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What is Competitive Soccer?

Competitive soccer is for focused, motivated players at any skill level, who want to advance their skills through the developmental benefits of a professional coach, a high volume of soccer through training and competing with and against other focused, motivated, and developed players. Players focus on developing technical, tactical, physical, and psychosocial skills that will help develop them into quality citizens and players. 

Competitive Try Outs

2023 Fall Competitive Soccer

Season Dates: 
August 2023 through November 2023

 Done online prior to attending the tryouts. Deadline to register is June 4. Players not pre-registered will not be allowed to participate in tryouts. 

Tryout Dates: June 5-9, 2023
     Boys U10 (Born 2014-2015): Monday, June 5 & Wednesday, June 7 at 5:00-6:30pm
     Boys U11-14 (Born 2009-2013): Monday, June 5 & Wednesday, June 7 at 6:00-7:30pm
     Girls U10 (Born 2014-2015): Tuesday, June 6 & Thursday, June 8 at 5:00pm-6:30pm
     Girls U11-14 (Born 2009-2013): Tuesday, June 6 & Thursday, June 8 at 6:00pm-7:30pm

Please plan on your player attending BOTH tryouts. 

Location: Fir Grove Fields

Checking In:
Arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your tryout. Each player will be checked in to ensure the proper paperwork (birth certificate, medical release form, etc.) has been submitted to the office staff. Players will be provided a tryout number for the duration of the process and are required to keep their numbers for both sessions. Once a player has received his/her number, they will be directed to the appropriate field space. Please check in with office staff each day of tryouts. 

We highly encourage parents to stay away from the training space and watch from a distance. The tryout process can be stressful. We want to ensure the players are able to play without any additional stress. 

Required Equipment:

  • Black or dark colored shirt
  • Shin guards
  • Cleats
  • Water bottle (optional but highly recommended)

A signed medical release is required for ALL players to participate in tryouts. This requirement is non-negotiable. Any player without a signed release will not be allowed to tryout. A medical release can be found and printed here or you may fill one out on-site prior to tryouts.  

A birth certificate or US Passport is required for all (new) players. 


UUSC Competitive Curriculum

Player Development

Training to Train U10-U14 Age Group

Training sessions: 60-90 minutes long.

Main Focus: Mastering the ball and learning principles of play. Players transition from a "Learning to train" phase into a "Training to Train" phase. 

Tactical Concepts: Principles of Attacking & Principles of Defending. These principles can be very complicated and at this stage of development the focus is creating a foundation based on these principles.

• Principles of Attacking: Penetration, providing support, movement off the ball, width & depth, and improvisation/creativity.
 Principles of Defending: Pressure & cover, delaying, balance/team shape, compactness, control & restraint (not diving in), and counter   attack. 

Session Structure
Stage 1: (Warm up) Games or activities that work on different variations of ball control and team problem solving. 

Stages 2 & 3: (Main activities) Games focus on individual and team problem solving. Players work on mastering activities learned from previous years and expanding on those activities with more complexity. 

Stage 4: Each session should end with small-sided games to goals. Each activity will be building into higher-level variations to improve technical abilities, combinational play, and problem solving. 

 Example of games: 1v1, 2v1, 2v2, 3v2, 4v3, 6v6
 Games can be played to end lines or with multiple goals (4 or 6 goal games)
 Possession games with and without neutral players
 Introducing principles of attacking & defending
 Switching the point of attack, playing out of the back, width & depth
 Pressure and cover, where to force the ball, not diving in.

Training to Compete: U14-16 Age Group

Training to Win: U16 & above Age Group

Southern Oregon Classic League

SOCL Information:

League Rules and Modifications during COVID-19
League Website:

Southern Oregon Classic League: League Rules 


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