Team Selection Process

Every effort will be made to ensure there is no conflict of interest during evaluations. Evaluators and members of the Team Selection Committee will not participate in player evaluations if they have a child or coach a team in that age group.

  • 11U is the entry level to Classic (competitive) soccer in NSC. It is open to players whose date of birth falls within the 10U and 11U ranges in the listing above. For players (and their families) who are physically and emotionally prepared, participation in 11U Classic soccer represents the first step to a higher level of competition and commitment than Rec or Academy soccer. These teams will play in the 11U competitive league of the East Central Soccer District. At this age group, we will form as many teams as possible to accommodate the age group pool. Each team will compete in a division that is appropriate for its skill level. 11U will offer positions for a specific team, but will utilize an age group “pool” to allow for flexibility within the age group for sharing players between teams and movement of players between the teams throughout the year as their skills and abilities develop.
  • 12U teams will be formed following tryouts, but the 12U players will be rostered as an age group “pool” to allow for flexibility within the age group for sharing players between teams and movement of players between the teams throughout the year as their skills and abilities develop.
  • 13U and older teams are not able to be rostered in an age group pool, but when there are multiple teams at an age group, they will work together to share players as necessary utilizing club passing between the teams. The coaches will determine the composition of their teams, with guidance from the Classic Director and Director of Coaching, as well as an impartial club representative who will have observed the tryout. All efforts will be made to field teams at as many age groups as possible. This may require that some players play up an age group.

Once the tryout has been completed, player scores will be computed, and all players ranked by the Team Selection Committee. The player score is based on the coaches’ evaluation (50%) and the tryout evaluators scores (50%). The tryout evaluators and the coaches are not to be a part of the Team Selection Committee. The coaches will meet with the Team Selection Committee to determine the team rosters. The coaches will be given a listing of the top players evaluated for their team. The coach may request limited roster adjustments, subject to approval of the Team Selection Committee. These adjustments are limited and must be justified and approved unanimously by the Team Selection Committee. 

The Team Selection Committee consists of the Club President, Vice Presidents, Classic Director, Director of Coaching and Club Administrator. If any committee member has a personal interest with a player in a specific age group, they recuse themselves. A replacement will be determined by the Board of Directors as a suitable replacement.

The committee will be on hand to discuss any questions, issues, or requests for exceptions.

2019-2020 Team Selection Committee
President – Mike Jones
Vice President - Business– Jamie Kutchek
Vice President - Soccer– Lars Nordang
Classic Director – Tip Brown
Director of Coaching- Cesar Rizzo
Administrator – Mandy Fleege