Select Program - U10 through U12
Our select teams will be selected through an evaluation process based in local areas. In the event that numbers are low in an area, players will be placed together onto a combined team from multiple areas. It is our goal to have sufficient numbers of players to have locally formed teams in our U10 through U12 select program.
Our U10 through U12 Select Program is an alternative to the traditional recreational programs and offers the opportunity for advanced development of the young soccer player. The focus of this program will be participation and development in a fun and rewarding environment, within a competitive arena, while emphasizing proper skills acquisition and training techniques.
Our Select Program follows a training curriculum that is fun while allowing for optimum player “Development through Excellence of Unity”. The goal of this program is youth player development that follows guidelines and recommendations put forth by the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation. All teams are trained by appropriately licensed, professional Club coaches to provide our players with the best possible foundation of skills and knowledge of the game.
Our Select Program will utilize a pool system format in these younger age groups which will include having all players within each of the U10 through U12 age groups train together some throughout each season. When training in these pool sessions, players will be arranged with players of similar abilities in each pool. Our Select Team (U10 - U12) pool system allows for a flexible practice environment, and the opportunity for coaches to evaluate players in various practice environments, and a flexibility in roster selection which allows for better learning opportunities on a week to week basis. The pool system also allows for roster adjustments to be made ensuring that the appropriate level of competition is achieved.
Throughout the season, games will be played against other Kentucky Select teams. Players within our Kentucky United Soccer Club Select teams may be rotated and exchanged from team to team throughout the season via club passing.
Kentucky United Soccer Club Select Teams will have Two (2) training sessions per week with games on weekends. Locally formed teams will train local and if a combined select team is formed, the team will train at an agreed upon centralized training location based on the makeup of the team. Additional training opportunities along with speed, strength and agility training will be available and encouraged. Our U10 through U12 Select teams will participate in 1-2 tournaments per season.
Select soccer emphasizes maximum development of individual skills and provides the opportunity to apply those skills in a competitive environment, including league play and tournament competition. Acceptance into the Kentucky United Soccer Club Select Program is based on player evaluations, which take place during tryouts each spring.