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Spring Select Coach Nomination

The form located at the bottom of this page is to be completed by the head coach only wishing to nominate players of his/her team that he/she believes should be considered for the upcoming 2018 Spring Select season. Parents/guardians wishing to nominate their child/children need to use this form instead.

Completion of this form does not guarantee formation of a team in the player’s division, or the placement of player on said team should it be formed. Conditions of play and 2018 Spring Select guidelines are available for download here (PDF).

 

The application period will be open from October 9, 2017 until October 20, 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

General Spring Select Program Information

Spring Select is a separate, competitive season from the Fall Primary Program and Spring Co-ed Development League for teams comprised of players selected by a region’s designated coach. Spring Select is an opportunity for a player to improve his/her skills in the competitive environment of Area 1N Spring Select League and large AYSO sanctioned tournaments.

A limited number of teams are formed in divisions 10U to 19U depending on coach availability, qualification and interest as well as available volunteer support. Spring Select teams are typically formed in November/December preceding the Spring Select season, which normally runs from March through early June.

In some cases the region-designated coach will hold an open try-out in order to identify potential players for his/her roster. Alternately, a coach may select players based on his/her personal criteria from a list of pre-nominated players.

The core Philosophies of AYSO and the overall goal of maintaining a child-friendly environment are maintained during the Spring Select Season; however, Spring Select differs from the regular fall season program in the following ways:

  • The number of players able to participate is limited by available coaches and support staff (i.e. referees, team managers, program administrators, etc.)
  • Spring Select is a program in which players are invited by coaches to participate on his/her team.
  • Applicants are not guaranteed placement and may be disqualified for multiple reasons, including but not limited to skill level, attitude, and prior behavior(s).
  • A greater commitment by the players and parents is required as play includes regular and sometimes extensive travel.
  • The cost of participation in Spring Select is significantly higher as travel and lodging costs are often incurred in addition to custom uniforms, and various registration, referee and tournament entry fees.
  • Unlike fall primary season, a coach is able to drop a player that does not fulfill his/her commitment to the team. Missing too many practices or games, being disruptive or disrespectful, etc., can be grounds for removal from a team (no player shall be removed solely based upon his/her performance or lack thereof).

Parents should be cautioned that a player’s participation in another sport during the Spring Select season is highly discouraged and many coaches will not select a player if he/she is playing multiple sports at the same time. Additionally, parents should understand that Spring Select soccer is essentially an All-Star level play and to be selected is a privilege, not a right. Participants should recognize that they are making a commitment to a team and the commitment should not be entered into casually.

Spring Select Calendar

  • 10/9/2017 Coach application period opens
  • 10/9/2017 Player nomination period opens
  • 10/20/2017 Coach application and player nomination period ends
  • 10/21/2017 Spring Select Coach Selection meeting
  • 10/23/2017 Spring Select Coaches notified of selection
  • 10/23/2017 Spring Select Coaches notified of regrets
  • 10/27/2017 Spring Select MANDATORY Parent Informational Meeting – 6pm to 6:45pm
  • 10/27/2017 Spring Select MANDATORY Coaches Meeting, Thursday 7pm to 8pm (following parent meeting)
  • 10/30/2017 to 11/3/2017 Spring Select Tryouts
  • 11/13/2017 Spring Select Players notification of selection
  • 11/17/2017 Spring Select Coach “Call-by” Date
  • 11/20/2017 Spring Select Players notified of regrets (by the region)
  • 01/22/2018 Spring Select practices may commence
  • 03/10/2018 Spring Select season begins (tentative)

FAQ:

How many teams is the region fielding?

The region has not decided. However, the region strives to strike the balance between player development, competitiveness, volunteer availability and qualifications. Generally, there must be a compelling reason for a second team to be formed in a division.

 

What is a “compelling reason”?

There are more than enough capable and motivated players and more than enough capable, motivated and engaged volunteers and parents to field more than one team.

 

If I am not selected as coach can I appeal?

No. Selections are made with the best interests of the program in mind and after lengthy debate and vote.

 

If my child is not selected can I appeal?

No. Player selections are based upon coach criteria and with the exception of selections that violate guidelines or lack sufficient volunteer support are generally upheld. In fact, calling, following and generally harassing a coach about a child’s selection before or after the selection process is generally a sign your child should not be selected.

 

How much is the player fee this year?

$140

 

Who are we playing?

Unknown at this time.

 

Can players re-use uniforms?

No. New season, new uniforms.

Spring Select Program Regional Guidelines – Membership Year 2017-2018

Download guidelines (PDF)

Spring Select Player Nomination Form By the Head Coach Only

The nomination period has now ended