Competitive Program

Soccer Enthusiast?
Does your child love soccer? Can’t get enough of it? How about you? Do you love soccer? Are you eager to get involved with more soccer? Joining a competitive soccer team may be the answer for you. We offer competitive leagues for boys and girls from the U9 to the U19 age groups. Read below to help you decide if competitive soccer is a good fit for your child.

Think Spring!

Hub City Soccer Club (HCSC)’s 2017 Spring/Summer training and competitive program has been developed and is ready to go. We will be holding a competitive program informational meeting on Monday March 20th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the theater at Holgate Middle School.   Our Director of Coaching, Merle Aske, will be available to answer any questions.  This spring/summer we will provide training and competitive tournaments opportunities for all players who have a birth year of 2008 (U9) through 1998 (U19).  The meeting will include a breakout sessions for each gender specific group.

The goal of our competitive program is to enhance each player’s soccer skills and overall athletic ability through a competitive environment with age appropriate training by licensed coaches.   Our coaches work to develop the players and do not and will not have a “win now” mentality.  The competitive program is designed to develop each player appropriately to be the most successful player/athlete they can be in the long run.  This is based upon on a long term developmental model.

One of the most frequently asked questions is the difference between our recreational program and our competitive program. The competitive program begins with players who have reached the under 9 age group, which Is different from our recreational program that starts with the under 5 age group.  Our recreational program is set up to provide a fun environment with local games with simple age specific training.

Joining the competitive program will bring your child significantly more training (practicing). Each of our competitive teams will train on average 2-3 hours per week from early April through the middle of July.  Our competitive coaching staff will work the training sessions around any recreational league games the players may have.  We highly encourage all of our competitive players to also participate in our recreational leagues.  Practices may only be scheduled once a week until the recreational season is over.

The competitive training sessions are orchestrated by our competitive coaching staff and are designed to meet age appropriate benchmarks for each of the layers involved. This is significant difference between our recreational and competitive program.  Our recreational teams are typically coached by volunteer parents.  Recreational teams may or may not practice often, as it is dependent upon each individual volunteer parent coach.  Our competitive teams will be training (practicing) as previously mentioned at least 2-3 hours per week.

Finally, our competitive program involves travel throughout our region for games against other soccer clubs in tournaments and individual match up games. Our recreational leagues only provide local competitive amongst other recreational teams from our immediate area.

What to expect this summer:

  1. Attend a minimum of 3 competitive tournaments, our home tournament Dacotah Cup, June 23rd25th, Aberdeen, SD, and 2 out of town tournaments which may include State Capital Cup, Bismarck June 9th-11th, Bismarck, ND, and Fishback Classic Soccer Tournament July 14th-16th, Brookings, SD. The two out of town tournaments were chosen in part due to the reciprocity between clubs to support each other’s tournaments.
  2. Entered in the Dakota Developmental League which in the past has been called the Championship League. The Development League Games are the following Sundays:  April 30th -Brookings, SD, May 7th – Aberdeen, SD, May 21st – Watertown, SD (committed to 2 of the 3 dates)

The South Dakota Developmental League is designed to travel to a one day competition before the competitive season starts. Games are scheduled on Sundays, so hopefully overnight travel is not needed.  Our competitive teams will travel to a location on either Saturday or Sunday (Sunday most likely) and play at least one or two games against similar ability team(s).  This allows our teams to play a game or two and then return home.  This is significant in player development because it will allow our coaches to adjust their practice sessions in relationship to the problems seen during those match up games. Please note that we cannot guarantee that all birth year teams will have games on the three below weekends.

Teams may also attend the following competitive events at an additional fee of $100 per player. The fee must be paid before the team can be registered for that event.  Attending additional events will be discussed by each specific team through information provided by the team manager.

Birth year teams will then have the ability to attend other events, depending upon player/coach availability, this summer. Some of those potential events, but not limited to others possibilities are listed below.   (Tournaments in Blaine may cost more as they have additional fees)

Pierre Tournament – April 29th-30th, 2017 – Pierre, SD

Dakota Alliance Daniel Ohayon Memorial Invite – May 12th-14th, 2017 – Sioux Falls, SD

Evolution Memorial Day Invitational – May 26th-28th, 2017 – Omaha, NE

NSC Cup-Memorial Cup – May 27th-29th, 2017 – Blaine, MN   

Rushmore Cup – June 9th-11th, Rapid City, SD

Tempo Classic, Tea – June 9th-11th, 2017 – Tea, SD

NSC All American Cup – June 16th-18th, 2017 – Blaine, MN

Tri-City Tournament – June 16th-18th, 2017 – Fargo, ND

Yankton Invitational June 16th-18th, 2017 – Yankton, SD

Mandan Soccer Tournament – July 7th-9th, 2017 – Mandan, ND Schwan’s USA Cup Weekend July 14th-16th, 2017 – Blaine, MN

