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KEARNEY SOCCER CLUB

KEARNEY SOCCER CLUB

2020-2021 Team Formation & Tryouts

Welcome to the KSC 2020-2021 Tryout and Team Formation Page!

Select Soccer (sometimes known as travel soccer and competitive soccer) is truly a sport that has year-round involvement, whether that is state league play and tournament play during the fall and spring, futsal, indoor and skill training in the winter and camps in the summer.  Sometimes it is hard to understand when one season starts and another ends.  The soccer "year" is actually one that begins and ends in the summer.  The technical end of the current soccer year will be July 31, 2020, while the start to the 2020-2021 year will be August 1, 2020.  Certainly there is much more to this process than those two dates, this page is designed to help you navigate through the process with the information that you need.

In order to get started with this team formation process, soccer clubs around the country start by hold team formation events in the months preceding the change in seasons.  For the Kearney Soccer Club this starts with registration for our internal programs on June 1 of every year.  But for our players who wish to play at the most competitive level within our club - Select Soccer, we have a special set of procedures that have their own unique requirements and set of dates.

Below is a brief description of our different age groups and the processes that we use to form teams and place players in each particular age group.  The Select program design and operation - including player placement - is conducted by the KSC Director of Coaching.  As the Kearney Soccer Club is primarily a single community soccer club - particularly at the younger Select ages (U11 thru U14), we make every attempt to place interested players on one of our teams.  But each age group within our Select program differs in makeup and how players are placed - specifically in the number of players needed/placed and the number of teams involved.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact me directly.

Thank you for considering the Kearney Soccer Club!

Mike Munch
KSC Director of Coaching
[email protected]
(308) 708-1260


CHOOSING TO PLAY WITH KEARNEY SOCCER

Returning players (players who played with KSC in the 2019/2020 season) who wish to continue with KSC will need to complete the applicable pre-registration form below (May 1 to June 30) and then register with KSC from June 1 to June 30.  Returning players who are considering KSC while trying out with other Nebraska clubs may pre-register with our club but should NOT register with our club until a final decision has been made.

New players to KSC (players who did NOT play with KSC in the 2019/2020 season) who wish to play on a KSC team will need to complete the applicable pre-registration form below by June 30 but should not register with the club. You will be contacted by KSC Director of Coaching Mike Munch about the next steps in the process.


Pre-Registration Forms

Select Boys and Girls Pre-Registration Form (Complete between May 1 and June 30)

U15 thru U19 Girls - Nebraska Select Pre-Registration Form (Complete between May 1 and June 30)

U15 thru U19 Boys - Nebraska United Pre-Registration Form (Complete between May 1 and June 30)

Register Here!!


AGE GROUP INFORMATION



Under 11 & Under 12 Select Academy

At the U11 & U12 levels we accept all players who can meet our financial, time and commitment requirements.  We will be utilizing and academy system for a teams, players and coaches.  All players in each gender/age group will be placed under the direction of a Head Coach and staff of assistants.  For league games and tournament play, players will be placed on teams based on ABILITY and availability.  When we have sufficient numbers we will field two teams - based on ABILITY.  If our numbers are too great for one team yet not enough for two teams we will "rotate" our rosters in order to give all players a fair number of events in which to participate.  Even in that circumstance, which is common, the Head Coach may select a certain event or events in which to enter his strongest team.  When there are numbers enough for two teams, player placement will be decided upon the Head Coach with input from the Director of Coaching.

Under 11 Select Soccer - Information on moving from Competitive to Select Soccer.


Under 13 & Under 14 Select Teams

At the U13 & U14 levels there will be single roster teams in each age group, unless in the very rare occasion where there are enough for two teams.  The maximum number of players that can be place on a team roster is 22, but rosters may feature less players at the discretion of the Head Coach and with the agreement of the Director of Coaching.  Please note that while there may be 22 on the roster, only 18 players may be in uniform and play in any single game.  The primary factor in determining the total number of players on the final roster is ABILITY, secondary factors are availability to attend scheduled events, commitment to and quality of participation.

If there are more players wishing to join a team than the number of roster places allowed, those players will be offered placement as practice players.  In this circumstance roster placement will be made by the Director of Coaching with consultation with the Head Coach.  Factors used in determining which players are rostered players and which are practice players are ability, availability, commitment to and quality of participation, past performance and if needed - a tryout (particularly where there are new players involved)

Practice players should not register with the club, purchase uniforms, pay team fees or make any other commitments to the team unless and until they communicate with the Director of Coaching.  It is possible for practice players to be added to an active roster if circumstances dictate, determination will be made by the Head Coach with consultation with the Director of Coaching.  Please note that an empty spot or vacated spot does not necessarily mean that a practice player will move into that spot.


Nebraska Select and Nebraska United - Girls and Boys Under 15 thru Under 19 Teams
Nebraska Select (girls) and Nebraska United (boys) are our programs for high school aged players. At the U15 age and above our players have hopefully made the decision that soccer is one of the priority activities and as such place a high importance on commitment,focus and a great desire to develop to their highest potential.  Players are placed on teams based on age and ability.  Player movement (playing "up") based on ability is greater in these programs than at any other time.  Elite level teams are formed in order to play in State & Regional competitions as well as Showcase events for those players interested in playing at the collegiate level.   Our teams are trained and coached by our professional staff coaches. Elite level players from outside our community are encouraged and recruited to play in these programs to increase the development of our players and the visibility of our teams.

Nebraska Select U19 Elite Team Information
Nebraska Select U18 Team Information
Nebraska Select U16 Team Information


Nebraska United Team Information


Under 11 thru Under 14 Select Teams & Programs





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Kearney Soccer Club
P.O. Box 904 
Kearney, Nebraska 68848

Email: [email protected]

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