Rationale: There is a growing need to provide an introductory program for players in SnVYSA (and potential players outside SnVYSA) who would like to play more competitive soccer than the recreational program provides, but who do not want to commit the time or funds to a 10-12 month program.
Tryouts: Tryouts for Cascade FC U9 and U10 Developmental will be held each year at a time and location to be determined. Tryouts are expected to occur between mid-March and mid-May in conjunction with regular Cascade FC tryouts.
Playing Season(s): Cascade FC U9 and U10 teams will play under US Club soccer (Puget Sound Premier League). Practices can begin shortly after tryouts if players are available and if field space is available, but no later than July 15th with fall league beginning in September and running into November. (The length of a season is dependent on the league in which a team participates.) There will also be an option to play a spring developmental league running approx mid-March to mid-May.
Expectation(s): Cascade FC Developmental aims to serve those players who want to participate in soccer in an environment more competitive than our recreational program, but who, for whatever reason, are unable or unwilling to participate in a more full-time, year round program. This program is designed to allow for other activities (basketball, baseball, etc.). However, the expectation is that soccer will be put first during the summer preseason and fall league season. The preseason expectation is that the team would participate in one to three summer tournaments to prepare for the fall season. The length of the fall season is expected to be 9 weeks long.
Team Formation: Our target for the 2011/2012 season is to form one team (or more) at each age and gender as follows: