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U13-U19 Competitive Program

U13-U19 Competitive: About

The PVUFC Competitive Program is for players ages U13-U19 who have completed our U11-U12 Juniors Program and for players seeking a competitive environment to continue their development.

The Competitive Program is designed to develop each player’s passion, skill, and level of competition, within a team environment.

Players are placed on a team at a level consistent with their ability and commitment, which will provide each player with the proper environment to improve their soccer skills.  Players and families are expected to be committed to their development, attending all their team events (training, league games & tournaments) including team training during the winter.

This program includes:

  • U13/U14 - 3 Seasons: Fall, Winter, and Summer.

  • U15-U19 - 2 Seasons: Winter, Summer

  • Tryouts in July

  • Winter Training Program is by sign-up and focuses on technical and decision-based development.

  • Team Training beginning in August for the Fall season (U13-U14 Only)

  • Team Training beginning in February for the Summer season (U13-U19)

  • Families can choose to participate in 1, 2, or all 3 seasons (see note below regarding U13/U14 season plans)

U13-U19 Competitive: Text

Levels, Season Plans, & Expectations

U13-U19 Competitive: List

Levels

U13-U19 Teams:

PVU Team Color = TCSL Level
Blue = TCSL NPL
Black = TCSL Regional
Silver = TCSL State
White = TCSL Cities

Fall  Season (U13 & U14 Only)

  • Tryouts are held the last week of July

  • Training begins the 4th week of August with 2-3 training sessions per week.

  • Games are played on the weekends beginning at the end of August and running through the middle of October.

  • Teams can elect to participate in a local or out-of-town tournament

  • The number of players signed up for a particular age group determines the number of teams we try to field.

  • "Trapped" 8th graders are players who are in 8th grade but their birth year would have them be U15. These players are eligible to play U14 in the fall season and PVUFC will try to accommodate if roster space is available.

*NOTE - 

Teams formed during the July tryout period are formed for the Fall AND Summer seasons. There is not a separate tryout in January for the summer season,

Players wishing to participate in just one season (fall or summer) MUST try out at the July tryouts. Efforts will be made to accommodate players who wish to play in only one season. You will be able to indicate this on the registration.

For National and Regional level teams - to be considered for the team, players have to play both the fall and summer seasons. These level teams move to more of a year-round format to stay competitive with other clubs at these levels who are true year-round teams. Winter training will still remain optional but is highly encouraged. This is not to say that you cannot do other sports during these seasons but it is expected that you participate in each of the fall and summer seasons. 

What about High School Soccer?

Players can play for their high school's 9th-grade team and PVU during the fall season.


Players will not be able to participate in your high school's B-Squad, JV, or Varsity teams in the fall as state high school league rules prohibit you from playing club and high school during the same season. 


Players at this level must play for PVU in the fall in order to be considered for the team.

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State & Cities level teams 

Players will have the option to select from the following: Summer & Fall, Summer Only, Fall Only.


At the July tryout, we will be selecting the teams for the summer season based on ability. Players who select Summer & Fall and Summer Only will be evaluated and considered for the team.

Players who select Fall only will be evaluated and placed if there is space available. 

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What about the fall season?

If enough players have chosen the Summer & Fall option, the team will also play in the fall season. If we need to fill out a roster, then those who selected Fall Only will be considered for the team for the fall season.

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We will try our best to form fall teams including looking at combining teams and age groups.

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Players selecting Fall Only will still need to tryout. If they are not placed on a team, then their tryout registration fee will be refunded.

Winter Season

  • The Winter Training Program (WTP) is open to all players ages U13-U19 and runs from November - January.

  • The WTP is designed to enhance and build the proper technical skills of the player using the age-appropriate curriculum from the PVUFC Player Development Curriculum.

  • Training is led by PVUFC staff coaches.

  • Teams may elect to conduct extra training sessions outside of the WTP at an additional cost. 

  • Teams may elect to participate in a winter league or tournaments at an additional cost.

Summer Season

  • Team indoor training begins in February with 2 practices per week.

  • Team outdoor training begins in mid-April

  • TCSL league games begin in May and run through the middle of July.

  • Teams can elect to play in local and out-of-town tournaments.

Expectations

TCSL NPL

  • The most competitive levels (Super NPL and NPL Premier) offered in Minnesota.

  • FALL (Aug - Oct) U13 & U14 teams only.

    • Training begins in August and runs through the middle of October with 2-3 training sessions per week.

    • 1-2 league games per week on weekends. 

    • Teams may participate in 1 additional tournament. 

  • WINTER (Nov-Mar)

    • Team training starts in November.

