2020/2021 Competitive Program
Participation in this program requires travel throughout the state of Montana for Friday or Saturday games, weekend travel for tournaments (some out of state travel required), and 2 to 4 practices each week. This program, while can be a lot of fun, it does require significant commitment and participation, not only from players but families too.
REGISTRATION WILL RE-OPEN DECEMBER 2020
FOR THE 2021 SPRING SEASON
POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY 2021
Fall Competitive Program: CANCELLED
Spring Competitive Program: For ages 10 to 18 for the 2020/2021 school year.
Our spring season typically begins with a 6 to 8 week pre-season/indoor winter training; 1 to 2 evening sessions each week starting in January. Spring teams are formed, based on tryouts, and begin outdoor practices in March. Practices are held 2 to 3 times per week. Competitive league games are played on Saturdays and will begin around the first weekend of April and run through mid-June. The season ends with the MYSA State Cup or Classic Cup (weekend long tournament in mid-June). Each team will participate in 1 to 2 additional tournaments, at the discretion of the coach and team. Tournaments are typically Thursday through Sunday. Travel for Saturday games and tournaments is expected/required.
There will be a make-up/secondary tryout scheduled either during indoor winter training or in March depending on team needs.
Player Registration Fee - $30 non-refundable
Player Tryout Fee - $45 non-refundable
Program Fees: Should your child be placed on a team for the fall and/or spring competitive season, there will be additional fees as follows:
Spring Program Fee (Ages 10 to 18) - $270
Spring Team Fee – Will Vary, roughly $75 to $200 per player - dependent upon the tournaments selected, locations of games and number of players on the team. This fee consists of hotel, gas and food costs for the coaches for tournament travel, tournament registration fees, and gas and food costs for regular game days for the coaches. Everyone pays the team fee, regardless if you miss a weekend or not.
Refund Policy: The $30 player registration and $45 Tryout Fee fee is non-refundable. The fall program fee is refundable until two weeks prior to the start of the program (roughly September 1st) and the spring program fee is refundable until the end of February. After that time, the program fee(s) are refundable only under special circumstances (i.e. valid medical reason) and will be at the discretion of the board of directors.
Each team is led by an experienced and licensed United States Youth Soccer Coach. Valley Elite F.C. and MYSA require our coaches to pass a background check, pass a concussion awareness test provided by the CDC, obtain a minimum of a Grassroots certification (equivalent to an F Grade License) with US Soccer, and additional licensing as required based on level of team and years of coaching.
Valley Eilte F.C. provides a stipend (when feasible) and the team provides travel reimbursement for their head coach.
Each team is required to have a volunteer team manager to provide regular team communication and coordination; communicate time and location of practices and game matches, assist with determining and registering for tournament attendance and collection of team fees. Team Managers are a benefit for the coach and will report to the Club’s Secretary and/or Registrar.
Each team is required to have available one to two referees at the level of Assistant Referee. Referees are paid for each game they officiate and Valley Elite F.C. will reimburse initial licensing and uniform expenses.
What is covered by the registration and program fee?
Winter indoor training session
Player liability insurance ~ you are required to have personal health insurance
Equipment (pinnies, cones, goals, nets, etc.)
Game balls for each team
Entrance into MYSA State League
Entrance into MYSA State Cup or Classic Cup (U13+) or Showcase Cup (U10-U12)
Field maintenance expenses
Club operating expenses
Coaching education expenses
Coaching stipends (not travel expenses), when feasible
Uniform (for new Valley Elite F.C. registrations only)
- If you have already been issued a uniform from past seasons and need replacements, the following replacement costs will be the responsibility of the player/parent:
$50 per jersey
$12.50 per pair of socks.