MDSA’s Alliance Program (previously known as the 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.
Players are chosen, teams formed and announced in November. Training sessions typically start the first week of December. The Alliance 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.
All eligible players (10U and up) are encouraged to apply. Alliance Teams will participate in the Area 2C/2D Alliance league, along with their choice of local and travel tournaments, and/or the CalNorth Select League.
The number of teams that will be formed in each division varies from year to year. As a rule, there is typically one Alliance team for every eight Fall program teams in each division. Alliance 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. Alliance 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) for which Mt. Diablo Soccer is a Host.
Tryouts for 2022-23 will take place SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5TH. Callbacks will be held on Saturday November 19th.
Interested players should register for tryouts and submit a player application HERE. Coaches should submit a Coach Application HERE.
The 2022-2023 Alliance Program Fee will be $100, which includes the AYSO Alliance fee, field rentals and the Alliance League. Additionally, families will need to purchase uniforms (est. $100/player), and contribute to team funds for tournaments 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. You should plan on an additional $450-$500 per player in tournament fees in addition to the other program costs. Additionally you will need to account for other incidental travelling costs such as gas, food, and lodging depending on the location of the tournament.