2017 U12–U20 Summer League

Players born 1997–2005

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

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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.

Blackhawks U15 players have a long tradition of traveling to Sweden to the Gothia Cup. Due to mandated age group changes, many of our current U16 players skipped over the U15 age group. This year of transition, Blackhawks also plan an option to include U16 players on the trip.

Premier and C1 Divisions

Event U12 U13 U14 U15 U16 U17 U18
Winter Training 2 per week 2 per week 2 per week 2 per week 2 per week 2 per week 2 per week
Spring/Summer Training 3–4 per week 3–4 per week 3–4 per week 3–4 per week 3–4 per week 3–4 per week 3–4 per week
In State Tournament 3 2 Optional Optional Optional Optional 1
Regional Tournament No 1 2 or MRL Optional 1 1 1
Flying Tournament No No No Sweden 1 1 Optional
State Cup No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MRL No No Recom­mended Yes Yes Yes Optional
Club Fees $850 $1200 $1200 $1200 $1200 $1200 $1200
Estimated team fees $150 $300 $600 $500 + Sweden trip $1500+ Sweden trip $1500 $700

 

C2 and C3 Divisions

Event U12 U13 U14 U15 U16 U17 U18
Winter Training 2 per week 2 per week 2 per week 2 per week 2 per week 2 per week 1 per week
Spring/Summer Training 2–3 per week 2–3 per week 2–3 per week 2–3 per week 2–3 per week 2–3 per week 2–3 per week
In-State Tournament 3 3 3 or 4 3 or 4 3 or 4 3 2
Club Fees $850 $1100 $1100 $1100 $1100 $1100 $1100
Estimated Team Fees $150 $150 $150–200 $150–200
+Sweden trip
$150–200 +Sweden trip $150–200 $150

 

Club Fee Covers: team winter indoor field rental, spring outdoor practice field rental, team coach wages, coach training and mentoring by club professional staff, winter goalkeeper training, MYSA dues, insurance, summer field rental, referees and officials, Summer State Tournament fee, and all club administrative costs. Club Fee Does Not Cover (among other things): uniforms, warm ups, tournaments, travel to tournaments, Minnesota State Cup, and Summer State Tournament Qualifiers (team fees, referee payments). Some of those items may be accounted for in the “team fees” based upon your team’s 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.