United Pilot Program
Corte Madera Football Club, Mill Valley Soccer Club, and Tiburon Peninsula Soccer Club are excited to announce a new pilot program for our competitive players in the U14 and older age groups (2009 and older birth years). In order to increase and improve the playing opportunities for older competitive players in our clubs, we are pooling our players to form competitive teams for the 2009 and older age groups. Combining a larger pool of players at tryouts will allow each of our clubs to better serve our members by forming more teams with similar abilities. More teams means more kids continue to play soccer, and all of our clubs thrive through the spirit of cooperation. This will be a pilot for the 2022/23 season and will apply to both girls’ and boys’ teams.
The three clubs will partner together to hold unified tryouts. As always, tryouts will be fair and open to all interested players and will take place within the NorCal Tryout Window (mid-May to early June). The number of teams formed for each birth year and gender will depend on the player pool. We will do our best to provide a quality competitive team playing opportunity for all players who are ability appropriate.
Additionally, the clubs will announce the coaches prior to tryouts. Technically, each team will be “hosted” by one of our individual clubs as required by NorCal rules, but will play under the team name “United”. These teams may practice/play games in one or more of the United club’s locations. Practice schedule and times will be tailored to school schedules as much as possible to allow for time in transit.
The three United clubs are committed to offering outstanding playing opportunities for the 2009 and older age groups, and we are excited to announce this pilot program for our competitive soccer players and families.
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Corte Madera Town Park, 498 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925, Check in at the Cafe Verde parking lot
Bayfront Park, 498 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
McKegney Green, Park at Blackie’s Pasture Parking lot on Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon CA 94920
Tam High School, 700 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Q: What does it mean that the United program is a “one year pilot”?
Corte Madera FC (CMFC), Mill Valley Soccer Club (MVSC) and Tiburon Peninsula Soccer Club (TPSC) have agreed to implement the United program for the 2009 and older age groups in the 2022-2023 season. All three clubs will independently evaluate the program during the year; and the three clubs will discuss what worked and what didn’t, and consider how we can best serve our communities’ older competitive players moving forward.
Q: Where will United team tryouts be held?
Tryouts will take place in Corte Madera, Mill Valley, and/or Tiburon. Players should plan to attend as many tryouts as they are able.
Q: When will United team coaches be announced?
United team coaches will be announced in advance of tryouts.
Q: Where will United teams practice and play games?
Players accepting roster spots on United teams should be prepared to practice and play games in Corte Madera, Mill Valley and/or Tiburon.
Q: How many teams will be formed for each cohort?
Our aim is to provide a competitive team opportunity for as many ability-appropriate players as possible. Final decisions on the number of teams formed will be based upon the depth and quality of the player pool at tryouts.
Q: How many players will be selected for each team?
Our coaching staff and Directors of Coaching (DOCs) will make these decisions based on the player pools. Typically, teams that play 11 v 11 carry rosters between 14 and 18 players.
Q: Will there be a team for every birth year (e.g., 2009, 2008, 2007, etc.)?
Our intention is to form 2009 birth year teams for boys and girls. For the 2008 and older age groups, there may be teams made up of players from more than one birth year, depending upon the depth and quality of the player pool.
Q: How will player selections be made at tryouts?
Team coaches and tryout evaluators will determine rosters. The three clubs shall have professional coach representation at all tryouts, and input in final roster selections. DOCs will sign off on final rosters. In the event of a disagreement on final roster selections, a minimum of 2/3rds of DOCs shall agree on a final outcome.
Q; How do players register for tryouts?
Each club will have an online tryout registration. Players are encouraged to register with their home club from last season, and new players are welcome to register for tryouts with any club. The clubs will work together to form a combined tryout list prior to tryouts.
Q: What is the cost to play on a United team?
We anticipate the cost to be similar to that of other competitive teams with a similar length of season. For United teams in 2022, we anticipate the registration fees and full season costs to be between $1,400 - $2,200.
Q: Will the United program offer need-based financial assistance?
All three clubs currently offer need-based financial aid. The United program will do the same.
Q: What is the length of the season?
There may be optional training in the summer (depending upon player availability). The official season will begin in early August, and it will end by mid-December. High school aged teams will finish their season by the start of high school tryouts (early November).
Q: Will the United players have opportunities to play and develop in the winter and spring?
Our United program will provide optional training and game opportunities in the winter and spring. By combining our player pools into one program, it will be much easier for our clubs to provide winter and spring opportunities for our players who want to play year-round.