2018 FALL COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

2018 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'  and Flathead Valley United coaching staff, with age appropriate advanced training, and opportunities to play teams from all over the region primarily through tournament play. 

New in 2018!

Flathead Rapids and Flathead Valley United teams will participate in a tournament-based season, with u10-u12 Rapids teams playing two Saturdays of home friendly games (against FSC) and another Saturday of an inter-squad 3v3 tournament.

Tournaments may include, depending on age group:

Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament - Nelson, BC            August 31-September 3 

Pend Oreille Cup - Sandpoint, Idaho.                              September 7-9  

Tamarack Tournament - Kalispell, Montana                      September 22-23

Sleeping Giant Tournament - Helena, Montana                October 13-14

Rapids U10-U12 Program Details:

Season Dates: August 20th - October 14th (8 Weeks)

Gender: Boys & Girls

Ages: 2009/10 (U10), 2008 (U11), 2007 (U12)

**2006 (U13) and 2005 (U14) will be run jointly through Flathead Valley United! (details for fall coming soon!)

Cost:

$300 for 2009/10 teams, plus $100 for two tournaments ($400 Total)

$300 for 2007 and 2008 teams, plus $150 for three tournaments ($450 Total)

Coaching Staff:

Coach Ryan Heflin will be running 2 practices per week for each U10-U12 Rapids team, and assisting at tournaments as much as possible. Each team head coach will be assisting Coach Ryan during the two practices per week and running the team for games. A possible third practice per week with just the head coach will be worked out with each team. 

Boys (Practices Coached by Ryan Heflin)

2009/10 (U10) - TBA

2008 (U11) - Rob Perkins, Zach Jonson

2007 (U12) - Steve Henning

Girls (Practices Coached by Ryan Heflin)

2009/10 (U10) - TBA

2008 (U11) - TBA

2007 (U12) - TBA

Tournament Roster Size:

2009/10          (U10)               7v7      Max 12

2008/7            (U11/U12)         9v9     Max 14

 

Practice Schedule:

2009/10 Girls (U10) Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30

2008 Girls (U11) Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30

2007 Girls (U12) Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45

(Possible 3rd practice on Thursdays with Head Coach)

 

2009/10 Boys (U10) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30

2008 Boys (U11) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30

2007 Boys (U12) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:45

(Possible 3rd practice on Mondays with Head Coach)

**All training sessions during the fall season will be focused on building two essential skills: technical ability and decision-making. 

Season Layout: 

2009/10 (U10) rapids Teams:

U10 teams will be attending 2 tournaments and have potentially 2 Saturday game dates. 

September 22nd/23rd: Tamarack Tournament, Kalispell, MT

October 13th/14th: Sleeping Giant Tournament, Helena, MT

2008 (U11) Rapids Teams:

U11 teams will be attending 3 tournaments and have 2 Saturday game dates.  

September 7th/9th: Pend Oreille Cup, Sandpoint, ID

September 22nd/23rd: Tamarack Tournament, Kalispell, MT

October 13th/14th: Sleeping Giant Tournament, Helena, MT

2007 (U12) Rapids Teams:

U12 teams will be attending 3 tournaments and have potentially 2 Saturday game dates. 

September 7th/9th: Pend Oreille Cup, Sandpoint, ID

September 22nd/23rd: Tamarack Tournament, Kalispell, MT

October 13th/14th: Sleeping Giant Tournament, Helena, MT

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2006 (U13) Flathead valley United Teams:

U13 teams will be attending 4 tournaments and have potentially 1 Saturday game date. 

August 31st-September 3rd: Tammy Walgren Memorial, Nelson BC CA

September 7th/9th: Pend Oreille Cup, Sandpoint, ID

September 22nd/23rd: Tamarack Tournament, Kalispell, MT

October 13th/14th: Sleeping Giant Tournament, Helena, MT

2004/5 (U14) Flathead Valley United Teams:

U13 teams will be attending 4 tournaments and have potentially 1 Saturday game date. 

August 31st-September 3rd: Tammy Walgren Memorial, Nelson BC CA

September 7th/9th: Pend Oreille Cup, Sandpoint, ID

September 22nd/23rd: Tamarack Tournament, Kalispell, MT

October 13th/14th: Sleeping Giant Tournament, Helena, MT

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Registration: 

You MUST register for these teams before August 1st! We need to finalize rosters and split into teams ASAP!

We will have some invitational dates in early August to get a look at players with whom we are unfamiliar and decide how best to split up teams. We have roster limits and will do our best to place players in an environment that will allow for these players to grow and develop. 

Total Registration Fees:

$400 For U10 (2 tournaments)

$450 for U11 and U12 (3 tournaments)

Late Fee Starting August 1st: A late registration fee of $20 will be charged on and 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

Evaluations:

Rapids 2007-2010 teams (U10 - U12) will attend the first week of practice with Coach Ryan and the Head Coach of each team. The teams will be formed after the first week of practices, and players will be selected for the tournament rosters. If you are not selected for the tournament roster, you will not be charged any tournament fees, and you will be eligible to participate in every practice and play in home friendly games against FSC, and any inter-squad tournaments that might take place. There is also the possibility of playing in games with our Rec program during tournament weekends for those who are not selected for the tournament roster. 

If a tournament-rostered player will miss one of the tournaments and a spot is open, we will work with the families of players not selected for the tournament roster to see if they would be willing to participate in the tournament and compensate the family of the missing player their $50 tournament fee. 

Team Formation:

The Executive Director, Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and volunteer assistants will assist in team formations. We are focused on creating competitive teams that provide the best level of team competition and individual player development possible. We are typically very familiar with a player's ability level, but will still hold a few practice sessions to assess the group and decide how best to organize teams. 

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. We also will not move a player from playing u10 (7v7) to u11 (9v9) or from u12 (9v9) to u13 (11v11) unless that player is truly one of the top 5 players in the older age group. We feel the opportunity for a player to play on a smaller field and get more touches on the ball is critical to player development, and should not be moved up to sit on the bench of the older team. Please note that playing up with matching field sizes is still not common and the vast majority of players will be playing their 'true' age group (birth year). 

 

REGISTER HERE!

 

For Registration questions,

please contact Cynthia Benkelman at: 

flatheadrapids@aol.com

 

For program question,

please contact ryan Heflin at:

info@flatheadrapids.com