Houma-Terrebonne Soccer Association: Competitive League Player Placement

Monday, June 30
U14-U18 Blackhawk Team List for 2014 tryouts
The 2014/2015 HTSA Competitive team list (Blackhawk for the boys, Ladyhawk for the girls) for the U14-U18 age groups can be downloaded below.  Acceptance emails should have been sent out or will be sent out shortly.
Handout: 2014/2015 HTSA Blackhawk Team List for U14-U18 Age Groups

Thursday, May 29
U10D-U13 Blackhawk Team List for 2014 tryouts
The 2014/2015 HTSA Competitive team list (Blackhawk for the boys, Ladyhawk for the girls) for the U10D-U13 age groups can be downloaded below.  Acceptance emails should have been sent out or will be sent out shortly.
Handout: 2014/2015 HTSA Blackhawk Team List for U10D-U13 Age Groups

Thursday, June 12
2014 Competitive League Player Placement Dates Announced!





Competitive League Player Placements


HTSA, under the Blackhawk Futbol Club banner, are holding Player Placements to form Competitive League Soccer Teams to compete during the 2014/2015 Season. Players from 9 to 17 years old who enjoy the sport and wish to train, develop & compete at a higher level should strongly consider attending the Player Placement Sessions.  Players who do not wish to compete in LCSL can still 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. 

                       U10-U13s Meeting: Mon, Apr 28th, 6-8 pm, Terrebonne Parish Library- North Branch Gray

                       U14-U18s Meeting: Mon, June 2nd, 7-9 pm, Terrebonne Parish Library– Main Branch Houma,

                                                                                                              in the education Room on the 2nd Floor.

The dates and times for all age groups are listed below.  Players should attend both sessions to broaden the evaluation period by our coaches.  A makeup date is also provided should there be a conflict.  All sessions will be held at The Lakes Soccer Complex and there will be a one-time $5 attendance fee.  Players are required to attend the sessions of their appropriate age group.  All players new to LCSL must bring a copy of their birth certificate!!  Players may attend a next older age group session for consideration, but a final Board determination will be based on several factors including 1) the child's ability based on Blackhawk coaching staff evaluation, 2) Impact on both age groups/teams in question, long and short term and 3) Parent and player request/reasoning for moving up an age group.

 If you have a conflict with your age-group dates and wish to make alternate arrangements, or cannot attend the meeting and have questions; please contact Kevin Champagne, Coaching Coordinator, at ckchampagne@yahoo.com (985) 381-1628 or Cecil Zeringue, HTSA President, at czeringue2@bellsouth.net (985) 232-8605.

Playing Age*                                                   Session Date 1                  Session Date 2

U10 Dev. Girls & Boys         -            Tues. Apr 29th                   Wed. May 7th 

U11 Girls & Boys                  -            Wed. Apr 30th                   Tues. May 6th

U12 Girls & Boys                 -             Thurs. May 1st                  Mon. May 12th

U13 Girls & Boys                 -             Mon. May 5th                    Tues. May 13th

Makeup date for U10-U13s                -                                     Wed, May 14th

U14 Girls & Boys                 -             Tues. June 3rd                    Wed. June 11th

U15 Girls & Boys                 -             Wed. June 4th                     Tues. June 10th

U16 Girls & Boys                 -             Thurs. June 5th                   Mon. June 16th

     U16 Girls rescheduled date                                                          Tues. June 17th, 6:45pm

     U16 Boys rescheduled dates                                                        Thurs. June 10th, 6:30pm

                                                                                                      & Wed. June 18th, 6:45pm                            

U17 & U18 Girls & Boys     -             Mon. June 9th                     Tues. June 17th

Makeup date for U14-U18s                -                                    Wed. June 18th


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 2014-2015

Wednesday, April 9
Age Chart for 2014-2015

LSA (Louisiana Soccer Association) and US Youth Soccer playing age brackets follow the school year. Your childs Age bracket for the 2014-2015 season will be determined by their age on July 31st, 2014.  If your child is 10 years old on July 31st, 2014, then he or she will be playing U11 (Under 11) for the 2014-2015 season (August 1st-July 31st).  Please find the chart below and for download in the handout section above to help determine your childs appropriate age grouping.

Age Chart Matrix 2014-2015

Saturday, April 14
HTSA/Blackhawk Play Up Policy

Play Up Policy
Effective Fall 2012 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; U6, U8, U10, U11 through U19.
            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 both age groups giving the coaches an opportunity to evaluate his or her interaction within each group.
2.    Have their Parent/guardian officially contact the HTSA Board and make the request.

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