Timbers Elite - Program Overview
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN Timbers Elite
Timbers Elite is open to U9 players who are seeking a more challenging soccer environment than is provided in recreational leagues. It is not for all players, and families are encouraged to consider what the best fit for each individual child is. For those who see competitive soccer as an eventual destination, this program is the ideal pre-competitive environment. Elite Age group year - U9 (birth yr 2008) teams are gender specific
Timbers Elite provides a training and playing environment that is similar to BNT competitive teams, but with shorter seasons. The demands on time are slightly more than that of our Youth Academy and less than our Competitive teams. Teams train two times a week and play a game schedule that will challenge them to improve under the guidance of qualified coaches.
Timbers Elite provide coaches with a soccer background. Coaches are paid and selected on merit of coaching experience, soccer background and suitability to young players. Coaches have licensing through USSF and the NSCAA, while most have a college soccer or better playing background. The coach to player ratio is a major focus, with a desired 11:1 ratio.
Rosters are typically divided up into teams of 10 – 12 players. Consideration is also given to geography, with an attempt to place players on teams that train within their area of the Valley. Each team has a designated Head Coach. Often, two teams will train together under the guidance of the same Head Coach at the same location.
TRAINING LOCATIONS & TIMES
Timbers Elite will base teams out of the following training locations: Elite players train two days a week
Settlers Park - Monday and Wednesday (Meridian) 6:00 p.m.
White Pine - Tuesday and Thursday (Boise) 6:00 p.m.
UNIFORM & PROGRAM FEES
Annual Timbers Elite Program fee is $365 ($220 for Spring only)
Uniform fee estimate $56 for complete kit, 2 jerseys, 1 pair of shorts and 1 pair of socks Uniforms available for puchase August 8, 2016
Purchase uniforms at Soccer Etc, 7085 W. Overland Rd. Boise, ID 83709
PRACTICE BEGINS The week of August 29, 2016 in the fall and March 20, 2017 in the spring.
League play may includes games against other Timbers Elite teams, in addition to outside competition against other suitable level teams from outside clubs and organizations. Teams play matches at 7v7 including a goalkeeper. League games are played at Simplot Fields in Boise.
All players will have the opportunity to participate in local tournaments.
Additional training opportunities will be available for Timbers Elite players throughout the year. Some examples include: Winter Futsal, Spring Break Camp, Summer Camps, etc.
Boise Nationals Timbers provides assessment opportunities prior to the season. This allows for players to get feedback and make sure that the Timbers Elite environment is a good fit for the player prior to registering for a team. Assessment day is Monday, June 6th at Ann Morrison Park from 6:00-7:15pm..
PREPARATION FOR U10 COMPETITIVE
Timbers Elite players have the advantage of working with the BNT Competitive Staff prior to tryouts for the U10 season. Besides gaining a familiarity with Boise Nationals Timbers coaches, Timbers Elite players are given priority consideration for U10 Competitive tryouts.
Timbers Elite DIRECTOR
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