Arsenal Colorado will be holding Birth Year Trainings (BYT) to prepare for the 2019/20 seasonal year. These sessions are to aid in the player identification process for the coaching staff prior to our official tryout dates on May 28 & 29. These BYTs are required for all current Arsenal players and are open to any other players who are currently involved in our recreational program, PDL or players outside the club. (birth years 2001-2009)
Arsenal Colorado competitive (birth years 2001 - 2009) and PDL (birth years 2010 - 2011) tryouts and evaluations will be held throughout the month of May. Any player interested in participating in our competitive or PDL leagues next season will need a numbered shirt for the entire evaluation process. Sign up for all age groups is as follows:
2001-2008: Sign up in the Arsenal office beginning 11:00 am, April 17
2009: Sign up beginning at the Competitive Orientation Meeting, May 1, 7:30 pm at the Hilton Fort Collins (Prospect)
2010 & 2011: Sign up beginning at the PDL Orientation Meeting, April 17, 6:00 pm at the Arsenal office
Jerseys for all players will be available for purchase in the office through noon on May 5. The player ID jersey must be worn to all BYT sessions and to tryouts.
Competitive tryouts & byt
Competitive BYT and Tryout Schedule
Competitive BYT and tryouts are held at the Soccer Complex.
:: BYT & Tryout Schedule
:: Additional Tryout Information
The basis of tryouts is to identify and group players of like ability. The process is not perfect as players grow, develop and mature at different rates, but our procedure takes this into consideration by supporting multiple teams at each age group. Typically, tryouts can be a stressful period for players and families. In attempt to combat this, the club begins its player identification process early and does not discount a player’s history within the Arsenal Colorado program. Players are evaluated on their technical abilities, tactical capabilities, psychological traits and overall physical attributes.
pdl evaluations & byt (2010's & 2011's)
PDL BYT and tryouts will be held at CSU.