2019/2020 Colorado Mountain Select Tryouts
We are excited to introduce a brand-new program—Colorado Mountain Select! An expanded version of the Olympic Development Program, Colorado Mountain Select offers development and next-level identification opportunities to elite players and those who want to become elite. Colorado Mountain Select is available to all non-DA players and will offer a year-round supplemental training and development program to the players in addition to international and domestic showcase opportunities for identification at the college, professional and youth national team level. There will be six trainings in each season (fall and Spring), so a total of 12 training sessions for the 2019/2020 season.
The Colorado Mountain Select Program will be run a little different than the previous two years. After observing and experience the areas for continued player development, Mountain Select will now be focusing on the technical/functional or practical aspects of the game. Since players will be attending these trainings from all over the Western Slope, Mountain Select will take a more technical approach to all trainings. Our goal is to take players in and train them technically and return them back to their club team's with a more consistent and confident technically sound player.
Colorado Mountain Select will replace the Colorado Olympic Development Program in order to allow our players and teams expanded opportunities for exposure at Regional and National ODP events in addition to other highly selective and scouted events. We want to offer Colorado Soccer Association players the best opportunity for identification at their personal “next level” and we feel confident that by expanding our vision and opportunities beyond ODP, our players will get better competition, more opportunities for identification, and a better overall experience.
Before you register you should ask yourself the following four questions:
- Do you feel that you can compete with the best players in your birth year?
- Are you dedicated to being the best player you can be?
- Do you like to train and compete against players that are as good as or better than you?
- Can you commit additional time to your development?
If you answered Yes to these four questions, then you should consider trying out for the Colorado Mountain Select Program.
Tournaments and College Showcases Mountain Select is Planning to Attend
- Las Vegas Thanksgiving Classic - November 29 through December 1
- Westminster Soccer Showcase (15U-19U only) - December 6 through 8
- Denver Winter Invitational - February 15 through 17
- Mountain Region College ID Camp (Roaring Fork) - June 12 through 13
- Roaring Fork Valley SC 7v7 Showdown - July 18
*All these tournaments will be in addition to training. These will be optional tournaments.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Travis Yoakum, Colorado Mountain Select Director at 402-689-8011 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.