Colorado Soccer Association announces consolidation of Western Slope Soccer League and the Southwest League to create new Mountain Region League
Olympic Development Program tryouts, referee trainings, and coaching classes dominate soccer calendar for Mountain Region
Western Slope, Colo., -- (February 19, 2016) – The snow may still be falling, but soccer season is on a lot of local area players’ minds. The Colorado Soccer Association (CSA), and its Western Slope and Southwest soccer club members have been working on enhancing the game and providing more playing opportunities for mountain families from Steamboat to Durango.
Recently, CSA merged the two largest mountain leagues (Western Slope Soccer League and Southwest League) to create a unified regional league dedicated to player development; referee recruitment, training, and improvement; coaching education; and game improvements to ensure the quality of soccer for both youth and adult players who reside in the newly created Mountain Region.
In December 2015, CSA announced the expansion of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) for the Mountain Region’s elite youth soccer players. Prior to the expansion, players and their families had to travel to the Front Range for tryouts, practice, and trainings. The top male and female elite players from the Mountain Region were asked via a private invitation to tryout, train, and possibly become part of the 2015/16 pool team that represents Colorado, and Region IV in national tournaments across the United States in 2016.
ODP Tryouts will be held over the course of three weekends in three mountain locations. Participants were invited based on their playing ability, talent, club recommendations, and past playing experience in the advanced leagues around the state.
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CLUB PASS RULES
1. The Club Pass shall permit the player to play on any team within his club for which he/she is age and gender eligible. Player’s may play up an unlimited number of years but may not play down in age group.
2. Player’s shall appear on game day roster created by the Club’s registrar. The most current roster, time stamped through Got Soccer, will supersede any other game day roster.
3. A player may not play on more than one club team on any given day.
4. The Club Pass Rule only applies to players who are members of a club that have the same club number. Movement of players between satellite clubs who have different club numbers is the same as a transfer between two different clubs.