Competitive Program Fees:

The fee for the 2017 competitive season will be $325.00. The competitive fee will cover all the Dakota Developmental League games, referee costs associated with that league, entry fees for three tournaments Dacotah Cup, Fischback Classic, Bismarck), a stipend for coaches training (practices time, travel, per diems for coaches, field maintenance, office supplies, and support staff.  Full payment is due by April 1st, 2017, unless other arrangements are made.  If you have any questions of fees, or pursing a payment plan, please contact our executive director, Dana Stillman (aberdeensoccer@nvc.net) or 605-225-0088.

Training Only Fee

The Training Only Fee will be $150.  If a player wishes to play in a tournament(s) or is a guest player who is not signed up for the Competitive program, the fee will be $100 in addition to the training fee.  If you are interested in training only, please complete and return this form.  2017-training-only-form

Where do My Fees Go?  where-do-my-registration-fees-go

Uniforms

All HCSC competitive teams wear the same uniforms. New uniforms were implemented during the winter season and HCSC intends on using them for the next three years.   HCSC would like to thank McDonald’s who is our major sponsor with their logo being placed on the back of the jerseys.  Sponsors that are listed on the new warm up shirts are: Alliance Contracting, LLC, AmericInn, Brown Law Firm, Eide Bailly, Fallon Helms, Geffdog Design and Apparel, Great Western Bank, Huff Construction, IHelp-Student Loans, Millstone Restaurant, My Place Hotels, and Rick’s Heating and Air Conditioning.  Please patronize these businesses and thank them for being a sponsor.

Due to all the changes in US Youth Soccer and HCSC this year, the HCSC has implemented a new jersey numbering policy. All jerseys will be numbered between 1-250, with no duplicates per age group, based on jersey size.  Your child(ren) will be assigned a number when receiving their new jersey, and this will be their number for the next three(3) years.  Please keep in mind the HCSC will not be taking any jersey number requests!

The original kit price of the $70 is a one-time offer for first year players only and includes 2 jerseys, 1 short and 2 socks for only $70 due to the HCSC’s generous sponsors. The replacement costs are much higher compared to this kit price so please plan accordingly.  The replacement costs are set and will apply regardless of why you need to purchase a new one.  (outgrown, lost, stolen, etc.)  You must order your uniform kit and all apparel through HCSC.  Geffdog will not accept any orders that are not placed through the office.  Please see attached order form.

Uniform Order Form:  2016-2017-competitive-uniforms-order-form-3-16-17

How to register:

HCSC-hubcitysoccer.sportsaffinity.com

-Click on the Black Registration tab on the top right of the page

-Select a Season-2017 Spring/Summer 2017

-Click on Create New account (unless you have a username and password from participating in the competitive program this winter or if you have forgotten your username or password)

*Type is the correct information

*Click save and continue

-You will most likely get a page that states:  THE SYSTEM HAS FOUND A MATCH

*Type in your child’s name and birthdate, click next

-Click yes this is my account

-Proceed to complete the registration process

Policies:

HCSC will be following South Dakota State Soccer Association’s Competitive Soccer Player Recruitment Policy.   Here is the link- SDSSA Policies & Procedures – Updated 11/13/2016

HCSC has implemented a Play-Up Policy. Please email office at aberdeensoccer@nvc.net for a copy.

Scholarships

HCSC has established a limited scholarship fund to help those in need to offset some of the competitive fees. The scholarship money is awarded on a first come first serve basis until the available funds are gone.  The scholarship that may be awarded would not be a full scholarship, but is based upon the need of each specific player.  Those looking to receive assistance are required to fill out an application as well as provide some documents.  Scholarship applications are available in the HCSC office and on the HCSC website.  HCSC will start accepting applications on March 21st, 2017.   Applications must be completed in full and submitted to the Hub City Soccer Office located at 405 8th Av NW Suite 321, by April 1st, 2017.

Financial Guidelines:    

Players with an outstanding balance with HCSC can register for our spring/summer competitive program once their balance is paid in full.

No player will be placed on a roster for a HCSC team until they have paid their full registration fee for spring/summer 2017 competitive or have made other arrangements.

HCSC Apparel and License Plates

At the meeting, HCSC license plates and HCSC apparel will be displayed. To order from the HCSC Apparel Store by Geffdog, click the Hub City Soccer Gear tab on our website.

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