Colorado Select Program Overview
We are excited to introduce a brand-new program—Colorado Select! An expanded version of the Olympic Development Program, Colorado Select offers development and next-level identification opportunities to elite players and those who want to become elite. Colorado Select is available to all non-DA players and will offer a year-round supplemental training and development program to selected pool players in addition to international and domestic showcase opportunities for identification at the college, professional and youth national team level.
Colorado 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.
Front Range(FR) and Mountain Region(MR) Programs
In an effort to offer players throughout the entire state, CSA offers two Colorado Select options. There is the traditional program that meets the needs of the front range and we are now growing an additional program that will facilitate the talented players in the mountain region. This has been done to make the program available geographically to as many players as possible.
Colorado Select Tryouts
Colorado Select Tryouts is open for ALL boys and girls born in 2008-2003. We have three separate tryout dates per age group and gender and will offer a makeup tryout date on Saturday, August 3 for players who miss the July tryouts. We expect and encourage players to attend all three tryout dates, if possible. All tryouts will take place at the Fort Logan Soccer Complex (3742 W. Princeton Cir Denver) Tryout fee is $100 and players will receive a tryout kit. Registration for Colorado Select Tryouts is required, please click here to register for Colorado Select Tryouts.
Making the Player Pool:
- Once tryouts are concluded, coaches will make their selection for the player pool, which will consist of around 40 players.
- Player pool fee - $200 – this fee covers training throughout the ODP season for those selected to the player pool from each age group.
- August – October – pools will train during this time period to determine the 16-player roster to represent Colorado at the ODP West Region Championships in Phoenix in January. During this time, of training, we will be working around all Cup Tournament games as well.
- November – December – coaches will begin to slim down the potential travel team as they continue to train for the Championships.
- March – June – Player pool training will resume during these months, there will also be other travel opportunities during these months for Colorado Select to receive more experience, growth, competition, and development within soccer.
Colorado Select Coaching Staff is fortunate to have an elite staff of former national team and professional players, Division I All-Americans, and USSF A and B license Head Coaches.
If you have any questions regarding Colorado Select, Pre-Select, Clinics or Tryouts, please contact Maren McCrary, Colorado Select Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristen Fennewald, Colorado Select Program Administrator at email@example.com.