    • Players must sign up for the Winter Training Program.

    • League games during the winter months are held on weekends (4-6 games).

    • 2 training sessions per week.

  • SPRING (April)

    • Outdoor team training begins mid to late April.

    • 2-4 League games on weeknights

    • Most likely 1 local or out-of-town tournament.

    • 2-3 training sessions per week.

  • SUMMER (May - July)

    • 1-2 League games per week on weeknights  

    • Expected 2-3 tournaments with the potential of 1 being out-of-state.

    • 2-3 training sessions per week.  

  • A player must be willing to attend a vast majority of the team’s training sessions and events.

  • Tournament fees and out-of-town events are in addition to club fees


TCSL Regional Level

  • The second most competitive level offered in Minnesota.  

  • FALL (Aug - Oct) U13 & U14 teams only.

    • Training begins in August and runs through the middle of October

    • 1-2 league games per week on weekends

    • 2 training sessions per week.

    • Teams may participate in 1 additional tournament.

    • Participation in postseason playoffs is expected (must qualify).

  • WINTER 1 (Nov - Jan)

    • PVUFC Winter Training Program runs from November - January with 2 trainings per week and is expected for Regional level players.

    • Teams may also play in winter leagues.  

  • WINTER 2 (Feb - Mid-April) 

    • Team training begins in February and runs through mid-April with 2 trainings per week.

    • Teams may also play in winter leagues.

  • SPRING (Mid-April - May)

    • Outdoor team training begins mid to late April.

    • Most likely 1 local tournament.

    • 2-3 training sessions per week. 

  • SUMMER (Mid-April - July)

    • 1-2 League games per week on weeknights 

    • Expected 2-3 tournaments with the potential of 1 being out-of-town.  

    • 2-3 training sessions per week.

    • Participation in summer postseason playoffs is expected (must qualify).  

  • A player must be willing to be at a majority of the team’s training sessions and events.

  • Tournament fees and out-of-town events are in addition to club fees


TCSL State Level

  • The third most competitive level offered in Minnesota.

  • For some teams, a competitive team with a higher commitment level. For other teams, this is a skill-building level.  

  • FALL (Aug - Oct) U13 & U14 teams only.

    • Training begins in August and runs through the middle of October

    • 1-2 league games per week on weekends

    • 2 training sessions per week.

    • Teams may participate in 1 additional local tournament.

    • Participation in postseason playoffs is encouraged (must qualify).

  • WINTER 1 (Nov - Jan)

    • PVUFC Winter Training Program runs from November - January and is encouraged for all State Level players.

    • Teams may also play in winter leagues.  

  • WINTER 2 (Feb - Mid-April) 

    • Team training begins in February and runs through mid-April with 2 trainings per week.

    • Teams may also play in winter leagues.

  • SPRING (Mid-April - May)

    • Outdoor team training begins mid to late April.

    • 1-2 training sessions per week.

    • Teams may participate in a pre-season local tournament.

  • SUMMER (May - July)

    • 1-2 League games per week on weeknights 

    • 1-2 training sessions per week

    • Expected 2-3 tournaments of which 1 may be out-of-town.

    • Participation in summer postseason playoffs is encouraged (must qualify).  

  • A player must be willing to be at a higher percentage of the team’s training sessions and events.

  • Tournament fees and out-of-town events are in addition to club fees


TCSL Cities Level

  • This is a skill-building level.  

  • FALL (Aug - Oct) U13 & U14 teams only.

    • Training begins in August and runs through the middle of October

    • 1-2 games per week on weekends 

    • 2 training sessions per week.

    • Teams may participate in 1 local tournament.

    • Participation in postseason playoffs is encouraged (must qualify).

  • WINTER 1 (Nov - Jan)

    • PVUFC Winter Training Program runs from November - January and is an optional opportunity for skill development.

    • Teams may also play in winter leagues.

  • WINTER 2 (Feb - Mid-April) 

    • Team training begins in February and runs through mid-April with 2 trainings per week.

    • Teams may also play in winter leagues.

  • SPRING (Mid-April - May)

    • Outdoor team training begins mid to late April.

    • 2 trainings per week.

    • Teams may participate in a pre-season local tournament.

  • SUMMER (May - July)

    • 1-2 League games per week on weeknights

    • 1-2 training sessions per week

    • Expected 2-3 tournaments.

    • Participation in summer postseason playoffs is encouraged (must qualify).  

  • A player must be willing to be at a higher percentage of the team’s training sessions and events.

  • Tournament fees and out-of-town events are in addition to club fees

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