Houma-Terrebonne Soccer Association: Competitive League Player Placement

Friday, April 22
2016-2017 Competitive League Player Placement Dates Announced!

HOUMA-TERREBONNE SOCCER ASSOCIATION

BLACKHAWK FUTBOL CLUB

 

 

Competitive League Player Placements

 

 

HTSA is holding Blackhawk Futbol Club (competitive league) team tryouts for the 2016/2017 Season. Players will be grouped together by birth-year to form teams at all Recreational and Competitive levels and leagues.  Players born from 1998 through 2006 who enjoy the sport and wish to train, develop & compete at a higher level should strongly consider attending the Blackhawk Tryouts.  Players who do not wish to compete in the Louisiana Competitive League can be placed on a HTSA Recreational soccer team during regular registration if the age group numbers permit.

The focus of HTSA’s Blackhawk Futbol Club is to develop every soccer player while providing a positive, highly competitive and enjoyable team-building environment.  We encourage all parents & players to attend their age specific meeting where club representatives will be available to answer questions. 

2006 & 2005 Meeting: Wed., Apr 27th, 6-8 pm, Terrebonne Parish Library Main Branch

                                    questions can also be answered during the tryouts           

2004 thru 1998 Meeting: Thurs, May 19th, 6-8 pm, Terrebonne Parish Library  Main Branch

                                                * - Both meetings will be in the downstairs Meeting Room

 

The tryout dates and times for all age groups are listed below.  Players should attend both tryout sessions of their appropriate birth-year to broaden the evaluation period of our coaches.  All tryouts will be held at The Lakes Soccer Complex and there will be a $5 tryout fee.  Check in will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the tryout. Players are only allowed to attend their appropriate birth-year dates.  All new players to competitive league must bring a copy of their birth certificate to the tryout!!  

If you have a conflict with the tryout dates and wish to make alternate arrangements, or cannot attend the meeting and have questions; please contact the Coaching Committee chairperson, Ed Bice, at livefoursports@yahoo.com  (985) 381-3229.

BIRTH YEAR                                                               Tryout 1                  Tryout 2                 Rainout

2006 Girls & Boys                        -                   May 4th                    May 9th                   May 18th

2005 Girls & Boys                        -                   May 2nd                    May 11th                 May 16th

2004 Girls & Boys                        -                   May 23rd                  June 1st                   June 7th

2003 Girls & Boys                        -                   May 24th                  June 2nd                       June 8th

2002 Girls & Boys                        -                   May 25th                   June 3rd                   June 9th

2001 Girls & Boys                        -                   May 26th                   June 4th                   June 10th

2000 Girls & Boys                        -                   May 27th                  June 4th                   June 11th

1998/99 Girls & Boys                  -                    May 31st                  June 6th                   June 11th

 

Tryout Times FOR ALL WEEKDAY SESSIONS: Girls 5:30pm-6:30pm & Boys 6:45pm-7:45pm

(Click Handout below to download Tryout Registration Form)


Handout: Competitive League 2016-2017

Sunday, April 24
HTSA/Blackhawk Play Up Policy
Play Up Policy
Effective Fall 2016 Season

           HTSA does not recommend or endorse any player to "play up" in any league.  We recognize that young children often have the desire to play with their friends and/or parents want to push their child's level of play.  It is the view of HTSA that it is most often to the benefit of the child and their soccer development to pay at their "age" appropriate level.

           A player who is allowed to "play up", may find themselves competing against others that are one to two years in age, grade, mental maturity and/or physical size beyond their years.  A child who plays up in an age division may also find that they are playing with or against others who are much larger, faster, more aggressive and more mentally mature.  In all consideration, this can place a player at a disadvantage in achieving their full potential as a soccer player and having ultimate success on the field.
 

There are times when it is necessary for a player (or players) to play up, especially in older age groups to field teams.  However, HTSA strongly advises parents to register their child in the age group determined by the Louisiana Soccer Association age chart matrix and not encourage them to play up. We feel that this is almost always most beneficial for their long-term development and safety as a player.  

There are several factors that the HTSA Board will consider in their decision to allow for playing up which include:
           
1. The child's ability, based upon the Blackhawk coaching staff evaluations.
           
2. An older team does not have enough players to field a team.
         3. The impact on both age groups (teams) by a player move, long and short term.

           
4. Parent and player request and reasoning to move up an age group.
 

Should a player wish to play up, they are to:
          
1.    Attend tryouts for your age specific birth year.
          
2.    Have their Parent/guardian officially contact the HTSA Board and make a request at HTSASOCCER@GMAIL.COM


The HTSA Board will then carefully review each case individually and notify the parents of its decision.