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Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 seasons

• Birth year 2009 (U10)

• Birth year 2008 (U11)

• Birth year 2007 (U12)

• Birth year 2006 (U13)

• Birth year 2005 (U14)

• Birth year 2004 (U15)

• Birth year 2003 (U16)

• Birth year 2002 (U17)

• Birth year 2001 (U18)

• Birth year 2000 (U19)

Spring season: January – June

Training

• Jan-Feb: 2-3 indoor sessions

• March: 4-7 sessions outdoor sessions: aim is to be on the field by mid March

• April-June: 2-4 sessions per week

Games

• 4-6 league dates: anticipated first league date 1st week of April

Tournaments

• 3 tournaments (Parents will choose from a list of 4-5 prepared by club staff)

Fall season: Aug 15 – October 28

Training

•Evaluations Aug 15-Aug 22 held during regularly scheduled training times.

Games

• 3-5 Dates

Tournaments

• 2

Bozeman (Labor Day), Rapid City (Late October)

Players assessed

• According to their birth year

• U9’s-U15’s are grouped into birth year groups

Players grouped

• According to developmental level

• U9’s-U15’s need to train with players of similar ability

• Multiple teams created in age groups based on ability

• Fluidity for players to move between teams in age group

Coaching Structure

Development Group Director

• Create season plan

• Create and implement session plans, club curriculum

• Work with staff coaches in development group to improve player development

Staff Coach

• Work with a specific team in development group

• Assist director with evaluating players

• Implement sessions and provide feedback

For U9-U15 ages all training sessions will take place under the guidance of a Development Group Director. This means that every team within a development group will train at the same time and at the same location as other teams within that development group.

The Development Group Director would be responsible for planning the session and helping staff coaches implement the session. There would be four coaches at each training session to ensure a 1:1 coach to team ratio.

The Benefits

The benefits of this format are achieving consistency of coaching throughout the club. As the Development Group Director will be creating a season plan in accordance with the club curriculum and implementing sessions based on his/her season plan, players will be taught specific themes during specific ages. This will allow players to develop their knowledge of the game and ability to execute technical aspects of the game more efficiently.

The number of Development Group Directors will correlate to the number of teams in each development group. During this first year of implementation we will plan to have a U9/U10 , U11/U12, U13/U14, U15/U16 and U19 Age Group Director for each gender.

Training Structure

All teams within a development group will train together. Therefore in any given session there will be appropriate numbers to run small sided games, large sided games and scrimmages at the discretion of the Development Group Director and in conjunction with the club developed curriculum. The implementation of sessions will vary from director to director but will incorporate season planning concepts such as tactical periodization and intensive attacking and defending cycles.

A Development Group Director may choose to have all players work with their teams during the training session or to mix teams to provide different opportunities for the development of players. The Development Group Director will work to see every player from every team within a development group train weekly.

Goal

The purpose of running training sessions in this format centers around player development. Players respond differently to individual coaches and by allowing players to work with every coach within a development group he/she will learn the same concepts presented with different voices.

This setup also provides enhanced club unity and the opportunity for players to develop and progress from a developmentally lower team to a developmentally higher team over the course of a season or even several seasons. This fluidity will be encouraged by all coaches and will ensure that players have the opportunity to play in groups that are developmentally appropriate for them during the course of the season. Directors may determine that having a player train with a different team for a session, a week or even two weeks will aid their development. This process will look different for each development group.

Girls Coaches

Team Age Group Director Staff Coaches
2009, 2008, 2010 (U9-U10-U11)

Jessica French John Krebs, Jaelene Zigmund
2007 (U12) Jessica French Bryan Hutchison, John Krebs ,  Stephen Cavallo
2006 (U13) Kevin Luse Rita Marshall
2005 (U14) Emmet Zavitz Austin Ragsdale
2004 (U15) Stephen Cavallo Mhari Smith
2003 (U16) Sarah Leiby Milo Downey
2000 (U19) Dylan Barnard Sarah Leiby, Jace Beck

Boys Coaches

Team Age Group Director Staff Coaches
2009 (U10) Carlos Davey Tulio Melo, Jace Beck
2008 (U11) Carlos Davey Jace Beck
2007 (U12) Kevin Luse Aaron Sherck
2006 (U13) Kevin Luse Joe Frank
2005 (U14) David Nedrow Jazten Lokken, Austin Ragsdale
2004 (U15) Leroy Vanderpool Andres Moreano
2003 (U16) TBD Bryan Huskey, Tulio Melo, Larry Martin
2000 (U19) Thomas Chameraud Mason Luse

Released in late August

Please note that these schedules are tentative and will not be finalized until December.

Spring 2018 Field Map

Girls

Team Day Time
2010-2008 Mon, Wed, Thurs 4pm-5:30pm
2007 Mon, Wed, Thurs 5:30-7pm
2006 Tues, Wed, Thurs 5:30-7pm
2005 Tues, Wed, Thurs 5:30-7pm
2004 Tues, Wed, Thurs 4-5:30pm
2003 Tues, Wed, Thurs 5:45-7:15pm
2000 Tues, Wed, Thurs 4-5:30pm

Boys

Team Day Time
2010-2009 Mon, Wed, Thurs 4-5:30pm
2008 Mon, Wed, Thurs 5:30-7pm
2007 Tues, Wed, Thurs 4:30pm-6pm
2006 Tues, Wed, Thurs 5:30-7pm
2005 Mon, Wed, Thurs 5:30-7pm
2004 Mon, Wed, Thurs 4-5:30pm
2003 Mon, Wed, Thurs 5:30-7pm
2002 Mon, Wed, Thurs 4-5:30pm

Tryouts

Register for Spring Tryouts here!

2010-2005 on October 23 and October 30 at Amend Park.

2004-2000 on November 3rd at Amend Park

All players should check-in at the Pyburn Building.

Players will be evaluated based on the Key Qualities of a Billings United Player document found here. 

 

October 23rd, October 30th

4pm-6pm

Girls Tryouts

Age Group Field
2010 3
2009 3
2008 3
2007 4
2006 2
2005 1

Boys Trouts

Age Group Field
2010 8
2009 8
2008 8
2007 7
2006 6
2005 5


November 3rd

Girls Tryouts

10:00am-11:30am & 1:00pm-2:30pm

Age Group Field
2004 1
2003 2
2000 5 & 6

 

Boys Tryouts

8:30am-10am & 11:30am-1:00pm

Age Group Field
2004 1
2003 2
2000 5 & 6