Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club opens sign-ups, tryouts for 2015-16

Programs include competitive, recreational options; tryouts, skills clinics take place May 27 through June 13

LAS VEGAS – The Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club will host two programs this 2015-16 season: one for competitive players, U11-U18 (ages 11-18 as of August 2015) and the Downtown Mini Stars, a new program for younger recreational players who simply want an introduction to soccer, U4 – U10 (ages 4-10 as of August 2015). Tryouts and skills clinics begin May 27 through June 13.

Children interested in learning more about the Downtown Mini Stars program, can attend one of five free skills clinics. Dates and registration information can be found at http://downtownlvsc.com/2015/05/04/skills-clinic-dates-announced/. During the skills clinics, kids will receive a fun introduction to the game of soccer as well as meet the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club staff and coaches.

Competitive team tryout times and locations vary depending on age and gender and can be found at downtownlvsc.com/registration.Players can register online.

Competitive registration fees include club registration, coaching fees and registration into the Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Tournaments, held twice a year. The total does not include league fees, state card fees ($20-25), uniforms or additional tournaments. Total fees are $1,100 for ages 11 to 14; and $900 for ages 15 to 18. Payment plans are available.

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club also offers scholarships for players in need. Call 702-258-0279 for more information.

Competitive teams provide a stage for players to be seen by college recruiters. For instance, seven 2014 graduates from U18 Girls 96 Academy Team received college scholarships, and a 2015 graduate has already been signed before her high school career is over.

“Competition teams are where recreational players become competitors,” said Gary Soresman, executive director of the club. “They learn valuable skills on and off the field to help them in their lives as they become young adults. For players who have the passion for soccer, this is the place to play and parlay their talents and skills into future opportunities.”

“Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club is a trusted name in providing a well-rounded soccer program,” Soresman said. “Adding a recreational program is a natural progression to make our organization even stronger.”

The Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, a non-profit organization, operates under the belief that the youngest players are the future of the club, and the academy strives to aide each and every player who attends the professional year-round program, structured by a nationally recognized coaching staff. Former club players have gone on to play at the collegiate, Olympic and professional levels in the United States and abroad. The club’s academy is supervised by the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer team.

More information about the soccer club and any tournament information can be found at downtownlvsc.com/.

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