Advanced / Competitive Program Overview

   Chris Sage
Director of Coaching
chris.sage@buffalosfc.org
(210) 273-2219 (Please Text Me)

 

 

 

Program Overview

TRAINING PROGRAM OPTIONS
Players can select which training program that BEST fits their skill level and time commitment. Competitive Training Program does not require a "tryout" to join, where as Advanced and Showcase Tournament Teams does require a player invite or "tryout" to join the team. Click Below or scroll down to view a detailed description of the different BFC Training Programs.    

Program Commitment

All Competitive & Advanced Players sign a one (1) year player agreement when joining the club.
Seasonal Year = Fall & Spring

FALL SEASON ONLY (COMPETITIVE PROGRAM):  If you are interested in registering for the Competitive Program and you can only commit to the Fall Season you need to contact our Director of Coaching.  Spring Tryouts are held at the beginning of the Spring Season (Jan/Feb) to fill any open roster spots. 

SEASONAL YEAR

2020-2021 Seasonal Year 
Due to COVID-19 a detailed training schedule will be produced by July 15, 2020
*Dates Below are Still Subject to Change


FALL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Preseason
: Aug - Sept 2020
Fall Season:  Sept - Dec 2020
   *Thanksgiving Break:  Nov 23-27, 2020

WINTER BREAK

Winter Break
: Dec 14, 2020 - Jan 15, 2021
   *Optional:  Winter Indoor:  Dec - Feb

SPRING SEASON BREAKDOWN

Preseason:  Jan - Feb 2021
Spring Season:  Feb - Apr 2021
   *Spring Break:  March 8-12, 2021

TRYOUTS / OPEN TRAINING SESSIONS

Open Training Sessions: 
April 2021
Tryouts
:  May 2021
 
SUMMER BREAK
Summer Break:
  June - July 2021

REGISTRATION / TRYOUTS

BFC Competitive program is now OPEN ENROLLMENT, players are not required to tryout before they register for this program.  We would like all players to attend our tryouts to provide our coaching staff a chance to meet new players & evaluate their skill level.

A tryout or player invite is only required for ADVANCED TEAMS and SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT TEAMS.  This is due to the increase in player commitment and travel.  

HOW TO REGISTER AS A BUFFALOS FC PLAYER

  • STEP 1REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS - this will let us know that you are intersted in joining our program.  This will also help us provide a communication group to remind, inform, and update parents/player if there are any changes to your schedule.
    • TRYOUT REGISTRATION S IS FREE - Allows players to come check us out - before your pay the registration fees, and allows coaching staff to evaluate player skill level. 
  • STEP 2: PLAYER REGISTRATION
    • COMPETITIVE TEAMS - OPEN REGISTRATION - players can register and pay during the open registration window and BFC coaching staff we will place you on a team, with like skill sets, age and gender. 
    • ADVANCED & SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT TEAMS - After a player has completed a tryout, if they will recieve a player offer for the team that best fits their skill set.  Player invites are sent electronically and players have (3) three days to accept.  Roster Spots are limited on Advanced and Showcase Tournament Teams. 

Program Fees



Program Fee Schedule for 2020-2021

*Tournament Fees are not included

Program Age Group Commitment Fee 2020-2021 Total
Competitive Small Sided (9v9) $125 $1200 $1325
Advanced Small Sided (9v9) $150 $1300 $1450
Competitive Full Sided (11v11) $125 $1300 $1425
Advanced Full Sided (11v11) $150 $1400 $1550
Competitive High School (7v7) $100 $1000 $1100
Advanced High School (11v11) $150 $1200 $1350
Showcase Tournament Team High School (11v11) $100 $500 $600

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details about our program fees:
Including refund policy updates due to COVID-19

Competitive Teams

TRYOUT NOT REQUIRED | OPEN REGISTRATION

AGE GROUPS:  SMALL SIDED, FULL SIDED & HIGH SCHOOL 
BIRTH YEARS: Boys & Girls 2003-2008

  • Small Sided (2009-2010): 9v9
  • Full Sided (2006-2008):  11v11
  • High School (2003-2005):  7v7

All players interested in registering for BFC will be placed on a team with like skills sets.  Our Competitive Program is just like sounds, it is a program for players who are looking to move the advanced playing level and/or who just need more development time.  This is also a great program for players who are not able to make 100% time commitment due to other extra-circular activities, or for players who just want a flexible training schedule. 

