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Select (U8-U10)

Select Program (U8 and U10)

The U8 and U10 years are the transitional years when it comes to soccer.  At these ages, we begin playing 7v7 on a bigger field, playing games against teams from other clubs, and training for longer periods of time. It is very important that the kids are placed in the proper soccer environment to meet their current soccer needs and ability level. 

The Select Program is designed for kids who have displayed the ability to play at a higher level through an assessment process. The program requires a higher commitment level from both the parents and the player. Through an assessment process, 45 to 50 players will be invited to join the age group (separate pool for U9 and U10, U8's in the spring only). There are no requests for this program. The Director of Developmental Soccer will divide the players into training group pools and teams. The entire 2011 age group will practice on Tuesday and Thursday nights from either 5-6:15 or 6:15-7:30 depending on the team. The 2010 age group will train on Monday and Wednesday nights during the same time period. There will be Street Soccer and Tactical Training for the age group pools every other Friday. The training pools will train 2-3 nights a week. In addition, there will be seven weeks of professional training for each team during the season to assist the parent volunteer head coach.  The Academy Select teams play in the Intermediate League through Colorado Soccer Association (CSA). This involves travel within Metro Denver, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and occasionally Vail. There are also additional costs at this level, primarily because of the additional training time with professional trainers.

Age group: U8 - U10
Roster size: 10 to 12
Practices: Two to three practices a week, 75 minutes in length (either Monday and Wednesday with additional Fridays or Tuesday and Thursday with additional Fridays)
Game day: Saturdays
Game structure 7 vs. 7, Two twenty-five minute periods.
Coaches: Parent Volunteers and Trainer
Uniform: Adidas Select uniform kit (separate purchase required)
Equipment needed: Size 4 ball (separate purchase required)
Team formation: By invitation based on assessment, there are no requests in this program.

Are you interested in becoming an Academy Select Coach?  Click here for the Academy Select Coach Application.


In May, the club be hosting Mixers for the 2011 and 2010 birth years for players who are interested in the Academy Select Program.  The U9 Mixers (2011 birthyear) will take place on May 13-14 at Brandywine practice fields, 4:45 - 6:15p for boys, 6:30 - 8:00p for girls.  The U10 Mixer (2010 birthyear) will take place Wednesday will take place on May 15-16 at Brandywine practice fields, 4:45 - 6:15p for boys, 6:30 - 8:00p for girls.  Registration is required.

The purpose of the Mixers is to assess players for the Academy Select program. (If a player is not interested in the Select program, they need not attend the Mixer. They would simple register in June for the Academy program in the fall or December for the Academy program in the spring.) 

How do I learn more?

All U8 parents (2011 birth year) were invited to the U8 Transition Info Night on Wednesday April 3, 2019 at the BSC Office at 7:45pm.   Click here for the powerpoint from the meeting.

Is Select right for my child?

At both levels, Select and Rec, the primary focus is on player development.  As players get older and the level of play increases the amount of time and space a child has to play in becomes more limited. 

We strongly encourage you to watch your child play and assess your child’s current ability level to see which program you think is the best fit for your child.  Below is an assessment chart to use when watching your child play during a game that might be helpful with your assessment.

How to assess players during the game:



Ball Control

Passing and Receiving




What the coach should look for.

What does the player do when they are presented with a 1v1 situation?

How confident is the player when in possession of the ball.

What does the player do when they receive the ball?

Is the player activity involved in the game?

How does the player approach attacking?

How does the player approach defending?

Gold Standard

Attacks the defender at speed and uses foot skills to beat an opponent.

Player uses different surface of the foot and body to manipulate the ball.

Controls the ball and keeps it close to them so they can play the ball with their next touch.

Influences the pace and tempo of the game. Always looking to be involved in the game.

Rarely give the ball away. Often tries to attack players trying to get to goal.

Pressures the ball. Forces attackers away from goal or often separates attacker from ball.

Silver Standard

Only attempts to try and dribble past an opponent 50% of the time.

Player moves with the ball only when not under pressure of another player.

Needs a couple of touches to prepare the pass. Unsure where the pass is going.

Slow to react to the changing pace of the game. Spends more time chasing the ball.

Tries to join the attack. First touch is usually to long putting them into tackles.

Good starting position but has moderate success stopping players going to goal.

Academy Standard

Prefers to pass or kick the ball away.

Gets rid of the ball as quickly as possible. Heavy touch – not comfortable with the ball.

Loses possession of the ball without much pressure.

Rarely involved in the play.

Stays in a stationary position waiting for the ball to find them

Does not chase ball or attacker. Unbalanced starting position. Usually standing waiting to defend.



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Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Phone: 303-466-0096
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