2016 U12–U14+ Fall League Information

Players born Aug 2002 – Dec 2005

US Soccer, our national governing body, adopted international standard birth year age groups effective Aug 2016. You will register by birth year for this program. Learn more
Birth year age groups, no longer aligned with school years, reduce the pool of eligible eighth grade players. MYSA introduced a new “U14+” fall-only age group to restore eligibility for nearly all eighth-graders.

Welcome new and returning Blackhawks soccer players to the 2016 fall season! The fall session is a quick, fun season providing more chances to improve skills, tactics, and love of our beautiful game. This page has details about registration and payment, season summary, key dates, and who to contact with questions.

Registration opens after tryouts, upon notification of team placements (approximately Aug 3, 2016)
Click LOGIN at right to register now.

Coaching Philosophy

Saint Paul Blackhawks Soccer Club is committed to giving each player the tools to become a complete player. A complete player displays mastery of both technical and tactical aspects of the game as well as character growth. We believe that soccer can be a medium to develop youth physically, mentally, and socially. We aim to produce skilled players who exhibit respect, dedication, and a passion for soccer within a highly competitive environment. Our club is dedicated to prepare youth players for the next level whether professional, collegiate, or amateur.

The path toward developing a complete player recognizes different developmental levels and utilizes developmentally appropriate activities toward the goal.

  • Technical: A Complete Player masters all aspects of ball control such as dribbling, passing and receiving, ball striking, heading, and tackling.
  • Tactical: A Complete Player understands the fundamentals of defending and attacking individually as well as a team. They understand their role on the field in different formations such as 4-4-2 and 4-2-3-1.
  • Character: A Complete Player is a leader on the field who knows how to handle adversity, be a team player, and is respectful to others.

If you have any questions about our club or coaching philosophy please contact:
Viktor Adamcsek,
Blackhawks Director of Coaching
coachingdirector@blackhawksoccer.org or 651-894-2437

More Information

This program page answers many questions about our competitive program. For other questions, please contact:

Season Previews by Division and Age Group

The following tables help to set expectations for Blackhawks’ competitive age groups and divisions. While these descriptions may be a general guide, each team’s season plan will vary due to that team’s circumstances.

C1 Division

U12 U13 U14+
Fall Training 2 per week 2 per week 2 per week
In State Tournament (typ) Fall Cup Fall Cup Fall Cup
Regional Tournament No No No
Flying Tournament No No No
MRL No No No
Club Fees $295 $295 $295
Estimated team fees $75 $75 $75

 

C2 and C3 Divisions

U12 U13 U14+
Fall Training 2 per week 2 per week 2 per week
In-State Tournament (typ) Fall Cup Fall Cup Fall Cup
Club Fees $295 $295 $295
Estimated Team Fees $65 $65 $65

 

Club Fee Covers: fall outdoor practice field rental, team coach wages, coach training and mentoring by club professional staff, league dues (MYSA or other league), insurance, match field rental, Fall State Tournament registration, referees and officials, and all club administrative costs. Club Fee Does Not Cover (among other things): uniforms, warm ups, tournaments, travel to tournaments. Some of those items may be accounted for in the “team fees” based upon your team season plan and goals.

Financial Assistance: Blackhawks is committed to making soccer affordable to those who need assistance. Award amounts vary depending on need and go toward paying Club fees. They do not cover any of the player’s team fees. If you received an award, you are still responsible for paying: (1) Club Fees not covered by the award; (2) All Team Fees and (3) Uniform costs. You must submit 10% of the Club Fees at the time of registration. Online application for financial assistance can be found on this site at About » Financial Assistance. Financial assistance is made possible through member contributions as a component of dues, individual donations, fundraising.

About Uniforms

Only players new to Blackhawks this fall will need to order a new kit. Uniforms for fall season will be available online from soccer.com in early August.

  • Each player will receive a personalized link to our online uniform store via email when it opens. This special link entitles Blackhawks pricing, ensures proper jersey numbers and customization, etc.
  • With soccer.com, orders are placed and paid for online and delivered directly to players’ homes. (Uniforms are not included in club fees.)

Please contact Dawn Ellerd, Uniform Coordinator, at blackhawksgear@gmail.com with any questions.