Pueblo Rangers

Soccer Club

Pueblo Rangers Advanced League

Competitive Program

The Pueblo Rangers Soccer Club offers a competitive, comprehensive program designed to create an elite training environment to take all players to the next level. All competitive players participate in a tryout process, where our coaches evaluate and place players according to individual skill level, attitude, and experience.

Try-outs take place the First week of June each year. Registration will be made available during the month of May. If a child is unable to participate in the try-out because of other obligations, arrangements can be made for a private try-out. Please contact our Director of Coaches & Programs: JD Carter at (719) 671-5672 or email him at coach.jd@hotmail.com


Competitive Staff 

All of our coaches and staff must complete a thorough background check, Safesport training and concussion training to ensure the safety of our children. Competitive players are training under the guidance of our Director of Coaching, Technical Director, and Qualified Coaches. Competitive teams are exposed to a wide array of soccer knowledge and experience. Our staff consists of coaches who have playing experience ranging from collegiate to international teams as well as coaching experience ranging from competitive to collegiate, who receive guidance and materials from the club. 


Competitive Seasons 

U11-U19 Boys and Girls – Fall and Spring Seasons (August-November, March-June). 

Teams may compete in pre-season and/or post-season tournaments which can extend the season in terms of training and travel. Tryouts are typically held in the month of June.

League games are generally played on Saturdays with occasional games on Sundays. Home games are played at Langoni Soccer Complex, while away games can take you to all corners of the state. Our Competitive teams compete in the CSA (Colorado Soccer Association) leagues and therefore, travel to other clubs in the state is required. CSA determines divisional placement and handles the scheduling.


Travel Requirements

Generally, teams will play 4-5 home games in a season and 4-5 away games. These away games are generally played in the Denver and Colorado Springs area but sometimes teams may have to travel to locations such as Grand Junction, CO Cheyenne, Wyoming or various Colorado Mountain towns. Teams may also choose to compete in tournaments, which may take them to various cities in Colorado and throughout the country. 


Competitive Uniforms Sponsored by Capelli Sports

Competitive uniform kits are ordered and purchased online through Capelli Sports.  The kit consists of 2 jerseys (home and away), 2 pairs of socks, shorts, warm up jacket and 2 practice jerseys. Teams can also decide if they want to order additional items, such as backpacks, hoodies, warm-ups, etc. There are additional fees for add-ons. Kits will cost around $160. Every two years we will enter a new cycle of Intermediate/Competitive uniforms. 


Competitive Program Fees

U11-U19    $400.00 per season

The Pueblo Rangers Soccer Club has always offered some of the most affordable competitive fees in the state. The fees that are paid to the club cover State Association Registration fees, Referee fees, Coach and Goalkeeper Salaries, Background checks, Field Set-up and Maintenance Expenses and Insurances. 

Tournament fees, uniforms, gear and equipment, field rental expenses, Summer and Winter Leagues, Camps and travel expenses are additional fees collected at team levels.


Competitive League Rules

ADVANCED LEAGUE RULES


Competitive Program Questions and Answers:


What will the format of the try-out look like?

We’ll do a combination of technical exercises, small-sided games, and full-field scrimmages in order to determine the technical ability of all of the players and suitability for either the 9v9 or the 11v11 format. U11 and U12 teams play 9v9 while U13 and up play 11v11.


How will the players be evaluated?

Players will be evaluated on their technical abilities, as well as, their decision making capabilities and physical attributes.


How will the players be grouped?

The players are divided into groups based on their current teams and ongoing evaluations throughout the year. There may be movement from group to group during the try-out based on each player’s individual performance level.


Is there really any need for a tryout?

Yes. While we evaluate players as much as possible throughout the year, the coaches need to make comparisons in our own controlled environment. There are also a number of players new to the club who come to try-outs every year. Players will be selected on merit and not necessarily according to where they have played previously.


When will the teams be formed and when should I expect a phone call?

We will form our rosters as soon as possible after the tryout process so that everyone receives a phone call in a timely fashion. The second teams in an age group cannot be formed until the first team has been confirmed, so we will go in order and aim to complete the process by the end of the tryout week.


How many players will there be on each roster?

Roster sizes differ from team to team as we seek to find the most appropriate spot for each player. Rosters sizes for U11 – U12 are typically 12-13 players with some exceptions. Teams in the U13 – U19 age groups will carry more players due to the 11v11 format, injuries and the higher demands as players get older.


Can my child play multiple sports?

Yes!!! We have several athletes on our teams that excel at other sports as well. Although Ranger teams require great commitment,  we feel that well-rounded athletes can contribute significantly to our program. We will not discourage players from sampling what is out there. Players and parents, alike, should simply communicate with the coach ahead of time and work together to ensure a positive experience for all concerned.


Further Questions?

J.D. Carter Director of Coaches & Programs 

719-671-5672 coach.jd@hotmail.com