Advanced Program

U9-U12 Girls/Boys Advanced Overview (2012-2015):

The Advanced Program provides an appropriate team context for the full range of players seeking a serious soccer experience. Players will be challenged daily within the Advanced Program to embody Boulder County United’s core mission of Soccer for Life. In the Advanced program, our focus is to create a positive soccer experience with a strong emphasis on developmental growth in order to reach their fullest potential on their soccer journey.

This year we have a unique opportunity for our Advanced program players to select to train and play with an East Boulder County Team (Lafayette, Louisville, Superior) OR West Boulder County team (Boulder). Coach Clare Weeks will be serving the East Boulder County Advanced Teams and Coach Tony Mortenson will be working directly with the West Boulder County Advanced Teams. Both directors have worked within the club for years and are excited to continue all the good work that has been done for this program and growing Boulder County United’s Advanced Program.

With the positive growth of the U9-U12 Advanced program, Boulder County United has assigned 2 Directors of Coaching to better serve the needs of the program. The BC United Advanced Program maintains high standards for all coaches in the program and places great value on coaches who can inspire and teach players of all ability levels. Coaches in the Advanced Program are thoughtfully mentored to provide a rich learning environment for their players and are strongly encouraged to obtain the US Soccer Grassroots Diploma and further explore the 7v7 and 9v9 Module Programs (though most coaches in the program far exceed the minimal standard).

Clare Weeks

U9-U12 East County Competitive Director

Tony Mortenson

U9-U12 West (Boulder based) Competitive Director

Program Breakdown

Advanced U9, & U10 (2014, 2015 Birth Years):

Our U9-U10 teams will compete in 7v7 matches in the CSA Front Range League during the fall (Aug. 1st – Nov. 11th) and spring (Feb. 27th – May 19th) season with two team training sessions and an optional Tech Night. During the winter, players will have additional opportunities, such as Friday Night Futsal at the SPC in Lafayette.

Advanced U11 & U12 (2012-2013 Birth Years):

Our U11-U12 teams will compete in 9v9 matches in the CSA Advanced League during the fall (Aug. 1st – Nov. 11th) and spring (Feb. 27th – May 19th) seasons with two team training sessions a week, and an optional Tech Night. During the winter (Nov. 28th – Feb. 24th), players will train once per week and have additional opportunities, such as Friday Night Futsal. Additional winter camps are available during the winter.

Training and Match Locations:

East Boulder County Based Teams (Louisville, Lafayette, Superior):

Primary Training Sites: Alexander Dawson School, Whitetail Park


West Boulder County Based Teams (Boulder):

Primary Training Sites: Foothills Community Park, Pleasant View Soccer Complex, East Boulder Community Center

**All Advanced Program Teams will have their home games at Pleasant View Soccer Complex. **