Boys and Girls Northern New Mexico Alliance Pre-Competitive Teams (formerly Tournament Team)

Fall 2016 & Spring 2017

Boys U10 thru U12 AND GIRLS U9 THRU U12 teams

LAYSL sponsors separate boys and girls competitive preparation teams. The boy's and girl's teams play in the Santa Fe Northern Rec League and the girls U10/9 team has also played in the LAYSL Recreational League. LAYSL also sponsors these teams to attend a few age-appropriate weekend tournaments throughout the year. The tournament teams may also schedule a number of scrimmages with Santa Fe Northern, Taos, and Albuquerque teams.

The goal of the LAYSL Pre-Competitive Team Program is to provide a bridge between the recreational league and our competitive teams. Los Alamos Football Club (LAFC) competitive teams typically start participating in the Duke City Soccer League at the age of U11 or U12 and play games at the Soccer Complex in Bernalillo against some of the best teams in the state. In the past, our youngest teams experienced quite a learning curve with this transition from our recreational league to the Duke City competitive play due to the quality of teams and increased speed of play.

The Pre-Competitive Team Program will give players who are considering playing on a competitive team in the future a chance to be exposed to a more structured training environment and gradually introduce players to the increased speed of play and technical skill level so they can steadily adjust and improve over time. Pre-Competitive team coaching will focus on individual player development. Players who meet the age qualification and express the desire to improve their play and can commit to the expectations for training and games may play on the tournament team. The Pre-Competitive teams will be trained in the Academy style with multiple coaches and teams training together.

The registration fee for this program is $275 for the Fall and Spring seasons. These fees go towards the New Mexico Youth Soccer Association registration fees, Northern Soccer League registration fees, coaching clinic reimbursements, field maintenance, website maintenance, equipment stipends for each team, operating costs for registering each player, travel team insurance, and the registration costs for 2-3 tournaments (up to $1000 per year). Uniforms are purchased separately by each family and may be used for multiple seasons.

The sessions to count who is interested in the 2016-2017 Pre-Competitive teams will take place in mid-May. These sessions are to determine how many U10, U11, and U12 Boys and Girls Pre-Competitive teams we can form. Players are taken on a first come, first placed process. Kids are not cut, just selected based on the numbers. In the four years the Pre-Competitive team has been used in Los Alamos, no player of the right age was turned away. The main criteria is the willingness to commit to being focused and hardworking at practice, and to attend the majority of games on the schedule. More information on dates, times, and field locations will be coming soon.

AGE GROUP TABLE (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Seasons)

US Youth Soccer announced in August of 2015 new standards related to age bracket cut-off dates. A change from school-year to birth-year age-brackets begins with the 2016-17 soccer year. Calendar-year registration means all players born in the same year are now in the same age group. See age chart below.

  Birth Year 2008 2007 2006 2005
Age Bracket   U9* U10 U11 U12

{ *U9 for girls only }


Fall 2016 Tryout Schedule

For competitive teams, please try to attend both tryouts. Note that US Youth Soccer (and consequently the NM Youth Soccer Association) has gone to a birth year (calendar year) age bracket system. Teams are now organized by birth year, not grade level. See schedule below to see what age bracket your player belongs in. Note that you can tryout for an older team, but you must also tryout for your birth-year team.

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Week of May 9

ProgramBirth Year#1 Tryout#2 Tryout
Boys U10 Pre-Comp Info Meeting & Practice 2007 Mon. (May 9) 4:30 to 5:30 @ N. Mesa Soccer Fields in LA Tues. (May 10) 5:30 to 6:30 @ Spirio Fields at Overlook Park in WR
Boys U13 Competitive Team Tryouts 2004 Wed. (May 11) 5:30 - 7:00 pm @ North Mesa Soccer Fields in LA Fri. (May 13) 5:30 - 7:00 pm @ Spirio Fields at Overlook Park in WR
Girls U13 & U12 Competitive Team Tryouts 2004 & 2005 Mon. (May 9) 5:30 to 7:00 @ Community Field in LA Wed. (May 11) 5:30 to 7:00 @ Spirio Fields at Overlook Park in WR

 

Week of May 16

ProgramBirth Year#1 Tryout#2 Tryout
Girls U15 & U14 Competitive Team Tryouts 2002 & 2003 Mon. (May 16) 5:30 to 7:00 @ Community Field in LA Wed. (May 18) 5:30 to 7:00 @ Spirio Fields at Overlook Park in WR
Girls U10 & U9 Pre-Comp Info Meeting & Practice 2007 & 2008 Wed. (May 18) 5:30 to 6:45 @ North Mesa Soccer Fields in LA TBD
Boys U11 Competitive Team Tryouts 2006 Tues. (May 17) 6:00 - 7:15 at Spirio Fields at Overlook Park in WR Thurs. (May 19) 6:00 - 7:15 at North Mesa Soccer Fields in LA
Boys U12 Competitive Team Tryouts 2005 Tues. (May 17) 4:45 - 6:00 at Spirio Fields at Overlook Park in WR Thurs. (May 19) 4:45 - 6:00 at North Mesa Soccer Fields in LA

 

Week of May 23

ProgramBirth Year#1 Tryout#2 Tryout
Boys U15 & U14 Competitive Team Tryouts 2002 & 2003 Mon. (May 23) 5:30 - 7:00 pm @ North Mesa Soccer Fields in LA Tue. (May 24) 4:00 - 5:30 pm @ Spirio Fields at Overlook Park in WR
Girls U12 & U11 Pre-Comp Info Meeting & Practice 2005 & 2006 Tue. (May 24) 5:30- 6:45 pm @ North Mesa Soccer Fields in LA TBD
Co-ed U14 & U13 Pre-Comp Info Meeting & Practice 2003 & 2004 TBD TBD

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