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2017 Spring Competitive Info

Spring Season Info

Below is information specific to the Spring program for U11-U13 players. General info about our competitive program is located below this. For questions contact Program Director Miles Glynn at flatheadsoccerpd@gmail.com

Who: All U11-U13 players from all communities (those born from 2007-2005)
* beginning in fall 2017, U11 players will be combined with U12 in the competitive program. Academy will consist only of U9/U10.

When: 10 weeks (Approximately April 9 - June 10 (dependent on weather in April & events scheduled for June)
What: Training  once per week indoors in the winter (January-March) & 3 times per week during the outdoor season. 

  • 3 Blind Refs Tournament, June 2-3, Kalispell
  • U11/U12 will also attend Montana Showcase in Helena June 16-17
  • U13/U14 (04/05) will attend Inter-Mountain Champions Cup in Missoula June 22-24.  ** This is based on player availability and interest
  • Friendly matches scheduled on 4-6 other weekends

Cost: $450 
Registration period: Returning families (who played Competitive in the fall) must register by December 15th to secure your roster spot for the spring. After December 15th registration will be on a first come - first served basis and your roster spot can not be guaranteed. 
Register: click here to register
* When registering, you have the option of making a full payment at the time of registration or choosing to split it into monthly payments. 
Financial assistance page
Questions: contact Program Director Miles Glynn at flatheadsoccerpd@gmail.com

Competitive Program

The FSC Competitive program provides committed players the experience needed to advance in the game and excel at the high school level and beyond. With an experienced and highly qualified coaching staff, a proven player development curriculum, and opportunities to train and compete on a consistent basis, players in the FSC Competitive program will gain experiences and skills needed to maximize their potential and compete at the highest level.

FSC Programs Comparison

Benefits of the FSC Competitive Program include:

  • A player-centered, age appropriate, and challenging environment in which players develop to their fullest potential

  • Consistent training and match schedule to develop players to their fullest extent. Tournament-only and supplemental programs lack the consistent  training and league matches which are the foundations of our competitive program.

  • High level progressive training by utilizing the proven FSC Curriculum for Player Development.

  • Licensed, experienced, and paid coaching staff who understand how to prepare players to compete at the next level.

  • Guidance for student-athletes and their families who wish to begin the college recruitment process.

Who: The Competitive program is open to players of all schools and communities in the U11-U18 age groups.

  • For the fall 2017 season this means players born in years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

When:  

  • Fall (U11-U14) - 8 weeks, August 21-October 15.

  • Spring (U11-U18) - 9 weeks, beginning (weather permitting) in April through the 3 Blind Refs tournament in June.

  • Winter training is offered once per week January through March.

Where:  All practices and home games take place at Kidsports Complex in Kalispell.

Training:  Competitive players train three times per week during the season. Sessions are 90 minutes.

Coaching: At the heart of the FSC Competitive program is our experienced, licensed, and talented coaching staff. We strongly believe in investing in the continuing education of our coaching staff in order to provide the best possible soccer experience for our players and families.

All FSC coaches and assistant coaches:

  • Are lifelong fans of the game with a passion and talent for teaching it to young people

  • Hold USSF coaching certifications

  • Have experience playing the game of soccer

  • Are supported by the professional expertise of the FSC Technical Director

  • Are guided by the FSC Curriculum for Player Development

  • Are looking forward to creating a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience for our families!

Games and Scheduling:  FSC Competitive teams participate in MYSA leagues and may also schedule friendly matches against regional clubs.

  • League participation is a cornerstone of the FSC Competitive program. It is widely regarded that a balance of consistent training and competitive matches is the best recipe for player development. With that in mind, FSC believes a schedule of consistent competitive matches will ensure the highest level of development and will afford parents the greatest return on their investment in the soccer experience.

  • Games take place on Saturdays and always consist of two games on the day.

  • The schedule will include home games in Kalispell as well as away games in other towns typically within a three hour drive of Kalispell (such as Missoula, Helena, etc.)

  • When playing league games out of town overnight stay is NOT required. The travel distance and game schedule will allow to go to the town and return to the Flathead the same day. (Note, an out of town tournament will require overnight stay.)

  • Players and families are expected to maintain a high level of commitment toward attending practices and games.

  • FSC will make every possible accommodation for events such as academic testing, prom, graduation, spring break, etc.

  • Players who wish to participate in a high school sport during the spring are eligible to play for FSC. FSC respects the commitment of multi-sport athletes but also must ensure that it's a workable scenario for all involved. These players should have a conversation with their respective FSC coach or the Technical Director to determine expectations and feasibility of playing both sports in the spring.

  • Players may register as a training-only player. This means the player attends all practices but does not participate in games or tournaments. The fee for training-only is $250.

Tournaments: Tournament participation the Competitive program is carefully considered in order to meet the needs of each specific team.

  • Fall: U11-U14 teams participate in Tamarac (Kalispell) and 3 overnight tournaments in Bozeman, Sandpoint, and Helena. MYSA does not offer a league in the fall which is why we need to pursue more tournaments to get matches.  

  • Spring: U12-U18 teams generally participate in 2-3 tournaments including 3 Blind Refs in Kalispell and at least one out of town event. Because the specific needs of teams vary from season to season, as do the available events, the tournament schedule will be evaluated on a continual basis and will be published in advance of each season.

Team Formation: FSC aims to provide a place to play for ALL interested players from any school or community. We do not wish to make cuts or turn players away.

  • FSC uses an evaluation process, usually referred to as tryouts, to evaluate player ability and numbers of players in order to place players on teams. The process is inclusive and is intended to determine player placement within the club. It is NOT intended to be exclusive or to cut players from teams.

  • Whenever possible FSC will field two teams in an age group. At the U13-U18 this would consist of grouping players by ability to make a Premier (Green) team and a Select (White) team.

  • The U11/12 age group will use a combination of even teams as well as teams based on ability, depending on the tournament we're attending and the levels of play offered.

Uniform: $75

Cost:

$495 per spring season
$450 per fall season

(does not include travel, uniform, or additional tournaments) ($250  for training only players)

Financial Assistance: It is the goal of the Flathead Soccer Club to help make it financially possible for every qualified young person in the Flathead Valley to play on a FSC team. See the Financial Assistance Page for information.

Spring Competitive Coaching Staff

U11/U12 Boys ('06 & '07)
Mike Himsl & Doug Brannan
 
U11/U12 Girls ('06 & '07)  
Abby Barnett & Rachel Viano

U13 Boys ('05)
Forrest Rubright

U13/U14 Girls ('05/'04)
TBD

*Kristiana Konkol-Mroczkowski will be the  girls Technical Director for the fall. 

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