MDSA SELECT SOCCER PROGRAM

2019-2020 SELECT PLAYER APPLICATION
2019-2020 SELECT COACH APPLICATION

MDSA’s Select Program offers enthusiastic and motivated players from our 10U-14U Fall Program the opportunity to improve their skills in a more competitive but still recreational environment.

MDSA Select SoccerPlayers are chosen, teams formed and announced in November.  Training sessions typically start the first week of December. The Select program game schedule runs from January through May/June, and all teams will choose play in a number of tournaments that end typically in May depending on the team’s chosen schedule.

PARTICIPATION

All eligible players (10U and up) are encouraged to apply. Please note that to be eligible for the Select program a player must be enrolled in the current Fall primary program and must have participated in at least 70% of their fall team games. You may only participate in Select in the same division that you participated in during the Fall program.

The number of teams that will be formed in each division varies from year to year.  As a rule, there is typically one Select team for every eight Fall program teams in each division.  Select teams will travel more than fall teams, as the region could play teams from Davis, Stockton, Winters, Rio Linda and Antelope (this will vary from year to year).

A higher level of commitment is expected from both the players AND the parents.  Select is for enthusiastic and motivated players. For the purposes of player development, a player is expected to regularly attend training sessions and games. Parents are also expected to participate in league organization, particularly in the running of the Area 2C & 2D Select Tournament (end of March) and Concord Cup (mid May) which Mt. Diablo Soccer is a Host.

REGISTRATION

To register a player to attend tryouts, submit a 2019-2020 Select Player Application here. Coaches should submit a Select Coach Application here.

Tryouts will be held on the following dates at Boatwright Sports Complex. Players should arrive 15 mins before scheduled tryout time to check in, and bring a ball, cleats, shinguards and water.

TRYOUT 1: Sunday, October 13, 2019

AGE DIVISION TRYOUT TIME
10U Boys & Girls (2010 & 2011) 12pm-1:15pm
12U Boys & Girls (2008 & 2009) 1:30pm – 2:45pm
14U Boys & Girls (2006 & 2007) 3:30pm – 4:45pm

TRYOUT 2: Sunday, October 20, 2019

AGE DIVISION TRYOUT TIME
10U Boys & Girls (2010 & 2011) 9:30am-10:45am
12U Boys & Girls (2008 & 2009) 11am – 12:15pm
14U Boys & Girls (2006 & 2007) 12:30pm – 1:45pm

CALLBACKS (if required for certain divisions): Sunday, November 10, 2019

FEES

The 2019-2020 Select Fee will be $190. The fee offsets the cost of uniform kits (two jerseys, shorts, socks and a personalized warm up jacket), field rental fees (including training session under lights) and other incidental expenses. Players are expected to participate in several tournaments with the actual number based on the coach’s preference and scheduling requirements. You can expect to participate in anywhere from 4-7 tournaments. The tournament registration costs will vary, but can run anywhere from $45-$60 per player per tournament. You should plan on an additional $300-$450 per player in tournament fees in addition to the player registration fee – these fees are collected separately from the registration fee. Additionally you will need to account for other incidental travelling costs such as gas, food, and lodging depending on the location of the tournament. Note: There are no scholarships offered for the Select season as this is an optional offering.