AFC July Newsletter


Welcome to our July Newsletter.
Soccer season has started and Altitude is off and running. Please look through this newsletter to keep yourself up to speed. More information will be coming out from your team manager, coach and the Club Executive Director.

AFC-co-2014Donate your used uniforms Today
Uniform Collection Picnic today   Friday July 25   at Marshdale from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The goal is to collect as many used Stingers uniforms as possible (both recreational and competitive).  These uniforms will be donated to the Soccer Dreams Without Borders foundation to be distributed to impoverished communities with the States and overseas.  The club will be organizing some food and drinks for our families (from Smiling Moose Deli), so we hope to make this a fun evening.  All players welcome.

Training:
Training Starts the week of August 28th for Advanced and Academy programs. The Training schedule is completed but cannot be released until it is approved by EPRD. We apologize for the delay. Stay tuned to our website and social media (below) for this update as soon as it is released. The information will be posted to our Training Schedule page – http://altitudefc.org/altitude/resources/training-schedules/

IMG_0055-hayden-1000-cropTournaments coming up soon….

  • Broomfield: Broomfield tournament for many teams happens Aug 8, 9, 10 and has over 300 teams in attendance each year. Tournament plays at the Broomfield Commons and other fields.
  • Pride of the Rockies: The Colorado Springs tournament is hosted by Pride Soccer Club and plays at the Airforce Academy the following weekend Aug 15, 16, 17.
  • Good luck to all our Altitude FC teams competing.

Social Media
Please join us on social media by following us on Twitter or liking our Facebook page. This helps you stay informed about things within the club. Please also sign up for Rained Out as we have started over with our account to help eliminate old teams and users.

Team Managers and Coaches
Altitude has a whole bunch of new coaches and team managers for the upcoming season. Please make sure you know who your team manager is and who to contact with questions.

Coming up
Developmental Programs:
Registration is open for the Fall Season for all ages. Altitude has programs for 4-5 year olds and will be adapting the program to include Saturday games for our youngest players per player and parent request. The 6-8 year old program remains strong and consistent to previous years. Teams will train 1-2 times per week and play on Saturdays. The 9-12 year old program will continue as the Mountain Division where teams of 9s and 10s will play together while 11s and 12s will play together with training 1-2 times per week and games on Saturday.
Registration is OPEN https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=26089.

Nike_Soccer_Logo_Stack_medNew Uniforms
Advanced and Academy teams/players will be receiving their uniform orders shortly in preparation of the upcoming tournaments and seasons. Developmental Program players are required to also purchase new kits this year as the club transitions to a new name, new logo, and Nike as our uniform sponsor.

Advanced Season Start: 8/23
The CSA season starts August 23 and 24 with a double-header weekend for many teams. This affects the Advanced Program only. CSA sets the schedule of teams in division and then clubs set the times for their own home games on their home fields. The final schedule will typically come out publicly one week prior to the season start.

Academy Season Start: 9/6
Academy (U8-U10 pre-competitive program) will begin on September 6th with games. These programs are planned and scheduled through CSA as well. Trainings begin in August — contact your team manager.

Developmental Season Start:
The Developmental Program (U4-U5, and U6-U8) starts games on Sept 6 (the weekend after Labor Day weekend). Teams may begin training the first week of September. These programs are scheduled through Altitude and the goal is to have this schedule out to the club by August 20th along with the team training schedule and team assignments. Because players may sign up through Sept 1, some roster changes may happen through the first game day.