2017 FALL COMPETITIVE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

2017 Fall Competitive Program

The Fall Competitive program is designed to provide a competitive/advanced environment for players ready for the next level. Fall Competitive offers high level Rapids' coaching staff, with age appropriate advanced training, and opportunities to play teams from all over the region, through local games, tournament play, and regional jamborees.  

Program Details:

Season Dates: August 21st - October 22nd

* Note: these dates may change slightly with changes in training/season schedules. Training will start towards the end of August. 

Gender: Boys & Girls

Ages: 2008/9 (U10), 2007 (U11), 2006 (U12), 2005 (U13), and 2003/2004 (U14)

*Notice - US Youth Soccer mandates that age groups are determined by birth year.  Take a look at the age group matrix to be clear what age group you’ll be a part of this season.   

View Age Group Matrix

Coaching Staff:

Boys

2008/9 (U10), 2007 (U11) – Marc Hotzfield, Adam Deyong

2006 (U12) – Ryan Heflin asst Steve Henning

2005 (U13) – Andy Bestwick, asst Ryan Heflin

2004/3 (U14) – Brant Sorbel, Victor Kimera, asst Ryan Heflin

 

Girls

2007/8/9 (U11) – Kelsey Whitby, Whitney Pratt

2007/6 (U12) – Patty Hughes, Rob Perkins

2005 (U13) – Callie Moore, Kat Dickson, asst Patty Hughes

2004/3 (U14) – Jelisa Byl, Jen Joern, 

 

Roster Size:

2008                (U10)               7v7 

2007/6            (U11/U12)         9v9 

2005/4/3         (U13+)             11v11 

 

Season Layout:

2007/8/9       (U11)          3 Weekends of Games     2 Tournaments        2 Practices/Wk

2006/5/4/3   (U12+)       3 Weekends of Games      3 Tournaments         3 Practices/Wk

 

2007/8 (U11) Teams:

U11 teams will be attending 2 tournaments and have 3 Saturday game dates. These teams will start to play against some tougher competition and travel a little bit more. Each team’s schedule will be slightly different, so coaches & team managers will up-date families on the final schedule. Schedules will be updated on the website as soon as they are finalized each week.   

September 23rd/24th: Tamarack Tournament, Kalispell, MT

October 14th/15th: Sleeping Giant Tournament, Helena, MT

 

2006/2005/2004/2003 (U12/U13/U14) Teams:

U12/U13/U14 teams will be attending 3 tournaments and have 3 Saturday game dates. These teams will play against high-level competition and travel a little bit more. Each team’s schedule will be slightly different, so coaches & team managers will up-date families on the final schedule. Schedules will be updated on the website as soon as they are finalized each week.   

September 9th/10th: Pend Oreille Cup, Sandpoint, ID

September 23rd/24th: Tamarack Tournament, Kalispell, MT

October 14th/15th: Sleeping Giant Tournament, Helena, MT

 

Tryouts: 

You MUST register for tryouts before August 1st! Registration for tryouts is free!

2009/2008/2007/2006 Boys and Girls

Wednesday, August 2 – 5:30-7

Wednesday, August 9 – 5:30-7

Smith Fields, Field 2

2005/4/3 Boys and Girls

Thursday, August 3 – 5:30-7

Thursday, August 10 – 5:30-7

Smith Fields, Field 2

*if you are unable to make any of the above sessions, please contact Executive Director Ryan Heflin at info@flatheadrapids.com to arrange a private workout or supplementary session.

 

Registration Fees:

$250 per player

(Need assistance? Scholarship application form here:)

*This fee will not be charged until August 15th - after team formations and placements are complete. 

*Tournament fees are not included in the above player fees. Typically, a tournament will costs around $50 per player, though rates vary with the age level and specific tournament.

* Note - $35/player, out of your program fees, go directly to maintaining the Smith Fields complex, through a non-profit organization, Project Whitefish Kids (PWK), who maintains our complex through fundraising and players fees. 

 

Fee Collection:

Fees will be charged August 15th, after team selections have been made.  

Tournament Fees will be automatically charged September 15th.

The fee will be $50 per player, per tournament. The actual cost per player of each tournament depends on the number of players per team and the price of the tournament. When the season is over, any extra tournament fees collected will be returned to the team manager for individual redistribution or to use for a team party!

This means that tournament fees will be structured as such:

2007/8                   $100

2006/5/4/3         $150

Please note – if the team as a group decides they would like to attend additional tournaments, all fees must be collected separately by the team manager and submitted to the administrator before the tournament registration deadline.

Late Fee Starting August 1st: A late registration fee of $20 will be charged after August 1st. The player will also need to organize a training session or join an already-existing team on a trial period for evaluation before a team placement can be made.

Scholarships:

If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please fill out and submit the form here

Team Formation:

The Executive Director, Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and volunteer assistants will be present at each tryout session to assist in team formations. We are focused on creating competitive teams that provide the best level of team competition and individual player development possible.

Playing up (above the player’s true age level) is a very rare occurrence, and will only be considered if it is in the best developmental interest of the individual player. This is determined during tryouts, though the player is asked to try out with their own age group. A panel, which consists of the Executive Director and other coaches, will be assembled to discuss the best placement for the player. Please note that playing up is not common and the vast majority of players will be playing their 'true' age group. Coaches may make a recommendation to a player to try out for an older team (based on a previous season’s performance), but players can ask to be considered for playing up as well.

Teams will be announced by Saturday, August 12th


Training Schedule:  

All fall teams will train at least 2 times per week, with an option to do more, if coaches and families are willing and able.

Coaches will schedule practice times as they seem fit for their team & their own personal schedule.  Through the assistance of a team manager and initial communication with families, coaches will determine the best time for training. This will be communicated to you as soon as possible.

Most training is conducted on Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thursday between 4pm and 7pm.  Your coach will up-date you on your training schedule.

 

For Registration questions,

please contact Cynthia Benkelman at: 

flatheadrapids@aol.com

 

For program question,

please contact ryan Heflin at:

info@flatheadrapids.com