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Age Groups

U10 Boys and Girls

U11 Boys and Girls

U12 Boys and Girls


OVERVIEW

The Columbia Falls Spring Academy Program is designed to provide Columbia Falls based kids a competitive/advanced environment for players ready for the next level. Spring Academy 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, through the fall competitive league. Teams are formed through an EVALUATION process. Those players not selected to these teams have the option to play in our MICRO program or our new MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM.

PROGRAM DETAILS

SEASON DATES: April 11th - June 6th (9 Weeks) + indoor training opportunities

GENDER: Boys & Girls

AGES: 2010/11 (U10), 2009 (U11), 2008 (U12)

SCHEDULE:

  • U10: Friendlies scheduled between clubs and against regional U10 competitive teams

  • U11 and U12: Registered within the MYSA Spring Competitive League.

TOURNAMENTS: Registration fees include 1 end of the season tournament. If teams decide to attend additional tournaments, fees are collected by team managers and paid in one lump some to club for registration.

Tournament Options:

  • 3 Blind Refs: Kalispell

  • Hot Shots: Coeur d’ Alene

  • Queen City Classic: Helena

TRAINING LOCATIONS:

  • Indoor: Ruder and Glacier Gateway Elementary

  • Outdoor: Horine Park or new facility

OUTDOOR TRAINING TIMES:

  • Mon, Tues, Thurs: 5:30-7pm

INDOOR TRAINING TIMES: TBD

GAME SCHEDULE

  • February: Indoor playing opportunities begin

  • March (when snow melts): Training begins

  • April 11: League Games

  • April 18: League Games

  • April 21: League Games

  • May 2: League Games

  • May 9: League Games or Hot Shots Tournament

  • May 16: League Games

  • May 23: League Games or Queen City Classic

  • May 30: 3 Blind Refs Tournament or League Games

  • June 6: Showcase Tournament

**For the U10 teams, we’ll try our best to have games on each one of these dates. For many reasons and potential scheduling conflicts, there maybe no teams to play on a couple of these weekends, but will make up with games during the week, which is TBD.

**Game schedule for U11/U12 is put together by Montana Youth Soccer Association and is usually released by mid-March.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

Program will be managed by our Technical Director, Roland Benedict. Click HERE to read more about Roland. Our Technical Director will manage coaching staff, provide coaching resources and training.

TEAM MANAGEMENT:

All team communication and logistics are managed by the team managers. Team managers are guided by our Club Admin.

COACHING STAFF

Coaching staff is volunteer and selected by program director. Coaches are guided and supported by our Technical Director and club resources. Each coach will have to attend grassroots coaching clinics, background check, concussion testing, and Safe Kids training.

Boys

  • 2010/11 (U10) - TBD

  • 2009 (U11) - TBD

  • 2008 (U12) - TBD

Girls

  • 2010/11 (U10) - TBD

  • 2009 (U11) - TBD

  • 2008 (U12) - TBD

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Teams will train 2-3 times/week.

Boys

  • 2010/11 (U10) - TBD

  • 2009 (U11) - TBD

  • 2008 (U12) - TBD

Girls

  • 2010/11 (U10) - TBD

  • 2009 (U11) - TBD

  • 2008 (U12) - TBD

TEAM FORMATIONS

The Technical 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 is prohibited by the state for the U11 and U12 age group. With many different programs, in the fall, the club ensures that each player will have a quality environment, whether it be within the ACADEMY PROGRAM or our MICRO/MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS.

There will be more info on the evaluation process, after you’re registered. If our staff conclude that the player is better suited for our MICRO/MIDDLE SCHOOL programs, players will be enrolled into those leagues and fees will be adjusted.

REGISTRATION

COST:

$100 For U10

$150 for U11 and U12

Registration Deadline: February 1st

Late Fee for $20 will be charged on or after February 1st

After you’ve completed the registration process, we’ll be sending out information in preparation for the evaluation dates.

JERSEYS: Jerseys are order through soccer.com Details TBD

Scholarships:

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

PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE

U10: 2 Payment Plan: $50 and $50

U11/U12: 3 Payment Plan: $50, $50, and $50

**Payment plans are initiated through the registration process.

REFUND POLICY

If you would still like to be involved in the program, please contact: roland@flatheadrapids.com


For Registration questions,

please contact Cynthia Benkelman at: 

flatheadrapids@aol.com

 

For program questions:

info@flatheadrapids.com