CMYSA seeks to field a sufficient number of competitive teams to provide age and skill appropriate opportunities for players wanting to advance their skill, knowledge, and passion for the game of soccer. In addition to the spring/summer season, CMYSA will provide our players with opportunities for skills sessions, camps, and small-sided tournaments throughout the year.
This age is part of phase 3 in our Player Development Chart:
U11-U12: Phase 3--Training to Train
The U12 age group is in the heart of the “golden age” of learning. Continued emphasis on individual ball skill along with an expanded tactical understanding is the goal. U11-U12 is also when formal “tryouts” are introduced. The level of competition is heightened at this age as players “tryout” to play on a CMYSA Competitive Team.
For those players who do not make a competitive team, CMYSA recommends the Rec/In-House league in addition to attending the camps and clinics put on by and brought in by CMYSA to help elevate that player’s level.
U11-U12 Competitive teamss will receive professional training 6 times throughout the Spring/Summer season by a licensed and qualified skills coach. It is also expected that the team practices on its own at least 1-2 times/week. It is highly encouraged that players on these teams particapate in fall and winter soccer activities provided by CMYSA and others.
|League:||Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA)||League:||Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA)|
|Practices:||6 with qualified and licensed skills coach and 1-2 with team coach. Practices begin indoors in Febuary or March. Outside practices begin in Mid April||Practices:||3-4 with qualified and licensed skills coach and 1-2 with team coach. Team practices begin in August.|
|Games:||Schedule set by MYSA. 10-12 League Games. End of April (league play begins). Mid July (league play ends).||Games:||Schedule set by MYSA. 6 League Games. Start of Sept (league play begins). Mid October (league play ends).|
|Game Nights:||M/W Schedule or Tu/Th Schedule||Game Nights:||Weekend Schedule|
|Travel:||Yes. Usually within 75 of St. Cloud.||Travel:||Yes. Usually within 75 of St. Cloud.|
|Wknd Tournaments:||Yes. 1-3 per summer (1 tournament included in fees, other tournaments typically additional $20-$30/player)||Wknd Tournaments:||Team decides|
|Days/Week||2-4 (1-2 games, 2-3 practices)||Days/Week||2-4 (1-2 game days, 2-3 practices)|
|Uniform ($100)||Players will be required to purchase a uniform if they do not have the current CMYSA program uniform.||Uniform ($100)||Players will be required to purchase a uniform if they do not have the current CMYSA program uniform.|
|Ball Size:||4||Ball Size:||4|
|Length of Sessions:||1-1.5 hours||Length of Sessions:||1-1.5 hours|
|Coaches:||Parent Coaches w/CMYSA Staff assisting in some training sessions||Coaches:||Parent Coaches w/CMYSA Staff assisting in some training sessions|
|Roster size:||14 players||Roster size:||14 players|
|Roster Formation:||Formed from tryout results in August.||Roster Formation:||Formed from tryout results in August.|
|Tryouts:||Tryouts are the end of July for the following Summer Season. Players are not required to play the Falls Season, but they are required to play the Summer Season. However, the Fall Season is recommended to continue player development.||Tryouts:||None specifically. Fall is a continuation of the previous summer.|