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Age Groups, Teams and Coaches

Age Groups

United States Soccer Federation (USSF) currently mandates that players will play together based on birth year, from January 1st – December 31st. This is not coming from us, our league, or the state - it is from the highest level we play for and it effects every club in the country. All soccer organizations across the country are expected to comply with this mandate. 

Birth Year and Season Matrix

Birth Year
Age Group for 2019/20
Field Size
2014U75v5
2013
U8
5v5
2012
U9
7v7
2011
U10
7v7
2010
U11
9v9
2009
U12
9v9
2008
U13
11v11
2007
U14
11v11
2006
U15
11v11
2005
U16
11v11
2004
U17
11v11
2003
U18
11v11
2002
U19
11v11


USA Teams 

Teams are formed through open, age and gender-specific tryouts in mid-June. Our trained and licensed coaches evaluate participants based primarily on individual skill-level and coachability. Secondarily, recognition may be paid to more subjective factors (e.g., team continuity/balance, advanced skill, player attitude/effort, etc.).  We historically field at least one team at each age group for each gender.  We strive to ensure that our first teams are comprised of players of the strongest skill and like age/development.  We often will form multiple teams at a given age group and, as such, are able to support the developmental needs of all players.

Projected USA Coaches & Teams for the 2020/21 Competition Year


Based on the information that we have today, the matrix below shows the teams and coaches that we are expecting for the upcoming competition year.  That being said, we will not know for sure until tryouts are complete and we know exactly how many teams we will form.

Premier
2008 [u13] Boys Premier Head Coach Juan Gonzalez
2006 [u15] Boys Premier Head Coach Wade Schuemann
2006 [u15] Girls Premier Head Coach Kirk Sautter
2002 [u19] Girls Premier Head Coach Jason Hunter
Boys Select and Elite
2014/13 [u7/u8] Boys Red Head Coach John Johnston
2012 [u9] Boys Red Head Coach Bruce Lane
2011 [u10] Boys Red Head Coach Kevin Pike
2010 [u11] Boys Red Head Coach Yo Phonthipsavath
2010 [u11] Boys White Head Coach Justin Olejniczak
2009 [u12] Boys Red Head Coach Kurt Borgman
2009 [u12] Boys White Head Coach Shaun Prince
2008 [u13] Boys Red Head Coach Travis Saylor
2007 [u14] Boys Red Head Coach Paul Dobb
2007 [u14] Boys Byron Center Red Head Coach Lance Pellow
2006 [u15] Boys Red Head Coach Travis Saylor
2005 [u16] Boys Red Head Coach Juan Gonzalez
2002 [u19] Boys Red Head Coach TBD  
Girls Select and Elite
2014/13 [u7/u8] Girls Red Head Coach Peter Ambrosi
2012 [u9] Girls Red Head Coach Rogelio Meza
2011 [u10] Girls Red Head Coach Yo Phonthipsavath
2010 [u11] Girls Red Head Coach Rogelio Meza
2010 [u11] Girls WhiteHead CoachWadeSchuemann
2010 [u11] GirlsBlueHead CoachWadeSchuemann
2009 [u12] Girls Red Head Coach Corey Broersma
2009 [u12] Girls White Head Coach Bruce Lane
2008 [u13] Girls Red Head Coach Kelly Stetser
2008 [u13] Girls White Head Coach Wade Schuemann
2007 [u14] Girls Red Head Coach Jim Theis
2007 [u14] Girls White Head Coach Yo Phonthipsavath
2006 [u15] Girls Red Head Coach Raquel Pena
2004 [u16] Girls
RedHead CoachMike Panse
2003 [u17] Red Head Coach Barry Hutzel
2003 [u18] Girls Red Head Coach Jeff Lukas
2002 [u19] Girls Red Head Coach Kerri Hamilton
2003 [u18] Girls White Head Coach Bruce Lane



Important points when considering the coaching at USA:

Each USA team has a licensed, experienced head coach dedicated to that team (i.e., our coaches generally do not coach multiple teams so your player's team receives 100% of the coach's focus).

Each team generally has a staff of 2-4 individuals (head coach plus assistant coaches) to ensure an optimal coach:player ratio and the ability to focus on individual and team development.  Many of our teams have a dedicated Technical Coach to further bolster the coaching ranks and aid the Head Coach with technical development.

Each team has a team manager who supports the coaching staff, players, and families throughout the season.

The Club provides our coaches with continual training opportunities throughout the year to ensure ongoing development.

USA has a dedicated Director of Coaching and a Player Development Technical Director to help guide the placement and development of our coaches and players.

USA has a functional Board of Directors that is dedicated to providing open, effective communication to the Club families.

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