Players are placed on teams in the U11 and U12 Challenge program through an evaluation and draft process; players participate in an on-field session observed by Challenge coaches, who then assist in creating balanced teams based on attendance at the evaluation, registration date and town-of-play.
All efforts are made to place players who register for Challenge in this program; participation in the evaluation increases the likelihood of placement. Families whose child cannot attend the evaluation should register as early as possible to better ensure their placement in the program.
Players who are not placed due to roster limitations on Challenge teams may be placed in the Recreation program (Challenge team rosters typically carry 11-14 players per team; players who are not placed due to these restrictions are transferred to the Rec program, or placed on a Challenge team in another town of play).
Players are expected to attend their designated Challenge Evaluation date (times adjusted slightly from previously posted times):
U11 Girls: Monday July 28, 5:30-6:45 PM at Loudoun Soccer Park in Leesburg
U12 Girls: Monday July 28, 6:45-8 PM at Loudoun Soccer Park in Leesburg
U11 Boys: Tuesday July 29, 5:30-6:45 PM at Loudoun Soccer Park in Leesburg
U12 Boys: Tuesday July 29, 6:45-8 PM at Loudoun Soccer Park in Leesburg
Players are expected to arrive 15-20 minutes early to check-in, and should wear weather-appropriate clothing, shin-guards and soccer cleats, and should bring water and a properly inflated size four soccer ball.