College Preparation Outdoor League
What: College Women and Select (incoming) U15-18 Girls and Boys League
Select players, whose ambition is to play in college, from all area clubs will play along with current college players from various colleges representing all divisions (I, II, III, and NAIA).
When: Dates – June 26,29, July 1,8,10,13,15,17,20,22,24,27, 29, 31
Tentative Schedule - Time – 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
7:20-7:30 Cool Down
Where: Prairie Ridge Soccer Complex, Ankeny, IA
Details: 2 or 3 - 8 vs. 8 or 11 vs. 11 games will be played for a total of 75 minutes with 10 minutes for stoppages and water breaks (every Sunday will likely be 11 vs. 11 and T/Th will be 8 vs. 8 – however, this will depend on numbers).
Teams will have 1-3 subs each (Players will be responsible for subbing and all players will have similar playing time – coaches will help players determine team formation, which will change from week to week).
Teams will be divided by professional coaches and players will be mixed-up for each game (only 5 players from the same college will be allowed per team in order to comply with NCAA rules). Players may be divided by skill or age on some nights, or for some games. Professional coaches will facilitate/referee each game. Coaching will occur during the game or during natural stoppages – the game will rarely be stopped to make coaching points.
Wins, Losses, and ties will be recorded. Points based on these results will be kept throughout the league and prizes will be awarded to individual top point receivers at the end of the league.
Goal: To provide a competitive, game like, playing environment for U15-U18 age Select, and current college, players. Players will have an opportunity to prepare for their upcoming seasons without getting burnt out.
Prorated option available for 7 sessions or less = $85.00 – you must inform Danielle by email which 7 sessions or less you plan to attend.
Registration Deadline: June 10th
Coaching: Danielle Oswald-Thole will organize and coach the College Preparation League. Oswald-Thole holds her USSF “B” license. Danielle served as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Drake University from 2008-2011 and currently coaches at the Iowa Rush Soccer club. Additional professional coaches may be used depending on the number of registered players.