The Fond du Lac Phoenix Select Program (also known as Travel or Classic League play) is a competitive soccer program for youth players from U11 to U19 who are looking to elevate thier skills, and their game. Tryouts for the Select League are held annually in June for the upcoming seasons (fall + spring) teams. The Fond du Lac Phoenix belong to the East Central District but play our games in the Southeast Classic League which is primarily Milwaukee market teams. This includes teams near us like Plymouth and Lakeshore United (Sheboygan), down though Milwaukee, to Kenosha and Racine. The Fond du Lac Phoenix also has State Level teams. Those teams match up against teams that include Green Bay and the Fox Valley, down to Miwaukee, Madison and Wisconsin Rapids typically but can vary based on season and teams.
If you are considering playing in High School, coaches recommend participating in a Select League program.
Age Group: U11 thru U19 Boys and Girls
Offered: Fall (8-10 Weeks) and Spring (8-10 Weeks) with Summer + Winter Training
Starting at the Under-11 age group (and older), Fondy Phoenix Select teams play against teams from other select clubs in the region and are a part of the Southeastern Soccer District Classic League or the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association State League. Travel to games (8-10 each season) are required with half of the games scheduled here at the Fond du Lac soccer complex. Game are played on Saturdays and/or Sundays.
Note: For our U10 Select Teams, they will not participate in regular season games but play 2-3 Tournaments only each season (fall + spring).
Select teams for boys and girls at the U10 and older levels are formed by a tryout process. Not everyone who tries out is guaranteed a spot on a Fondy Phoenix Select team, though we will make every effort to place as many players as possible on appropriate teams based on skill level (including contacting other clubs if there are not enough spots in a particular age group). Tryouts are held each year, in mid June. Teams are formed each year, and new players are always welcome to try out. If you are not currently on an Fondy Phoenix Select team or move to the area in mid-season, please contact the Club and we will try our best to find you an appropriate spot.
Eligibility for the seasonal year (Fall & Spring) is determined by the player's age on birth year (see chart below).
U10 plays 7v7, U11 and U12 teams play in 9v9 format, U13 and older teams play 11v11, with proportionately larger rosters. U11 through U14 teams play in the Fall and Spring, U16 and older teams play only Fall (Girls) or Spring (Boys) due to the high school soccer season.
Teams in the Fond du Lac select program will face many challenges in the upcoming year. To meet these challenges and enhance the spirit of teamwork, each Travel team is dependent upon their respective teammates and parents. Both are required to fulfill their obligations regarding practice, games, potential fundraisers and other necessary duties involved in the participation of this program. It is unreasonable to expect our players to be fully committed and to take their roles seriously if the parents are not contributing 100% as well.
This shall serve as a guideline of expectations, for each family, that are financial and performance based. It is intended to render advanced notice of the obligations and commitments to team parents and players. Understanding these obligations and commitments is imperative. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. If everyone adheres to the expectations listed below, our program will run more efficiently and fairly for everyone involved. Please read and understand each item.
If you are interested in playing during the 2020/2021 Select Soccer Season for ages U11-U19 please contact President/Select League Director Chad Collett at firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest and see if any roster spots are available. If so, the player will be invited to an upcoming training for the team coaches to evaluate.
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