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Boys and Girls Academy and Competitive Tryouts

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Thunder

 

The Thunder Program is a competitive program devoted to developing young athletes. Thunder provides the most competitive environment with highly qualified pro staff and a curriculum built to improve young athletes in the four components of the game: physically, technically, tactically and psychologically. Thunder’s age appropriate curriculum is inspired by U.S Soccer and is designed to prepare young athletes with the necessary skills to pursue soccer opportunities such as high school, Olympic development program, college, and the professional level. Our teams strive to represent the core values of The Arizona Soccer Club with passion, respect, integrity, discipline and excellence. (P.R.I.D.E)

 

  • Ages: Boys and Girls 11 to 18
  • Boys and girls teams will be formed based on age group practices are in Chandler and Gilbert
  • Teams will compete in the AYSA Open or State Leagues

 

 

 


Academy

 

The Academy System is for those players looking for more than recreational experience, and puts player development at the forefront. It is a transitional program to the Competitive Program, and will prepare the players for a higher levels of competitive play. The program provides a positive learning experience, concentrates on the growth of the individual within the team structure and emphasizes development of technical skills and tactical awareness.

 


 

  • Ages: Boys and Girls 7 to 10
  • Boys and girls teams will be formed based on age group and all practices are in Chandler
  • Teams will compete in AYSA Academy Leagues

Thunder Development Program

 

Our Thunder competitive development program has a track record of success. We have a history of bridging athletes, teams and coaches who are looking for the next level and want to transition to competitive play, The goal of the program is to prepare players for future transition into the AZSC Thunder Program, and is aimed at ages U11 and up. We are always on the cutting edge of player development, and we put a plan in place for every component of the game (technical, tactical, psychological and physical), at every age group (U11 through U18) and for each gender (boys and girls). The Thunder Development Program is volunteer Coached by licensed coaches who are dedicated to soccer and player development.  

 

  • Ages: Boys and Girls 11 to 18 who have not yet played club and are looking for the next level of play
  • Boys and girls teams will be formed based on age group and all practices are in Chandler
  • Teams will compete in the AYSA Open

2017-2018 Age Group Matrix and Information

Birth Year Age Group League Format Ball Size Keepers Offsides Headers
1999 U18/U19 Port of Subs Open / State League 11v11 5 Yes Yes Yes
2000 U18 Port of Subs Open / State League 11v11 5 Yes Yes Yes
2001 U17 Port of Subs Open / State League 11v11 5 Yes Yes Yes
2002 U16 Port of Subs Open / State League 11v11 5 Yes Yes Yes
2003 U15 Port of Subs Open / State League 11v11 5 Yes Yes Yes
2004 U14 Port of Subs Open / State League 11v11 5 Yes Yes Yes
2005 U13 Port of Subs Open / State League 11v11 5 Yes Yes Yes
2006 U12 Port of Subs Open League 9v9 4 Yes Yes No
2007 U11 Port of Subs Open League 9v9 4 Yes Yes Yes
2008 U10 Academy 7v7 3 Yes No No
2009 U9 Academy 7v7 3 No No No
2010 U8 Academy 4v4 3 No No No
2011 U7 Academy 4v4 3 No No No
2012 U6 CSA/AZSC Grassroots Rec. Program 4v4 3 No No No
2013 U5 CSA/AZSC Grassroots Rec. Program 4v4 3 No No No

2017 - 18 Tryout Dates

 

NOTICE! PLEASE ARRIVE 30 - 45 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED TIME FOR CHECK IN.

 

Thunder and Thunder Development Program Tryout Dates:

May 1st, 4th and 10th, 2016 May 3rd, 8th and 11th, 2016
5:45 PM - 7:15 PM: 07 & 00/99 age groups 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM: 06 & 02 age groups
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM: 05 & 04 age group 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM: 03 & 01 age group

 

Academy Evaluation Dates:

May 2nd and May 9th, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: 08, 09, 10 & 11 age groups

 

Tryout and Evaluation Information

  • Location: Crossroads Park, Gilbert, AZ
  • Cost:  $10 / Includes Tryout Shirt & Number.  Cash and Check taken only at onsite registration.
  • Please register for the correct program:
     
    • Register for Thunder and Academy Program Try Outs here
    • Register for Thunder Development Program Try Outs here

For more information on tryouts and assessments, please contact:

 

Chris Meador

Chris Meador

CSA President


Tryout and Evaluation Registration

AYSA Player Attendance Policy - Rule 5171

Any player registered with any AYSA Affiliated Club or Team must obtain written permission from your current club before attending anyof CSA's or Arizona Soccer Club's programs prior to May 1st.  Once this written permission is obtained the player is welcome to attend any of CSA's or Arizona Soccer Club's programs.

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