Travel will be involved but not required.
Competitive Teams will be registered in AAYSA or WDDOA depending on the skill level of the team.  

Competitive Player Requirements

  • OPEN REGISTRATION - ALL PLAYERS WILL BE PLACED ON A TEAM.
  • Players will be provided Club Pass opportunities to advanced teams when applicable.  
  • Players should commit to attending all league games & training schedule.
  • Players will train a minimum of (2) two time per week, with optional extra training sessions provided throughout the seasonal year.
  • Tournaments will be optional, except for Spring Cup Events (April/May).
  • Players may travel some, but not required, travel will be based on league and tournament schedule. 
    • AAYSA Locations:  San Antonio Metro, New Braunfels, and Kerrville
      WDDOA Locations:  Austin, Temple, Corpus Christi, and Victoria 

Registration Information

  • Open Registration for All Players, if you register you will be placed on a team.  
  • We will place ALL players on teams with like skill sets.   

Advanced Teams

TRYOUT REQUIRED | INVITE ONLY

AGE GROUPS:  SMALL SIDED, FULL SIDED & HIGH SCHOOL 
BIRTH YEAR (BOYS):  2003-2009
BIRTH YEAR (GIRLS):  2006-2009

  • Small Sided (2009-2010): 9v9
  • Full Sided (2006-2008):  11v11
  • High School (2003-2005):  11v11

The Advanced Program is designed for players who are fully committed to the development process and who are prepared to commit to a busy training, league & tournament schedule. 

Advanced players will be scheduled for three (3) training sessions per week.  Teams are required to travel (40%-60%).  Typically teams will be traveling between San Antonio and Austin, but further location(s) (2+ hrs) maybe required during the seasonal year.  

Advanced Player Requirements

  • Players are responsible for attendance for all league games, if a player misses more than (3) three games in one season they may lose their spot on the roster.
  • Players are responsible for attending all training sessions.  Advanced Teams train (3) three times per week. If a player is unable to maintain a 75% attendance to all training sessions, they may lose their spot on the roster.
  • Mandatory Tournaments schedule will be provided for teams at the start of each season.  
  • Players are expected to travel, based on league and tournament schedule

Registration Information

  • Player will need accept player invite within (3) three days.
  • Financial commitment to pay for league administration fees will be due upon acceptance.

Showcase Tournament Teams

TRYOUT REQUIRED | INVITE ONLY

AGE GROUPS:  HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
BIRTH YEARS:  2003-2005

  • High School (2003-2005):  11v11

The Showcase Tournament Team Program is designed for players who want to just participate in College Showcase Events. 

Showcase Tournament Team players will be scheduled for (1-2) training sessions per month.  Teams are required to travel (100%).  Tournament Showcase Schedule will be determined at the beginning of the season.  Players will also get guidance and help with their college search.

Showcase Tournament Team Player Requirements

  • Mandatory Tournaments Showcase Schedule will be provided for team(s) at the beginning of the 2020-2021 season.  Players are responsible for attendance of all Showcase Events. 
  • Players are responsible for attending all team training sessions.  1-2 per month during non-peak time and 1-2 per week during peak training time to prepare for Showcase Events (approx 1-2 month prior).   
  • Showcase Team(s) will agree upon training schedule with assigned coaching staff, prior to training schedule release.    
  • Players are expected to travel, based on tournament schedule

Registration Information

  • Player offers will be given out in Aug 2020, to allow time to determine College Showcase Tournament based on COVID-19 shutdown.  

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