In anticipation of the changes US Soccer has implemented in how teams are formed, Arsenal Colorado is preparing for the 2017/2018 seasonal year by holding Birth Year Trainings (BYT). These sessions are to aid in the player identification process for the coaching staff prior to our official tryout dates after Memorial Day weekend. The objective for the BYT’s is to allow athletes to play against and with players of the same birth year over multiple days. These BYT’s 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. Players will need to register and purchase a player identification jersey at the Club office beginning on Tuesday, April 11. The player ID jersey must be worn to all BYT sessions and to tryouts. The cost of the jersey is $15.
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.
Birth Year Training Schedule
Birth Year Dates Time
2007’s Boys and Girls May 8th, 15th 5:30-7:00 PM
2006’s Boys and Girls May 8th, 15 th 4:00-5:30 PM
2005’s Boys and Girls May 10th, 17th 5:30-7:00 PM
2004’s Boys and Girls May 10th, 17th 4:00-5:30 PM