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Chatham Soccer League Spring 2018 Season U11-U17 Assessments ( for Select and Classic Level) are Scheduled!

If your son or daughter is interested in Select or Classic Level soccer for the Spring 2018 season, choose 1 of the 3 upcoming Saturday dates to come out for assessments and play.

Consider forwarding this invitation to families you know whom are new to Chatham County with a child in the Select and Classic Level age group (2000-2007 birth years) that may want to challenge themselves in these travel programs.

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Dates / Time / Location for U11-U17 Select and Classic Level Assessments

U11-U17 BOYS & GIRLS (defined as anyone born in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 204, 2005, 2006 and 2007)
Dates: Saturday, December 2, Satuday December 9 and Saturday December 16
Time: 2:30-4:00pm
Location: The Park at Briar Chapel, Field 3 (1015 Andrews Store Rd., Pittsboro NC 27312) 

Assessment Process

The assessments are a formal process required by NCYSA for competitive teams. Guidelines are strict regarding recruiting and what is allowed and not allowed. Assessments are open to any age appropriate player. These are outlined in the NCYSA Disciplines and Appeals manual in section 8.2. There is no cost for the assessments. Come prepared to work out with Martin Slavin, Chatham Soccer League's Director of Coaching, and participate in 3 vs. 3 games. Players should bring a ball, shin guards, cleats and water bottle.  During the entire session, players will be evaluated by Chatham Soccer League coaches and staff based on their technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills.

There are two steps to registering for the assessments: 

Step 1, pre-register online now!
Players are asked to pre-register online (click the link below to be taken to the registration page). There is no cost for pre-registration and it greatly simplifies the check-in process. It is also really easy! From the home page of the web site, look to the top right.  Click register if your child has never played soccer with Chatham Soccer League before, or login if they have. Once you are logged into the system you can register for an academy program assessment. (these tabs are also located on the top right of the page you are currently reading)

Spring 2018 Register Link  

Step 2, check in on the date of the assessment / try-out with the below med waiver in hand:
Check-in starts promptly 10 minutes before the time indicated. To make your check-in process fast and efficient, you should download and print the NCYSA Medical Waiver form, found at the link below, complete, sign and bring the completed form with you to the Academy Assessments.

NCYSA Medical Waiver

Have questions?  Contact our Executive Director, Martin Slavin, at

Chatham Soccer League's Director of Coaching
Chatham Soccer League's Executive Director, Martin Slavin, is the Director of Coaching. Martin selects coaches for the boy's and girl's Select and Classic Level teams.

Fees include Showcase entry fees, coaching fees, player registration and insurance with NCYSA.  Fees for referees may be assesed during the season. 

Chatham Soccer League's Executive DirectUniforms are no longer included as part of the fees. New players needing a uniform or returning players needing a new size will be provided with a link for ordering kits online from 


More About the Select Level Program
The Select Level Program is a competitive level of play, because tryouts are conducted to form teams. Select teams travel throughout the Triangle to neighbor clubs, and play home games in Chatham County. Travel is usually limited to a smaller radius than the Classic level. The Select Program allows for players developing beyond the Recreation Level to play at a more competitive level with modified travel time to and from games. The Select Program is available for U11s to U18s. All SelectTeams must be a member of a currently registered association that is in good standing with the NCYSA such as Chatham Soccer League.

Chatham Soccer League plays in the Triangle Premier League, of which Chatham Soccer League is a member. Practices take place twice a week on fields in Chatham County while all games are on Saturdays and Sundays.

Select level teams participate in one tournament each season as part of the fees. Fees also include coaching fees, player registration and insurance with NCYSA.  Referee fees and cost of extra tournaments are an extra cost for each pleyer. 

More About the Classic Level Program
NCYSA Classic Program is the highest level of youth soccer prior to the Olympic Development Program (ODP). Chatham Soccer League travel teams that perform exceptionally well at the Select level are eligible for promotion to the Classic league divisions in subsequent seasons. Once a team is part of the NCYSA Classic league, it is subject to promotion and relegation rules found in the Classic Handbook. The distance of travel will vary based upon the division in which the team competes. Travel can be local, regional or statewide. Classic is available for teams from U11 to U18 with Chatham Soccer League. 

Levels of Classic play are second division (U11-U18), open division (U11-U13), elite division (U13), first division (U14-U18) and premier division (U14-U18).

Chatham Soccer League plays in the NCYSA Classic League. Practices take place twice a week on fields in Chatham County. Games will usually take place on Saturday or Sunday. Home games will be on fields in Chatham County with away games across the state depending on which Classic division and region the team is assigned to. The division and region assignment is done by NCYSA personnel.  

Classic teams participate in one tournament each season as part of the fees. Fees also include coaching fees, player registration and insurance with NCYSA. Extra fees are accessed for referee fees, and for playing in extra tournaments.


Explanation of Age Brackets (What does U# mean?)

The US Soccer Federation mandated a change to the age brackets starting with the Fall 2016 season, moving away from basing the age brackets on school year.   Competitive program age brackets are now based on calendar year birth dates. The reason for the change was driven by the US National Team and international age standards. The USSF operates the National Team program and Olympic Development Program using the calendar year.  

NCYSA Classic teams, CASL Challenge teams and NCYSA Academy teams all follow the new age bracket structure.

The brackets for the 2017-2018 season are below. Your player would be classified a U#? depending on their year of birth. 

U8 - 1/1/2010-12/31/2010
U9 - 1/1/2009-12/31/2009
U10 - 1/1/2008-12/31/2008
U11 - 1/1/2007-12/31/2007
U12 - 1/1/2006-12/31/2006
U13 - 1/1/2005-12/31/2005
U14 - 1/1/2004-12/31/2004
U15 - 1/1/2003-12/31/2003
U16 - 1/1/2002-12/31/2002
U17 - 1/1/2001-12/31/2001
U18 - 1/1/2000-12/31/2000
U19 - 1/1/1999-12/31/1999 

For more information on the US Soccer mandate, click HERE.

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