NPL Coaches Michael Nsien, David Yates and Chris Spears have announced special player evaluation training sessions/tryouts for the 98, 97 and 96/95 age groups.
Special Note: TSC Hurricane NPL squads are an opportunity open to players from any club. Players on other OSA Competitive teams will still be allowed to ALSO participate on a TSC Hurricane NPL squad without impacting their status/eligibility with their current OSA Competitive team.
Player Evaluation Sessions/Tryouts
Tuesday, Oct 29 AND Tuesday, Nov 5
98’s - 5:30pm
97’s and 96/95’s - 7:00pm
Location (all sessions above):
NPL Coaches (Based on calendar year)
00 (U13) David Yates – National A License
99 (U14) Ryan Pore – National B License (A in 2013)
98 (U15) David Yates – National A License
97 (U16) Michael Nsien – National A License
96 (U17/18) Chris Spears/K King – National C License
2013 MDL Play Dates
9/7 @ Sporting BV
9/14-9/15 Cross Conference Showcase Event @ Waukegan, IL
9/28 SLSG - Metro @ ISSC
9/29 SLSG - MO @ ISSC
10/12-10/13 Cross Conference Showcase Event @ Kansas City
10/26-10/27 @ SLSG - Metro & SLSG - MO
11/9 Sporting BV @ ISSC
11/10 @ Springfield SC
11/17 Springfield SC @ ISSC
ISSC - Indian Springs Soccer Complex
U15-18 (Spring) TBA
Purpose: The NPL will provide additional player development and exposure opportunities as a compliment to their normal OSA competitive team. Because our players will be competing against some of the top clubs in the nation, it is imperative we form NPL travel squads based on "calendar" year. Participation in the MDL-NPL will provide these players with enhanced development & exposure opportunities that cannot be replicated any where else in Oklahoma.
Player development benefits: TSC Hurricane will again participate in the Midwest Development League (MDL) of the NPL. The MDL is one of the top leagues in the country and TSC Hurricane is the ONLY Oklahoma club that is a member of the MDL-NPL. The MDL includes US Soccer Development Academy clubs providing a unique opportunity for our players to get more exposure and compete against the best. Besides the added exposure of the NPL and playing against top level, the calendar year format allows the younger OSA players (those born Jan-June) to compete as older players on their respective NPL travel squads. Conversely, the OSA “older players” (those born Aug-Dec) will be competing against “older” players in the NPL which is good for their development. These situations provide unique development opportunities and exposure for all of our elite players that cannot be replicated. Players selected to NPL travel pools will also receive additional training.
NPL Travel Squads
NPL Travel Rosters will be selected and announced in advance to plan for travel, etc. Travel Rosters may not include all players on the NPL “travel pool”.
NPL Travel Squads will be expected to travel together on buses on "club sponsored" NPL trips.
All NPL teams are expected to follow travel expectations on website. Travel together, dress the same and have a professional appearance. Club Travel Guidelines.
The club will contribute partial funding toward NPL expenses with the players also sharing in some of the costs associated with being a part of NPL. Players selected to the NPL travel pools would be responsible for an additional fee that equates to $30/mo (See below). This fee is collected separate from their normal OSA team dues.
Collected (current TSC Hurricane players):
U13-14 $300 ($30/mo) - Aug-May (10 mos) NPL Rosters expected to be formed in July/Aug.
U15-18 $240 ($30/mo) - Oct-May (8 mos) NPL Rosters expected to be formed in Sep/Oct.
Non-TSC Hurricane players - $50/mo.
These fees will help fund the following:
Player transportation on club sponsored trips*
NPL league fees for the teams
Additional NPL player registration fees
Medical trainers at NPL home matches
Additional coach training costs
Field rental fees for extra training
Coaches travel costs
NPL Showcase Fees in Spring
Referee assignor and game fees
Special NPL jerseys for NPL games
*The club will identify which NPL trips will be club sponsored once the schedule is released. Players are expected to cover their own travel expenses on all non club sponsored trips.
This is another reason why it is a great time to be a member of TSC Hurricane.