Welcome to the Kearney Soccer Club 2018 Tryouts & Team Formation!
Select Soccer is truly a sport that has year-round involvement, whether that is state league play in the fall and spring, indoor league/skills in the winter or tournament play in the summer. Sometimes it is hard to know when one season starts and the other ends. The start to the 2018-2019 soccer year occurs with the annual tryout/team formation process beginning in the month of June – the official start is August 1, 2018.
The Kearney Soccer Club is a primarily a single community soccer club - particularly at the younger ages (U11-U14). Under normal circumstances we make every attempt to place interested players on one of our teams. Each age group within our club differs in makeup - specifically in the number of players and teams involved.
Below is a brief description of our different age groups and the process that we use to form teams and place players in each particular age group. Select Program design and operation - including player placement - is conducted by the KSC Director of Coaching.
Please visit the information listed below, that should help fill in some of the blanks as well as helping you know what to do. If you do have any questions or need further information please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
Mike Munch – KSC Director of Coaching
|Player Birth Year||2008||2007||2006||2005||2004||2003||2002||2001||2000|
|Player Age Group||U11||U12||U13||U14||U15||U16||U17||U18||U19|
1. All players (returning & new) MUST complete the Player Information Form posted below - prior to June 12 for U11-U12 players and prior to June 25 for U13-14 players. Players will not be placed on a team or allowed to participate until that form has been completed.
2. Players may try out or be considered for the team in their age group and may try out or be considered for any team in an age group older than that of their age group. Players may NOT try out or be considered for any team in an age group younger than that of their age group.
3. Player's age must meet the minimum age group listed (U11). Players who are younger than U11 age are NOT eligible to try out or be considered for a select team.
*Please complete the form by the following date:
Under 11, 12 - June 12
Under 13, 14 - June 25
|Age Group||Team/Program||Birthyear||Coach||Event Date||Time|
|U11 Boys||KSC '08 Boys Academy||2008||TBD||Info Meeting - June 11th||7:00pm|
|U12 Boys||KSC '07 Boys Academy||2007||Jon Garner||7:00pm|
|U13 Boys||KSC '06 Boys||2006||Tristan Crook||Tryout - June 26*||7:00pm|
|U14 Boys||KSC '05 Boys||2005||Scott Kralik||Tryout - June 27*||7:00pm|
|U11 Girls||KSC '08 Girls Academy||2008||TBD||Info Meeting - June 11th||7:00pm|
|U12 Girls||KSC '07 Girls Academy||2007||Jon Haussler||7:00pm|
|U13 Girls||KSC '06 Girls||2006||TBD||Tryout - June 26*||5:30pm|
|U14 Girls||KSC '05 Girls||2005||Troy Kluthe||Tryout - June 27*||5:30pm|
*if needed. If there are no new players registered to attend the tryout, the tryout will not be held.
At the Under 11 and Under 12 levels we will be utilizing an academy system for all players. All players in each gender/age group will be place under the direction of a Head Coach and staff of assistants. For league games and tournaments players will be placed on teams based on ability and availability. Where we have sufficient numbers we will field two teams. If our number is 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. When there are numbers enough for two teams, player placement will be decided upon by the Director of Coaching with input from the Head Coach.
Under 13 & 14 programs will be single team age teams. The maximum number of players that will be placed on the active roster is 18. Those 18 players will be chosen by the Director of Coaching in consultation with the Head Coach. If there are more than 18 players wishing to play for this team, those additional players will be offer spots as practice players. Practice players may be added to the active roster in the absence of an active player - as needed and determined by the Head Coach - in consultation with the Director of Coaching.
For information on Nebraska Select (Girls U15-U19) and Nebraska United (Boys U15-U19) team placement/tryouts please click the link below.