ID Sessions are the formal tryouts for the SLSG Youth Academy which is our top 3 tiers (Academy, Elite and Premier) from U8 to U12. This formal tryout typically happens in the spring and is one step in a ID process to evaluate and place players. We also ID players at all training and games. Additionally we rely on our team coaches for player feedback.
- All ID sessions are invite only based on coaches recommendations.
- If a player desires to tryout, please contact your coach.
- If your coach does not recommend a you, do not give up. Seek feedback and work on your evaluation focus areas. Ask the Age Group Director for things to work on. Work extra on your own. SLSG offers Player Development Training to help players improve in all technical and athletic areas - click here.
An Inspirational story on a player determined to make Academy yet was cut four times before finally making it - click here.
Our intent with the ID process is to roster players based on like abilities so that maximum player development can be achieved. After teams are formed, an equal focus is on team unity, team competition and teaching our game model.
SLSG Youth Academy Structure
U12 Youth Academy: Academy | Elite | Premier - Currently 2009
U11 Youth Academy: Academy | Elite | Premier - Currently 2010
U10 Youth Academy: Academy | Elite | Premier - Currently 2011
U9 Youth Academy Training Group | Soccer School - Currently 2012
U8 Youth Academy Training Group | Soccer School - Currently 2013
If there are any questions please contact your Coach, Managers or Age Group Director.
YOUTH AGE GROUP DIRECTORS:
MITCH HUNT - U6 to U8 - MHunt@SLSGsoccer.com
NICK BONACKER - U9 - NBonacker@SLSGsoccer.com
ADO JAHIC - U10 - AJahic@SLSGsoccer.com
MITCH HUNT - U11 - MHunt@SLSGsoccer.com
GAVIN CUDDY - U12 - GCuddy@SLSGsoccer.com
ERIC SCHMIDT - GIRLS's YOUTH - ESCHMIDT@SLSGsoccer.com
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORS:
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT QUESTIONS:
ZAK MATTEOLI - Director of Youth Player Development - ZMatteoli@SLSGsoccer.com
NICK BONACKER - Director of Performance - NBonacker@SLSGsoccer.com
ERIC SCHMIDT - Junior Director | Age 3 to 8 - ESchmidt@SLSGsoccer.com
SPECIALTY TRAINING ADMINISTRATION:
LAUREN NUELLE - Player Development / Juniors Administration - LNuelle@SLSGsoccer.com
KEN GODAT - Youth Director: Youth Academy | Player Development | Upper 90