KNOW IF A GAME OR PRACTICE HAS BEEN RAINED OUT?

For home games and practices, please check the Skyline Field Status on our homepage or call the weather line at 720.317.2882.  During the week, the weather line is updated by 3:00p and by 7:30a on weekends.  Do not check any other places for Skyline home fields. For away games, you will need to check with that club to find our their field status.

WE MISSED THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE, WHAT DO WE DO?

In cases that players are registering after the open registration deadline, players will be placed on teams based on availability.

ARE THERE ANY PROGRAMS IN THE SUMMER?

To check get more information about summer programs, please visit the Camps and Clinics webpage. Some teams participate in summer leagues or tournaments.  These leagues and tournament are done outside of Skyline at an additional cost.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REC AND COMPETITIVE TEAMS?

There are three main differences:

1. Competitive team are formed through a tryout process.

2. Competitive has an elevated level of commitment financially and time wise.

3. Competitive teams are coached by professional coaches and typically practice 2 – 3 times per week.

CAN MY PLAYER PLAY UP?

At Skyline, we do have a few players who ‘play up.’ but these players are the exception.  All players who play up need approval from the Director of Coaching.  When determining whether a player is ready to play up, the player must be ready soccer-wise, physically, and socially.

HOW DO I KNOW WHO WILL BE COACHING EACH TEAM?

Skyline strives to announce coaching assignments as early as possible; however, timing of the announcement is dependent on when a volunteer coach is  confirmed.  In instances where a new team is formed or a coach has not been confirmed, Skyline will set the first team practice as a volunteer coach is searched for.

WHAT HAPPENED IF MY CHILD IS NOT PLACED ON A TEAM?

Skyline strives to place each registrant on a team.  In the rare case that Skyline is unable to place your player on a team, a full refund will be given to the family.

ARE THERE ANY PROGRAMS IN THE WINTER?

To check get more information about winter programs, please visit the Camps and Clinics webpage. Some teams participate in summer leagues or tournaments.  These leagues and tournament are done outside of Skyline at an additional cost.

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